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Digha 

Digha is West Bengal's most popular sea resort. It is located 187 KM south west of Kolkata.  Digha has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach extending upto 7KM in length and has gentle rolling waves. The scenic beauty of this place is charming and alluring. The beach is girdled with Casuarina plantations along the coast enhancing its beauty. These trees apart from beautifying also aid in reducing erosion of the dunes. One can view both sunrise and sunset at the Digha sea beach. The sunset and sunrise reflecting the salty waters of the Bay of Bengal is something straight off an artist's canvas.

The sea at Digha is calm and shallow for about a mile from the beach making it quite safe for swimming. Digha, originally known as Beerkul during Warren Hasting's time was discovered in the late 18th century by the British. It is mentioned as the ‘Brighton of the East' in one of Hastings' letters (1780AD) to his wife.

In 1923, an English tourist named John Frank Smith was charmed by the beauty of Digha and started living here.His writings about Digha slowly gave exposure to this place. After independence, he convinced Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was the erstwhile chief minister of West Bengal to develop Digha as a beach resort.

 
How to Reach

Digha is accessible from Kolkata by road and by train.

Bus Service: There is frequent bus service to Digha from Dharmatala bus stand of Kolkata and many other parts of West Bengal. It is almost a 5 hour journey from Kolkata. Bus service is also available from towns across West Bengal such as Midnapore, Bankura, Asansol, Bardhaman, Howrah, and, also from Orissa via Balasore (Baleswar).

Train Service: In 2004, train services have started for Digha (Station Code : DGHA). There is one DMU service from Santragachhi railway station and there are three new trains from Howrah Station too. Howrah - Digha Superfast Tamralipta Express (12857 UP) departs from Howrah at 06:40 hrs and arrives at Digha station at 10:05 hrs. Return train (12858 DN) Digha station at 10:25 hrs to arrive Howrah at 13:50 hrs. Local Transport: Un-metered taxis, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws are easily available for transport.

Accomodation
 Digha Tourist Lodge
 Greenland Inn
 Sea Coast
 New Hotel Classic Inn
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Nearby Places
 Udaipur
 Talsari
 Mandarmani
 Junput
 Shankarpur
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Attractions & Activities
 The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre (MARC)
 Amravati Lake
 Lord Shiva Temple At Chandaneswar
 Subarnarekha River
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