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Can some1 suggest some good hotels in digha with quality resteurants?Budget(Rs.600-800 double,non AC).We r planning to visit in the 1st week of October.Is it a good time?
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First week of October will be a good time with clear skies, with the monsoon probably gone. With your budget Sea Hawk hotel stands good. It is in old Digha and stands very near to the sea. There is a small beach nearby where you can bath. But the biggest beach (fit for bathing) is in New Digha, where there are plenty of hotels to suit your budget. You can book one in advance or just get there and find one. Avoid weekend and puja rush. The avatar image you see beside my name on the left of this page is shot at New Digha.
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How is hotel sagar priya?
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sorry, i do not know anything about it. there are plenty of hotels in Digha. From my experience, i noticed that Sea Hawk and Panthaniwas are located in good positions (Old Digha) overlooking the sea. But i personally prefer the New Digha hotels as they are nearer to the big sandy beaches suitable for bathing and photography, you can walk towards Udaipur/Talsari with a couple of fishing villages full of activities. Old Digha has plenty of general facilities and big markets. The Railway Station and Bus Terminus is at New Digha. There is a bus halt at Old Digha also. It takes around 10 minutes travelling between the two in a richshaw-van. If you have a lesurely walk along the sea beach/footpath over the boulders, it takes 30 minutes.

General facilities are plenty in Old Digha but it is not that New Digha is deprived of that, though few compared to the former. Scenic beauty is better in New Digha.
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Where can we find better food n resteurents?What is the best resteurent that you found?
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Originally Posted by meandu View Post Where can we find better food n resteurents?What is the best resteurent that you found?
Look...I am a Bengali and have a crush on fish and spicy Bengali food.....for me......Hotel Baluchari in Old Digha...is the best hotel serving Bengali food in Digha. They have both meal and plate system. Meal system provides good value for money...as you can eat as much as you can (although the main plate like fish/chicken/mutton will be provided only once but you can have rice, dal, sabji, and other as much your stomach or soul can permit). Although my soul always wants more..but my stomach does not permit.

They take Rs. 50 for a mutton meal. Chicken and Fish meal will cost lesser. Although you take some specific fish like the tasty Hilsa, it will cost a little more.

There are plenty of restaurants in that row...do not get confused and enter only the one with the signboard written "Hotel Baluchari" . It is only a restaurant, and not have any lodging facilities.

You might also have Chapati and other things specifically ordered. I found their cook is good.
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Bhai Bhaswaran do they serve fresh sea fish? During my time at KGP we often used to go to Digha which wasn't much of a place then. There used to be an eatery on the right side of the main road right near the beach. This place used to serve fresh Mackerels fried with a spicey coating... delicious it used to be.
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Originally Posted by jyotirmoy View Post Bhai Bhaswaran do they serve fresh sea fish? During my time at KGP we often used to go to Digha which wasn't much of a place then. There used to be an eatery on the right side of the main road right near the beach. This place used to serve fresh Mackerels fried with a spicey coating... delicious it used to be.

Jyotida, I think they serve fresh fish...but nothing can be told about them..after all they are hotels and doing business. But Baluchari hotel has good customer base and is full all the time. So, I think you have at least a good chance of given fresh food rather than others. I perfer this hotel and is extremely pleased by their food.

Apart from it, there are plenty of vendors that come up in the evening near the sea beaches....they bring fresh fish and you have to select any of them and then they will fry it for you and then give a spicy coating on it. But you will get this is the fishing season, which has probably started by now.

Actually the government is pushing hard to extend the fishing holidays, which was earlier 3-4 months, to ensure than the fishes grow up to a larger size and volume. They have already banned the netting of small Hilsa or Khoka Ilish. During this fishing holidays, one will not get fresh fish. Generally, fishing starts with the commencement of monsoon.
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This is a big problem. I find Ilish from Bangladesh through out the year now in Delhi. It seems indiscriminate fishing going on. Even now at the peak season I don't find those 2 Kg Ilish any more. I am afraid if this is not stopped Ilish may soon become extinct.
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Originally Posted by jyotirmoy View Post This is a big problem. I find Ilish from Bangladesh through out the year now in Delhi. It seems indiscriminate fishing going on. Even now at the peak season I don't find those 2 Kg Ilish any more. I am afraid if this is not stopped Ilish may soon become extinct.
You are correct....small Hilsa ..and even other fishes netting should be stopped ..otherwise these delicious creatures will become extinct. Hope the ban on small Hilsa remains and on other fishes come in force.

Yesterday, I read in a newspaper that Bangladesh has decided to stop exporting the famous Hilsa (Ilish) of the Padma river (probably the most tasty Hilsa) to India this year. This will not solve the problem if they go on with their indiscriminate netting and export it to other countries for money.

They are now saying that the people of Bangladesh is not getting the taste of Hilsa due to heavy imports by India. But India (mainly West Bengal) imports only 25% of the total Hilsa of Bangladesh. I think they have some other things in mind , probably for profitable.
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How come? Even yesterday I saw plenty of Bangladeshi Hilsa in the market. Now they come in polythene packs with date of catching !!!!
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Originally Posted by jyotirmoy View Post How come? Even yesterday I saw plenty of Bangladeshi Hilsa in the market. Now they come in polythene packs with date of catching !!!!
I saw this report yesterday in the Bengali daily Aajkal. They have decided. Dont know when it will come into force or ever come into force. ....you know...this may be an issue...because a lot of people and business is associated with it...and phones will start ringing between the big houses of the two countries.
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Pranab Mukherjee won't like it at all
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ha ha ...may be....in fact...nobody will like it ...as it will only reduce political milage here...for every party...if this becomes an issue......and nothing else. I heard from the report that there is 1 Lakh families in India associated with the import of Hilsa from Bangladesh. Votes count...you know
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Hotel Larika and Dolphin are also good in Dugha. Baluchari is good for bengali foods.
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