Digha By Train, A Trip Report

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Digha trip by Train

On 7th February, I suddenly decided to go Digha as I wanted to travel by the new train that had been introduced to this destination

At 0640 hours Tamralipta Express started from Platform no. 18 (New Complex). One need not bother to carry food for this trip as one Pantry car is attached to the train. You won’t feel bored because of variety of food, cheerful co-passengers and the morning newspaper.

The train route diverted from main line just before Panskura. The beauty of train journey begins from here. Sometimes, the train was passing by rivers. It was an awesome experience.

The train reached Digha Flag station at 1010 hours, just 10 minutes late from its scheduled arrival. The railway station is situated in between Old and New Digha.

We checked in to the hotel and went to the Sea Beach. It was low tide and the water was not conducive for bath. We decided to take bath at Hotel. As usual we went to Old Digha in the evening and bought some cashew nuts.

Next day morning i.e., 8th Sunday, we checked out from Hotel at 10.00 hours after our break fast and left for Station. We took the same down train for Howrah which started at 1035 hours and we reached Howrah at 1330 hours. Tamralipta Express changed its name to Kandari Express, as soon as it reached Howrah Station for further journey to Digha. Its schedule departure from Howrah is 1410. That means the same train runs 2 times to and fro to Digha by changing it’s name.

Those who are interested to go Digha should try this train once to take the essence of rural Bengal.



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Any photos of the Digha beach or description?
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http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/pho...eat=directlink

The first one is taken on the beach. Attaching one more photograph. Did not take too many at sea beach.

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Thanks, the waves seem low so a person should be able to go quite deep.

Is this similar to the Puri beach or different?
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Puri beach is the best amongst all see beached I have ever seen. Digha is OK when the tides are high, in low tide it is horrible.
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No problem! When I decide to visit Digha, I will know who to ask.
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Nice short trip.
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Originally Posted by somnath biswas View Post Puri beach is the best amongst all see beached I have ever seen. Digha is OK when the tides are high, in low tide it is horrible.
Sorry, Somnathda, Puri beach is no longer the best. It is now very risky to bathe there. Don't know whether you read the letter written to the Anandabazar Patrika by a Bengali tourist a couple of months ago. He got a new life after being admitted to a nursing home there as he got drowned, went into coma and was saved by God's grace.
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Thanks mousourik for your post. Risk factor is there even in Digha. I am talking about beauty of sea. Light blue water with huge tireless waves. I use to seat on the beach, and never venture inside the sea.

Yes, I missed that writeup in Anandabazar.
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Well, forgive me, but have you been to Vizag ? The port area in particular ? If so, you must have seen the colour of water. It's Deep Blue - not pale blue, nor light blue, nor might-be-blue, nor perhaps-blue, nor even is-it-blue. To me, that's the colour of ocean.
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Sorry mousourik for my late reply. Yes, I had been to Vizag in 2008. From there to Araku. Nice place. Good description of 'Blue'. Very poetic.
I did not see any person taking bath in Ramkrishna Beach. I am forgetting the name of the place where I have seen people taking bath, with life jacket. One thing I must mention that the tides are different in different part of Vizag. Where we stayed, AP Tourism's guest house near Roapway, the tides are very low. But in Puri you will see tides are similar in every part.
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There is / was a sign board at Ramkrishna beach reading "If you swim, you may be the next.". It's absolutely forbidden to swim there, because of its hilly terrain.

The only place in Vizag where people can swim is perhaps Rushikonda beach. Although i met a person way back in 1999 who was hit by a wave there as he was walking back to shore and his ligament was torn.
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Yes, forgot the name of the beach. It was Rishikonda.

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