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About the Place:

The southern West Bengal is endowed with some of the most famous beaches on the eastern coast of India.The beach town of Digha is famous all over for flat & hard beach. Digha beach is girdled with casuarina plantations along the coast, which adds to the charms of Digha. Is an ideal place to spend weekend. Tourist can travel to Digha any time of the year including very hot summer. The Digha beach has been called the Briton of the East. The main attraction is the sunrise, endless blue sky, endless sea and artificially created water reservoir Amarabati. Apart from tourists have easily visit Science Park, Digha Bigyan Kendra, Rishi Bankim Chandra's Kapalkundala Temple, Chandaneswar Temple (Shiva) and harbour of Sankarpur. The distance between Kolkata and Digha is 234 km. via Kharagpur and 183 km. via Mecheda/Norghat in the South East direction of 'Bay of Bengal'.

Place of Interest:

The Digha beach has been called the Briton of the East. The main attraction of Digha is the sunrise, the endless blue sky and artificially created water reservior Amaravati. Tourist can easily visit Science Park, Digha Bigyan Kendra, Rishi Bankim Chandra's Kapalkundala Temple, Chandaneswar Temple (Shiva), Fishing harbour of Sankarpur.

Shopping:

Tourist can buy Digha's own handicraft.

Food:

All type of vegetable and non-vegetable Bengali dishes are available in every hotel and restaurent at Digha.

Fastivals :

All Bengali religious festivals are celebrated here.

How to Reach:

As the Matangini Setu is built at Norghat across the Haldi river, the distance of the Kolkata-Digha route has lessened to 174 km. From the Shahid Minar in Kolkata at 6.15 am, 6.45 am, 7.45 am, 8.45 am, 9.00 am, 10.15 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 pm, 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm, 2.30 pm, 4.15 pm and 4.30 p.m, from Dum Dum 7.00 am., from Dunlop 6.30 am, 7.30 am. and Garia 4.15 am., 4.30 am., 5.00 am., 5.45 am., 6.15 am., 7.00 am. and 8.30 am. CSTC buses leave and reach Digha in 5-6 hours. The fare is Rs. 80-90 only. Besides, the train route is available as the Digha-Salimar train departures from Salimar/Santragachi station everyday. It is only 5 hrs. distance from Kolkata by train journey.

Best Season:

With the mild winter of the gangetic West Bengal, the season is on the entire year round. However, the best of the year is July to March.

Average temperature and rainfall chart is as follows:
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 25 28 30 35 37 34 32 32 32 32 30 25
Min 14 17 23 27 30 29 24 24 24 23 20 15
Rain 14 24 25 35 125 250 305 307 295 270 40 10