Digha is the most famous seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal. Situated only 187 kilometres away from the capital of the state, Kolkata, it is well equipped with hotels and various other tourist facilities. The sunrise and sunset reflecting off the misty blue water of the Bay of Bengal offer the most picturesque view. Digha was originally known as Beerkul and it started gaining fame when in 1923, an English tourist by the name of John Frank Smith got so greatly allured by its charm and magnificence that he started living there and writing about Digha. Being a seaside resort town, Digha naturally offers a number of stunning beaches such as Digha beach, Udaipur sea beach, Junput beach and Shankarpur beach. Chilling at these beaches, swimming in the water, or simply lying down admiring the view is a blissful experience. Besides its beaches, Digha also offers other places of interest, the most popular being Digha Gate, Marine Aquarium and Research Centre (MARC) and Lord Shiva Temple at Chandaneswar. With its extremely picturesque beaches and enticing charm, Digha never fails to impress its visitors.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Digha is from October to March
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
Digha Flag Station
Two days away from the maddening crowd, in the waves is like a bliss. Enjoy season’s first rain at Digha. A blissful romantic getaway from the clutter and chaos of city life, Digha is just the place to head for and enjoy the season’s first shower, if you are looking forward to enjoy a quaint and refreshing weekend on a beach-side and a relief from this blazing heat.
New Digha Sea 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.
Old Digha Sea Beach Road
If you are in pursuit of a place to unwind , may be an weekend gateway , to escape the claustrophobic city life and you happen to be in kolkata , then Digha is the place to be. Located at a distance of 187 km , a 4.5 hour drive from Kolkata via NH16 and Contai -Nandakumar Road will take you to this sea side town of Digha.
Hotel Sea Hawk
Where to stay in Digha : Hotel Sea Hawk since it offers a panoramic view of the sea and you can hear the waves lashing across the rocky beach. Overall there are abundant hotels in Digha.Wake up the Next day , hire a cab from Digha and depart for Tajpur sea beach and night stay at Mandarmani.