Located about 14 km from Chaulkhola, Mandarmani is known to have the longest drivable beach in India. One of the fastest growing tourist attractions of West Bengal, it is located in the East Midnapore district of West Bengal. Known as Mandarboni by the locals, the village offers a peaceful atmosphere for tourists to unwind. An ideal spot to watch the sunrise, the Mandarmani beach offers water sport facilities like surfing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, ATV bikes and bungee trampoline. Several water and beach sports are conducted during the Digha-Mandarmani festival held in January. The festival also showcases several Bangla bands who perform on a temporary stage built on the beach. For those of you who love to shop, the objects and ornaments made from seashells and oysters are a must have.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN MANDARMANI
While most of the hotels are located near the beach, it is advisable to book your room in advance especially between November and March.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN MANDARMANI
One can find multi-cuisine restaurants serving Bengali, Indian and International cuisine. However, while in Mandarmani, don’t miss out on the seafood.
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The average minimum and maximum temperature of Mandarmani is as given below. The best time to visit Mandarmani is also specified.