The Distance between Kolkata to Digha is 266Kms by road. 4 different operators provide bus service from Kolkata to Digha with 18 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Kolkata to Digha are Friends Travel, Snemita Paribahan, Annapurna Jatri Paribahan Parisheba having the maximum number of services. On Average, Kolkata to Digha travel time is 4hrs and can go up to 5hrs 30min depending on the type of bus, operator and traffic conditions. Buses from Kolkata to Digha are available from 06:10 AM to 11:20 PM. The lowest Kolkata to Digha bus fare being Rs.300 and the highest being Rs.450 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Kolkata to Digha can be comfortable and easy as there are many types of buses available for travellers. Different type of buses are available in this route like NEW HICOMFORT, A/C push Back Seater, A/C Seater. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Kolkata to Digha has become very easy.
Kolkata is the capital city of West Bengal. The former capital of British India, Kolkata is home to one of the oldest ports in the country. Kolkata has an old world charm that is reflected in its old Victorian era buildings, yellow ambassador cabs, hand pulled rickshaws and trams. Though the city has been restructured with flyovers, skyscrapers, multiplexes and business centers, Kolkata has been able to retain its essence. Victoria Memorial built in the memory of Queen Victoria is the landmark of this city. The other attractions include the Indian Museum, Marble Palace, State Archaeological Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Mother’s house. Kolkata has its own collection of bridges. The Rabindra Setu Bridge, popularly known as Howrah Bridge, Hooghly Bridge and Bally Bridge are a few of them. Dakshineshwar Kali temple, Kalighat temple, Tipu Sultan Mosque, and St. John’s Church are some of the popular places for worship.
Digha is a famous beach resort located in the East Midnapore District in the state of West Bengal towards the northern tip of the Bay of Bengal. Digha is situated at a distance of around 187 km from Kolkata, at an average altitude of less than 10 meters above sea level. Digha is considered the most favourite beach resort in the state of West Bengal. Digha was discovered by the British during the latter part of 18th century. Earlier known as Beerkul, the place was described as the ‘Brighton of the East’ by the first Governor-General of India, Warren Hastings, in one of the letters that he wrote to his wife. Digha Beach is famous for the panoramic view of Bay of Bengal that it offers for the tourists. The Digha beach is surrounded by Casurina plantations that lie in a beautiful formation along the seashore. The serene and shallow waters of Digha beach extends up to a mile from the beach. Thus, Digha offers the best opportunity for marine activities like swimming, scuba diving, jet skiing, surfing and the like. Digha is easily accessible by road and enjoys great connectivity by bus. Many buses connect this beach paradise to the other parts of West Bengal.
Bus started 40 mnts late than the scheduled time. AC was broken and not functioning well. The conductor behaved rudely.
I booked a ac bus of friends travels. first of all the behavior of the counter attendant was unprofessional. second the seat of the bus I got was in pathetic condition. spring of that seat was not working so could not push back,very little space , could not spread legs. A.C. was not working properly, we had to call the staffs often to get it worked properly. music system and t.v. was in bad condition, we had to request the staffs to stop those things. at the last but not the least, the bus stopped at old digha when it was supposed to go to new digha as well.
When we did not get the confirm train tickets, we decided to go Digha in AC Bus. We booked the ticket from Red Bus and we got an option to select a 2x2 seater AC Volvo Bus from Snemita Paribahan. Initially we all are pretty unsure about the quality of Bus, their services etc. When we reached at Esplanade it was bit difficult to find the bus and their counter. It is near Esplanade Metro Station No. 3. When we reached there and finally saw the bus, we became relaxed about the quality of the Bus. It was actually a Volvo 2x2 AC Bus of City Services. Snemita is the travelling partner or something like that. The quality of the Pushback Seat, leg space, cooling, curtains and cleanliness everything was perfect. They were almost half an hour late because there are still some vacant seats. Everyone was not ready to pay Rs. 500. They sold the few of them in lesser prices. They did not allow anyone to enter the bus in the entire trip. And staffs behaviour was also good enough. We reached in Digha almost 1 hour late and thats the only point we were not really happy about. Overall, it was really a pleasant and very good option.
Bus halts at very bad hotels which are not hygienic and not up to the mark. They should halt at sher-ee- Punjab standard hotels.