Digha is an 8 km long flat white sandy beach located along the coast line of the Bay of Bengal. Digha Beach is the proud of west Bengal. Located 165 km south east of the cosmopolitan city of Kolkata this beach is a perfect holiday destination and obviously number one choice of the travel loving Kolkata citizens. Almost 70 % of the Indian tourists are from west Bengal hence it is easily imaginable that how much busy Digha Beach is. Digha is visited round the year by the nature loving people. Digha was called as the Brighton of the East by the British ruler of the Indian subcontinent. The specialty of Digha Beach is that here the sea is quite and shallow which is ideal for swimming and diving.There are two other tiny beaches near Digha. One is Shankarpur Beach and another is Junput Beach. If you are solitude hungry then it will be worthwhile for you to visit these two beaches. Tourist Office: West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation WBTDC www.westbengaltourism.com www.wbtourism.com State Tourism Office 3/2, BBD Bag (East) Kolkata 033 22437260, 033 22485168 Safety Note:Swimming is safe at Digha. But swimming is not advisable during high tide and during monsoon and bad weather as the sea remains rough during this period.There are no lifeguards. So, stay close to the shore. Where it is: Digha is located by the Bay of Bengal and 185 km south of Kolkata. Journey Route: Digha is 4.5 hrs drive from Kolkata. Kolkata is the nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February. Accommodations: The Palm Resort, Hotel Sea Hawk, Saikatabas Eatery: Day View, Sea Hawk. Beach Activities: Swimming, Watering activities, Lazing. Attractions and Sight Seeing :Shankarpur Beach, Jurassic Park, Marine Aquarium and Research Centre.
Shankarpur is a pristine beach of West Bengal located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The fine sandy stretch by the sea and the shore fringed by the casuarinas and eucalyptus has created a divine atmosphere here in Shankarpur Beach, which attracts solitude loving tourist to visit the beach and rejuvenate them. The roar of the sea waves, the murmur of the shore trees, the cool breeze from the Bay of Bengal give the tourist to refresh their mind and soul. The sun,sand and sea here create a fantastic panorama that every one visiting Shankarpur will remember for long time. Tourist Office: West Bengal Tourism Development
Corporation WBTDC www.westbengaltourism.com www.wbtourism.com State Tourism Office 3/2, BBD Bag (East) Kolkata 033 22437260, 033 22485168 Safety Note: The solitude and pristine nature of Shankarpur will allure the tourist to have at least one round swimming in the shimmering bay. Swimming is safe in Shankarpur.As there are no lifeguards it is better to stay close to the shore. Where it is:
Shankarpur is 182 km south of Kolkata. Journey Route: Shankarpur is 4.5 hrs drive from Kolkata. Nearest airport is Kolkata. Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Sand Bay, Matshyagandha,Kinara, Hotel Nest, Ashoka Lodge. Eatery: Hotel Nest, andy Bay. Beach Activities: Swimming, Lazing Around.Attractions and Sight Seeing : Mandarmani Beach.