Visit & explore Digha with Bengal Tourism

Once upon a time, Digha was called ‘Brighton of the East’. Some websites still flaunts that tag. There was a time when the hard & flat beach at Digha stretched for miles & the salt wind soughed among the casuarinas. About 200 kms from Kolkata, on the shores of Bay of Bengal. Miles & miles of secluded Sea & rolling Beach’s, it’s fringed by casuarinas & eucalyptus trees.  Lovers & Honeymooner’s playground. Far away from the madding crowd. Virgin & uncluttered.

On the long walk to the mohona, one would come across beached boats, fishing nets & occasional giant turtles. Over 200 yards of the water-front are now encased in concrete & tone, to prevent further erosion by the sea. Lining the stone embankments are rows of food stalls & sovereign shops.

Once upon a time, it was derigueur to shoot almost all romantic Bengali films in this grove. There are now two beaches at Digha, Old & New. The waters at these beaches can be very choppy at times, specially during the rainy season.  Every second house in Digha is a hotel or a lodge, catering to the budget as well as the fussy travellers.

Mandarmani is one of Bengal’s recently developed tourist destination that lies close to ever-popular Digha and Shankarpur. With sun and surf, pristine sea beach and untrammelled silt coloured sand, this beach is slowly becoming popular among the tourists.

 

Mandarmani boasts of a 13 km long motorable beach, probably the longest motorable beach road in India. On the beach you will undoubtedly get the chance to feel the divinity and tranquility. If that is not enough to please your senses, then try to loll on the sand and listen to the waves crashing upon the shore, which will surely drive away your bustling pressure. As an added attraction; this is the only place in eastern India where one can enjoy many beach adventure activities like ATV Rides, Water Scooter, Para Gliding, Speed Boats & local motorised Cycle Van cruise on the beach. Also try the freshly caught shrimps & crabs, fried to perfection with a glass of beer  on the many make-shift shacks that dot the beach while the waves laps at your feet & the breeze plays with your hair. A perfect destination for some sun-bathing.

Then there is the secrets of the sea in Shankarpur. There is something about the silence of the seclude shore that revives memories of innocence lost, or of a secret that one was privileged to learn & cherish as a giggly child.

Places of interest: Marine aquarium • Science Centre • Water Sports • Recreational activities • Mondarmoni • Tazpur • Shankarpur (Casuarina Trees) • Mohona • Gadiara ( 3 rivers meet )  & more

At a short distance: Puri (abode of the Lord of the Universe) • Konark (Sun temple & Erotic sculptures) • Simlipal (Tiger Reserve) • Bhubaneswar, Udaigiri, Khandagiri & Ratnagiri • Nandan Kanan (Animal kingdom) • Chandipur  Gopalpur (a sea to walk on) • Chilika Lagoon (River dolphins & Migratory birds) • Gahirmatha (UNESCO World Heritage Site) • Bhitarkanika (Crocodiles)  & more…

Must try cuisine: Authentic coastal Bengal’s regional (Fish / Crab / Prawn - curry & Rice) preparations.

 

 
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