Welcome to the land of culture and activities, which is West Bengal. It faces the Bay of Bengal from the east and has inherited a rich culture passed down through many generations; this is the land that gave India music, art, designer clothes, colours and hues, drum beat rhythms, and the Bengali culture that enriched Durga puja. For Bengalis, life is devotion to the goddess Durga. From folk art to folk dance, you have many things to see and feel here.
The name of this city has changed to Kolkota now, the Indianisation of Calcutta. It has a 350-year-old tradition of trade, art, literature, poets, painters; you have everything here to see. Calcutta is a real city with magical attractions. Here you can visit the museum, which was once the home of Rabindra Nath Tagore. His family portrait and other collections will entice you. There are many ghats where you can sit and watch the sunset. From Princep Ghat, you can view the famous Vidya Sagar Setu. The boat rides on the waterfront of Millennium Park make the visit enjoyable. Also, enjoy the typical Bengali cuisine across the street.
In Darjeeling, the tea plantations and hilly slopes will invite you with magical scenery and a misty morning. This was the summer capital of British rulers in India. There are 86 tea plantations in this area. You will feel the green ocean of tea leaves on the hillside. The Kunjen Junga peak is another surprise here, and you can participate in many activities: walking into the monasteries, botanical gardens, a zoo, and the Darjeeling Zoo; enjoying a ride in the Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway cable car.
The Sunderbans are the home of Bengal tigers and spotted deer. This forest is thick and green, surrounded by flora and fauna, rivers, springs, creeks, and estuaries. You can also see the other inmates here: Batagur Baska, King Crabs, Olive Ridley, Turtle, Jungle Fowl, giant lizards, spotted deer, wild boar, crocodiles, and 64 varieties of mangroves such as Goran, Genwa, Dhundal, Garjan, Kankra, Sundari, and Passur. The natural beauty and wilderness of the thick forest are very rare sights anywhere else in India.
Siliguri is an unimaginable hilly area with thick forest and vegetation. This is the place where the camp office is when you go to Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Gangtok, and Bhutan. The famous Jadapara national park here is the home of Royal Bengal Tigers, elephants, and one-horned rhinoceros. The other most attractive spot here is the North Bengal Wild Animal Park. Rich in flora and fauna and home to many animals, this place is worthwhile to visit. Visit Mirk; the mountains, the early morning mist, and the unexpected landing of wild animals across the way may surprise you. If you enjoy the picturesque setting, you will have a memorable experience here.
Doors-Teesta in the East to River Sankoshi in the West, this magical location rains as the queen in the hilly area. You will find a waterbody with glass-like crystal clear water, a tea garden, and slopes.Come to the door and enjoy.
Kalimpong is a hill station blessed with panoramic valley views, Buddhist monasteries and churches, and Tibetan handicrafts overlooking the Teesta valley. Visit famous tourist locations like the Jang Dong Palriffo Brang (Monastery), Thongsa Gompa (Bhutanese Monastery), and your eyes will have plenty to enjoy.
Kursiong: Due to the heavy rain and mountains, Kursiong is also known as the land of white orchids. This is the place for a rich and greenish forest. The land got the name "white orchid" because of the abundance of flowers in this area. This place was developed by the British, who built many schools and other cottages. It is now a famous and attractive tourist spot.
Nabadip-Nabadip is a cluster of islands in the middle of the banks. The scattered forests, orchids, and winding paths along the river. This Gange’s bank location is really a religious and devotional place with more than 200 temples. This place is the real land of Lord Chaitanya.
Santi Niketan: Located in the Birbun district of West Bengal, Santi Niketan is a kind of cultural heritage of the Bengalis. Now it is a university. It was once the home of Rabindra Nath Tagore.
Dances in West Bengal
Kushan folk dance of West Bengal
Chhau-Most popular of the folk dances of West Bengal
Music in West Bengal
Musical instruments in West Bengal
Art in West Bengal
Crafting with Conch Shells
Metal Work by Dokra
Festivals in West Bengal
Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival
The Joydev Kenduli Mela will take place on September 9th.
How to travel?
An experienced tourist planner is necessary if you want to plan your tour to West Bengal, where tourist spots are even present in remote villages. Own Your Own Holiday Club is a well-connected travel booking and hotel reservation service agency that one can easily rely on.
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