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Mandarmani Beach

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About Mandarmani Beach

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Mandarmani Beach, Shankarpur Overview

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. Mandarmani is a small and upcoming beach resort with great potential to be a top notch destination. The beach town with great scenery, beautiful sand beaches and amazing aura about itself, Mandarmani is a great place to be away from the hustle bustle of daily life.

Some 180 km away from Kolkata on the Kolkata-Digha route is situated a largely unknown beach resort which is slowly making its way gathering popularity amongst travelers. A great place to just lie down on the beach, watch the setting sun against thrashing waves, Mandarmani is quite the experience. The longest motorable beach road in India, the stretch here is about 13 km long, tempting one to romp their car at full speed and have a thrill like no other.

Top Hotels near Mandarmani Beach

  • Le Roi Digha

    Starting from INR 2,799

  • Hotel Mamoni Group

    Starting from INR 2,499

  • Cozy Inn

    Starting from INR 1,795

Best time to visit Mandarmani Beach

The best time to visit Mandarmani is during the winters from November till February. While the weather is pleasant, the humidity levels have also receded by this time of the year. Light clothes and minimal footwear shall be the order of the day.

How to Reach Mandarmani Beach

The most convenient way of reaching Mandarmani Beach is to travel by road. However, there are restrictions on private cars driving across the beach. A paved road has been built behind the beach allowing tourists to reach their hotels through the backside.

  • Air: Nearest airport is at Kolkata which is well connected by road to Mandarmani.

  • Rail: Nearest rail head is at Contai which is well-connected to Mandarmani. One can easily hire a taxi or auto rickshaw till Mandarmani

  • Road: The Kolkata-Digha route leads to Mandarmani, passing through Kolahat and Nandakumar. From Kolkata, you need to first reach Chawalkhola, from where you need to travel on narrow village roads for some 11 km more till you reach Mandarmani. The village roads are mostly mud roads. The entire drive takes around 3-4 hours. 

    There are also several buses plying on this route regularly between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Where to Stay

Mandarmani has many beautiful sea side resorts which are affordable and good in service. One can find many such options in this beach town.

Activities in Mandarmani Beach

One can enjoy countless water rides and sports here such as banana boats, jet ski, ATV Bike rides and bumpy rides. The major attraction in Mandarmani is, of course, the palm-fringed sun-kissed beach with a pristine environment perfect for lazing around. Towards the evening, people start moving their resorts to enjoy the activities like beach bike, ropeways, etc. 

Shopping in Mandarmani Beach

The beach is dotted with small shops which sell handmade sea shell objects at very cheap rates.

The Mandarmani Beach Experience

Experience the life of the coastal fishermen, fishing on the Bay of Bengal.

Mandarmani Beach's Nightlife

The nightlife in Mandarmani involves chilling at the beach. Some of the resorts do have bars and clubs which offer great entertainment on the beach as well as indoors.

Mandarmani Beach's Cuisine

Try out the local sea-food alongside some delightful Bengali cuisines such as fish fry, fish curry, crab and plain dal to name a few.

Best Restaurants Nearby

Bidisha, Hotel Shinjini and Shrimp Cocktail

Itinerary

Take a day trip to the beach on your visit to Kolkata.

Tips

1. Try to go in groups of cars to have help in case your car gets stuck on the beach road. Also, try to drive faster in order to avoid your tires getting stuck in the sand. A
2. void the beach road during high tide as chances of getting stuck are very high.

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