Duration of Stay: 3-5 days.
Situated: Near Kolkata, West Bengal; 3 hours by train from Howrah station.
How to Go:
One can reach Old or New Digha by bus, car or train, we have been to Old digha which we found less crowded and near to Digha railway station. Even though there are numerous buses available from Kolkata Esplanade Bus terminus; but generally buses take too long (almost 5-6 hours) and the fare is as much as or more than that of the train. The best and most reasonable train is Digha express which leaves from new howrah station.
When to Go:
The Monsoon. The crowd is mostly absent then; in fact at Shankarpur it should be non-existent.
Also, if you could manage to visit on a full-moon night, it would be simply breath-taking. Sometimes, on the full-moon nights, the heavy tidal waves flush over the guard-walls in Old Digha and flood the streets. To be present there at such a time is a unique experience.
When Not to Go:
The National Holidays and the weekends.