Digha is one of the most popular sea beaches in Eastern India. The ancient name is Beerkul. In the year 1923 one Englishman, John Frank Smith came to this place and he liked this place so much that he started living here and he also started writing about this place. A new beach has been developed at New Digha which is about 2 kilometers from the old beach. This new beach is not only bigger than the old one, but is considered a better one.
The whole stretch of the route from Old Digha to New Digha is filled with casuarina plantations, which looks beautiful.
After India’s independence in 1947 the then chief minister of West Bengal Mr. Bidhan Chandra Roy took the initiative to promote this place as a new destination.
- New Digha
- Shankarpur (14 kilometers from Digha)
- Chandaneswar (8 kilometers from Digha)
- Junput (41 kilometers from Digha)
- Talseri (12 kilometers from Digha)
- By Air - Nearest airport is at Kolkata (Kolkata Airport), which is airlinked with all major Indian and international cities. Digha is 215 kilometers by road from Netaji Subhas Bose International airport.Bhubaneshwar airport is also 380 kilometers from Digha.
- By Rail - Train Service - Train services have started from Shalimar railway station (Shalimar - Digha Express Train 2867) There are a few trains from Howrah Station too.
- By Road - There is frequent bus service Kolkata. Bus service is also available from other towns across West Bengal and Orissa via Balasore. Regular bus service is available between Kolkata and Digha and it takes approximately 3 - 4 hours.