Mandarmoni, Tajpur and Shankarpur

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Mandarmani (Mandarmoni), Tajpur & Shankarpur, Dist.: Purba Medinipur, W.B.

Route: Kolkata - Vidyasagar Setu - Kolaghat - Kanthi - Along Kanthi/Digha Road, turn left at Chawlkhola More for Mandarmoni or drive up to Balishai and turn left before the bridge for Shankarpur.

LOCATIONMandarmoni, Tajpur and Shankarpur, all the places are on sea side and only 14 to 20 km. east of Digha on Digha-Contai Road. The tourists for Mandarmoni are to alight at Chawlkhola More from the bus going to Digha and get local transport to Mandarmoni (!8 KM). The hotels can arrange for pickup from the bus stoppage.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Mandarmoni and Tajpur are absolutely tranquil beach and hotels are along the sea beach. As such, there is no beach side road. The 5 KM long beach itself acts as motorable road to reach many of the hotels or resorts. During high tide period in rainy season, the beach becomes inaccessible. Very high tide reaches the hotel compound.

Shankarpur is in between Mandarmoni and Digha. It is a recently developed sea beach resort. It is also a big fishing harbour. The harbour is always busy with trawlers and fishing boats. The beach is vast and flat with solid sands bordered by high sand mounds and casuarina plantation. The beach is truly calm and quite with exceptionally fewer tourist. A few good hotels & lodges, both Govt. and private, are now available here.

Safety: Safe; Roads: Motorable road; Road traffic: very speedy traffic, so careful driving suggested.; Medical support: No; Fuel Pumps: available at Kanthi (Contai); Car repairing: No; Market & Shopping Center: No; Tourist Information Center: No; Railway & Air Ticket: No; Hotels & Restaurants: A few; Sports & Game Centers: No; Cellular service: BSNL & Airtel; Car rental: Available.

Places of interest: Regular bus service available from Kolkata & on the way to Digha one has to drop at 14 miles stop to catch trekker or van-rickshaw for another 4 km. to reach the spot. Further 1 the west interested people goes to visit the Harbour site.

TRANSPORT: The nearest airport is at Dumdum, Kolkata. The Government owned - CSTC, SBSTC,WBSTC bus and many other privately owned luxury buses run every day in this route . For Mandarmoni and Shankarpur, shared Tata Sumo ply to and fro Kanthi in 45 Min. Fare is Rs. 15/-. The vehicles starts from the Kanthi Co-operative Bank almost every hours in day time.

Rail: Santragachhi ( near to Howrah station) to Digha daily rail connection available. From Digha come to Shankarpur either by trekker or private rental car.

Special mention: These are places for rest and recuperation. The sea beach is safe and calm with medium waves in full tide. The beach is a part of the continental shelves.

Above: Sea beach of Tajpur. Mandarmoni beach is on other side across the mouth of a river.

Hotels in Mandarmoni / Mandarmani, Hotels in Tajpur, Hotels in Shankarpur:

Tariff range & Contacts
Mouchak Hotel & Resorts, [1/16] Rs. 1500/- to 2400/- with AC. 9836381770, 9830316175, 9903655543
Mallickaa Resort 1200/-, 1500/-, 1800/- See below
New Sonar Bangla Resort 1000/- to 2200/- (AC rooms available) See below
Sagar Kinare Hotel & Resort 1100/- to 2200/- (with AC) See below
Tajpur Beach Resort 1800/- - 2250/- See below
Friend's Resort 1050/- See below
Swapnapuri Hotel & Resort 1000/-,  1500/- (AC Dlx) See below
Lake View Hotel & Resort 650/-, 1000/-, 850/- (4 bed), 1250/- (8 bed) See below
Tarangamala Guest House Rs. 700 -900/- See below
Hotel Shoreline Rs. 800 - 1200/- See below

The advance booking can be made directly or through M/s. ARRAY TOURS, 83, S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kalighat, Kolkata 700026, Please call +91 9903481879, 9433001192, +91 33 24198024. The above data are indicative as provided by the respective hotel or collected from various sources. The author is not responsible for any discrepancy with the actual and quality of services rendered by the hotels. However, Array tours selects hotels on the merit of it's service.



Last Updated on Thursday, 17 January 2013 22:01