West Bengal is a land of hill stations with exotic natural beauty, cheerful people and lyrical poetry. During your West Bengal tours, you will get an idea about the cultural legacy of the state. It is situated in the eastern region of India. The area of West Bengal extends from the Himalayas in the north side, to the Bay of Bengal in the south side. The state is bounded by the international boundaries of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, while it shares it boundaries with other states like Assam, Sikkim, Orissa and Bihar.
Kolkata, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sunderbans are the main tourist attractions of the West Bengal tours. Kolkata is the largest metro in India. It was the home of Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen and Ronald Ross, the four Nobel laureates. On the other hand, Daejeeling is the most beautiful hill station in India. It is also famous for its tea plantation. Both Kalimpong and Sunderbans are homes for the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.
The Bankura, and the Burdwan districts are the main religious destinations of West Bengal tours. The ruins of the 11th and 12th century temples of these districts are famous for their style and architecture. The Shyam Rai, the Madan Gopal, the Dakshineshwar temple and Badridas temples are few famous temples of the state. Malda of Lakhnaut district is famous for its ruins of mosques.
There are a number of fairs and festivals celebrated in the state throughout the year. Gangasagar is the largest fair of the state. Jalpesh Mela, Vasanta Utsav and Kenduli Mela are the other important fairs of the state. Durga Puja is the largest festival of the state. The ten-armed goddess images are worshipped everywhere during this festival. The images are immersed in the river after a four-day celebration. Jagaddhatri Puja, Deepavali, Jhapan and Rathayatra are other important festivals of West Gengal. Breathtaking beaches are one of the major attractions of the West Bengal tours. Digha is the most famous beach resort of West Bengal. Frazerganj, Shankarpur, Bakkhali, Sagardwip and Junput are the other enchanting beach destinations of the state.
During West Bengal tours, you could also get a chance to explore the cultural treasures of the state. Asiatic Society, Academy of Fine Arts, Asutosh Museum of Indian Art, Indian Museum, Rabindra-Bharti Museum, Nehru Children's Museum are some of the famous museums of the state. Victoria Memorial is the most famous monument of the state, while Birla Planetarium present you the wonderful world of physical science and astronomy in an easy and interesting fashion.
Shopping is the most favourite leisure activity for the travelers of West Bengal tours. It achieved the popularity for its handicraft items. Baluchari silk saris, clay models and terracotta horses, jute products, cane & bamboo works, leather works, paintings and tea are the major shopping items of the state.
West Bengal offers excellent transport and accommodation facilities. It is well connected to the major cities of the country with air, rail and roads. Kolkata has the only international airport of the state. Here regular flights are available for the major cities of the country. Howrah and Sealdah are the main railway stations of West Bengal. Extensive road network joins the entire state. The number of hotels spread all over the state provides best accommodation facility for the visitors of West Bengal.
Wonderful beaches, huge tea plantations, national parks teeming with varied wildlife and adventure, ancient temples resonating culture, along with great transport and accommodation facilities will make your West Bengal tours most memorable.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/12