Kolkata to Digha
How to reach from Kolkata to Digha
By Bus – Direct Kolkata to Digha buses are available and these are most popular as they are considered to be the most economical means of transport between Kolkata and Digha. So many government buses are providing services from Kolkata to Digha. Burdwan, Sahispur and Madhupur are the main bus stops in this route. To travel to Digha from Kolkata, it takes around 4 hours.
By Train – Kolkata to Digha trains are also available and the time take to cover the distance from Kolkata to Digha is approximately 3 hours. On most days, the Duronto Express leaves Howrah at 11:15 am and arrives at Digha in 2 hours and 30 minutes. These timings should be checked before you make travel plans in case they are changed for whatever reason.
By Flight – Kolkata to Digha flights are unavailable in this route. So if one had included a Kolkata to Digha flight in their itinerary, this will have to be changed and an alternative to cover the Kolkata to Digha distance will have to be planned.
By Cab – Kolkata to Digha by car is the fastest option to reach the destination. Kolkata to Digha distance of 190 km must be covered taking around 2 and a half hours.
Digha – A Seaside Paradise
Attached to the Indian state of West Bengal is a famous seaside resort called Digha. The pristine beach covering a distance of 7 km is the home to a number of beautiful tourist spots, very close to the highway connecting Kolkata and Howrah. Substantiated by historical citations, the emergence of this city dates back to 1780 when this place was christened as the “Brighton of the East” by Warren Hasting which gradually transformed into a beach resort.
Things to do
The beautiful locale of Digha attracts tourists to pay a visit to the Marine Aquarium and Research Centre, housing a number of huge marine tanks as part of a noble move to inculcate awareness about marine biodiversity. A temple of Lord Shiva located at Chandaneswar; bordering the states of Bengal and Orissa is the most frequented place of worship. These are the popular spots for sightseeing in Digha.
A couple of mid-range hotels open their doors to tourists along with some budget hotels including Hotel Aditya International and Palm Resort. The most affordable hotels in Digha are the Hotel Sonar Bangla and Larica Holiday Inn, offering basic facilities to patrons.