West Bengal Tourist Places and Travel Attractions


West Bengal ranges from Himalayan heights to the tea ranges and from tea ranges to jute fields. The fertile plains yield rice. People here are diversely populated with industries and explosive politics, Calcutta is land of today searching from tomorrow rather than remembering yesterday. It is a land of cash crops and having flourishing industries. It has also the culture progress. It is one of the great cities of the world. They are devoted to Kali.

When to visit: October to March

Airports: Bagdogra, Kolkata, Koch-Bihar, Maldah, Balurghat

Places of Interest

Asansol: Industrial centre.

Bakreshwar: Hot springs, Spa, Hindu pilgrim centre, Temples.

Bethuadahari: Wildlife sanctuary.

Bishnupur: Temples, Fort, Terracotta work.

Kolkata: Haora bridge, Gardens, Museums, Hindu and Jain temples, Churches, Mosques, Planetarium, Fort, Sporting centre, Monuments, Zoological Gardens, Underground Metro Railway, Transway, Boating, Lakes.

Chandannagar: French relics, Churches, Temples, Handlooms.

Chittaranjan: Manufacturing of Electric Locomotives.

Chunchura: Dutch relics.

Darjeeling: Major hill resort, Trekking, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Museums, Art Galleries, Temples, Handicrafts, Fishing, Zoological gardens, Tea Estate, Ropeway, Horse racing.

Siliguri: ‘Toy train’ to Darjeeling, base to visit Bhutan and Nepal by Train.

Diamond Harbour: Riverine picnic spot, Fort.

Digha: Beach resort, nearby Temples.

Durgapur: Major Industrial Centre, Deer Park, Toy train.

Gaur: Ancient capital, remains of Muslim rule, Mosques, Fairs.

Maldah: Industrial Centre.

Pandua: Another ancient capital to Bengal with Mosques, Ruins, Museums, Handicrafts.

Jairambati – Kamarpukar: Pilgrim centre.

Jaldapara: Wildlife sanctuary.

Kalimpang: Hill station, Plantations, Handicrafts, Buddhist Monastery and Fairs.

Koch Bihar: Palace Temples.

Kurseong: Small Hill Station, Scenic beauty, Buddhist Monastery.

Krishnanagar: Palace, Clay Handicrafts, Cuisine.

Murshidabad: Ancient capital and metropolis, Palaces, Mosques, Handloom silks.

Navadwip: Pilgrim centre.

Sandakphu: Spectacular view of the Himalayas.

Shrirampur: Christian Missionary Centre, Temples, Handlooms.

Sunderbans: Wildlife sanctuary, Tiger Reserve, Swamp Forest.

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