Tourist Places in West Bengal

West Bengal is one of the best beautiful state in India. There are many eco parks and forests from the detached small town of Medinipur to the picturesque town of Bakura where there are several terracotta temples, you will be welcomed with some of the best options to explore.

Hooghly is one of the places in West Bengal because it has a lot of colonial buildings and shopping lanes. Birbhum is another popular city that takes refuge in various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that have a wide variety of flora and fauna. There are several popular tourist places in West Bengal for all types of travelers. From royal palaces to museums and picturesque ghats you will be intimidated by the plethora of options to explore here. 

1. Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan, better known as the Treasure Trave of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a small town near Bolpur in Birbhum district and is home to a university town, Visva-Bharati. Thakur  established an ashram here in 183 and started the Brahmo Samaj.

The Santiniketan campus is decorated with sculptures, frescoes, murals and drawings by Rabindranath, Nandalal Bose, Ramkinkar and Binod Behari Mukherjee. It is also popular for festivals like Baul Singer and Mela and Poush Mela (December), Joydev Mela (January), Basant Utsav (Holi).

2. Kolkata

Kolkata is the mouth of West Bengal. It gives the city a glimpse of what the whole state is like, from the spectacular buildings of the British Raj to the expansive gardens, from its historic historical colleges to its buzzing nightlife and delicious food, Kolkata is one of the best places to visit not only in West Bengal but in India.

One of the most necessary reasons is. A city of a wide generation of poets, writers, film producers and Nobel Prize winners, the city is also a cultural capital of the country. Expect to be mesmerized by the nominal price of goods, hand-drawn rickshaws, numerous roads with old fashioned houses and a myriad of sweets.

3. Sundarbans

Worthy of admiration here, West Bengal makes Sundarbans the largest delta island in the world and the largest mangrove forest. A 5000 sq km non-forest area along the northern and north-western borders of the mangrove forest; The Sundarbans is bounded on the west by the Muriganga River and on the east by the Harinbhaga and Rayamangal rivers.

The Sundarbans National Park, a core area of ​​the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981, 1981, and is a UNESCO-recognized fauna under the Man and Biosphere (MAB) program in November 2001. Note that the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve has the highest number of tigers in the world.

4. Mandarmani Beach

Renowned as the longest navigable beach in India, Mandarmani is one of the best places to visit in West Bengal. Mandarmani, located about 14 km from Choukhola in East Midnapore district, is a fast growing tourist attraction in West Bengal. Locally known as Mandarbani, the village has created a quiet environment in which travelers can unveil and loosen the occupation.

Mandarmani beach is a perfect place to watch the sunrise; Here one can enjoy water sports like surfing, jet skiing, banana boat ride, ATV bike and bungee trampoline. Note that Digha-Mandarmani festival is held here in January every year. The festival also features performances by several music bands. For those of you who like to shop, there are plenty of accessories and ornaments made of sea and oysters.

5. Darjeeling

Apart from Kolkata, Darjeeling is a place that gives its unique identity to West Bengal. Darjeeling is one of the most popular hill stations in India, a destination that offers openings in a natural and pristine environment. Trekking, river rafting and bird watching are some of the activities that you can add to Darjeeling without having to enjoy the sights and toy-train rides.

6. Bishnupur

Known for the oldest temples of the 15th century, Bishnupur is a paradise for history lovers. Located in Bankura district, Bishnupur has a number of beautiful terracotta temples and a rich Balucheri sari industry. It is believed that art and culture flourished here during the reign of the Malla rulers, patrons of images and music. The temples here stand as a testament to the magnificent architecture that once adorned this place

7. Digha Beach

An ideal seaside town, Digha is an ideal weekly destination from Kolkata. Digha is very popular among tourists for its ancient beaches and that is why one must book their trip in advance, especially on weekends. Try the fried fish that the locals like; Sea shell collection; Follow left behind by crabs; And sip coconut water while tailing under an umbrella on the beach.

8. Medinipur

Known as Medinipur, the city has a number of ancient temples and mosques as a pilgrimage site in West Bengal. Located on the banks of the Kangsavati River, Medinipur is famous for its sweet shops that sell the famous Bengali sweets – ‘Khirer Goja’ or Bengali gossip.

9. Siliguri

Siliguri is a picturesque town with a spectacular view of the Himalayas. It is quite famous for its tea gardens and a dense forest. If you want, you can also see the colorful Salugara Gompa, about 5 km from the main city, and it is decorated with a pressed spire. Siliguri is an ideal place to shop for Chinese knock-offs at the bustling Hong Kong Market, near the Sevoke Road in the suburbs of Kong Market.

10. Kalimpong

Kalimpong is a picturesque hill station at the foot of the Himalayas, located at an altitude of 1250 m. Overflowing with the Teesta River, Kalimpong is an ideal destination for nature lovers as the place is rich in nature and it offers incredible views of the Himalayas and a tranquil environment to enjoy peace of mind. Kalimpong is a religious center of Buddhism and there are monasteries here which contain some Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

11. Murshidabad

Located on the banks of the river Bhagirathi, Murshidabad is an ancient city in West Bengal. It is believed that the city was at the height of its glory before the British moved its capital to Calcutta. They even established ivory, gold and silver embroidery and silk weaving. Today Murshidabad is a center of agriculture, handicrafts and handicrafts.

12. Cooch Behar

One of the lands affected by the Mughals was Cooch Behar in Jalpaiguri district. Cooch Behar is famous not only for its Mughal-influenced monuments, but also for its huge reservoirs. The site was once the only planned town in the North Bengal region and remains of royal heritage can still be seen here. This makes it a great destination for those who are deeply interested in learning about the rich history of Bengal.

13. Hooghly

Hooghly is one of the most well-known places in West Bengal. It also has historical significance because it was colonized by the Portuguese, French and Dutch, and colonial influences can still be seen here in architecture. So, enjoy this moderate disaster destination for those who spend time exploring the stories of the glorious past

14. Kamarpukur

A village in Hooghly district, Kamarpukur is an ancient place that invites the camouflage of all history. A visit to this place decorated with old buildings, temples and tanks can take you back in time. Kamarpukur is also considered sacred as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was born here.

15. Jalpaiguri

Enjoying a beautiful topography, Jalpaiguri is a colorful destination for nature lovers in West Bengal. Since Darjeeling and Sikkim are easily accessible from here, you will see the city bustling with tourists all year round. The name Jalpaiguri comes from the word ‘olive’, which means ‘olive’, which grows in this city and the suffix ‘guri’ means a place, so olive is basically ‘olive place’. The name is said to be associated with Jalpesh or Shiva, who is the chief deity of the entire region.

16. Mirik

Dabik Mirik is a beautiful hill town in Darjeeling district at an altitude of 1767 meters. A floating waterfall in the middle of the lake is the highlight of the place. Mirik is also adorned with thousands of cryptomaria-Japanesea trees. It is definitely one of the places where one can try a solo trip to India. Boating on the lake is an ideal thing to do near Mirik as well as trekking.

17. Barrackpore

Barrackpore is a country rich in history as well as natural beauty. It was here that the famous sepoy revolt began and it made Barrackpore a special place in the history of India. Very few people know about Barrackpore but for those who are deeply interested in history it is definitely worth a visit. There are places like Dakshineswar, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Gandhi Ghat and Ishi Bankim Museum which are a must see for history lovers, on the other hand, nature lovers can enjoy a picnic at Mathura Bill.

18. Bankura

Bankura is a district in West Bengal which is proud of its fine terracotta temples, dense virgin forests, rolling hills and several scenic spots. Bankura district includes Bishnupur, which is mentioned separately in the blog.

Apart from Bishnupur, Bankura district is famous for Mukutmanipur, which is located at the confluence of the rivers Kansabati and Kumari. There is a lake in Mukutmanipur which presents an amazing reflection of the sky for enjoyment which makes it a pleasant site to visit.

19. Kurseong

Located at an altitude of 1458 meters, Kurseong is a beautiful and lesser known hill station in West Bengal. About 30 km from Darjeeling, Kurseong is blessed with a year-round dry climate, which makes it an ideal summer destination in West Bengal. What attracts me the most about this place is the complete peace it provides.

It is worth mentioning that some of the famous poems and songs of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore were composed in Cursing and this is the magic of this place! Famous painter Abanindranath Tagore and the great composer Atul Prasad Sen were inspired by some of their famous works in the vicinity of Kursiyong. Lovely tea estates and royal buildings make this place attractive.

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