Nowadays Mandarmani sea beach is very popular tourists spot lies close to Digha and Shankarpur. It is one of the most developed tourist attractions of West Bengal. It is located in the Purba Medinipur district of South Bengal. Mandarmani beach is the longest drivable beach in India. Mandarmani has 13 km long motorable beach. Red crabs crawling around the long and wide beach is a special attraction of Mandarmani. Mandarmani is less crowded, a bit expensive, but you can enjoy the beach than any other beach of West Bengal. The serene atmosphere and the sunset at Mandarmani attracts tourist all round the year.You can enjoy lots of water sport activities like jet skiing, surfing, banana boat rides, beach activities like biking, parachuting, have a bath in the sea, do some shopping at the beach shop with your friends and family. It is a perfect destination to spend your weekends.
On the beach, there is no electricity. After evening only sources of light are from generators or batteries.The beauty of Mandarmani is increased in the moon light specially the time of full moon. After the evening you can ask for arrange the bonfires at the beach side.
Be careful while driving on the beach. Towards the end of the beach, the sands are soft in places and your car may get stuck in it. Avoid driving on the beach after dark as if you get stuck in the sand dunes, you may not be able to get any local help to pull your vehicle out. Geomorphologically, this area has relatively low waves than Digha. At the end of the beach, there is the ‘mohana’ or river delta. On one side of the river there are dense jhau trees and the other side is the fishing village. Try to avoid this place after dark, you will not find any people for any help. Most of the hotels and resorts serve typical Bengali food and some Chinese cuisine.
Popular hotels and resorts are :
Rose Valley Resort: +919883477099
Masara Beach Resort: +919903861999
Debraj Beach Resort: +913322310909
The Sana Beach +91 90 0772-5066
How To Go Mandarmani:
Air: Nearest airport is kolkata 180 km from Digha.
Road: Many route buses and private cars available from Mecheda,Kharagpur,Howrah & Kolkata.
Best Time To Visit In Mandarmani:
Rainy season and Winter is the best time to visit Mandarmani, but you can come here anytime of the year.
Tourist Attraction Of Mandarmani:
Shankarpur: Shankarpur, a unspoilt beach is located at 14km from digha.It offers nearly all the pleasures of a private beach. This beach too is girdled with casuarina plantations. A major project for development of Shankarpur as a high-class beach resort is in the pipeline.Shankerpur is famous for its fishing harbour project.
Chandaneswar: This place is famous for shiva temple and only 6km far from digha.In the month of chaitra, thousands of pilgrims flock to the temple.
Digha: Digha is very popular tourists spot and ideal place to spend weekends for the eastern part of the india. Digha beach is known as ‘Briton of the east’.The sea at digha is calm and beautiful.The sunrises and sunsets in digha beach will make you feel in dream. Digha beach is girdled with casuarina trees along the coast, which adds to the charms ofDigha. Old digha beach is expanded to new digha beach(2km).The science centre and one of the largest marine aquarium are the latest attraction of new digha.Amaravati lake is the another attraction of new digha, you can enjoy boat riding there. There are so many tourist lodge and hotels are available near the beach. The distance between digha and kolkata is only 185km.It is only five-hour drive from Calcutta and is connected with Kolkata by good roads and trains.
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