Mandarmani is the best seaside resort village in the state of West Bengal, lying in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal, around 180 kms from Kolkata. Compared to other beaches, Mandarmoni is considered the cleanest with crawling red crabs along the 13 km beach and water sports being the main attractions. This beach town with great scenery, beautiful sand beaches and amazing aura about itself is a nature lover’s delight and refreshing break from your daily life. There are 2 mohanas on the either side which can be accessed via transport available there. It is argued to be the longest driveable (drive in) beach in India.Geomorphologically, this area has relatively low waves than nearer tourist beach of Digha. However still this beach is deposition with formation of neo dunes in several areas specially around Dadanpatrabar.
By Air : Nearest Airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata – 180 kms. From there you can either catch a train, bus, hire a car or drive down.
By Train : Nearest Station is Ramnagar, around 22 kms. However few trains like Duronto exp. does not stop there. Hence you can get down earlier in Contai which is 28 kms and hire a taxi to get here.
By Bus : There are multiple buses (AC and Non-AC) running from Kolkata to Digha every 30 mins from Esplanade and Howrah. You need to get down at chawalkhola bus stop which is approx 7 kms from Mandarmoni. Autos, Totos, Cars are available to drop you to the hotel in 20 mins. Efforts are on to start regular direct bus service from Kolkata to mandarmoni soon.
By Car : From Kolkata, after crossing the Vidyasagar Setu, Kona Expressway leads to Mumbai Road. As the total drive takes about 3.5–4 hours from Kolkata via Kolaghat and Nandakumar. From Nandakumar there is a right turn towards Contai. In the said Kolkata- Digha highway there is stoppage named Chawalkhola where a left side village road ends at a sea-side village called Mandarmani.There are two toll plazas on the route at Dhulagori and Sonapetya.