Kolkata is one of the four most prominent cities of India. Ancient and big are two adjectives that suit to describe this historically important city. Digha is a beach town located in south west of Kolkata and offers to be a great destination for spending a weekend in calm and soothing style.
If you are fond of travelling to places that are full of cultural liveliness and numerous sights, nothing can be better than the state of West Bengal in India. Kolkata, besides being the capital of the state is well known for the diversity and historical significance it holds. There are many tourists that flock Kolkata every year for witnessing the cultural richness and tradition it offers to the visitors. While visiting Kolkata there are many places in close distance of the city that are famous for the wonderful sights and offer calmness to the tourists, where they can relax and enjoy the weather.
One such famous travel spot in close proximity with Kolkata is Digha. Renowned sea resort and tourist spot Digha is located approximately 187 kilometres from Kolkata in its south-west. At the time of discovery by British people it was known as Beerkul. The beauty of the city has been admired and written by the English poets and British officers.
The sea tides are normal to low here and the gentle waves offer a soothing holiday to the tourists visiting the city. It is also a delight for swimming lovers. There are plenty of hotels available in the small city, so you need not to worry about where you will stay when touring this sea tourist spot.
Talking about shopping from this small town, you can purchase various attractive items like shell jewellery and hand woven weed mats from the market. These colourful and interesting items are must to buy from this small town to keep the memories alive.
To reach Digha from Kolkata you can travel by train and by bus. Bus Service here however is more frequent and cheaper. If you choose to travel by bus from Kolkata to Digha, it will take about four to five hours to make you reach to this city. Fare is very nominal.
There are number of trains that connect Kolkata to Digha. You can reach by mode of train transport by booking your ticket in advance in order to avoid any last minute hassles. There are several trains available every day, while few of them run only once in a week. You can book your tickets through various travel portals like Make My Trip to make your booking process more simple and convenient.
If you are planning to travel by air, first you will have to reach Kolkata from where you can take a rented car, bus or train to reach your destination.
by Akhil Jayson