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Digha

Digha

Weather

Digha experiences typical Indian sub tropical climatic conditions with harsh summers and moderate winter season. The summer months from April to June are warm and sticky with maximum temperatures reaching close to 45 degrees Celsius. Due to its close proximity to the sea, Digha experience a high level of humidity. The evenings in Digha are pleasant and moderate. The monsoon season from July to September bring adequate rainfall bringing relief from the harsh summer season. The winter season from October to December is pleasant and moderate with temperatures dropping to almost 10 degrees Celsius. The winter season is usually accompanied by good sunshine making it an ideal travelling time for tourists to visit the coastal town of Digha. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Digha by road is the most convenient travelling option. Located at a distance of 178 Kms from Kolkata, Digha can be reached in 5 hours from Kolkata city. Bhubhaneswar to Digha is at a distance of 486 kms while travelling from Puri to Digha takes around 7 hours covering a distance of 549 Kms.


By Air:

Digha does not have a dedicated airport and the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata  is the nearest airport located at a distance of 178 Kms. Kolkata international airport is well connected to all major Indian cities and towns along with a good dedicated range of international flights. Regular bus and cab services are available at the Kolkata airport to visit Digha.



By Rail:

Digha railway station is well connected to the state capital of Kolkata and regular and deluxe train ply in the region. Periodically special trains are also announced to Digha especially during the summer holiday season to cater to the needs of the summer holiday mongers. The Howrah-Digha-Howrah Duronto is a nonstop train plying between Kolkata and Digha making it’s a popular option for travelers to reach the coastal town of Digha.


Overview

Digha is a romantic tourist hotspot in West Bengal. Located at a distance of 187 Kms from Kolkata, Digha is known as the 'Brighton of the East' offering clear sandy beaches and gentle waves making it an ideal holiday hotspot in Eastern India. Originally known as Beerkul during Warren Hastings time was discovered in the late 18th century by the British.

 

Casuarinas plantations along the coast make the beaches in Digha appear surreal enhancing the natural beauty of the coastal town. The sunsets and sunrises reflecting off the salty waters of the Bay of Bengal is something straight off an artist's easel.

 

Erosion of the old beach of Digha due to salty content of the waters resulted in receding landscapes. But a new coastal town -New Digha has been developed for tourists which blends the age old romance of old Digha with modern day amenities of the coastal resort.

 

The sea at Digha is mostly calm and shallow up to a mile off the beach, which makes its makes it safe for various marine activities like swimming, scuba diving, jet skiing and surfing. Tourists visiting Digha not only witness the lovely sandy beaches and its calm waters but the availability of lovely Bengali cuisine makes it a popular food lover’s delight. Some of the popular Bengali Sea food dishes available in abundance in Digha include Rohu, Parshe, Bhetki and Tiger Prawns. A number of beer and liquor bars are located off the beach for the perfect holiday.

 

Digha is one of the most lovely beach resorts in India offering wide sandy beaches accessible by foot and cars alike. The lovely holiday backdrop, great sumptuous food delights and off drops of the biggest Marine aquarium makes Digha an ideal tourist destination.