Best Sightseeing Places in Digha
Prior planning your Digha vacation you should be familiar with where you must visit
during the trip.
Commonly known as the virgin beach, Shankarpur is a twin beach of Digha, located
about 14 KM from the beach town along the Digha-Contai Road. This place boasts of
extending to tourists an extensive and unspoilt beach. Casuarina groves by the side of
the gentle sea and a pleasant climate throughout the year.
Digha offers something for everyone, while nature lovers can enjoy the beauty of beach,
enchanting sunrise and fascinating sunsets, for those with a religious bent of mind,
heading to Chandaneswar would certainly be the best idea to meditate. Located 8 KM
away from Digha, Chandaneswar is home to the ancient Temple of Lord Shiva. It should
be noted that during the month of Chaitra, thousands of devotees visit this temple.
Marine Aquarium and Research Centre:
Built in the year 1989 during the Seventh Five Year Plan, Marine Aquarium and
Research Centre (MARC) was mainly devised to educate people about the marine
biodiversity of the region. This centre has the biggest inbuilt marine aquarium in the
country that gives visitors an opportunity to explore the aquatic life.
New Digha is an extension of the township situated 2 kms away from the old town. It
boasts of various tourist spots to explore. Besides the lush glorious tree-lined beaches,
you can also try to have a sneak peak into the world of science, thanks to the Science
Center that has been established by the National Council of Science Museums. In
addition to this, there is a small park with a lake called 'Amravati Lake', wherein you can
enjoy a boat ride. So, don't give a miss to any of the attractions on your Digha travel.
Best Time for Holidaying in Digha
Being a popular sea resort, Digha enjoys a tropical weather. The winter months from
November to March are a good time as summers from 'April to June' can get hot and
humid. 'October to March' is the best time for beach activities such as sailing, diving,
swimming and surfing. So, plan your Digha trip during these months. You can take a
walk along the beach or just relax around during the months of September to February;
as the days are clear and bright whereas evenings are pleasant with perfect sunset
Must Buy Things from Digha
You can get an opportunity to buy a lot of local handicrafts and charming ornaments
made of seashells. In the local markets of Digha, variety of ornaments is available at
low costs. Apart from the ornaments, Digha is popular for hand woven mats, which
are made of weeds and available in a diversity of colors. The popular shopping area in
Digha is behind the old Digha beach. You can buy the famous cashew nuts and take
back home as a perfect gift for your loved ones.
Explore Options to Reach Digha
Before booking your Digha holiday package, you must be aware of the ways to reach
this city. To know more, read on:
Kolkata International airport is the nearest (210 KM) air link to Digha. It is well
connected to cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat and Bhavnagar etc. through regular
Digha is a terminal railway station on the Tamluk-Digha branch line connecting Digha
to other cities and states of India. It is located in Purba Medinipur district. You can hire
taxis or board buses to reach the main town.
There is frequent bus service to Digha from Dharmatala bus stand of Kolkata and
many other parts of West Bengal. Bus service is also available from towns across West
Bengal like Midnapore, Asansol, Bankura, Bardhaman, Howrah, and, also from Orissa
via Cuttack and Balasore (Baleswar). So, choose any of the traveling modes and come
for a remarkable Digha tour.