It is the nearest sea-beach from Kolkata and is a six-hour bus journey. Very close to the Orissa border, Digha has been attracting a lot of tourists. The 7 kilometer long beach has every thing that a sea loving traveller could possibly need good surf and sand. Just 8 kms from Digha is the Chandaneshwar Siva Temple across the border in Orissa. Digha is 185 kms from Kolkata.
51 kms from the city is the old port of Kolkata. From here Hooghly turns south to merge into the sea and from here, one can take launches to Sagar island for the famous Ganga Sagar Fair.
Places to Visit in Kolkata
It one of three bridges on the river Hooghly and is the most famous landmark in all of West Bengal. This bridge is a marvel of British engineering. Howrah Bridge is suspended on pillars and never mind how old, it still stands as strong as ever.
One of the oldest museums in Kolkata, this is a must see for anyone who visits the city.
The oldest museum in India and one of the most comprehensive museums in Asia, the archaeology and numismatic sections contain the most valuable collections.
The largest mosque in Kolkata, which can accommodate 10,000 worshippers at a time, this wonder is built in the Indo-Saracenic style.
St. Paul's Cathedral Church.
One of the most prominent churches in the city, it is located between Birla planetarium and Rabindra Sadan. Constructed by Bishop Willson in 1847, it is the first Episcopal Church of the East. The Indo-Gothic style of this church is really impressive.