Digha is the most popular seaside resort town at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal, in West Bengal. It is a part of the east Midnapore district. Its neighbouring city is Kolkata (183 km). Digha, originally called Beerkul, is a popular weekend getaway for Kolkata’s residents. It was popularly referred to as ‘the Brighton of the East’ by Warren Hastings in his letters.
Places to Stay
Digha has several good budget hotel options such as: Hotel Rajeet (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Royal Bengal Digha (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Sonar Bangla (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Digha is Bengali. English is also spoken here.
Dussehra, during which the Holy Goddess Durga is venerated throughout the state with a Pujo every day for the nine days, is a major festival that is celebrated with pomp here.
Places of Interest
Udaipur (2 km), is a small hole-in-the wall beach on the West Bengal-Orissa border, is a local attraction. The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre is a treat for those interested in marine biodiversity. Junput (40 km), Shankarpur (14 km), and Mandarmani (5 km) are other places of tourist interest here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Digha is Dum Dum Airport in Kolkata (20 km).
Digha’s railway station is well connected to Kolkata, New Jalpaiguri, and Santragacchi railway stations through dedicated express trains.
There are daily bus services to Kolkata and other places in West Bengal. The best bus operators that offer good experience to passengers are Jai Dada Travels, Royal Cruiser, and Crimson Tours Pvt. Ltd. Avail of bus booking online offers when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.