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Digha Beach

Talking about West Bengal's most popular sea resort, Digha was known as Beerkul during the times of Warren Hastings. This place was discovered in the 18th Century by the British. Later a poet named John Frank Smith loved this place and settled here in 1923. His writings have prominent mention of this beach in a number of places and he was the one who later requested former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Ray to declare this as a sea resort. The natural beauty of this place is picturesque. The shores are lined with casuarina trees which also help in preventing erosion of the sand dunes here. This is a shallow beach with soft waves and thus it is a perfect beach for swimming. There are also a number of tourist resorts around for you to stay. The sunrise and sunset are both beautiful from here.
Arkoprabho Hazra
5. DIGHA BEACHThe beach is one of the most visited beaches in West Bengal due to which an extension to the old Digha beach was made, the new Digha beach. Due to its popularity, you’ll get resorts and hotels of all sorts at every price, making the beach more convenient for travelling. Except for the beaches, you can also visit the science center at the new Digha beach or enjoy a boat ride at the Amravati Lake. This popular beach has a lot of water activities like surfing, jet skiing which you should definitely try out.Best Time to Visit: October to February.How to Reach: Take direct buses from Dharmatala or Karunamoyee in Kolkata. You can also cover the km by your own private car.Pro Tip: Book hotels that are directly connected to the beach.
Rituja Mitra
The small town of Digha is divided into two parts as New Digha and Old Digha. It was a clean and airy town. One can find 'Rickshaw Thelas' to commute in Digha.
Disha Kapkoti
On the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular family vacation destination fit for a trip over the weekend from Kolkata. The site is best known for the pristine beach, a Shiva Temple and a Science Centre established by the National Council of Science Museums. The 7-km long clean stretch of land along the shore is perfect for watching the waves come and go.How to reach: It takes around 3 hours to reach Digha by train. Direct buses from Kolkata are available and this is a more popular mode of transport among visitors reaching Digha.
Nikhil Thakur
Amazing Water sports and beach beauty.....
Kishnaa Samana
Digha beach, located at a distance of 135 kms from Kolkata has an amazing display of mirrors, bed-side lamps, wall hangings etc made from sea-shells and toys made of jute/ wood. Kalighat paintings also known as pattachitra can be bought from artists in the Kalighat area as well as small townships of artists near Kharagpur area.