Mondarmani – A Newly Developed Ecstasy
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 Chawalkhola 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.
Accommodation is easily available at Mondarbani. There are tourist lodges, deluxe hotels, budget hotels et al. It is advisable to book before the holiday season. Few resorts have also cropped up due to the scrolling demand of the place. Sana resort, one of the beautifully developed resorts of Mondarbani is worth staying. Amidst the natural beauty and luxury, this resort promises to give the utmost pleasure to be in a place of choice. The resort is given a natural look be a nice park, swimming pool, beautiful cottages, handicraft shops, arrangement for indoor and outdoor games, air-conditioned multi-cuisine restaurant, conference room, cafe, hookah bar, etc. The cottages inside the resort have nice rooms with all modern amenities like AC room, television, attach bath, etc. The cottages are beautifully decorated with a village type look.
The breathtakingly beautiful beach is a true paradise for nature lovers. The casuarinas plantations along the coast are so captivating! The calm sea is so charming! The dream destination of Mondarbani on the eastern coast of India is popular for its flat and hard beaches. The beauty of the small beach of Mondarbani has attracted tourists since its inception.
At the Mondarbani beach, you can unwind yourself in the sun, sea, surf and the sand. The sea is safe for swimming so you may take a plunge! Close to Mondarbani are the other tourist attractions too. This is a perfect getaway in the lap of nature. Further ahead is Shankarpur, another sea beach, where you may enjoy the pleasures of a private beach. Their birds dot the sky and little waves wash the very calm, clean beach, as a few fishermen do their daily duty noiselessly. This beach is not at all crowded as in Digha or Shankarpur. Here you won’t find any noise except the sea roars. You’ll most likely be walking between your resort and the beach, however if you need to travel longer distances, avoid the temptation to drive on the beach. It’s already had an adverse affect on the local ecology, and you’ll only be making it worse.