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Wednesday, March 23

Digha

Digha (দীঘা), the ‘Brighton of the East’, is the most popular weekend getaway sea resort in the West Bengal.
Digha
Boulders to protect the beach at Old Digha

This popular tourist spot is located at 21.68°N 87.55°E, just 183 km from Kolkata/Howrah and in the District of East Midnapore. Digha is situated at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has beautiful beaches.
Waves on boulders

Old Digha Sea Beach

"Originally, there was a place called Beerkul, where Digha lies today. This name was referred in Warren Hastings's letters (1780) as Brighton of the East. An English businessman John Frank Snaith started living here in 1923 and his writings provided a good exposure to this place. He convinced West Bengal Chief Minister Bidhan Chandra Roy to develop this place to be a beach resort." [Source: Wikipedia]

Sunrise

At Digha Mohona


Digha is a four to five hour journey by sedate driving from Kolkata on the excellent roads. Easy to reach by taking NH-6 upto Kolaghat, then to take a left turn on NH-41 to reach Nandkumar, now take right turn on state highway all the way to Digha, through towns of Contai and Ramnagar.

Digha Mohona

 
Fish Traders Association
There are also various frequent bus services to Digha from the Dharamtala bus-stand of Kolkata and many other parts of West Bengal. Digha is connected by trains run from Howrah, Shalimar and some other stations also. The nearest Airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) at Dum Dum at a distance of about 186 km away.

 
Sea beach at Digha Mohona

Digha Mohona
Digha Mohona is a wholesale fish market near Old Digha. The fish trollers arrive here with fishes in the early morning. One can enjoy the morning ambiance here.
Digha Mohona Sea Beach

Fishes are being loaded

Prawns are being packed

Fishes

Fishes being dried
 
Digha Mohona
Boulders on beach

On Digha Mohona Sea Beach

On Boulder

Notice by Govt.
New Digha Sea-beach is just 2 km away from the old beach and this is better from the old one. The casuarina plantations looks very beautiful.
Horse riding on the beach
 
Beach rides

Ready for boating

Motor bike riding

 
Request for riding

Balls for sale

Green Coconut

New Digha Sea Beach

The rest  places on the next post....

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