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How To Reach Mandarmoni
A seaside resort village, Mandarmoni is located in the northern end of Bay of Bengal in the East Midnapore district. Over the last few years, the town has gained tremendous popularity. It has become a favourite weekend getaway for the people of Kolkata who look for the slightest excuse to drive down to Mandarmani for a relaxed stay away from the crowded city life. With increase in foot fall, accessibility of the town has improved vastly. Here's how to reach Mandarmoni.
A small seaside town that it is, Mandarmani does not have an airport of its own. The airport closest to it is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata located about 180 km from the town. Kolkata airport is one of the major airports of country enjoying great connectivity with the rest of the country. From the airport tourists can hire taxis or buses to reach Mandarmani. It is a four hour journey by road.
The closest railway stations to Mandarmani are in Contai about 17 km from the town and in Digha located 30 km away. These stations are fairly well connected with trains travelling from Howrah or Sealdah in Kolkata. From the stations tourists can get taxis or request their hotels in Mandarmani for a hotel transfer.
A 4-5 hours drive from the city of Kolkata makes Mandarmani a perfect destination for a long drive and weekend gateway. Most people prefer to drive down to the beach town. Taxis and cabs can also be hired to reach Mandarmani. There are regular state transport and private bus services operational between Kolkata and Mandarmani. Tourists can board buses from Esplanade, Gariahat or Howrah.
Tourists will mostly walk from the resort to the beach. For other places around Mandarmani, tourists can take their own car, hire a car from the hotel or use rickshaws for sightseeing purpose.