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"The essence of a Beach Town"

Shankarpur Tourism

With more and more money being pumped into beaches all around the world to turn them into synthetic poolsides, Shankarpur gives you the luxury of experiencing the thrill of isolated beaches, calming winds and that typical old world charm.

Known for its scenic beauty, the one thing that gives Shankarpur an edge over other beaches of India is its pristine surroundings. Shankarpur is a beautiful beach town in the East Medinipur district of West Bengal. Known by few and visited by even fewer, Shankarpur is the beautiful beach town that affords to give you the you the luxury of the sea, as it's meant to be- calm and boundless.

Shankarpur Highlights

1. Mandarmani Beach

Mandarmani Beach
Mandarmani is a small and upcoming beach resort town near Kolkata, West Bengal. Due to its top-notch facilities and luxuries, it has a tremendous potential of becoming a world-class destination. With (Read More)great scenery, sandy beaches and an amazing aura of luxury about itself, Mandarmani is a great place to be away from the hustle bustle of daily life. Perhaps the longest motorable beach in India, a crazy high-speed ride on the beach at Mandarmani can give you the ultimate thrill along with some time to chill at the beach.

2. Shankarpur Beach

Shankarpur Beach
One of the only tourist attractions of Shankarpur, the Shankarpur beach is breath taking, in every sense of the term. Clean water, white sand and mildly blowing winds make the Shankarpur beach, not ju (Read More)st a great tourist attraction, but also one of the most sought after beaches on the entire Eastern Coast.

3. Digha Beach

Digha Beach
The Digha Beach is another stunning beach about 14 km from Shankarpur. The beach is equally beautiful and clean and arguably offers the most beautiful sunset view in all of West Bengal.

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Delicious Cuisine and Shopping

Hotels around the region offer excellent Bengali cuisine. Try their seafood - prawns, pomfret, bhetki, parse (a small sweet water fish - cooked whole with the bones), rohu that is freshly caught from the sea. Vegetarian food such as mochar ghonto (spicy young green bananas), aloo posto, aloo dum (Bengali style) are a must try. You can also shop for conch shell trinkets as souvenirs.

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Eating in Shankarpur can obviously not be your priority. The place however is famous for many alcoholic drinks made with coconut water, including Coconut and Vodka.
Also, large varieties of sea food are available on numerous of these beach restaurants.
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Suggested Itinerary for Shankarpur

You can explore Shankarpur in one day. You can start your day by waking up early in the morning and going to the beach to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises. Then you can have breakfast at one of the nearby beach hotels. From there, you can travel to Mandarmoni beach which is 21 km from Shankarpur and is a short 35 minutes drive.

You can indulge in some water sports, take a swim in the beach and have a nice lunch. Don't forget to try the local fish. From there, you can go to Digha beach which is a short half an hour drive from Shankarpur. Soak in the beautiful sunset over the horizon and have a bonfire at night and stay in Digha for the night.

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What is famous about Shankarpur?

It is one of the isolated beaches that a few people know about, and even fewer people visit. It is less crowded but nonetheless charming.

What is not so good about Shankarpur?

Shankarpur is one of the isolated beaches and hence is not developed enough in the sense of tourism. There are no decent hotels and water activities to enjoy.

Who should visit Shankarpur?

Shankarpur is a less crowded pristine beach. It is a perfect weekend getaway. You can go there with your colleagues, friends and family just to relax and to get away from the monotonous life. You can also try some water sports; have some delicious food and drinks by the beach.

What is the best time to visit Shankarpur?

You can visit this beach town almost all round the year. The only time that is extremely unadvisable is the monsoon time. Heavy rains will not only hamper the fun, but it will also make spending time at the beach futile since you'll have to probably sit in a sheltered eating shack or restaurant. An ideal time to visit Shankarpur falls between the months of December and April.
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What is the local food in Shankarpur?

Eating in Shankarpur can obviously not be your priority. The place however is famous for many alcoholic drinks made with coconut water, including Coconut and Vodka.
Also, large varieties of sea food are available on numerous of these beach restaurants.
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What is the best way to reach Shankarpur?

The nearest airport is the Kolkata airport. It is around 185 km from Shankarpur. Frequent state government and private buses ply on the route. You can also hire a taxi from Kolkata and continue with the same taxi to explore Shankarpur. You can also rent a car, and drive down from Kolkata. There is also train service from Kolkata to Digha. However, the best way to travel to Shankarpur is via roadways.

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What are the places near Shankarpur?

The top places near to Shankarpur are Digha which is 7 km from Shankarpur, Talasari beach which is located 13 km from Shankarpur, Bakkhali which is located 69 km from Shankarpur, Haldia which is located 65 km from Shankarpur, Kolkata which is located 130 km from Shankarpur

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Pallavi Siddhanta

4 years ago
- The beaches are not yet armed with their own life guards and are mostly isolated. So when you plan to enjoy the beach waves, make sure you stay as close to the shore as possible.
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