Tourist Places in West Bengal
West Bengal, the land of giant and beautiful Sundarban, Himalayas and Sub Himalayas regions, broad gangetic plains and coastal plains is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. The Bengali culture, the glorious history, the rich heritage, the incredible architectural structures and the Bengali Cuisines in itself are so attractive that none can prevent their desire of visiting West Bengal at least one time.
Geographically West Bengal is very distinctive in area, as the northern half of the state is medium to low mountainous while the southern area is a combination of broad gangetic plains, largest mangrove forest and coastal plains. So, it houses several natural blessings like world's largest mangrove forest 'Sundarban', several beautiful hill stations like Darjeeling and Kalimpong, coastal plains like East Midnapore, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas, and coastal plains like Howrah and Kolkata, as well as men made architectures like Liverpool of Howrah, Shantiniketan University, Raj Bhawan, the governor residence in Kolkata, the royal palace of Cooch Behar, and Victoria Museum, Kolkata that worth seeing.
Here are some most important tourist destinations of West Bengal that none want to miss in the state.
Travel to yodhya Hills: Most populer Hill resort, 70 km from Puruliya.
Antput Tour : Memorials of Swami Ram Krishna, Sri Sardadevi and Swami Vivekanand.
Visit to Asansol: Industrial City.
Bahrampur Tour: Handicrafts.
Tours to Bakreshwar: Bakranath Shiva Temple, Mahishasurmardini Temple, Hot Water Springs.
Bandel Tourist Places of West Bengal : Former Portuguese settlement, Churches, Fort.
Travel to Bansberia : Ancient Saptagram, Bardava Centre, Hanseswari Temple.
Visit to Bethuadhari : Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bishnupura Tourist Spots: Temple having age old Beautiful paintings depicting scenes from Ramayan & Mahabharat, Water reservoirs, famous for Vishnupura Gharana Music. urnpur Trip : Iron & Steel Company of West Bengal.
Visit to Bok-Khali : Popular Beach resort.
Chandan Nagar Tour : Former French Settlement on river Hugli.
Chunchura Tour : Former Dutch Settlement.
Darjeeling Tourism of West Bengal: One of the most beautiful Hill resorts of the world located against the background of Kanchenjunga peaks, Toy train from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. Darjeeling hosts Ghum, the highest Railway Station of India falls here.
Tourist places in Darjeeling West Bengal : Sandakphu & Mirik and tiger hill points present the spectacular view of Himalayan snow-capped peaks. Art Gallery, Observatory Hill, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das Memorial, Botanical & Zoological Museums, Mounteneering institute, Dhirdham temple.
Tour to Digha : Popular Beach resort one of the widest beaches in the World.
Tour to Durgapur : Industrial Center Steel plant.
Must to Visit Ganga Sagar (Sagar Deep) : Last island on Bay of Bengal. Sacred Sangam of river Ganga with the Indian Ocean. Ganga Sager Mela at the time of Makar Sankranti, Kapil muni temple.
Gaur Travel : Ancient Capital of Bengal, Historical ruins.
Haldia Visit : Major Seaport.
Tours to Jairambati & Kamarpukur : Birthplace of Sri Sardadevi and Sri Ramkrishna respectively.
Visit to Jaldhapara : Wildlife Sanctuary.
Kakdwip Travel: Sagar Mela is held hear every year.
Tour to Kharagpur : Educational & Industrial centre.
Kalimpang Tourism : Beautiful Hill resort, Monasteries, Spices, Fruits & textiles.
Karsiyang Travel : Land of White Orchids, Educational Institutions.
Kendubilwa Tour : Birthplace of poet Jaideva, author of Geet Govinda.
Places to See in Cooch Bihar West Bengal : Capital of former princely state, Rajbari, (Palace of King), Madan Mohan Temple.
Visit to Krishana: Palace of Thakurbari, Clay models.
Trip to Medinipur : Industrial & Educational centre.
Murshidabad Tourism: Former Capital of Bengal, Silk Fabrics, lvory Carvings, Brassware, Palaces.
Navadwip Tour : Navadwip is the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Mayapur Tour : A Wellplanned Vedic City. The HeadQuartters of ISKCON.
Palasi (Plassey) Travel of West Bengal : The place of historical battle of 1757. After defeating Sirajjudaula in this battel, Lord Clive established British Supremacy in India.
Visit to Pandua : Ancient Capital of Bengal, ruins sturctures.
Purulia Tour : Centre of Santhal Culture.
Shanti Nikitan Must to visit in West Bengal: Sri Rabindarnath Tagore, India's First Nobel Laurite, set up world famous Vishwa Bharti University, Uttarayan, Ravindra Bhawan, Sriniketan are tourist attractions.
Trip to Siliguri :Main transit point of Darjeeling, Sikkim and North Eastern State.
Srirampur Travel : Former Dutch Settlement, Industrial Town on Hugli, Library, Museum, Textile College.
Sundarbans Tourism West Bengal : The largest estuarine forest in the world inhabited by Royal Bengal Tigers.
Tarapeeth Tour: Temple of Tara Devi. Ancient centre of the tantric cult.
Tarkeshwar Trip : Shiva Temple.
How to reach West Bengal?
West Bengal is the junction point of eastern India to other parts of the country and you will have to pass through West Bengal if you want to enter in the northern-frontier states. So, West Bengal is easily accessible from other parts of the country by major ways of commutations like by Air, by Rail, and by road.
How to getting West Bengal by Air?
West Bengal has two airports including one international airport like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata and another domestic airport at Bagdora near Siliguri. The International Airport is well connected to some major international airports of the world as well as major airports of India. Bagdora Airport is also connected to some nearby airports and Delhi airport.
How to get West Bengal by Train/rail?
The states has three very crucial rail junctions of two near Kolkata at Howrah and Sealdah, and one at New Jalpaiguri near Siliguri, that are well connected to most of the major railway station of India. West Bengal also owns several other railway heads that are connected to other major stations.
How to Reach West Bengal by Road?
Like railway network, West Bengal also houses a strong network of roads that are interconnected with a numbers of national highways and state highways. The major cities of West Bengal like Kolkata, Khadagpur, Malda Town, Cooch Behar, Jalpaigudi, Siligudi etc are connected with neighborhood states.
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