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.