Monday, December 15, 2014

Seren environs offered by Mandarmani and Digha beaches

We had planned a two day picnic to Digha, but were introduced to one more beach located nearby, called Mandarmani. It is also known as Mandarmoni among the local population. Digha is a seven kilometre long stretch of shallow beach with scenic natural beauty. It also offers its visitors plenty of activities to indulge in.

Digha is set against the backdrop of lush green plantations, which fascinates every visitor coming to this beach. The calm waters of Digha give tourists the chance to enjoy some exciting adventure sports. We visited the marine Aquarium and Research centre at Digha which is spread across a vast area. 

This centre has various facilities related to marine research, and is the largest in India. We also enjoyed boating at Amravati Park and visited lord Shiva temple at Chandaneshwar. The next day, early in the morning, we left for Mandarmani and were awestruck with its beauty when we reached its periphery. It was totally different than many of the other Indian beaches.

We spent some great moments of our trip by playing beach volleyball on this beach. The two beaches of Digha and Mandarmoni, being in the vicinity of Kolkata, serve as the best picnic spots for tourists. An accommodation in any of the resorts in Mandarmani would offer them greater convenience in visiting these beaches and having a splendid time on its amazing sands.

Sand Art of West Bengal catches the eye of tourists

West Bengal tourism offers several options in arts and entertainment to its visitors, besides its beautiful hill stations, abundant wildlife, and virgin beaches. There are lots of interesting places to visit near Kolkata, including the ones that are ideal for one-day picnics.

Mandarmoni is one such fabulous location close to Kolkata, which is preferred by many tourists for having a pleasant holiday. We reached this beach destination during the festive season, when there were plenty of activities to enjoy, such as, water sports, and adventure trips. 

One of the unique experiences for us was the exhibition of the sand art. This form of art was made on the shores simply by using fine sand that was abundantly available on the beach. We were really impressed by the artistic work of one of the famous sand artists that was displayed on the beach of Mandarmani. This splendid beach with a vast stretch of sand is said to be an ideal location for creating artistic figures from sand. 

With an increase in the number of tourists visiting this region, many hotels and resorts have sprung up near Mandarmani beach over a period of time. Tourists can choose an accommodation in Mandarmani after considering their budgets and preferences. The fishing village at the end of the beach is the best for walking and getting to know the lives of local fishermen.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mandarmani: An ideal seaside village for a pleasant vacation

Well-known among tourists for its longest driveable beach of India, Mandarmani is a seaside village located in East Midnapore district of the Indian state, West Bengal. It has become one of the fastest developing travel destinations in the state in recent times. This village offers a perfect setting for individuals who are seeking some respite from their busy schedules and the hustle-bustle of city crowds. Today, it is the most preferred weekend destination for people living in the cities nearby.

Major attraction of Mandarmani is its 13-kilometre beach, which attracts plenty of visitors, especially during weekends. Some exciting watersports like jet-skiing, banana boat rides, and surfing can be enjoyed at this place. Accommodation in any of the hotels in Mandarmani would make it convenient for tourists to visit this beach and all the interesting places nearby. Mandarmani Beach is also popular for its wonderful views of sunrise and sunset.

In the month of January, a four-day festival called 'Digha-Mandarmani Festival' is held in this region. It gives tourists the chance to enjoy some thrilling beach sports, taste the region's mouth-watering seafood, and witness live concerts. Best time to visit this amazing destination is during the months of January and February, and the period from August to December.