Renowned for its longest driveable beach in India, Mandarmani is located in the East Midnapore district of West Bengal. Situated at a distance of 14 km from Chaulkhola, the village is one of the fastest developing tourist attractions of West Bengal.
Called Mandarboni by the locals, the village offers peaceful settings for tourists to unwind and spend some quality time.
The prime attraction of the village is the 13 km beach. It the longest drivable beach in India. Visitors can experience water sports activities like surfing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, ATV bikes and bungee trampoline. The beach is also an ideal spot to watch sunrise and sunset.
The Digha-Mandarmani Festival is another attraction, it is a four day festival held in the month of January. Several water and beach sports events are conducted. One can also participate in the sea food festival, where you can select your favourite fish that would be cooked in front of you. During the festival, concert is also held in which Bangla band performs on the temporary watchtowers built on the beaches.
Tourists should also try the local cuisine, which comprises delicious seafood. Crab and fishes are the main delicacies.
Shopaholics can buy objects made from different types of sea-shells and oysters. Items like shell necklace is popular among the tourist.
Where to stay
There are plenty of accommodation options in Mandarmani. It is advisable to book room in advance, especially during November and March. Most of the hotels are located near the beach.
Where to eat
There are many eating joints in Mandarmani. One can find multi-cuisine restaurants serving Bengali, Indian and international cuisine. Seafood in Mandarmani is worth trying.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Mandarmani is between August and February.