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Tajpur is one of the most hidden beaches in India. Tajpur beach lies in the Purba Medinipur district of South Bengal, one of the southern districts of West Bengal. It lies on the Kolkata - Digha route and just 16 Km before Digha. Tajpur is one of Bengal's recently discovered tourist destination that lies close to ever-popular Mandarmoni and Shankarpur.

In Tajpur, prime attraction is its sea beach with a dense of tamarisk trees. Red crabs are found during day time as it is looks like red carpet which welcoming you. Seagulls are also being seen at the break of dawn here at Tajpur.Now a day Tajpur became the most popular destination among Bengal people as well as to other countries people i.e. Foreigners. It is surrounded with patches of forests and this sea shore destination truly offers great visual pleasure to vacation at Tajpur. Tajpur sea beach is also known as virgin sea beach around Kolkata.

Tajpur Beach
The convenient location of Tajpur is the major cause behind the emerging popularity of this sea beach holiday destination. Surrounded with patches of forests this sea shore destination truly offers great visual pleasure. The sea beach of Tajpur has an unusual shape - unlike the most sorted crescent shape Tajpur has an inverted Crescent shape of the beach, which gives an unusual panoramic view of the sea. Tajpur is still the most unexploited virgin sea-beach around Kolkata. The beach is infested with infinite number of red crabs which play hide and seek in the sand. Their presence makes the beach look crimson. There are fishermen's villages in the vicinity, where one can observe the mundane life of fisherman. Just 1 km away is a lagoon with pleasant surroundings.

Digha Beach, located in the proximity, is referred to as 'Brighton of the East'. The low gradient with a shallow sand beach extends 7 km in length. The beach gives a beautiful view of sunrise and sunset. It is a safe beach for swimming as sea at Digha is calm and shallow for about a mile from the beach.


How to reach



By Air: Nearest airport to Digha is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. Digha is well connected by road and rail network with Kolkata.

By Train: Nearest railhead is Digha railway station. There are frequently trains (Local or Express) available from Howrah station to Digha.

By Road: Digha is well connected by excellent road with Kolkata. One can take a bus from Esplanade, Howrah, Belgharia etc. or can go by car/cab through NH-6 till Kolaghat and then on NH-41 to reach Digha.

Mandarmoni is a large and rapidly developing seaside resort village. It lies in East Medinipur district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. Mandarmoni is connected to Kolkata/Howrah by a highway. From Contai this can be travelled through a place called Chaulkhola. Mandarmoni boasts of a 13 km long motorable beach, probably the longest motorable beach road in India. This is a drive-in beach. It is an ideal place to relax, far away from the hustle and bustle of Kolkata.


How to reach



By Air: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose airport at Dum Dum in Kolkata is the nearest airport. From here one can either hire a private vehicle or opt for buses to reach Mandarmani.

By Train: Digha is the nearest railway station. It has regular trains from Howrah. From Digha railway station one can hire private vehicle to reach the pristine beach resort of Mandarmani.

By Road: Several state transport buses as well as private luxury buses are available from Esplanade/Howrah in Kolkata to Digha. Get down at Chaulkhola, from here local vehicles are available to reach Mandarmani.

Shankarpur is a twin beach of around 14 km east of Digha in West Bengal. It is also a regular fishing harbour. The mornings are cool, when fishermen can be seen hauling their huge nets out of the sea. The morning sun reflecting on the sea waves in the east, and the local fish boats on the coast offer excellent photographic opportunities. This beach is mostly empty except on weekends. Shankarpur itself is something of a surprise package, known to locals but largely hidden from the world. It’s a secluded beach, fringed by casuarinas and eucalyptus trees.


How to reach



By Air: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose international airport at Dum Dum in Kolkata is the nearest airport. From there, one can hire a cab or take a bus to reach Shankarpur.

By Train: Nearest rail station is Digha. There are local and express trains available from Howrah to Digaha. One can take a private cab from Digha station to reach Shankarpur.

By Road: Buses go to Shankarpur from Dharamtala/Esplanade bus stand, Kolkata. Shankarpur is near Digha and can be reached by taking any bus going to Digha.

This is a spectacular beach, almost virgin, 2 km west of Digha, in West Bengal Orissa Border. One part of this clandestine beach is in West Bengal and the other in Orissa. One enters this beach just walking or driving along Bengal-Orissa border. This beach has not been explored so far. The beach has some USPs which has to be experienced to be believed. The vegetation, typical of slopes in Eastern Ghats and the great Casuarina atmosphere, makes this beach, a one of a kind experience. The nearby delta, where the mighty Subarnarekha merges into the Bay of Bengal, is an additional attraction.


How to reach



Udaipur, An unexplored virgin sea beach located in the border of Orissa is 3 KM from Digha Station. 

By Air: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at a distance of about 180 km is the nearest airport.
By Train: From Howrah all Digha bound trains except Duranto Express, halt for a minute at Ramnagar station. From station to the main road i.e. Digha Kanthi road is about 15 mins.
By Road: Kolkata - Vidyasagar Setu - Kolaghat, Turn left - Nandakumar, Turn right - Kanthi, Turn right - Chownkhola More - 4 KM ahead Alampur More, Turn left 3 KM - Tajpur rickshaw stand.

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

New Secretariat Building
1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724/4725/4565
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