Digha is a seaside resort city in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It is the most popular sea resort in the West Bengal. Renowned for its beaches, Digha is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Digha is the nearest and most popular sea resort of West Bengal. It is mostly famous as a weekend destination for kolkatans
Digha is a 4-5 hr journey by bus from Kolkata.
There are regular and frequent services to Digha from the Bus Terminus (Route 6) in the Garia suburb of Kolkata. Buses run 04:00-08:30 and there is also an afternoon bus service from the same state transport depot. Service is regular and residents from Jadavpur, Tollygunj, Rajpur, Sonarpur can easily use the good service.
There are also frequent bus services to Digha from the Dharamtala bus stand of Kolkata and many other parts of West Bengal.
There is a bus service from Kudghat Bus Stand with two buses daily at 06:00 and 08.30. There is also service from Dumdum station. The bus leaves Dumdum at 07:00. 2 buses by CSTC from the bus stand near Ruby General Hospital start at 04:30 and 04:45 daily. There is a bus service from Barrackpore at 06:00 and 07.30. There are also frequent bus services from Howrah (suburb of Kolkata) with buses leaving almost the whole day every 30 min or so.
Frequent bus service (private & Govt.) available from Kharagpur in every half hour. It takes 4hours journey from Kharagpur. Services from other cities like Durgapur, Asansol, Bankura, Bishnupur is available.
Its much pleasent journey by bus . It takes only 4 to 5 hours by bus from esplanade,kolkata and from other districts. there is always availablity of w.b.s.t.c bus or u can take any luxury bus.
It is advisable to make reservations in advance for weekends and national holidays.
Three trains run daily from Howrah Railway Station at 06.40 (Tamralipta Express), 11.15 (Duranto Express) and 14.40 (Kandari Express) daily. Sometimes special trains are announced on special occasions and holidays. Notices for such trains are to be found on widely circulated newspapers. A journey by Duront Express (12847) leaving Howrah at 11.15 can be a great experience. The return times are 10.25, 13.35 and 18.20 respectively.
On Saturdays, The Paharia Express comes from new Jalpaiguri and halts at Howrah. This train is often quite empty and very comfortable to travel on.
There is a local train from Shalimar (Near Howrah) to Digha though the timing is not good. Also there may be some special trains.
From 1 July 2011, Indian Railways launched 4 special trains from Puri (W 23:35 & Sa 23:35), Malda Town (Sa 08:10), Vishakapatnam (Th 17:50). .
Now due to work on the 2nd rail line work in the route howrah to digha all the trains getting late upto 4 to 5 hours. so always take your time. and choose ur path of tour.
Travelling to Digha by road has become easier, promoting tourism in Digha and the surrounding beaches of Mandarmoni, Tajpur and Sankarpur). The roads are excellent and one can easily reach Digha from Kolkata in 4 hr of sedate driving.
Route: NH-6 till Kolaghat -> take a left turn on NH-41 excellent roads till Nandkumar -> right turn on state highway all the way to Digha, via towns of Contai and Ramnagar.