Come to Bengal – enjoy Darjeeling toy train and Digha and Mandarmani beaches

Darjeeling toy train running on steam and beaches at Digha and Mandarmani are huge tourist attractions.


Bengal is a great destination for those who love variety. These can range from toy trains to magnificent beaches. Let us first talk about the former. Tourists must ride this train driven by steam engine. The train operates on the narrow gauge and is an important transport link in the mountains. Therefore, those who travel by this train can enjoy the beauties along the slopes of the Himalayas. The train is an engineering marvel and acquired a UNESCO World Heritage status.  Yes, it does move at a snail’s pace through the hilly terrain. Thereby, passengers can enjoy sights of local schoolchildren. They hop on and off the train as it moves. The picturesque mountain views are mesmerizing. One can relax and watch the scenes go by. In keeping with the times, there are diesel engines. However, original steam engines still operate in some sections for joyrides. Now for the beaches.

Toy Train Darjeeling Himalayan Steam Railways India – World Heritage Site. [Image source/YouTube video]

Digha sea beach

There are two beaches in Bengal. These are at Digha and at Mandarmani. We will first go to Digha which is located some187 Km southwest of Kolkata. The sunset and sunrise over the Bay of Bengal are great moments here. Therefore, they remain etched in memory forever. New Digha is an extension. It boasts of attractive holidays apart from a range of hotels. These can cater to any pocket. There are boating facilities apart from a snake farm and the Science Centre. As a result, this beach has many plus points.  Mandarmani is another beach in Bengal. Read on to know about this.

View of New Digha beach 2018. [Image source/YouTube video]

Mandarmani beach

This is a large and rapidly developing seaside resort village. It lies towards the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. A highway connects Mandarmani to Kolkata/Howrah. This beach boasts of a 13 km long motorable beach. It can lay claim to be the longest motorable beach road in India. This is a drive-in beach and is favorite for those who love water sports. Hence, it is a big draw with those who love such sports.

Jet Skiing at Mandarmani Sea Beach, West Bengal – Water Sport. [Image source/YouTube video]

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