Dotted with Casuarina plantations, Digha Sea Beach is West Bengal's most popular sea resort. Located 187 km south west of Kolkata, it is flocked by tourists across the year. The 7 km long beach has a low gradient and shallow sands that are set off by gentle rolling waves. Tourists are all praises for its charming and alluring scenic beauty.
Famous for its mesmerising sunrises and sunsets, the New Digha Beach is 2 kms away from the Old Digha Beach or Digha Beach. Mostly a man-made attraction, this beach is preferred by tourists for its accessibility and fewer crowds. The soft sands of this beach make it a cozy getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle to spend time in the tranquil lap of nature.
The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre is one of the 16th regional centres of Zoological Survey of India in Digha under Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The centre was established in 1989 and has two separated wings, namely, research centre and aquarium. While the research centre started its operations in 1989 itself, the aquarium was opened to the public in 2003.
While there are several Shiva temples that India has, the Shiva temple at Chandaneswar continues to see pilgrims offer their prayers, especially during the Maha Vishuva Sankranti or Gajan Mela. It is located only 8 kms from Digha is a must visit for many who visit Digha. The temple is believed to be over a century old.
The Digha Science Centre is located on Foreshore Road in the city. It has various attractions that see students and even curious tourists flock down. The centre keeps organising special events apart from their usual attractions, that include Earth Day, Transit of Mercury,International Museum Day, International Biodiversity Day, World Environment Day, International Day of Yoga, Moon Landing Day, Hiroshima Day, 19th Anniversary Day of Digha Science Centre, World Ozone Day World Heart Day, World Habitat Day, 1st International Science Centre & Science Museum Day, Children Day, World AIDS Day, National Energy Conservation Day, World Cancer Day, National Productivity Day, National Science Day.
Easily accessible from Old and New Digha, the Udaipur beach is also a must visit for tourists in the vicinity. Known for cleanliness and calm, the beach is quiet haven for city dwellers. Expect to spot crabs as you watch the waves collapse on the shallow beach or simply enjoy the sun descend into the horizon.
One of the better-known beaches along the coast of West Bengal, Shakarpur beach is 14 kms away from Digha. It is a common fishing harbour and is dotted with various temples. Stop by to savour some local catch of the day or for some much-needed sun gazing.