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Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in Purba Medinipur district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach. It is the most popular sea resort in West Bengal.

Digha's old beach is not as wide as it used to be due to heavy soil erosion. Big stones and concrete steps are used to hold together the beach. Another problem is the record number of storm surges that have caused many of the unplanned shacks and smaller hotels to succumb to the sea. Since it is one of very few popular beaches in West Bengal, it gets overcrowded, especially during the cooler winter break. A new beach has been developed "New Digha" which is about 2 km (1.2 mi) from the old beach. This new beach is not only bigger than the old one, but might be considered a better one.It is clean and well-maintained and is not surrounded by a congested locality like the older beach. The latest attraction of New Digha is the Science Centre established by the National Council of Science Museums. The entire stretch of the Digha seaface from Old Digha to New Digha is filled with casuarina plantations, which looks beautiful.

Digha is a one-stop destination for families looking forward to spend a pleasurable weekend. One of the best features of this hamlet is its varied and diverse tourist attraction spots. Known for its magnificent beaches, religious temples and high-tech research centers and museums, this most popular sea resort of West Bengal has a lot to offer for people of all age groups. Digha's sceneries can also offer you the pleasure experienced in witnessing areas that have minimal human impact and are relatively untouched.

Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in Purba Medinipur district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach. It is the most popular sea resort in West Bengal.


There are mainly three seasons in Digha, namely summer, monsoon and winter. Summer starts in April and continues to till June with an maximum temperature of 37 °C (99 °F). Although cold wind from sea keeps the weather pleasant in this time. Next comes monsoon in July and lasts till the end of September. Digha generally experiences an average rainfall with high humidity in the monsoon season. Winter sets in October and lasts till February with a temperature range from 24-3 °C.July to March is considered as the best time to visit Digha as weather stays most pleasant in these times.


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. An old Church is well famous in Digha, which can be seen near the Old Digha Main gate this place is also known as Alankarpur Digha. A new mission has been developed in New Digha which is known as Sindhur Tara which is beside Amrabati Park its a Church where you can wish for the welfare of your family and loved once, the best way to visit is to book a local bhan rickshaw.

state West Bengal,India
Country India
Area 1,570 km2 (607 sq mi)
Languages Bengali, English
Currency Ruppee

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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Talsari Beach

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Udaipur Sea

A visit to Udaipur Sea Beach can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Digha is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favourable restaurants being just a few examples.

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Shankarpur Beach

15 km from Digha, Shankarpur is a virgin beach with a lovely view of the beach surrounded by local fish boats and rows of tress giving visitors the perfect Kodak moment. Near the beach, there are also a few temples in Shankarpur.

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Marine Station

MARC - Marine aquarium cum regional centre - is a major tourist attraction for all Digha visitors. It has the largest inbuilt aquarium in India. The aquarium has three kinds of creatures: species of conservative importance, 'local and curious' species and freshwater species.

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Our Digha is famous for it’s Chicken.

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Anyone who comes to visit Digha for the first time will be surely impressed and attracted to the taste and the fame for Chicken. The pleasant aroma of the coconut oil which is been used to fry those chips and the light amount of salt and pepper that would be added to bring it’s flavor will never fail to make someone to fall in love with Wow Momo. And to see how banana chips is made is another great experience that you can’t easily get to see anywhere other than Kanyakumari.

Vegeterian Thali

Vegeterian Thali have a unique specification.

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If you are new to Digha and walking out at an evening you may hear some weird sounds of hitting irons from the hotels. Don’t be panic. It simply means the chef in that hotel is making Kothu Parotta or Minced Parotta. You may get Parottas everywhere. But you can’t find the substitute for Digha’s Kothu Parotta. If you see how it is made, you will be surprised to see the fast moving hands of our local chefs over the parottas to mince it along with some chicken or eggs or as you ask.


You might have Maa Manchurian.

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But Manchurian recipe that you won’t easily find elsewhere. The mixture used to make Maa Tarini Restaurantis top secret. It is made on a wok and fry cooked one side and steam cooked on the other.


Wanna beat the heat? The Bite is available for you in our Digha.

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Normally you can see those shops on roadsides during summer. This is made out of mixture of fruits like Banana, Apple, Pineapple, Grapes, Pomegranates and so on which is been minced nicely and mixed with ice and sarbath. It will surely keep you hydrated and energetic and helps you to beat the summer.


Another uniqueness of Nabaratno Pakode. It’s called Nabaratno Pakode.

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If you go to a local tea stall, you could see some small yellow colored cylindrical edibles. Yeah! That is Pazha Bajji. Ripened bananas were dipped into Maida batter and fried till they turn yellow. To get into the banana you must first go through the yellow batter and finally you will get to taste the banana. It will surely be a new experience for outsiders.

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