the principal attraction of Digha is the flat hard beach, which stretches for miles.
It is one of the widest beaches in the world.
Digha is most popular beach resort of west Bengal for a quiet holiday with
several places of interest around it.
New Digha is the newer section of the town with the beach that is suitable for a holiday.
In addition to charming beach and several hotel , The latest attraction of new digha is
the Science Center established by the National Council of Science Museums.
The Centre offers a wide variety of mechanisms to make science an enjoyable learning experience.
A fun glass measures individual height. A skeleton gives company for bicycle racing.
An Eskimos' Igloo turns out to be a planetarium. Also in the enclave is the Centre's Science Park,
which offers entertaining educational opportunities. A park representing the
Jurassic Age has also been built at the Centre. The Asia's largest Marine Aquarium,
which is opposite the hospital in Digha.
There is a small park with a lake called Amravati lake where you can enjoy a boat ride.
Near lake has a Deepak Mitra's Snake Farm, which is an added attraction.
An old famous Siva Temple, situated only at a distance 8 km from Digha May visit.
Also Lankeswari (14 km.) and Kapal Kundala Temple (45 km.)
famous for an ancient temple associated with Bankimchandra's novel Kapal Kundala.
near Contai may be visited.
Shankarpur, a virgin beach as yet, is a recent discovery. It is a twin beach of Digha,
around 14 km from Digha, along the Digha-Contai Road. It is now developed as a
sea resort with hotels It offers nearly all the pleasures of a private beach with casuarina plantations.
Shankarpur is mainly credited for all the advantages of Digha and decreasing the crowd of Digha.
It can boast of a wide and unspoilt beach, casuarina groves by the side of a gentle sea and a
good climate round the year. Apart from the long, tree-lined beach,
the main attraction is the Shankarpur Fishing Harbour Project.
Junput is yet another beach resort of West Bangal, although the beach here is usually
exposed only when the tide ebbs. The casuarina trees, kissed by the gentle breeze at
Junput, are a soothing sight.
After independence, Junput was overlooked for development as a beach resort, Digha being chosen instead.
Later, Junput was harnessed for scientific research and industry.
A centre for studies in marine biology is the nucleus for the area's sea-fish research and shark oil
extraction. Junput also has a farm for breeding ducks.
The beach is unspoilt.
Brackish water fish cultivation and research are done here by the State Government Fisheries Department.
Junput is 40 km. from Digha and regular bus services are available.
A bus from Digha would lead to Junput via Kanthi. Kanthi and Junput are eight kilometres apart.