The beautiful state of eastern India, West Bengal attracts many tourists. It is blessed with natural beauty, which includes lush green forests, deep valleys, beaches and a variety of flora and fauna. West Bengal travel can be an excellent experience to know more of this charming state.
Tourists can use either of these three ways of transport like road, rail or air to reach the state of West Bengal. Excellent road network connects the state to various places all over the country. The government owned as well as private buses ply within the state as well as between the state and other adjacent places. The state is linked to other major cities of India by railway system. There are many domestic airports and an international airport in the state. Various airlines such as Simplify Deccan, Air India, Jet Lite, Singapore Airlines, Indian Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and Emirates offer flight services at these airports.
Attractions that should be included while on West Bengal travel are famous hill stations, beaches, museums, temples, national parks and many more. Darjeeling is the most popular hill station of West Bengal. It is known as 'Queen of the Hills.' It is popular all over the world for its tea production. The toy train of Darjeeling is a special attraction for the visitors. The wildlife at Sundarbans, Jaldapara and Dooars are major attractions for wildlife lovers as these parks have a wide variety of flora and fauna. Malleswar Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Jor Bangla Temple, Mrinmoyee Mandir, Lalji Temple and Shyam Rai Temple are the religious places of the state. Museums of West Bengal must be visited as they have unique collection of antiques. Enquiry of opening and closing timings of museums and parks should be done before planning a trip. Shantiniketan, Durgapur, Digha, Kalimpong, Kurseeong, Plassey, Junput, Shankarpur, Bakkhali, Sagardwip and Vishnupur are some attractive places from the tourism point of view that can be included in West Bengal travel. The adventure sports activities like treks and water rafting are available at Kalimpong and Darjeeling. First aid box should always be taken along while carrying out adventure sports activities. Shopping in West Bengal is a different experience as the state has many special items that can be bought. Thangka paintings, Baluchari silk saris, clay models and terracotta items, jute products, cane and bamboo works are very popular items of West Bengal. One should not forget to buy the world famous tea of Darjeeling.
Well developed local transport facility is available in West Bengal. There are trams and hand-pulled rickshaws in some parts of Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. Local trains, passenger trains, buses, taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are used for traveling in and around the state. Vehicles on rent are also available in the state.
Excellent transportation facilities, wonderful beaches, vast tea plantations, adventurous national parks, ancient temples and markets filled with local items make your West Bengal travel an unforgettable experience.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/12