Information for Travelers
West Bengal is an Indian state located in the east of the country between the Himalayan Mountains and the Bay of Bengal.
In the capital, Kolkata (ancient Calcutta), architectural and cultural evidence from the time when the British East India Company was a trading post and the capital of British India has been preserved.
The former summer capital of India under the British Raj, Darjeeling has come of age as one of the most sought after hill stations in India.
Located in West Bengal, this scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon.
Located on the shores of a massive lake, the mountain town of Mirik adds to North Bengal's bounty.
Amidst the Himalayan valley, Mirik has more to offer than just beautiful mountains and lakes.
Covered by the commotion of West Bengal, Nabadwip - Mayapur is a cluster of nine islands located on the banks of the Ganges.
This place is one of those few religious shrines whose spirit of devotion is palpable.
Seaside town situated on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its pristine beaches and scenic views, especially among the people of West Bengal.
Starting from the Teesta River in the east to the Sankoshi River in the west, Dooars is a local name given to the floodplains of northeast India surrounding Bhutan.
Kalimpong is an unspoilt hill station in West Bengal known for its scenic valley views, Buddhist monasteries and churches, and Tibetan crafts.
Also known as the 'Land of White Orchids', Kurseong is a hill station located near Darjeeling famous for its waterfalls, Buddhist temples and gompas as well as the great view it provides.
The city's landmarks since colonial times include the government buildings around BBD Bagh Square.
In addition to the famous Victoria Memorial, built in honor of the British queen of the same name.
Often touted as the Steel Capital of East India, Durgapur is the embodiment of the quintessential Bengali city.
With a total population of less than half a million, Durgapur is in the Burdwan district of West Bengal, on the banks of the Damodar River.
From the Nawabs of the pre-British era to the Lords of England, Murshidabad saw history to its core.
This small tourist paradise in West Bengal serves as a place that manages to combine the beauty of the past with the beliefs of the present.
Often regarded as a mere river port that assists Kolkata, Haldia has more to offer India than just foreign trade.
With its rich collection of historical sites, temples and local markets, Haldia is poised to be West Bengal's next major tourist hub.
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