Located close to Digha in the East Medinipur district, Shankarpur is a beach resort, which has placed its name among the top tourist spots in West Bengal. For its exotic coastal beauty and serene nature, Shankarpur attracts large number of tourists, not only from Bengal but also from other states in India in large numbers throughout the year. Besides, Shankarpur is also a very common location for shooting of Bengali movies, serials and commercials. For people who like to go out for short trips just to get rid of the hectic schedules of daily life, Shankarpur is the ideal spot.
Situated along Digha-Contai Road, Shankarpur is just 14 kilometers from Digha and 185 kilometers from Kolkata. One can reach Shankarpur from Kolkata both by roadway and railway. Buses for Shankarpur are available daily from Esplanade in Kolkata. One can also take the Digha-bound bus and get down at Chaulkhola or Choddomile, which is just before Ramnagar and in between Contai and Digha. If you get down at Choddomile, you can reach the exotic sea beach of Shankarpur just within 15 minutes by car. Shankarpur is not too far from Digha bus terminus either. It’s just a matter of half an hour by taxi.
Originally a fishing village, Shankarpur has fast grown into a vacation spot, thanks to its wonderful location. The golden sandy surface which is spread over miles offer a wonderful ambiance for evening stroll. Besides, as Shankarpur is less congested than Digha, the view of sunrise and sunset that is available from there is simply breathtaking. The exotic beach of Shankarpur is ideal for swimming. Most of the resorts in Shankarpur have got private beaches where tourists can enjoy the experience of swimming.
Being visited by huge number of Bengalees, most hotels, resorts and restaurant serve superior quality Bengali cuisine. The accommodation facility too is of quite high standard.
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