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Digha Beach Festival turns tourist hotspot for Christmas revellers

Kolkata: Digha, one of the favourite tourist destinations in Bengal, has once again come up with several attractions as a gift for the people visiting the place during Christmas and to celebrate the new year.
The Digha Beach Festival has now become the centre of attraction with several artists performing and giving a completely new experience to the tourists.
With a continuous three-day-long holiday from Saturday, people have got an opportunity to visit the places like Digha during Christmas and like the previous couple of years, the tourist spot is packed with people this year as well.
It may be mentioned that after coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has taken several steps and developed necessary infrastructure at Digha and it has helped in attracting tourists from different parts of the state and country, as well as from abroad.
According to local people, the turnout in Digha in the next weekend will be the same when people will be visiting the place to celebrate the new year.
The state government has also engaged more number of buses to operate from different places to Digha as it was considered by officials that a large number of people will turn up at Digha this weekend and there will be similar arrangements in the next weekend as well.
It may be mentioned that the state government has made Digha beach a Wi-Fi zone and such initiatives, besides developing the basic infrastructure, has helped in attracting more tourists, said a local resident who also owns a shop near the beach.
The security arrangement at Digha beach and its adjoining areas have also been tightened up to ensure safety and security of tourists.
Additional policemen were deployed and they had been keeping a close watch. There was also constant announcement through public addressing system to urge people not to go close to the sea.
The other tourist spots in Bengal including Mukutmanipur, Bishnupur, Murshidabad and North Bengal, also attracted many tourists. The long weekend at the end of the year has come as a boon for those who love to travel and there are no such tourist spot in Bengal which hasn't seen large crowds.

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