Digha is an ideal beach destination for a fun-filled holiday. The sun, sea and sand a potent combination at all times - is made all the more pleasant in Digha because it is neither too crowded nor too commercial a beach resort. Called the Brighton of the East by Warren Hastings, Digha makes for a great weekend or honeymoon destination.
Digha is a serene beauty and her beautiful beach will have you coming back for more vacations here. Honeymoon couples beware! You may never want to go back from this secluded paradise.
How to Reach Digha?
By Air : NSC Bose International Airport, Kolkata is the nearest airport which is about 210 km away from Digha.
By Rail : There are direct trains from Kolkata to Digha or one can take a train to nearby Kharagpur, a major rail junction with several trains to and from Kolkata.
By Road : There are several bus services that run frequently to Digha from Kolkata. Buses leave daily, every half an hour, from the Shahid Minar and Howrah Bus Terminus in Central Kolkata. If driving by car, drive on NH 6 till Kolaghat and then take NH 41 to Digha. It approximately takes about five hours to reach Digha from Kolkata by road.
Best Time to Visit Digha
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 are the best time for beach activities like sailing, swimming, diving and surfing and during these months hotels are mostly booked. So before you plan a visit be sure to make bookings in advance.
You can take a walk along the beach or just laze around in the months between September and February; days are clear and bright whereas evenings are pleasant. Avoid the rainy season from July to August.
Things to do in Digha
Digha – a beach destination and one of the most popular holiday destinations for the eastern part of India -- offers a wide range of things to do that would suit every traveller.
Famous for its spectacular sun rises and sun sets, Digha is also known as birdwatchers paradise. Interested in marine life then you must visit the aquarium here which is the largest in Asia and if you are fascinated by science then a visit to the science centre is a must.
Other than sightseeing or just lazing around the beach you can indulge in variety of water sports like scuba diving and surfing to give you a hint. Enjoy the laidback lifestyle of this beach town as you take a dip in the water or lie back and indulge in some sun bathing.
Shopping enthusiasts can pick up things like hand woven mats, and jewellery made of sea shells that make for good souvenirs to take back home. All the sightseeing, shopping has made you hungry then drop into any of the restaurant for a scrumptious Bengali food.
Come and explore the beauty of this beach town if you like water sports or just want to relax at its sun-kissed beaches.
Places Near Digha
Shankarpur, Chandaneswar, and Junput are some of the places near Digha that you may like to visit here.
Situated at a distance of 8 kms from Digha is Chandaneswar that is well-known for the century old Lord Shiva Temple. During Maha Vishuva Sankranti, which is held in April, millions of devotees visit this temple to worship Lord Shiva.
Take a trip to the nearby virgin beach of Shankarpur, which is 14 kms away from Digha. Nestled away from the hustle bustle of the city life, Shankarpur is also called the twin beach of Digha. If you visit the beach in the morning, you will see fishermen juggling with their net for a big catch. You may like to capture some moments in your camera.
Enjoy the beautiful view of the sea and the array of casuarina trees in Junput, which is 40 kms away from Digha. This place is well-known for fishing. Sunrise in Junput is an experience in itself. You can also visit the lighthouse and pay homage at the old temple of Kapalkundala.
Hotels in Digha – Choice is Yours
There are numerous hotels in Digha ranging from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star deluxe to budget hotels.