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Digha

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(2.9/5 based on 750+ reviews for 9 attractions)
Things to do: beaches, religious sites, zoos & aquariums
Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach with gentle waves extending up to 7km in length. It is the most popular sea resort in the West Bengal.GeographyIt is located at. It has an average elevation of.It is located 183km from Kolkata/Howrah via Mecheda and 234km via Kharagpur, this proximity has probably helped this small hamlet to emerge as a popular weekend getaway with number of good hotels and tourist lodges. Digha is connected to Kolkata/Howrah by a highway and a rail-link via Tamluk.HistoryOriginally, there was a place called Beerkul, where Digha lies today. This name was referred in Warren Hastings's letters (1780) as Brighton of the East.An English businessman John Frank Snaith started living here in 1923 and his writings provided a good exposure to this place. He convinced West Bengal Chief Minister Bidhan Chandra Roy to develop this place to be a beach resort. An old Church is well famous in Digha, you can see it near the Old Digha Main gate this place is also known as Alankarpur Digha. A new mission has been developed in New Digha which is known as Sindhur Tara which is beside Amrabati Park its a church where you can wish for the welfare of your family and loved once, the best way to visit is to book a local bhan rickshaw.
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