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The southern region of West Bengal is gifted with Digha, the most famous beach resort on the eastern coastline of India. Chandaneswar is the main attraction of the excursion tours of Digha. It is a sea retreat just 8 km from Digha.

Chandaneswar is famous for a Shiva temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. A huge annual fair in the Chaitra, the last month of the Bengali calendar, is celebrated in the premises of temple. A large number of pilgrimages from all over the country visit this temple during this period. This fair is most important for devotees of Lord Shiva from Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.

A regular bus service from Digha to Chandaneswar makes an easy access during fair. Along with this, Kalkatta-Chandanpur, Digha-Baripada and Hawra-Balasore bus routes are also available to reach here. Auto rickshaws are also available as the means of transportation.

There are few hotels in Chandaneswar, which can facilitate your stay at this place. Hotel Jhilmil is a hotel in Chandaneswar. You can also avail accommodation facility of Digha as it is not too far from this place. Talsheri is just 4 km from Chandaneswar. The place is located with huge Bay of Bengal on one side, while thick forests of sal, tamarisk and pial on the other side. Hence, both sunset and sunrise here gives equal pleasure.

You may feel elated if you visit Chandaneswar during the Chaitra fair.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/12