Digha Sankarpur Planning Area lies in the South-Western corner of Purba Medinipur District. It is a coastal tract adjoining Bay of Bengal in the south and bordering Orissa in the West.
Digha is connected to Kolkata via SH-4, NH-41 and then NH-6. The alternative access to Digha is to travel along NH-6 up to Kharagpur and take the road to Digha via Egra and Depal (SH-5). Tourists from other parts of the State like Bardhaman, Durgapur, Asansol, Bankura, Birbhum and Purulia and beyond come to Kharagpur by State Highways and major roads making Kharagpur (falling in Paschim Medinipur district) an important hub for visitors to Digha in Purba Medinipur district.
The recent improvement in road connectivity due to four-laning of NH-6 and NH-41 has shortened the journey time from Kolkata to Digha-Sankarpur to a great extent. One can travel by car from Dum Dum Airport via Kaji Najrul Islam Road, EM Bye Pass, Park Circus Connector, Park Circus Flyover, the Second Hugli Bridge, Kona Expressway, NH-6, NH-41, SH-4 and reach Digha within 4 hrs.
With the opening of railway line between Tamluk and Digha under South-Eastern Rly. Div., this Planning Area now has a Rly. Stn. at Digha linking it by rail to Kolkata and Kharagpur and therefrom to the Southern, northern and western parts of India.
Train services are also available from Digha
Digha Flag Station to Other Station
Other Station to Digha Flag Station
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Dum Dum) near Kolkata is the nearest airport for this Planning Area. The airport is about 200 kms. by road from Digha. A proposal to develop a small airport at Sankarpur beach has been mooted subject to the clearance of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Land for this purpose has been earmarked in the Master Plan of Digha and Sankarpur.