Digha is undoubtedly the best Holiday Destination in West Bengal. Due to its proximity to Kolkata, it usually gets a good number of tourists every year. Being one of the best budget hotel in Digha, Hotel Santiniketan Digha receives a lot of enquiries on Digha Tourism. So here we are, with a guide on popular locations near Digha that you can explore. We have included all the places that you can visit if you have planned a weekend trip to Digha. Located in the Heart of Digha, this Digha Hotel is your ultimate guide for any information on Digha.
Mandarmani is a beach resort in Purba Medinipur district of South Bengal, which is roughly the southern district of West Bengal. It is almost 180km from Kolkata Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal and just 14km from Chaulkhola. With sun and surf, pristine sea beach and untrammeled silt colored sand; this destination is slowly becoming popular among the tourists. Mandarmani boasts of a 13 km long motorable beach, probably the longest motorable beach road in India. Mandarmani can be best reached by road. The nearest railway station is Contai and the nearest airport is Kolkata.
Shankarpur Is a Virgin Beach of Eastern India, and not far in distance from Digha (approx. 14 kms). Shankarpur Fishing Harbor Project is a great attraction for visitors. It also has highly developed beach resorts. Buses go to Shankarpur from Dharamtala/ Esplanade bus stand in Kolkata. Shankarpur is near Digha and can be reached by taking any bus going to Digha. You need to get off the bus at Choddomile or Chaulkhola (14 miles in Bengali) between Contai (Kanthi) and Digha and just before Ramnagar. The sea beach is a 15 minutes ride by car from Choddomile. You need to book a car to pick you up from Choddomile.
Tajpur is the latest addition in the tourist map of Bengal. The prime attraction of Tajpur is its pristine sea beach fringed with a dense forest of tamarisk trees. The beach is infested with infinite number of red crabs which play hide and seek in the sand. Their presence makes the beach look crimson. There are fishermen’s villages in the vicinity, where one can observe the mundane life of fisherman. Just 1 km away is a lagoon with pleasant surroundings. Tajpur is 170 km from Kolkata. Located along the Digha-Kanthi road, Tajpur is situated 17km away from Digha. Tajpur offers a pristine virgin beach between Mandarmani and Shankarpur.
Mohana Fish Market
A big whole sale and retailer fish market at the mohana of Digha in Old Digha.It is 185km from kolkata. Early in the morning the boisterous, noisy Fish Market becomes the best place for whole sale buyers and sea food lovers. Whole sale purchase of fishes from this market forms a strong commercial link between Kolkata-Digha. Many tourists love to experiment with new varieties of fish. Tourists can easily get them cooked at their lodges, any restaurant or by the fish selling vendors. The Mohona Fish Market located at upper end of Old Digha beach holds the true essence of Digha for fish lovers.
A small delta on Bay of Bengal, only 6 km away from Digha, located on Bengal-Orissa border. It is a quiet place close to both sea and Subarnarekha River. Talsari is an unexploited beach with a backdrop of a series of palm trees. There’s a concrete structure on the beach that serves as a fish market in the morning. The catch from the sea is piled on the floor before being sorted and auctioned. The fishermen return in the evening and sit on the beach mending their nets. From Digha (Rail Station) to Talsari it will take max 30 min by car.
Chandeneswer Shiv Temple
Chandaneshwar (Oriya: ଚନ୍ଦନେଶ୍ଵର) is famous for a Shiva temple in Chandaneswar, Baleswar, Orissa. Large number of pilgrims and devotees gather here all round the year and mostly during the Chaitra Month, that is the last month of Bengali calendar. This holy abode of Lord Shiva is 8km from Digha, at Chandaneshwar, a small township that is a major attraction of Digha tour.
Udaipur Sea Beach
Udaipur Beach is a spectacular beach, almost virgin, 2 km west of Digha, in West Bengal Orissa Border. One part of this clandestine beach is in West Bengal and the other in Orissa. One enters this beach just walking or driving along Bengal-Orissa border. This beach has not been explored so far. The beach has some USPs which has to be experienced to be believed. The vegetation, typical of slopes in Eastern Ghats and the great Casuarina atmosphere, makes this beach, a one of a kind experience. The nearby delta, where the mighty Subarnarekha merges into the Bay of Bengal, is an additional attraction.