New Digha is the newer section of the town with
the beach that is suitable for a holiday. In addition to charming beach and several hotel , The latest attraction of new digha
is the Science Center established by the National Council of Science Museums. The Centre offers a wide variety of mechanisms
to make science an enjoyable learning experience. A fun glass measures individual height. A skeleton gives company for bicycle
racing. An Eskimos' Igloo turns out to be a planetarium. Also in the enclave is the Centre's Science Park, which offers entertaining
educational opportunities. A park representing the Jurassic Age has also been built at the Centre. The Asia's largest Marine
Aquarium, which is opposite the hospital in Digha.
There is a small park with a lake called Amravati lake where you
can enjoy a boat ride. Near lake has a Deepak Mitra's Snake Farm, which is an added attraction.
An old famous Siva Temple, situated only at
a distance 8 km from Digha May visit. Also Lankeswari (14 km.) and Kapal Kundala Temple (45 km.) famous for an ancient temple
associated with Bankimchandra's novel Kapal Kundala. near Contai may be visited.
Shankarpur, a virgin beach as yet, is a recent
discovery. It is a twin beach of Digha, around 14 km from Digha, along the Digha-Contai Road. It is now developed as a sea
resort with hotels It offers nearly all the pleasures of a private beach with casuarina plantations. Shankarpur is mainly
credited for all the advantages of Digha and decreasing the crowd of Digha. It can boast of a wide and unspoilt beach, casuarina
groves by the side of a gentle sea and a good climate round the year. Apart from the long, tree-lined beach, the main attraction
is the Shankarpur Fishing Harbour Project.
Junput is yet another beach resort of West Bangal,
although the beach here is usually exposed only when the tide ebbs. The casuarina trees, kissed by the gentle breeze at Junput,
are a soothing sight.
JAfter independence, Junput was overlooked for
development as a beach resort, Digha being chosen instead. Later, Junput was harnessed for scientific research and industry.
A centre for studies in marine biology is the nucleus for the area's sea-fish research and shark oil extraction. Junput also
has a farm for breeding ducks. The beach is unspoilt. Brackish water fish cultivation and research are done here by the State
Government Fisheries Department.
Junput is 40 km. from Digha and regular bus
services are available. A bus from Digha would lead to Junput via Kanthi. Kanthi and Junput are eight kilometres apart.