(Last Updated on : 07-04-2014)
Shankarpur braided with its sun-bathed beaches
and lush greens is still a virgin beach as it has been very recently discovered as a tourist destination. Shankarpur virtually offers all the pleasures of a private beach. Located at a distance of nearly 14 km from the eastern part of Digha
, Shankarpur has by now established itself as one of the most frequented tourist spot. Dotted with sea resorts, hotels and tourist lodges and other facilities Shankarpur is now a name to bank upon to enjoy the holidays. Visitors will be greeted by the sight of several local temples
in Shankarpur and small private places for accommodation are also available in Shankarpur. A fishing
harbour is also existent here and one can avail great opportunities of exploring their photography
skills in this part of India. This spectacular beach is present in the East Medinipur District
of West Bengal
and is based in the Digha-Contai Road. It is existent at a distance of about 185 kms away from the city
From Kolkata one can go Shankarpur by bus. Shankarpur is very close to Digha and the place can therefore be reached by taking any bus going to Digha. The sea beach is a 15-minutes ride by a car from Choddomile. Tourists can also reach Shankarpur by train. The train starts from Kolkata (Howrah) on certain days of the week. Shankarpur is simply not a great beach with stumps of trees
scattered all over the place but one can also see an endless stretch of sea, kissing the beach. Although the Shankarpur beach is more or less sandy yet at some places the beach is even muddy.
A wide range of delectable dishes of 'seafood' are sufficient enough to pamper the palate of any traveller. One can also try some vegetables food
like 'Mochar Ghonto', 'Aloo Posto', 'Aloor Dum
style), 'Kashmiri Aloo Dum
' etc. None can leave Shankarpur without relaxing on the beach on a full moon night whilst gazing at the silent reflection of the moon. Tourists will catch sight of fishermen spreading their gigantic fishing nets across the vast expanse of the sea and a long line of casuarina
groves dotted all along the beach at Shankarpur.