Originally, there was a place called Beerkul, where Digha lies today. This name was referred in Warren Hastings's letters (1780) as Brighton of the East. An English businessman John Frank Snaith started living here in 1923 and his writings provided a good exposure to this place. He convinced West Bengal Chief Minister Bidhan Chandra Roy to develop this place to be a beach resort. An old Church is well famous in Digha, you can see it near the Old Digha Main gate this place is also known as Alankarpur Digha. A new mission has been developed in New Digha which is known as Sindhur Tara which is beside Amrabati Park its a church where you can wish for the welfare of your family and loved once, the best way to visit is to book a local bhan rickshaw.
There are mainly three seasons in Digha, namely summer, monsoon and winter. Summer starts in April and continues to till June with an maximum temperature of 37 °C (99 °F). Although cold wind from sea keeps the weather pleasant in this time. Next comes monsoon in July and lasts till the end of September. Digha generally experiences an average rainfall with high humidity in the monsoon season. Winter sets in October and lasts till February with a temperature range from 24-3 °C.[clarification needed] July to March is considered as the best time to visit Digha as weather stays most pleasant in these times.
Lord Shiva Temple At Chandaneswar is only 8 km (5.0 mi) away from Digha the century old Temple of Lord Shiva at Chandaneswar, near Bengal and Orissa Border. During the Bengali month of Chaitra, a popular annual fair is organised here. Nearly half million people and pilgrims visit the temple.