Shankarpur

Best time to Visit: September to March

Shankarpur is a sea beach area. It is now listed as virgin beach near Digha. Digha to Bengali people is one of the hot sea destinations after Puri.

It is a treat to me, while I visit Shankarpur, after a week long tiresome 9 hours job in my office. It is less crowded than Digha. And that is why I like this. Serene and calm are the two words looming there. Sunbathing and a mug of beer on the shack all are offering in Shankarpur, along with some delicious fish dishes.

Night in Shankarpur is cool and pleasant. A walk in the “dark and gentle” sea beach resonances the poem of Browning.

“The grey sea and the long black land;
And the yellow half-moon large and low;
And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed i’ the slushy sand.

Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;
Three fields to cross till a farm appears;
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, thro’ its joys and fears,
Than the two hearts beating each to each!”

Shankarpur

It is 14 kilometers from Digha which is most crowded and just opposite to Mandarmani and Shankarpur. A drive from Digha can reach you well to Shankarpur without any hesitation. To reach Shankarpur, you can take train or bus from Esplanade or Howrah Station. From Howrah, Tamralipta Express Kandari Express, Duranto and Paharia Express you can get down at Digha or Ramnagar. It is better, if you get down at Ramnagar or a step name “14 Miles” Choddomiles. It is gaining the popularity as Digha- Contai Road become popular to weekenders of Kolkata.

58741742

Local Sightseeing are available at reasonable rates. You can visit Udaipur, Talshari, New Digha, Old Digha, Mandarmani, Balessore, Chandaneshwar Temple and Subarnarekha River.

Other Sea beach destinations in West Bengal are Bakkhali, Henry Island, Frasergaunj, Jambudwip, Gangasagar

Stay Here:

Hotel Nest: 9647035977
Hotel Belanibas: 8170059352
Hotel Ashoka: 03220-264275
Sweet Home Inn: 9831003490

Advertisements

One thought on “Shankarpur

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s