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State West Bengal
City Calcutta
Airport Calcutta Airrport
Distance from Airport 47 miles from airport
Railway Junctions Calcutta
Local Languages Bengali
Digha - West Bengal
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The Southern West Bengal is endowed with the most  famous beach on the eastern coast of India Digha. The beach town of Digha is famous all over for flat, hard beaches. The beauty of this place was discovered as early as the days of Warren Hastings. Digha was known as Beercool at that time. Digha beach is girdled with casuarina plantations along the coast. The sea is calm and shallow for about a mile from the beach making it quite safe for swimming.

How to Reach :

Digha is easily accessible by road from Kolkata, Asansol, Bardhaman, Durgapur, Suri, Bankura and Jamshedpur and partly by rail (upto Kharagpur). The last part of the trip between Kharagpur and Digha (123 km.) has to be done by bus and taxi.

Bus Services : Frequent bus service, available from morning to evening. Digha is 187 km. by road from Kolkata.

By Road : Only 4 Hours by car from Kolkata.

By Train : Direct train upto Digha (from Shalimar).

By Air : NSC Bose International Airport (Kolkata) is the nearest airport.

What to buy

Curios made of sea-shell, the reputed Madur of Midnapore (hand-woven mat made of weeds) in colourful designs, and cashewnuts may be purchased at Digha.

Excursion :


An old Siva Temple, 8 km. from Digha. Also Lankeswari (14 km.) and Kapal Kundala Temple (45 km.) famous for an ancient temple associated with Bankimchandra's novel Kapal Kundala. near Contai may be visited.


Shankarpur, a virgin beach as yet, is a recent discovery. It is a twin beach of Digha, around 10 km. from it. It offers nearly all the pleasures of a private beach. This beach too is cupped with casuarina plantations.

Shankarpur is only 14 km. east of Digha, along the Digha-Contai Road. It is also a regular fishing harbour.

Shankarpur is now developed as a sea resort with hotels, tourist lodges and other facilities.  Other accommodations such as Guest Houses of Fisheries Department and lodges under Benfish, small private places for accommodation are also available.


Picnic Resort. 20 kms from Chaulkhola  on Kolkata-Digha route.

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