Digha is a popular beach town located in the State of West Bengal in the distrct of East Midnapore. One can engage in many actvitiesin this area. Digha was discovered in the late 18th century by the British. People from nearby areas throng the place during peak seasons. The area is bound by Casuarina trees which accentuate thebeauty of this area. The sea is calm making it safe for swimming. Some of the activities include Sunbathing, volleyball and horseriding. One can buy sea shell made ornaments, handwoven mats and cashewnuts. There are beaches located near to the area which are totally clean and unspoilt. The two known beaches - Udaipur Beach and Shankarpur Beach are located at close quarters and are worth visiting as they are not affected by tourism. For fishing and angling one can visit the town of Junpat which is situated 40 km away. Several fishing spots are located in the area. Other tourist destinations include Subarnareskha River, Talsari, and Lord Shiva Temple. Mandarmani beach is an upcoming tourist destination. The Subamareskha Delta is noteworthy for picnics and it is at this point that the river drains into the sea.
Places To seeMarine Acquarium and Research Center (MARC)
The MARC is a fully functional aquarium with an ingenious sea water circulation system. There is a host of marine life that you can witness here. The exhibits shown here have both fun and educational value.
Things To DoFishing in Shankarpur
Head to Shankarpur if you enjoy fishing. You will be able to see the fishermen rig up their gear early in the morning. In fact, some of the best catch of this area comes from Shankarpur. Udaipur Beach
An interesting feature about this beach is that half of it lies in West Bengal and the other half in Orissa. The beach also offers impressive views of the Eastern Ghats. The waters of the beach are safe for swimming. The Digha Boardwalk
The main boardwalk along the Digha sea face, the Digha Boardwalk teems with holidaymakers and makeshift stalls selling a wide range of wares. The boardwalk is more than one mile long and is a great place to explore with the cool sea breezes for company.