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Digha Beach

Location: 185 kms South-West of Kolkatta, West Bengal
Best time to Visit: October to March
Beach Activities: Tyre Float, Pony Ride, Beach games,
Attractions in and around: Digha Science Centers and the National Science Camp, Mandarmani Beach, Shankarpur Beach
Hotels and Resorts: Sea Hawk, Saikatabas and Palm Resort.
STD codes: 03220

Digha BeachDigha, was called as the Brighton of the East is one of the famous beach of India. The beach is located by the Bay of Bengal, in the East Medinipur Distict and is very close to the Bengal-Orissa Border. This ultimate tourist destination in West Bengal attracts the beach lovers and student, as well to come across the local fishing boats, wet with the highly used fishing nets, giant turtle and the star-fish glittering in the marshy sand, until the next tide takes them away. The embankment of the beach, also act as a place to hundred of bathers, who believe to splash the shallow sea-water and take a ceremonial holy dip.

Kerala BeachesThings to do and see on Digha Beach
Digha Beach enlist a number of beach activities and allures visitors to catch hold of the off-shore attractions. While Tyre floating creates joyful moments for children, Pony rides sprinkles thrill among the family-members and friends. Cricket lovers and football players can arrange a temporary playground on the open sandy beach. Many visitors hang around the beach and satisfy their thirst for photography. Great shooters can also showcase their skill and target the balloons, arranged amusing shops, out here.

The must do activity in Digha Beach is a long beach walk, early morning and at evening. With enjoying the new-sunrise, visitors can find the many fishermen, sailing deep into the sea and collecting marine fishes. Also, the evening hours at the beach enchant walkers with the unforgettable view of the moonlit sea, tossing each high and low tides.

Digha Science Centers and the National Science Camp
Now-a-days, Digha beach is mostly looked at by the educational institution. Digha Science Centers and the National Science Camp, developed in recent years is one of the major attraction of the beach. This study center has the attractive model of Dinosaurs and visitors tag the place as the Jurrasic Park of West Bengal. The camp also features the fairground, based on the scientific equipments like elleptical carrom boards, crazy mirrors etc which attracts children to a great extend

Digha Beach Shopping
A number of local shops, close to the beach is place to hang-out. The stalls are exhibit a number of crafts, shell artifacts and shimmering jewelery and shopping them all together makes a worthy beach visit. Visitors can also value the Midnapore handwoven mat(madur), jute products and packets of Cashew, available at the shop.

Eating at Digha Beach
Aromatic food-courts are available at the circular Day-view restaurants and the reliable Sea Hawk Hotel. And a visit here, provides the great chance to explore the cuisines of West Bengal. Delicious hilsa siddho(curry), pomfret fry, betki and prawn fry are a few to name. The beach side are availed with green coconut juice and sipping them is an excellent way to beat the weary mood.

Kerala BeachesGetaway from Digha Beach
Mandarmani Beach
This glitzy white beach is situated 14 mile away from Digha beach. A visit to this newly promoted tourist site is an additional punch to the Digha beach vacation

Shankarpur Beach
The soothing Shankarpur Beach is just 16 kms east from Digha and an excursion offers the reluctant beauty of eucalyptus trees swaying on the salubrious aura.

Place of accommodation at Digha
No hard task lies finding staying options on Digha Beach. A number of hotel and lodge are developed in the back lanes and the most comfortable one are the oldest Sea Hawk, Saikatabas and Palm Resort.

When to visit Digha Beach
The best time to enjoy a beach vacation at Digha is from October to March.

How to Reach Digha
By Air
Netaji Shubas Chandra Bose, situated 185 kms, away is the nearest aerodrome to Digha. On reaching, airport, visitors can hire private car and reach the beach.

By Rail
Shalimar Train Station, situated in Kolkata operates Salmir Digha Express to and from the major railheads in India.

By Road
The North and South Bengal State Transport Corporation operating all through out the day from Dharamtala and Howrah Bus stand aid visitors reach Digha and other locations in Kolkata.

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