West Bengal's most popular sea resort. Originally known as Beerkul, it is
mentioned as the "Brighton of the East" in one of Warren Hasting's
letters (1780 AD) to his wife.
In 1923, an English tourist John Frank Smith was charmed by the beauty of
Digha and started living here. His writings about Digha slowly gave exposure to
this place. After independence, he convinced West Bengal's chief minister Dr.
Bidhan Chandra Roy to develop Digha as a beach resort.
A small town, Digha is crowded with hotels generally around one main road. Its
proximity to Calcutta (187 kms) attracts tourists throughout the year. Digha is
a hard beach where one can drive during low tide. The beach is however facing
the problem of sea erosion.
is advisable only during the low tide. One can view both sunrise and sunset at
Digha sea beach.
Digha is an extension of Digha. It too has several hotels. There is a small park
with a lake here.
Is a small beach resort about 132 kms from Calcutta.
Despite being isolated and having limited accommodation, it is very popular with the
citizens of Calcutta. One can walk to the Frasergunj beach from Bakkhali.