Chandpur: The Reclusive Sea-beach destination in West Bengal
Chandpur is one of the less known beach destinations near Kolkata. The less known part is best. That keeps the beach secluded and clean. Here we will take you through everything that you may want to know about the place, as well as we will give you the details of the best resort to stay in Chandpur.
Why Choose Chandpur?
West Bengal has a fair share of beach destinations across the southern part of the state. A huge crowd is always present in the popular ones Like Digha or Mandarmani throughout the year. If you want to enjoy the sunrise view over a vast panoramic sea without any obstruction, Chandpur is the perfect place for you. It is a new coming up getaway in West Bengal beach tourist map.
Located between Tajpur and Mandarmani, it is a small place with a magnificent sea view. From this hamlet, the beach stretch starts which then that up to Digha, Talsari etc. Here, boulders are there to prevent wave erosion. There are a few dedicated sea-bathing places which are free from the typical chaotic beach-crowds. You can see a number of marine animals stuck in the rock crevices, birds in the trees and stars in the pollution free night sky.
When was the last time, you remember collecting seashells? Those Nostalgic memories have fast disappeared from all other crowded beaches. In Chandpur, you will get that old sea back for along with all its memories.
All these, and the sea view from the room, coupled with the savoury dishes, make this a perfect place to relax for a weekend.
How to reach Chandpur?
Rail: The nearest two major rail-stations are Contai and Digha. From Digha, the distance is 18 km and it takes around 1 hour to reach by a hired car. From Contai, the distance by car is around 25 km.
Air: The nearest airport is Dumdum (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport). From there, the property is approx. 182 km and it takes around 4 hours to reach in a car.
Road: From Kolkata, the road goes by Vidyasagar Setu and the Kona Expressway. The distance is 170 km and it takes around 4 hours to reach by car.
What to see in and around Chandpur:
The oldest and unarguably the most famous-popular beach destination of West Bengal, Digha is approximately 30 minutes away from Chandpur by car. For shopping or bathing on the beaches, this beach is a good choice. The Old Digha beach is now well controlled and regulated, and regaining its fame.
Sankarpur and Champa River Estuary:
Sankarpur is a harbour and fishing ground, on the river Champa. It is one of the oldest beach destinations in West Bengal near Chandpur. The fish market near this place is famous for fresh hauls.
It is another famous sea beach destination, which is always heavily packed. This beach is famous for water sports and good food. There are lots of seafood restaurants across the coast.
Bichitrapur Mangrove Point:
It is a unique mangrove boating experience near Chandpur, in the state of Odisha. Bichitrapur is an island with a great collection of naturally grown mangrove forest. You need to take a car to get to the boat point. From there, depending on the tide, it takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to reach the island. The journey and the mangrove watching from very close makes it a really interesting experience.
Talsari and Udaipur:
These are two popular and beautiful beaches by the Odisha and West Bengal border. The Udaipur beach is famous for the sunset view. Talsari is a small delta near the mouth of the Subarnarekha River.
Chandpur Weather and Best Time to Visit
You can visit the place any time in the year.
However, in summer, the weather stays hot and humid, and in monsoon, the road condition rapidly deteriorates causing a problem when you are coming in a car. To enjoy the beach and nature perfectly, come here from the months of November until February end, and soak in the sun. Those who have the adventure in their heart may venture in the monsoon as the greenery of the flora soothes the soul then. From the table below, you can get an idea about the general weather throughout the year.
So, if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet at the company of the sea, Chandpur is the absolutely perfect weekend gateway for you.
Chandpur: Best Resort To stay
Till a few years back Chandpur was just a fishing village by the sea. No one really thought about making it a tourism centre. However now with increased tourist interest, a few hotels have come up. Most of them are very basic and lacking basic amenities for a comfortable tour.
However, there are one or 2 properties that standout among the rest. We found a great property here, good food all modern amenities including AC rooms.
It is situated near the sea. You get a 180 Degree sea view from the terrace of the Resort. Rooms have AC and modern toilets along with running hot and cold water.
Food is very good too with its local touch. Food is served in via Kasar Thala and Bati. Foods are tropical Bengali in nature. There is a lawn with a huge TV in it.
Overall, this is a perfect place for a 1-2 days weekend getaway for family, romantic couples and, groups. Just by sitting on the terrace with the great sea view and ozonized air, you will certainly come back refreshed.
The Resort Accommodation
12 double bedded rooms with a magnificent breezy rooftop and a green lobby in the middle make the resort. The rooms are clean with all the basic amenities. The staffs are polite and good in service. The food served in bonze platter is very delicious.
Check-In : 12.00 P.M.
Check Out: 11.00 A.M.
Walk, run, play and chase the mud crabs on the beach with no other tourists to make one feel guilty of any sort of madness.
Build sand castles with the children and take a dip into the waters
For some shopping experience – visit nearby Digha.
Visit Mandarmani to try hands on some adventure sports like Paragliding, Kayaking and Zorbing.
Only INR 2000 + 5% GST for normal room and INR 3000 + 5% GST for AC rooms – Extra Cot INR 500
We’re ready to help you with planning your Chandpur Trip.Enquire Now. Place Code BE 1728
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