New Digha Beach


Digha is a small beach town located in West Bengal. One of the most famous beaches in this city is the New Digha beach. Lying about 2 kilometers away from the Old Deegha beach, this destination is a man-made attraction. It's preferred by tourists owing to its easier accessibility, larger expanse, and lesser crowd density.

The soft sands of the New Digha beach make up for a lovely weekend getaway. Tucked away in southern West Bengal, this destination is a quaint holiday spot to spend time in the tranquil lap of nature. The Digha sea starts at about a mile away from the beach area, which is lined with casuarina trees as far as the eyes can see. This beach is famous for its alluring sunrise and sunsets, which are beautiful beyond words. With the golden rays of the sun reflecting off the sparkling sea, this spectacle will surely last in your memories for a long time!

Digha is divided into two essential divisions that are Old Digha and New Digha. While the old Digha was the core tourist attraction previously with numerous Digha budget hotels, New Digha has emerged to be a better spot for sea bathing and leisurely stroll. The stretch of beach connecting Old Digha and New Digha is lined with casuarinas trees. The New Digha has cropped up with number digha beach resorts facing the majestic sea. Only 189km from Kolkata, New Digha has the longest and widest flat beach compared to the rocky and concreted beach of old Digha.

Digha is the most popular beach resorts and tourist destination in West Bengal, is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in East Midnapore district. It is a 187 km driving distance towards southwest from Kolkata. Digha has a low gradient with a shallow and hard sand beach with a length extends to 7 km wide. The beach is girdled with Casuarina plantations along the coast enhancing the beauty of this place. In Digha, sea starts about a mile away from the start of the beach.

Digha beach is very good for the tourist activities, but it losses beach area rapidly for the heavy coastal erosion. Some part of the Digha beach has been concretized to prevent it. Another problem of this Sea beach is overcrowded by tourist especially in the winter season, and congested shops to the beach, sometime even on the beach. So, a new beach has been developed for the tourist as an extension of the Old Digha beach, at a distance of 2 km away and called as New Digha. It is much wider and surrounded by plantation, which is very good for any kind of aqua-activities. Udaipur and Shankarpur are two other sea beach nearby to Digha beach, which are fewer crowdies than Old and New Digha. And you may easily get in for enjoy.

Digha was discovered as a sea beach resort in late eighteen century, when this place was known as Beerkul. Once, Warren Hastings, the first Governor General of British India, mention it as "Brighton of the East" in a letter to his wife for describing the beauty of Digha sea beach. A British businessman John Frank Snaith was lived here for many years since 1923 and exposes this place to the world in his writing. After the independence of India, he encourages Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, then the Chief Minister of West Bengal to develop this place as a sea beach resort.

Points of Interest in Digha Beach


The main attraction in Digha is the wide and hard coastal sea beach resort on the Bay of Bengal. It is also one of the widest sea beaches in the world. The scenic beauty of this place is charming and luring. The sea at Digha is calm and shallow for about a mile from the beach making it quite safe for any tourist activities – swimming, scuba diving, jet ski-ing and surfing. 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. This is the only sea resort in west Bengal, where a wide verity of hotels and lodges available with different budgets. Easy to accessibility from the major city of West Bengal, like – Kolkata, Kharagpur, Midnapore and Haldia, boosts its much popularity to the visitors. Digha also get a rapid popularity for its close proximity with several tourist destination.

New Digha


New Digha is the extension part of Old Digha, located 2 km away and was built to reduce the overcrowd of the Old Digha. It is well decorated and well maintained, so its popularity increased day by day. It is very good place for your holiday stay. Some amusement parks and facilities are easily available for the tourists. Some aquatic sports also embedded recently for visitors attractions. The latest attraction of new Digha is the Science Centre established by the National Council of Science Museums. The Centre offers a wide variety of rare experience of science with fun and games. There has a small park with a lake called Amravati Lake where you can enjoy a boat ride. Deepak Mitra's Snake Garden, near to the Lake is another attraction at New Digha.


New Digha Beach

Digha is a small beach town located in West Bengal. One of the most famous beaches in this city is the New Digha beach. Lying about 2 kilometers away from the Old Deegha beach, this destination is a man-made attraction. It's preferred by tourists owing to its easier accessibility, larger expanse, and lesser crowd density.

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