Shankarpur in a glance :
Coordinates: 21.6491° N, 87.5699° E
Shankarpur is a beach town located 14 km east of Digha in West Bengal. It is also a regular fishing harbor.
How to reach Shankarpur:
By flight :
The nearest airport is the Kolkata International Airport. It is around 185 km from Shankarpur. From here, you can take a taxi or a bus till Shankarpur. Regular buses ply on this route and are cheap.
By road :
Shankarpur is 185 km from Kolkata. Regular buses ply on this route. You can take a bus till Digha and take a taxi from there till Shankarpur. Alternatively, you can take a bus directly till Shankarpur. You can also hire a taxi from Kolkata till Shankarpur. Most of the hotels and resorts will provide you with vehicles to explore the beach town.
By train :
You can also reach Shankarpur via train. The nearest railway station to Shankarpur is Digha. There are daily trains from Kolkata to Digha and also from other parts of the country. Shankarpur is 15 km from Digha, and you can easily get a bus from Digha till Shankarpur or you can also hire a taxi.
Places to Visit and things to do in Shankarpur
Source : Wikipedia
The Digha Beach is another stunning beach about 14 km from Shankarpur. The beach is equally beautiful and clean and arguably offers the most beautiful sunset view in all of West Bengal.
The Shankarpur Beach
Source : https://www.wbtourismgov.in
One of the only tourist attractions of Shankarpur, the Shankarpur beach is breathtaking, in every sense of the term. Clean water, white sand, and mildly blowing winds make the Shankarpur beach, not just a great tourist attraction, but also one of the most sought after beaches on the entire Eastern Coast.
What to eat in Shankarpur:
Eating in Shankarpur can obviously not be your priority. The place, however, is famous for many alcoholic drinks made with coconut water, including Coconut and Vodka. Also, large varieties of seafood are available on numerous of these beach restaurants.