Digha: The Beach Town Situated on the Shores of Bay of Bengal

Digha Travel Guide for planning your trip on a budget will help you explore this destination without creating holes in your pocket. Enjoy the scenic beach town of Digha and return enchanted.

The beautiful beach town of Digha is situated by the shores of the mighty Bay of Bengal. It is situated south of West Bengal or as the Bengalis say, “Poschim Bongo” (Yes I know that because I am a Bengali too). Digha is very near to the Bengal and Odisha border. This is surely a place which is well within in reach for all people easily.

I hope after reading the detailed Digha Travel Guide via this article, you will imagine yourself visiting typical Indian streets, astounding beaches and surrounded by super-cute markets by the beaches and eating phenomenal regional delicacies. Once you’re done reading, I’m sure you’ll be convinced to travel to Digha and experience something wonderful.

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The beautiful beach town of Digha is situated by the shores of the mighty Bay of Bengal. Photography by Suman Nazir

Digha Travel Guide on a Budget: An Overview

Budget Season to Visit March to May
Budget Accommodation Stay in a group of 3 (1000 INR)
Budget Eateries Food is nominal across Digha
Cheapest Modes of Internal Transport Renting a two-wheeler for Rs. 100 per day
Cheapest Modes of External Travel State public transport bus, Train (sleeper class)
Cost of a 4 Day trip to Digha  Rs. 5000 to Rs. 8000
Top Travel Tip Visit during winter months.
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Digha makes for a lovely holiday destination. Photography by Susanta Sounda

Digha is a small town located in the Indian state of  West Bengal. Situated in south of the state and very near to the Bengal-Odisha border, this coastal town is by far the most visited weekend/mini holiday getaway for most people living in the state.

“3-days long weekend upcoming? No problem, let’s go to Digha!”

“Want to escape from the rush of monotonous city life? Let’s go to Digha!”

“Want to spend a romantic outing with your better half? Go visit Digha!”

“Let us just go to Digha” is all what the travel passionate people care for here. Of course, this applies for the people who are in close proximity of the place unless you really want to discover yourself in a new heaven-like place even if you live far.

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Digha is the perfect destination to enjoy shimmering sunsets and sea food. Photography by Elizabeth Jamatia

Digha Travel Guide: Best Time to Visit Digha

Being a coastal town , Digha can be extremely humid in the rainy season as well as summers. So as per the Digha travel guide, the best time to visit it is in winters or at least nearing the winter months i.e October to February.

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Visit Digha in winters to experience the beauty of this place. Photography by Souvik Barua

Digha Travel Guide: Modes of Travel Inter City and Intra City

As per the Digha travel guide, the best mode of travel to Digha is via road. Usually there are two main connecting roads to the other parts of the state from Digha. One which is directly connecting Kolkata and the other one is actually joins to NH2 near Raniganj via Kharagpur.

If road travel is not what you intend to opt for, then another great alternative will be travelling by train. Hats off to Indian Railways for connecting us with even the most remote places of the country. It almost seems like it has stitched and kept the country intact.

If this is also not an option for you then you might consider travelling waterways or maybe even airways. Who knows! Maybe this is the time to finally test your private Chopper. I’m not kidding.

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View of the landscape outside as seen from the train window. Photography by Souvik Barua

Digha Travel Guide: Budget Plan for First Time Travelers

This is always the trickiest and most difficult part of the Digha Travel Guide. Good thing is that Digha is one of the cheapest places in Bengal so planning a budget for Digha should be an issue.You can easily go for a 4 day trip with expenditure of around Rs.5000 to Rs.8000 per person. The best part is that if you travel in a group the expenditure becomes almost half of what has been mentioned above.

Digha Travel Guide: Breaking Down the Budget for a Nominal Trip


Taking a train from Kolkata to Digha will be in the Price Range of -Rs.100 to Rs.1100 per person depending upon the type of seating you choose where the least priced ticket is for a non-AC second-class seater and the highest priced ticket is the AC-Executive Class seater where catering is included and first-class service is provided.

You can also opt for bus service from Kolkata to Digha where the price range of ticket is Rs.125 to Rs.400 per person where the least priced ticket is for Government transportation buses and the highest priced ticket is by luxury full-AC private semi-sleeper buses.

Of course, there are other places from where people can travel to Digha but via Kolkata is the most popular route and hence you should chose this option.

Please make sure that you travel in a way that you directly reach Digha and don’t go the nearest place first. Else, you’ll waste money and time both.

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A budget trip can easily be planned to the beach town of Digha. Photography by Souvik Barua


For a typical 4 Night-5 day getaway Digha trip experience, you may look forward to something which will cost you around Rs.3000 and up. This is actually cheap for a beach town. This predictive price is based on lodging for 3 people in a hotel. This means that it will cost about 1000 INR per person.


Food is very cheap in this town compared to any other beach town in India. You may look forward to spend something less than Rs.500 per day per person.

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Crab curry. Digha crabs are extremely delicious and nominal. Photography by Krishanu Ghosh

Digha Travel Guide: Activities and Sight Seeing

 Water sports as a total package will cost you around Rs.1000 per person.

 Renting a two-wheeler will cost you about Rs.100 and up per vehicle.

 Entry to all the parks will cost around Rs.10 to Rs.50 and additional cost will be the rides in the park which are optional.

 Renting an “electric Toto” for a city tour will cost around Rs.500.

 Intra-city transport is also available and you can share a ride in the toto or a “motored 3-wheeler thela” for a price of Rs.10 per person.

 Buying souvenirs and other pretty and attractive stuff will depend upon person to   person and it cannot be included in this budged but do keep some extra money if you are an extensive shopper.

 Digha Travel Guide: Places for  Sight Seeing

 Chandaneswar Temple

We all know how much diverse our culture is and how religious and spiritual we are and Digha is no different. This place is just situated near the Odisha border and the interesting part is that you actually have to cross the border in order to visit this temple).

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Chandaneswar Temple. Photography by Souvik Barua

The Marine Aquarium by the Zoological Survey of India

Well this is a place where you will find yourself surrounded by the most beautiful creatures of the sea world. Most of you have only seen them either on TV or on internet or maybe physical pictures or images and videos. You might not have ever imagined to see them in real life. You will spend around one hour at an average in this place. Surely you will enjoy. 

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A silver shaded lobster at the Marine Aquarium. Photography by Souvik Barua

The Science Museum

While most of you might just visit the place for taking a break or doing other activities, the Science Museum is a place for a few of you who are into science and even people who love acquiring knowledge of various things.

One thing is for sure, I can bet you that you will revisit your school days once you enter the museum and see various types of scientific demonstrations most which relate to the experiments studied in school. The fun part is that you get to participate in those science activates happening around you. This is so cool.

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Photo mosiac at the science museum. Photography by Souvik Barua

Digha Travel Guide for the Two Parks: Wonderland and Amarabati

Both of these parks are equally beautiful and perfect places for short walks. When you want the time to move slowly , the Wonderland and Amaravati parks are laces are an absolute visit for you. While the former is slightly smaller compared to the latter, I promise you, it still is pure thrill. The enormous amounts of joy that you will receive when you come down riding slides will prove to be fun.  Also you can do boating in lakes, take your time around a mini zoo, take a ride of a beautiful toy train around the park and many more such activities.

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Wild geese at the Amarabati Park. Photography by Tapas Paul

Digha Travel Guide for Old Digha and New Digha Beaches: Which One is Better ?

Even though both beaches are good, as a traveler I’d say that Old Digha Beach is better than the New Digha Beach. Also, the Old Digha Beach is more comfortable when it comes to seating. There are stone seats places across the beach where you can sit and gaze at the sea. The tides in Bay of Bengal are very rough so while you enjoy yourself, prevent going too far in the sea.

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Make sure that you don’t venture far into the Old or New Digha beaches. They beautiful, yet dangerous. Photography by Roni Paul

 Digha Travel Guide for Where and What to Eat  at the Beaches ?

If you’re near the sea , you should most certainly feed yourself with fish and crabs. This is what the Digha travel guide suggests as well. Crabs in Digha are one of the best in the state. So please go for them. Enjoy the most fresh of sea food from almost any of the street food stalls or even restaurants.

 After this quick snack, if you feeling it’s time for dinner/lunch, there is a great restaurant in Old Digha that sells one of the best Biriyanis of the city. My suggestion will be the famous chicken Biriyani.

To make your meal a perfect combo, end your day with the most soothing and refreshing natural drink of all time, the Coconut water or as they say “daab/narkel er jol” 

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While in Digha, you have got to try sea food. Photography by Raj Chakraborty

Digha Travel Guide: Safety for Backpackers – Top Tips

The first Digha Travel Guide tip is to not venture deep inside beaches. Not only can you be bitten by sea snakes but also sink yourself. 

The second Digha Travel Guide tip is to spend more time at Old Digha Beach but to stay near New Digha beach only.

The third Digha Travel Guide tip is to beware of pickpockets around the town.

Keep these 3 Digha Travel Guide tips in mind at all times and have a fantastic Digha tour.

Now come out of the imagination already and start making your next trip to Digha. Frankly speaking, don’t even make a plan, just start because you already got this so what’s left to plan?  

Happy wayfaring 🙂


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Souvik Barua
Souvik Barua is an undergraduate student and currently living in the garden city of Bengaluru. He is an aspiring entrepreneur, engineer, travel enthusiast, blogger, an absolute foodie and a musician. Souvik is a true believer in hard work and knows how to achieve goals. His inspirations are the men who built America.