Originally known as Beerkul, the most popular sea resort of West Bengal is also known as “Brighton of the East”. Owing to its close proximity to the metropolitan city Kolkata, tourism in Digha is on the rise with it gaining importance as a preferred weekend getaway destination among the locals and visitors alike.
Home to some of the beautiful beaches, it makes for a perfect location to enjoy and be mesmerised with the sunrise and sunsets! Touted as the widest beach in the world, it is perfect for swimming due to shallow sand beach.
Plan a trip to Digha and get ready to be enchanted with the scenic beauty and feast on the best of seafood; just soak up the sun at the beach or enjoy swimming at the shallow beach; plan a romantic weekend trip or just head to the this beach resort for a fun outing with friends – whatever your plan, you are sure to have a memorable trip to Digha!
Get hold of a copy of Digha travel guide as it will be easier to navigate and plan your itinerary.
Essential travel information and Digha tips for your visit
- Time Zone: UTC (+05:30)
- Currency: Indian Rupee
- Electricity and Internet: 240 volts- Electrical sockets (outlets) in the Republic of India (Bharat Ganrajya) usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you're plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.
- Languages: Bengali, English, Hindi
- Ambulance: 102
- Emergency response service for medical, police and fire emergencies: 108
- Local police: 100
- Fire service: 101
- Tipping: Not mandatory, but it is customary to tip about 10-50 rupees for anybody who provides you with a service.