Since its inception, Digha has been winning over travellers. A popular seaside destination in West Bengal, Digha is located conveniently just about 190kms away from Kolkata in the East Medinipur District. With its flat and hard sandy beaches lined up with the casuarina trees, Digha is the ideal weekend getaway. Being the most beloved beach town destination, facility rich hotels in Digha are easily available.
Warren Hastings, Bengal’s first governor had named Digha as the “Brighton” of the East. He was constantly reminded of Brighton by the breathtaking sunsets, serene coastline, breezy cashews and casuarina plantation. Even he had envisaged the village so that a beach resort could emerge.
Then, How Is It Possible To Get There?
Reaching Digha is the easiest travel one can ever think of.
By Bus: From Kolkata, Digha is just about 5 hours bus journey. You shall get convenient bus services from Golpark, Garia, Dharmatala, Kudghat, Kasba, Dumdum and more such places.
By Train: Trains are available from Howrah, which include the Kandari Express, Duranto Express etc. Treat yourself to a comfortable journey.
By Road: Connected via the NH-16 and NH-1116 from Kolkata, en route, you are free to stop either at Kolaghat or Mecheda to have excellent foods.
What Are the Nearby Attractions In Digha?
East Midnapore’s entire coastline is wonderfully strewn with lovely beaches such as Tajpur, Mandarmani, Talseri, Shankarpur – all these beaches are distanced about an hour from Digha.
Apart from the beaches, you can indulge yourself at Amrabati Park, which is an awesome place for having a picnic with the kids.
A popular Shiva temple, known as Chandaneshwar Temple in Balasore district is located just about 6 km from New Digha.
Interestingly, the largest inbuilt aquarium is located in Digha – Marine Aquarium & Regional Centre. This facility is hosting marine life in staggering variety. Zoological Survey of India is maintaining this centre.
Give Time to the Mouth-Watering Food
The superb seafood options in Digha, which are also offered at the hotel will surely amaze you. But the other alternatives to relish the seafood are the restaurants and seaside shacks. You are free to buy the fresh fish, shrimps and crabs from the market, take them to the cooking stalls inside the market and get them cooked as per your personal preference.
Digha is renowned for its own unique beauty, and that is what made it a charming seaside resort, thus growing into a major tourist attraction. Digha might be crowded because of the great tourist influx, nevertheless, Digha is the best weekend getaway for its great beaches, laid-back fun and delicious food.
Digha is the second home to the Bengalis – uncountable Bengalis flock here for relaxation and fun. If you are planning a weekend tour, execute a sudden plan and go on short trips, then the best place selection is Digha. Digha is also famous as mini Goa, owing to its location along the Bay of Bengal shores in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district.