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History of digha

Midnapur, which has even been mentioned by ancient Chinese travellers Fa Hyan and Huen Tsang in their writings, was the point of contention between Marathas and Mughals in the eighteenth century before the infamous traitor Mir Zafar betrayed the Mughals during the battle of Plassey.\n\nIt had been a hotbed of revolutionary activity for India’s independence, ever since its fall in 1757 to the East India Company. Most notably, Khudiram Bose received his education here and was executed for attempting to murder Magistrate Kingsford in 1906.\n\nPartitioning it was considered even during the British Raj but the public saw it as an attempt to break their unity and resisted it, and it was only on the 1st of January 2002, that the plan was materialised. Midnapur city, the headquarters of the original district, continued for Western Midnapur while Tamluk was made the seat of Eastern Midnapur.\n\nA British resident had discovered the beauty of Digha in eastern Midnapur district in 1923. He had advised the government of free Indian Bengal to develop it as a tourist spot. Today, the tourism ministry has identified Digha’s potential and has been actively promoting it.

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  • Theme of Digha [Beach]
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  • Watchout for [Crowds]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - March
  • Altitude 20 ft. above sea level

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digha Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

What Makes Digha Gate An Architectural Masterpiece

What Makes Digha Gate An Architectural Masterpiece

Nothing like an offbeat holiday destination with an architectural masterpiece, as the Digha Gate, to set off your weekend plans.

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Succulent Seafood, Spectacular Sunsets Add To Talasari Beach’s charm

Succulent Seafood, Spectacular Sunsets Add To Talasari Beach’s charm

Talasari Beach near Digha is calm, unspoiled and a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

25 Sep 2018  | 3-minute read
Digha In Monsoon - Fun Activities And Safety Tips

Digha In Monsoon - Fun Activities And Safety Tips

Discover the unique charm of Digha during monsoons with these tips, and stay safe too.

21 Sep 2018  | 2-minute read
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