Exploring the beach resort of West Bengal- Digha
About destination Digha
One of the most popular sea side resort town of state of west Bengal is Digha. This Resort zone is located at a distance of 187 KM from the from the South West center of the city of Kolkata. This area belongs to East of Midnapore district of west Bengal. Tourist in large number visits this place in large number from different corners of West Bengal as well as of other parts of India too. People of Kolkata prefer this town as one of the favorite weekend destination where they can both enjoy the scenic view and spend some quality leisure time. Casuarina plantation can be seen near the Sea beach of Digha. The Sunrise and Sunset gives a charming beauty to the place and tourist specially visits the beach to watch it.
The Casuarina plantation in the sea beaches plays its role in two ways, firstly to give an excellent beauty to the beach and secondly for stopping the beach erosion. The view in the sea shore of Digha and the waves of the Bay of Bengal will remember you the paintings of sea shores done by various famous artists.
History of Digha:
In General the Bay of Bengal here in Digha is quite come and Shallow, making it a safe place to enjoy swimming in the sea. In Historical period this place was known as Beerkul at the time of Warren Hastings's rule and discovered by the Britisher during 18th Century period.
It was during 1923 an English tourist in the name of John Frank Smith visited this place and was totally impressed and moved by the charming beauty of Digha. He decided to stay back and started living there. In his writings he mentioned lot about the beauty of this place and it gave wide exposure to this place as a valuable destination to visit. After Indian independence John Frank Smith, took initiative in convincing Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then chief minister of the state of Bengal to develop this place as a popular beach resort.
Attractions of Beach resort Digha:
When Digha is Beach Resort then on a definite note tourist will prefer to spend most of the time near the golden sea beach. But apart from beach there are some other attractions which you must see when you visit Digha:
The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre (MARC):
In the year 1989 The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre (MARC) was constructed in Digha. The main target of the research center was to educate people about marine biodiversity and the impact same is creating on the life of the people. At Digha the largest marine aquarium of the country is located. It consists of 24 big sized marine tanks of measurements 15x10x10 inches. There are separate 8 tanks for fresh water. On all days of the week except weekends the aquarium remains open for tourists and local visitors.
If you want to enjoy boat ride in Digha then visit the Amravati Lake. Near to this lake there is one Snake firm which you can definitely visit.
Lord Shiva temple:
This Temple is located at Chandaneswar, which is almost 8 km from the center of Digha in the border region of Orissa and Bengal.
At a distance of 12 km from the center of Digha the river Subarnarekha joins the Bay of Bengal. In Recent time this is one of the must to visit destination for the visitors in Digha some of the nearby destination of Digha where you can visit include Junput, Mandarmani ,Talsari, Shankarpur and Udaipur
Things to buy in Digha:
Handicrafts and ornaments made out of Sea seashells are must to buy items from Digha. Apart from this hand woven colorful mats will also be a good buy for you. Dont forget to take back home cashew nuts cultivated near the sea beaches of Digha.
Planning to go this place via Indian Rail?
Visit www.indianrail.gov.in. / for knowing specific trains going to this place. You may book your train tickets at www.irctc.co.in/
Planning to go this place via Bus?
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