Digha Travel Guide,Weekend Trip to Digha,Hotels in Digha Sea Beach

Digha Travel Guide, Weekend Trip to Digha

Tourist spot Digha situated in the district of East Midnapore. Digha sea beach is one of the most popular beach resorts in West Bengal, generating almost 40% of the total state tourism revenue, approximately. A serene destination very close to Kolkata, travelers to Digha, consider the place to be ‘ weekend  trip’, and is mostly filled by local visitors during weekends throughout the year.

Digha Travel Guide - Digha Sea Beach
Digha Sea Beach

With an average elevation of 6 meters (22 feet), Digha is located at 21 degrees 41 minutes North latitude and 87 degrees 33 minutes east longitude. Separated by a distance of 183 Kms, from Kolkata, the place is well connected vide road, rail and air from Kolkata / Howrah.

Local employment and economy of Digha is based on fishing, agriculture, as well as tourism. The place is known for producing export quality cashew nuts, in addition to shell and other sea related items. Main attractions include beautiful Casuarina plantations spread across a wide stretch of sand, with a beautiful bluish sea sweeping across the roots. With a pleasant maritime weather stretched across the year, Digha provides for a romantic breakthrough for average middle class tourists.

Digha has suffered the wear and tear of the nature, since long. The beach which was originally there, has suffered soil erosion, as a result of which has fallen flat. Width of the beach i.e. the distance between the sea level and land border have been reduced in the number of years passed by. Due to the intensity of the tidal waves, temporary constructions on the beach, have been demolished. An increase in tourist population, over the period of time, have also largely affected the site.

ekend Trip to Digha, Digha Beach

Weekend Trip to Digha :
Major  destinations to be visited in the vicinity includes, Shankarpur another famous beach resort. Besides, a famous temple viz. Chandaneswar ( Shiva temple ) lies 6 km away in the west. Mostly visited by family tourists, major attractions include the sight of sunrise and sunset, a good sea bath and nice, delicious cuisines at various hotels and restaurants. Nearby destinations worth visiting, include MandarmaniJunputTajpurTalsari besides Shankarpur and Chandaneshwar Temple.

How to Reach Digha Beach:

By Air:
Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra airport is the nearest airport to Digha. It is situated at a distance of 185 kms from Digha. Car hires are available from airport to Digha, on special bookings. The journey is quite entertaining after one crosses Hooghly Bridge, and time taken enroute is 5 hours approximately. Fares vary with the quality and level of vehicle hired, but ranges between Rs 4500/- to Rs 6000/- per day.

By Rail:
Direct rail connectivity is available from Howrah station. Newly launched , the trains ply between Howrah to Digha, four times a week, leaving aside Tamralipta and kandari, which are available all days in a week. Time taken enroute is 3 – 4.5 hours approximately. Train journey details are mentioned below.

Train Name & NumberDepartArrivalStoppageDurationRunning DaysClassPrice
Howrah Digha Special
(0823)
07:50 AM12:00 NoonHOWRAH SANTRAGACHI    ULUBERIA BAGNAN MECHEDA  TAMLUK KANTHI P DIGHA4h 10m3A
CC
INR: 485
INR: 320
Howrah Digha Duronto
(12847)
11:15 AM02:15 PMHOWRAH
DIGHA
3hMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun1A
CC
INR: 1540
INR:   366
Kandari Express
(18001)
02:15 PM05:50 PMHOWRAH  SANTRAGACHI    ULUBARIA MECHEDA    TAMLUK DESHAPRAN P  KANTHI P    RAMNAGAR    DIGHA3h 35mMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, SunCC
2S
GN
INR: 320
INR:  85
INR:  70
Paharia Express
(15722)
07:50 AM12:00 NoonHOWRAH SANTRAGACHI    ULUBARIA    BAGNAN  MECHEDA    TAMLUK  KANTHI P    DIGHA4h 10mSat1A
3A
SL
GN
INR: 1155
INR:  490
INR:  140
INR:   70
Tamralipta Exp
(12857)
06:40 AM10:00 AMHOWRAH     SANTRAGACHI    ULUBARIA    MECHEDA    TAMLUK KANTHI    RAMNAGAR DIGHA3h 20mMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, SunCC
2S
GN
INR:  370
INR:  100
INR:   85
Train Timing from HOWRAH to DIGHA & Fair Chart

By Road:
Regular bus services are available from Esplanade, Golpark and Karunamoyee, SaltLake. Time taken en-route is 4.5 hours approximately. Fares vary between Rs 350/- to Rs 400/- for a single traveler.

Hotels in Digha Sea Beach

Budget and Luxury Hotels in Digha Sea Beach (Accomodation):
Digha has the options for both, budget and luxury hotels. Family suites as well as AC Deluxe rooms are available @ Rs 3500 /- to Rs 2500/- approximately, for a day’s stay. Some of the well known hotels are, Hotel Sea Coast, SEA-HAWK, The Palm Resort, Hotel Dolphin, Larica Holiday Inn, among the luxury ones, and budget hotels include hotel Bidisha, Geetanjali, Sagarpriya etc.

Budget and Luxury Hotels near Digha Sea Beach

SEA-HAWK
Hotel Contact:
Phone : Digha 91-03220 266235/266246
Cell: 09733668277
Fax: 91-03220 266247

Kolkata Booking Office:
SEA-HAWK (INDIA) PRIVATE LTD
334, Jessore Road, Kolkata 700089
Near (Kalindi Housing Bus Stop)
Phone No: 91-033-25222834/7500
Fax: 91-033-25224145
Email: [email protected]

Larica Holiday Inn
Hotel Contact:
Foreshore Road, Digha, Midnapur
Phone No: +91-03220-266481 / 267281
Contact persons:
S.K. Mishra
Mobile: +91-96743-81100
P. Khastagir
Mobile: +91-98304-25321
Email: [email protected]

Kolkata Booking Office:
Kariwala Towers
6th Floor, J-5/1, Block-EP, Sector-V
Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 091
West Bengal
Phone: +91-4008-9890
Contact persons:
Safiullah Kazi
Mobile: +91-96743-81110

The Palm Resort
Hotel Contact:
Shibalaya Road
Old Digha, Midnapur
West Bengal.
Phone: 03220 267076

Kolkata Booking Office:
47, Deshapran Shanshmal Road
Kolkata – 700033
West Bengal
Phone: (033) 6534 3254/ 2424 5966
Mobile: 98300 52736, 98309 06211

Hotel Tulip
Hotel Contact:
Barrister Colony
Purba Medinipur
Old Digha, Pin: 721428
West Bengal.
Phone No: 03220266325 / 09332926239
Contact Person: Mr. Kanchan Podder
Mobile: 9830029994
E-mail:[email protected]

Kolkata Booking Office:
SEA-HAWK (INDIA) PRIVATE LTD
334, Jessore Road, Kolkata 700089
Near (Kalindi Housing Bus Stop)
Phone No: 91-033-25222834/7500 Fax: 91-033-25224145
Email: [email protected]

Larica Holiday Inn
Hotel Contact:
Foreshore Road, Digha, Midnapur
Phone No: +91-03220-266481 / 267281
Contact persons:
S.K. Mishra
Mobile: +91-96743-81100
P. Khastagir
Mobile: +91-98304-25321
Email: [email protected]

Kolkata Booking Office:
Kariwala Towers
6th Floor, J-5/1, Block-EP, Sector-V
Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 091
West Bengal
Phone: +91-4008-9890
Contact persons:
Safiullah Kazi
Mobile: +91-96743-81110

The Palm Resort
Hotel Contact:
Shibalaya Road
Old Digha, Midnapur
West Bengal.
Phone: 03220 267076

Kolkata Booking Office:
47, Deshapran Shanshmal Road
Kolkata – 700033
West Bengal
Phone: (033) 6534 3254/ 2424 5966
Mobile: 98300 52736, 98309 06211

Enjoy Best Food in Digha Beach within your budget

Food of all types are available, on order. This includes, bengali cuisines, chinese, continental and other varieties. Digha is a superb source for seafood. There are many cheap “restaurants” all over Digha, serving cheap, but excellent Bengali dishes. There are some expensive restaurants where continental food is available, serving delicious food.

Digha is a great place to enjoy fish cuisine for which Bengal is famous for. Try Hilsha, Pomfret, Rohu, Parshe, Bhetki and Tiger Prawns or Crabs. In the evening look for fried fish on the sea front in Digha. There are a couple of restaurants with attached bars too.