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Where to Stay

Sea Hawk
Tel: (03220)-66235/46/ 47

Sea Hawk India (P) Ltd.
334, Jessore Road,
Patipukur, Kolkata.
Tel : 334-2834/6288

Blue View
Tel : (03220)- 66219

Dey's Publishing
13, Bankim Chatterjee Street,
Kolkata 73.
Tel : 241-2330/31-5266

Sea Coast

22/1B, Ballygunge Station Road,
Kolkata 19.
Tel : 440-4092

Tel : (03220)-66231/48

47, Bhupen Bose Avenue,
Kolkata 4.
Tel : 555-4652

Tel : (03220)-66325

66, Dum Dum Road,
Kolkata 74.

Samudra Samrat

Eastern Travels & Tours
4B, Gopal Banerjee Street,
(Near Harish Park),
Kolkata 25.
Tel : 455-3031

Hotel Amit
Tel : (03220)-66354

8/2/2, Umesh Banerjee Lane,
Howrah 1.
Tel : 660-0171

Hotel Duke
Tel : (03220)-66296

Hotel Ashirbad
Tel : (03220)-66337

Universal Tourist Counter
Gol Park,Kolkata.
Tel : 412-1348

Bela Nivas
Tel : (03220)-66243

Ex S-ervicemen's Booking Counter at Esplanade

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Junput is 40 km. from Digha by bus, with a change at Contai. The place offers beautiful sea-view and lines of casuarina trees. The beach is unspoilt. Brackish water fish cultivation and research are done here by the State Government Fisheries Department.

How to Go

Junput is 40 km. from Digha by bus.Digha is easily accessible by road from Kolkata, Asansol, Bardhaman, Durgapur, Suri, Bankura and Jamshedpur and partly by rail (upto Kharagpur). The last part of the trip between Kharagpur and Digha (123 km.) has to be done by bus and taxi.

By bus :- There is frequent bus service to Digha from Dharamtala bus stand of Kolkata and many other parts of West Bengal. It is almost a 5 hour journey from Kolkata.

By Train :- Very recently (in 2004) train service have started for Digha. There are daily trains from Shalimar railway station and there are a few trains from Howrah too. Sometimes special trains are announced on special occasions and holidays. Notice for such trains come on widely circulated newspapers.

Shalimar-Digna Express (2867) starts from Shalimar at 07:55 AM and comes to Santragachi at 08:05 am. Fare is Rs. 56/- for general class and around Rs. 70/- for Chair car reservation. From Digha the same train comes back at 1.30 pm and the ticket counter at Digha closes five minutes before the scheduled departure of the train.

There are two trains on Sundays to come back to Kolkata from Digha.One at 1.30 PM (2868A)and another at 6PM. Also, both the trains on Sunday go directly to Howrah rather than Shalimar which save a lot of pain getting down at Santragachi and haggling with cab drivers.

The new train No is 2867 SHM Digha Rxpress (MON-SAT) and 2867A HWH DIGHA EXP (SUN). All Other timings remain same.

By Road: Only 4 Hours by car from Kolkata.

By Air: NSC Bose International Airport (Kolkata) is the nearest airport.

Get Around :- Cycle rickshaw vans are available.

Things to see and do

Sea Beach .


Around Junput

Shankarpur , 14 km from Digha
Mandarmani .
Digha, 40 km from Digha
Talasari , 8-9 km from Digha

Things to buy

Made of Sea Shells
Curios Made of Sea Shells
Hand woven mats the reputed Madur of Midnapore (hand-woven mat made of weeds) in colourful designs, Made of weeds These mats are called "Madur" in Bengali and colorful Madurs of Midnapur District are famous.
Cashewnuts . There is a cashewnut farm in Digha and cashewnuts are cheaper here than other places of West Bengal.

Where to eat

There are many cheap "rice hotels" all over Digha, serving cheap, but good quality Bengali dishes. There are some more expensive restaurants where continental food is available. In an average restaurant, vegeterian meal is available for Rs. 12-15, Bengali Fish curry-rice is available for Rs. 18-20. Meal with egg curry-rice is available around Rs. 15.

Another great idea would be to just buy the staple vegetarian fare at the hotel you are staying and have it delivered to your room. You can buy fresh fishes like ilish, pomfret, parshe, prawn etc. from Mohona, Digha fish market in the morning and have it cooked at the numerous "Dada-Boudi'r" joints around Sea Hawk. Have this fish with your standard vegetarian lunch or dinner. It is economical and funky.

Look for fried fish on the sea front in Digha, in the evening.

Those who are fussy about the quality of cooking, have transport at their command and are looking for real tasty fish preparations should go and have luch at Shankarpur , some 14 km away - they prepare the fish much better than at Digha. The quality at Shankarpur is comparable to the Kolkata 5-star but is comparatively cheaper and the fish as fresh as you can demand. The trouble of travelling would be well compensated.

Green Coconut water . Green coconuts are very cheap here. A single green coconut costs around Rs.5/- only. The green coconut vendors move with their cycles all along the Sea Beach.

Alcohol . There are many bars and wine shops in Digha serving all sorts of hard drinks.

Where to Stay

Govt. Accommodation

Digha Tourist Lodge
Tel: (03220)-66256,66255

Tourist Centre
3/2, Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh (East),
Kolkata 1.
Tel : 248-5917/5168
Saikatabas, Cottages

Digha Development Authority
P.O. Digha
West Medinipur
Tel: 03220-266234
State Youth Hostel at New Digha. Double bed rooms with attached baths are Rs. 120/- per day. Booking can be done in Directorate of Youth Services, 32/1, B.B.D. Bag (South), Calcutta - 700001. Phone - 2248 0626.

Union territories

Metropolitan cities of India

Metropolitan cities of India


Where to Stay

Hotel Sathi
Tel : (03220)-66321

Rabindranath Avenue, Sodepur,
24 Parganas (North).
Tel : 553-3679

Tel : (03220)-66233/04

63, Seal Thakurbari Road,
Kolkata 38,
(Near Ajanta Cinema at Behala).
Tel : 478-6188

Tel : (03220)-66294

Tel : (03220)-66229

6, Ashokgarh (East),
Kolkata 35.

Tel : (03220)-66282

Classic Travels
Stephen House, 1st Floor,
B.B.D. Bag (East),
Kolkata 1. Tel : 248-3166

Manas Kanya
Tel : (03220)-66213


Hotel Holiday Home

Room No. 35, 2nd Floor,
212, R.B. Avenue,Kolkata 19.
Tel : 440-4897/8471

Minalay and Minakshi of Benfish. Here AC, non AC rooms and dormitories are available. AC double bed rooms Rs. 550/- non AC double bed rooms Rs. 250/- and dormitory with 5 beds Rs. 250/-. Booking can be done on the spot too depending on the availability.

Hotel Sonar Bangla 400 500 600 ac 700 800 sixbed 800 contact 9339424307 / 9831031895

Larica call 24551491

Hotel Cozy
Tel : (03220)-66316

Bera Refrigeration Co.
84, AJC Bose Road,
Kolkata 14.
Tel : 244-4831

Hotel Balaka
Tel : (03220)-66287

Hotel Saikatsree
Tel : (03220)-66327


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