Digha is a popular beach resort located in the East Midnapore District in the state of West Bengal, India towards the northern tip of the Bay of Bengal. It is situated at a distance of around 187 km from Kolkata, at an average altitude of less than 10 meters above sea level. Digha was discovered by the British during the latter part of 18th century. Earlier known as Beerkul, the place was described as the ‘Brighton of the East’ by the first Governor-General of India, Warren Hastings, in one of the letters that he wrote to his wife.
Digha is famous for the panoramic view of Bay of Bengal that it offers for the tourists. The beach is surrounded by Casurina plantations that lie in a beautiful formation along the seashore. The serene and shallow waters of the Digha beach extends up to a mile from the beach. Thus, Digha offers good opportunity for marine activities like swimming, Jet-Ski ride, the Banana Boats as well as the Speed Boat . It’s a place where one can chill with friends and family, enjoy some water sports and relish delicious sea foods.
In Digha tourists have the option to relax, to shop, to eat, to roam as well as to play. If you are a fish eater, in Digha you will find plenty of options for your test buds. There are plenty of stalls near the sea beach where in the evening the local fishermen sell fresh fish. You can chose your fish there and ask them to cook for you.
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