Kolkata to Mandarmani
How to reach from Kolkata to Mandarmani -
By Bus – When travelling from Kolkata to Mandarmani, buses are the best option because of the economical rates that they are available at. The distance from Kolkata to Mandarmani is about 300 km, on average which is why the Kolkata to Mandarmani journey is about 5 hours long.
By Train – While planning to go from Kolkata to Mandarmani by train, you should be aware that there are frequent trains during the first half of the day. The journey starts from Howrah station and ends at Digha station from where both buses and cars are available to go to Mandarmani.
By Flight – Kolkata airport is the closest one can get while on this trip. So, Kolkata to Mandarmani flights are not available. In place of a Kolkata to Mandarmani flight, one can opt for another mode of transport to travel to Mandarmani from Kolkata.
By Car/Cab – The Kolkata to Mandarmani distance takes approximately 6 hours to cover. The most comfortable way to travel from Kolkata to Mandarmani by car is to take your own vehicle and a reliable driver. This is the most convenient way for senior citizens and families to take a trip.
Mandarmani – A Seaside Paradise
In the East Midnapore district of West Bengal lies the beautiful seaside resort-village of Mandarmani. A special attraction of Mandarmani is the crawling of the red crabs along the 13 km beach side. It was named Mandarboni initially just after its discovery and it was also known as Madar Mani. But over time, it became popular as Mandarmani.
Things to Do
It is said to be the longest drive-in beach in India. Sightseeing in Mandarmani generally involves a drive around beach side. Since the beach is the primary attraction here people visiting Mandarmani spend their time relaxing, walking around, swimming in the beach and sunbathing. Tourists also tend to indulge in activities such as beach volleyball, fishing, beach cruises among others.
The food served here is typical Bengali style and the prices are on the higher side since the ingredients have to be brought in from far away markets. Expectation on the food quality needs to be kept in check since the cooks here lack expertise. If one wishes to have large quantity of meals, they have it place the orders beforehand. Tourists here shop for sea shells, handmade jewelry, handicrafts, shell necklace, beach balls, hats.
Being a seaside village there are a plethora of resorts that offer accommodation. Tourists can choose between budget resorts and mid-range to semi-luxury resorts – which are the more popular hotels in Mandarmani.