West Bengal, the land to travel to, a haven of cultural delights, a civilization to tour through is no doubt can be also called a travel destination. Tourists come to West Bengal for its wealth of sights, cultural exuberance, diversity of terrain and in search of that special something, an extra punch that only a place like West Bengal promises and delivers. West Bengal is where people live with variety, thrive on diversity and are too familiar with largeness to let it boggle them. Apart from the richness of the City of Joy, Kolkata, West Bengal has quite a few number of tourist spots located outside the city. Places like Mondarbani, Sankarpur, Digha, Sundarban, Bakkhali, Shantiniketan, Ghatshila, etc. A trip to these destinations is not a bad idea for a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
To start from somewhere, we first chose an uncommon destination, Mondarbani. It is called uncommon as the name is still unknown to many. Your quest for the dream beach holiday ends here. In order to breakfree from the mundane life and to shrug off our daily issues, Mondarbani is a nice place for a perfect weekend. Indeed, Mondarbani is seven long kilometers of fun and frolic!
Mondarbani is one of the recently found beaches on the Bay of Bengal. It is a beach resort in Purba Medinipur district of South Bengal, one of the southern districts of West Bengal. It has got a hard beach where you can drive. And the best part is, it’s not yet that crowded. If you love to be alone, this is the place for you. Lot many beautiful resorts are there, like Sana beach, Rose Valley, etc.
Mondarbani is also a beach resort of South Bengal. It is one of the southern districts of West Bengal. It is almost 180km from Kolkata Airport on the Kolkata-Digha route and just 14km from Chaulkhola. Mud huts and mansions face off across the city streets. Lurid luxury and limp living are inhabitants of the place.
How to Get There
By Road: Mondarbani is easily accessible. To reach the beach resort, you may land at the airport of Calcutta. Kharagpur & Calcutta. It also provides the solution for the rail transport with other cities of India. The road route from Kolkata is: Esplanade – 63km – Kolaghat – 3km – Mecheda – 80km – Contai -12.3km – Chawalkhola – 4km – Kalindi – 4km – Dadan Patra Bar – 6km – Mandarmoni
As you travel from Kolkata, after crossing the VidyaSagar Setu take the Kona Express Way. After driving a while turn left to get the Mumbai Road. Drive till you reach Kolaghat. From here take left for the Digha Route. 2 Km before reaching Contai Town you get Contai By-Pass road. This road is around 3 Km long and would give you relief from the crowded city drive. If you come by bus get down at Chawalkhola and you can hire private vehicles from here to take you to your destination. Even the resorts have car pick-up facilities from Contai/Chawalkhola. Contact them earlier to avail the same. Take a left turn from and follow the village road (be ready for a bumpy ride) till it ends. It is around 8 km.
This village road ends into a green beautiful sea side village called ‘Dadon-Patro-Bar’. Here there are number of resorts newly created and some coming up, providing tourist a warm and fascinating stay within lush green landscape overlooking the sea-shore. This is the first group of resorts of Mandarmani. You can plan staying still further to experience an exciting drive ahead. If you choose the second option, do not drive after dark on the beach since it is pitch dark, and there is no one in the vicinity till you reach your resort. So you should start well in time. Enthusiasts please note that Mondarbani boasts of her truly virgin, 13 Km long motorable beach, longest in India. Total drive time from Kolkata to Mondarbani would be 3.5 hours. Also take prior information of high tides (Only in the rainy season), because during high tides water may reach upto the motorable stretch of the beach. From Kolkata, catch a bus at Esplanade or at Howrah Rly.Stn.bus station headed for Chawalkhola. You can avail any bus service headed towards Digha.
What To See
Mondarbani is one of the recently found beaches on Bay of Bengal. It is a beach resort in Purba Medinipur district of South Bengal, one of the southern districts of West Bengal. It has got a hard beach where you can drive. And the best part is, it’s not yet that crowded. If you love to be alone, this is the place for you. Lot many beautiful resorts are there, like Sana beach, Rose Valley, etc.