Beaches of West Bengal
The coastal strip of West Bengal, extending from the Gangetic delta land to the border of Orissa, presents some beautiful options in sea resorts. The southern-most part of West Bengal is endowed with some of the most famous beaches on the Eastern coast of India. Bengal is a place where a number of tourist spots and religious places are present. These places are center of attraction for the people of Bengal as well as people from all over India.
Best beaches in west Bengal are:
The Falta beach is 43 km downriver, was the site of a Dutch factory. The Damodar River joins the Hooghly just below Falta beach. The British Retreated here in 1756 when Kolkata was captured by Siraj-ud-daula. It was also from here that Clive recaptured Kolkata..
Shankarpur beach, is a virgin beach as yet, is a recent discovery. It is also a regular fishing harbour. Shankarpur is now developed as a sea resort with hotels, tourist lodges and other facilities. This beach offers all the pleasures of a private beach. The best season to visit this beach is from July to March.
Frazergani beach is entirely different from the other beaches with its white sand in the beach. This beach holds the pure and charm of a unspoilt. The Frazergani beach is famous for the migratory birds that can be sighted over here.
In the Southern West Bengal is Digha beach is famous for all over for flat, hard beaches. This Digha beach is the most famous beach on the eastern coast of India. The beauty of this place was discovered as early as the days of Warren Hastings. Digha was known as Beercool at that time. Digha beach is girdled with casuarina plantations along the coast. The sea is calm and shallow for about a mile from the beach making it quite safe for swimming.
The Sagardwip beach is a lovely destination. This beach constitutes the pilgrimage and fun beach situated on an island in the Sunderban. The Sagardwip beach holds the charm of completely unspoilt beach of the mighty river Ganga. On the festive day of Makar Sankranti in winter in that falls in the month of January pilgrims from all over India visit gather at Sagardwip to take a holy dip at the confluence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. This has been a famous pilgrim centre from the ancient times. Gangasagar Mela, held on the occasion of Makar Sankranti is the largest fair in West Bengal near this beach.