Digha, originally known as Beerkul during Warren Hasting's time was discovered in the late 18th century by the British. It is mentioned as the ‘Brighton of the East' in one of Hastings' letters (1780 AD) to his wife. In 1923, an English tourist named John Frank Smith was charmed by the beauty of Digha and started living here.Digha is the most popular sea resort in West Bengal. It is located 187 KM south west of Kolkata.
Digha has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach extending upto 7KM in length and has gentle rolling waves. The scenic beauty of this place is charming and alluring. The beach is girdled with Casuarina plantations along the coast enhancing its beauty.
Nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Ch Bose (Dumdum) airport.RAIL
Train services are available for Digha from Salimar and Howrah rail station near Kolkata. Now there are several trains services from Howrah.ROAD
There is frequent bus service to Digha from Dharmatala bus stand of Kolkata and many other parts of West Bengal. It is almost a 5 hour journey from Kolkata. Bus service is also available from towns across West Bengal such as Midnapore, Bankura, Asansol, Bardhaman, Howrah, and, also from Orissa via Balasore (Baleswar).