The Southern West Bengal is endowed with the most famous beach on the eastern coast of India - Digha. The beach town of Digha is famous all over for flat, hard beaches. The beauty of this place was discovered as early as the days of Warren Hastings. Digha was known as Beercool at that time. Digha beach is girdled with casuarina plantations along the coast. The sea is calm and shallow for about a mile from the beach making it quite safe for swimming.
How To Get There
The distance between Calcutta and Digha is 174 km. A longer route via Kharagpur is 234 km. The average travel time on direct bus services from Calcutta to Digha is five hours.
Buses leave Calcutta from the Shahid Minar and Howrah bus terminus in central Calcutta, from Ultadanga, Dum Dum, Karunamayee and the Dunlop Bridge in north Calcutta, and Dhakuria, Garia and Gol Park in south Calcutta. Night buses ply between Calcutta and Digha via Kolaghat, Kharagpur and Belda.
Rail : Services are available at half the cost of bus travel, with stops at Kanthi, Kharagpur and Mecheda.
There are more than a hundred hotels, lodges, bungalows and holiday house at Digha. proceed booking is advised.
Places to stay
The Tourist Lodge is run by West Bengal Tourism. Digha has a wide range of other accommodation, including a youth hostel.