• State: West Bengal
  • District: East Midnapur
  • Tourism Type: Beach tourism
  • Population: 3667 (According to Indian Census, 2001)
  • Altitude: 6 m.
  • Telephone codes: 03220 (India) and +91 (International)
  • Pin codes: 721428
  • Languages: Bengali and English
  • What to buy? Ornaments, Curios made of seashells mats and cashew nuts.
  • Best time to visit: November to March
  • Clothing recommended: Light/Heavy Woolen and cotton clothes
  • Local transportation: Car, Train, Bus and Taxi
  • Food specialties: Prawns, Pomplet, fried Soft Shell Crabs, Salt Water shrimps, authentic Bengali cuisine.
    • Dried red chilies, bay leaves, cumin powder, panch phoran, coriander powder and mustard are used as spices
    • Mustard oil is used as primary cooking medium
    • Sweets include Shondesh, Roshgolla, Rasmalai, Pantua, Chomchom, Pithe, etc.
  • Adventure sports: Scuba diving, swimming, paragliding, water zorbing, water skiing, snorkeling, river rafting, trekking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, yachting, car rally, jungle walk, jeep safari, open top leopard safari, elephant safari, etc.
  • Popularly known as: ‘Beercool’, ‘Beerkul’ and ‘Brighton of the East’
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