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About Tajpur


Open Time: Day time

Cost: No entry fee


Tajpur, Kolkata Overview

One of the most secluded beaches of the country and one of the newest entrant in the tourism scene of West Bengal, Tajpur is slowly carving out a niche for itself as the stopover destination between the two major centers Digha and Shankarpur. The red crabs that are found here in plenty and the gentle breeze that lulls idle strolls by the sea make Tajpur a perfect place getaway.

One of the most sequestered stretches of sands, this beach, has seclusion only adding to its aura, leaving its visitors spellbound by its freshness, its vastness and the beauty of the sea. Home to millions of red crabs fond of playing hide and seek in its sands, Tajpur provides a perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Top Hotels near Tajpur

  • Calcutta Bungalow

    Starting from INR 6,900

  • Den-Vennel Guest House

    Starting from INR 3,000

  • Furnished apt w. 2 bed rooms in New Alipore

    Starting from INR 3,500

Best time to visit Tajpur

The ideal time to visit Tajpur is during winters as the months from November until February are perfect to enjoy the warmth of the beach with the sun not being uncomfortable or humid.

How to Reach Tajpur

  • Air: Nearest airport is at Kolkata which is 180 km from Tajpur and is well connected by road. You can easily hail a cab till Tajpur.

  • Rail: The nearest railhead is at Contai from where you can get an auto rickshaw till Tajpur. The other major railway station near Tajpur is Ramnagar in the Howrah-Digha railways.

  • Road: The most convenient way of reaching Tajpur is from Kolkata, via the Vidyasagar Setu, Kona Expressway. There is a right turn to Contai from Nandakumar. While on the Kolkata-Digha highway, look out for Balisai from where the left side village road connects to Tajpur.

Where to Stay

Tajpur doesn't have much to offer for accommodation. Therefore, it will be better to seek shelter in Mandarmani or Shankarpur which are more developed tourist destinations with wider options.

Sightseeing in Tajpur

Apart from the beach, one might want to visit the fishermen villages in the area.

Activities in Tajpur

One can enjoy swimming and even paragliding at the beach during the peak seasons.

Shopping in Tajpur

Shop for the best quality fish and sea food at the beach itself.

The Tajpur Experience

Tajpur is extremely secluded and has fishermen village nearby where one can experience the lives of these coastal fishermen. Also being secluded allows you to have a lot more fun then is possible in a crowded beach.

Tajpur's Cuisine

Try getting your hands on some delicious crabs and hilsa fish along with other sea food.

Best Restaurants Nearby

Sagarkinare hotel and Tajpur Retreat


The beach is best seen as a day stopover while you travel between the major cities of the state. Reach Mandarmani via Kolkata. Follow it with a day in Tajpur and head towards Shankarpur.


Carry food and water bottles as there are a limited number of food joints in Tajpur.

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