Mandarmani is a beach vacation hot spot on the coast of Bay of Bengal. It has the longest (13 Km) motorable beach road in India and its beach is one of the widest sea beaches of the world. With sun and surf, pristine sea beach and golden sand, Mandarmani has become one of the most popular tourist destinations of Bengal in recent years. An ideal weekend gateway near Kolkata, Mandarmani is a place to relax and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. Presence of a number of hotels and resorts on the beach is another major point of attraction for tourists.
Where is Mandarmani?
Beach resort of Mandarmani is in East Medinipur district of West Bengal. It is almost 18o Km from Kolkata on the Kolkata – Digha route. Just 20 Km away is another beautiful beach vacation destination, Digha.
This is literally a virgin beach. The loneliness of the beach makes one meet nature in various forms. On the beach one will undoubtedly get the chance to feel the divinity and tranquility. If that’s not enough to please your senses, then roll on the sand and listen to the waves crashing upon the shore, which will surely refresh your body and mind. Relax, swim and enjoy every moment of your stay at the beach. The moment you get tired you can cool down with green coconut water. You are not likely to have many visitors around and that’s the beauty of this beach. Just spend the days gazing around swooping birds and singing waves. Don’t forget to rejuvenate yourself by sunbathing here.
View of the sunrise and the sunset is something not to be missed out. The spectacular view of the rising and setting sun will definitely indulge you to fall in love with nature. The whole surroundings transforms into a reddish hued fairy tale like atmosphere which is a unique experience to cherish lifelong. Watching sunrise and sunset lying on the beach with your loved ones will transform you in an altogether different planet and will definitely bring back the lost romance in your life.
So what are you waiting for make out the most of the next weekend and plan a trip to this fairy tale like virgin beach with your loved ones. Mandarmani will definitely be one of your favourite weekend destination.
Sightseeing in and around Mandarmani
At the end of the beach there is the Mohana, which is actually the meeting point of River and Sea. Here one will find many crabs crawling on the ground. At times the entire beach becomes full of red Crabs.
There is a delta 5-6 Km away from the main part of the beach. The place will definitely make a mark on your heart with its scenic backdrop. There is a dense forest of Jhau trees on one side of the river. The most common visual is the fishermen standing or wading through knee deep water laying their nets or catching fish and crabs.
One can also visit Digha which is just 20 Km away. The beach of Digha presents another face of the sea which is more rough and violent. Digha has been the most popular sea beach resort of Bengal for many years and a popular tourist destination.
How to reach Mandarmani?
By Air – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose airport at Dum Dum in Kolkata is the nearest airport. From here one can either hire a private vehicle or can opt for buses to reach Mandarmani at a distance of nearly 180 Km. from Kolkata.
By Train – Digha is the nearest railway station. It has regular trains from Kolkata’s Shalimar station (Shalimar-Digha express). From Digha railway station one can hire private vehicle to reach the pristine beach resort of Mandarmani.
By Road – Board a bus to Digha from Esplanade or Dharamtala in Kolkata. Get down at Chaulkhola. From here local vehicles are available to reach Mandarmani. Several state transport buses as well as private luxury buses are available to reach Mandarmani via Chaulkhola.
If one wants to move on his or her own vehicle from Kolkata then after crossing the Vidyasagar Setu, take the Kona Expressway. After driving a while, turn left to Mumbai Road. Drive till you reach Kolaghat, and turn left toward Digha. 2 Km before reaching Contai Town you will reach Contai Bypass Road, a shortcut that will again drop you on the Kolkata-Digha road. Drive another 10 Km to reach Chaulkhola. Take a left turn from Chaulkhola and follow the village road till it ends at a sea-side village called Dadanpatrabar, around 8km. From here it’s a 6 Km drive along the sand to reach Mandarmani. The total trip from Kolkata is around 4 hours. The road is just fine.
Where to stay at Mandarmani?
Though Mandarmani is relatively new tourist spot, yet a wide range of hotel and lodge are available and many new hotel and resort are coming up. All of these resorts serve good and tasty food. Do not miss to taste the sea fish. Some of the well known and quality resorts are –
Rose Valley Resort (Booking contact number – 9883477099)
Mascara Beach Resort (Booking contact number – 09331155548, 09331040310, 09051111216)
Debra Beach Resort (Booking contact number – 03322310909)
The Sana Beach Resort (Booking contact number – 9339424307)
Hotel Digante (Booking contact number – 9831043365)
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