Attractions in Shankarpur Beach
Tourists 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. 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.
Location of Shankarpur 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. 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 of Kolkata.
Geography of Shankarpur Beach
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.
Foods in Shankarpur Beach
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', 'Aloo Dum' (Bengali style), 'Kashmiri Aloo Dum' etc.
Visiting Information of Shankarpur Beach
From Kolkata one can go to Shankarpur by bus. Shankarpur is close to Digha and the place can therefore be reached by taking any bus going to Digha. Tourists can also reach Shankarpur by train. The train starts from Kolkata (Howrah) on certain days of the week.