When the locales saw so many red crabs crawling along the beach, it looked like a red mandar and thus the place was named Mandarboni which later became Mandarmani. This is a fast- growing sea resort in East Midnapore and on the Northern part of Bay of Bengal. The sea here is shallower than Digha and thus even better for swimming. The sea beach is a drive- in one and is the longest motorable beach of India. The place is a village and thus is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The views of casuarina and the sound of sea waves crashing the shore are blissful. The main activities you can enjoy here are swimming, cricket, tennis, boat cruises and others. There are also a number of holiday resorts just on the beach. The village is connected to Kolkata via a highway and buses are always available from the city if you wish to travel by public transport.