Travelling to Digha
by road has become easier, thanks to the chief minister's efforts
in promoting tourism at Digha and surrounding beaches (Mandarmoni,
Tajpur, Sankarpur). The roads are excellent, and one can easily
reach Digha from Kolkata in 4 hours of sedate driving.
Route: NH-6 till Kolaghat
-> take a left turn on NH-41 excellent roads till Nandkumar
-> right turn on state highway all the way to Digha, via towns
of Contai and Ramnagar.
It is advisable
to make reservations in advance for weekends and national holidays.
run daily from Howrah Railway Station at 6.40am (Tamralipta Express),
11.15am (Duranto Express) and 2.40pm (Kandari Express) daily.
Sometimes special trains are announced on special occasions and
holidays. Notice for such trains come on widely circulated newspapers.
Journey by Duront Exp (12847) leaving Howrah at 11.15 can be of
great experience. The returning times are 10.25am, 1.35 pm and
There is paharia express which comes from new jalpaiguri and halts
at Howrah. This train remains quit empty and very comfortable
a Local train from Shalimar (Near Howrah) to Digha though the
timing is not good. Also there may be some special train.
From 01-07-2011 , Indian Railways launched 4 (four) special trains
from Puri (Wednesday 23:35 & Saturday 23:35),Malda Town (
Saturday 08:10),Vishakapatnam (Thursday 17:50).These all trains