Most of the places near Kolkata do not match up to Shankarpur’s charm of vast beaches. While most beaches near the city tend to get crowded with people during the season, Shankarpur remains calm. The place is known for its scenic beauty and its picturesque surroundings that gives it an edge over other beach destinations in West Bengal. Best things to do: Enjoy taking long strolls along the isolated beaches with calm winds blowing in your direction.Where to stay: Hotel Sea Sand, Hotel MPRHow to reach: The nearest railway station is Digha(15km). If you're coming by bus, take a Digha bound bus and get off at Chaulkhola bus stand. From there, hire a cab or auto-rickshawDistance from Kolkata: 176kmRead More About Shankarpur Tourism Guide.