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West Bengal Tourism

Best Places to see in Bengal

The naturally beautiful West Bengal is a wonderful gift of nature to the mankind. The state is also known as the Gateway of the north. The enthusiastic people with a good sense of lyrical poetry make Bengal sweet as Rasgolla. West Bengal is a land of incessant beauty. West Bengal is a dream destination for vacationers as the state has bejeweled with some of the best hill stations and exquisite beaches. This article tries to brief about some of the must visit places in Bengal.

The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary jaldapara wildlife sanctuary

Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary is situated in Alipurduar of Jalpaiguri District. This sanctuary was initially started with an aim to protect one-horned rhinos in 1941 though the sanctuary sports a great assortment of fauna and flora. It's a great place to spend the holidays for those who love watching wildlife, elephant riding and meander through the gigantic grass.


Shantiniketan. was established in 1863 by Debendranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore started open-air classes with just 5 students there then took it to new heights later to develop into Vishwa Bharati University. Shantiniketan is the personification of calmness and tranquility.

Belur Math Belur Math

The monastery of Ramakrishna mission was founded at Belur Math in 1899 by Swami Vivekananda, the disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhans. The math is situated on the riverside Hooghly River.

Howrah Bridge Howrah Bridge

Howrah bridge is attraction for all. Howrah bridge is one of the largest beam like bridge in the world. The bridge connects Howrah and Kolkata over the Hooghly River. The bridge was renamed to Rabindra Setu in 1965. The night view at the bridge is marvelous when the entire bridge is illuminated.


Kalimpong is a small hill station between Siliguri and Gangtok. Teesta River flowing there adds up to the scenic beauty of Kalimpong. The gorgeous hill station has several monasteries and temple.

The Shaktipiths Shaktipiths

There is a legend in Hindu Mythology behind the underpinning of Shaktipiths. Shaktipiths were formed wherever the pieces of Sati's corpse fell. Bakreshwar is the most sacred Shaktipiths. It is the spot where Sati's forehead and eyebrows fell. Tarapith is the place where Sati's eyes fell. The Goddess's pelvis fell at Kankalitala. Nalhati Nalhati is the place where Sati's wind pipe fell and Sati's lips fell in Fullora.

Sunderban Sunderban

Sunderban in South 24 Parganas is the world's largest delta. The famous delta is formed where the rivers Ganga and Hooghly divide into distributaries. The Sunderbans are home to many lovely Royal Bengal Tigers. Sunderban has an exotic range of beautiful flora and fauna.

Victoria Memorial Victoria Memorial Hall

The memorial of Queen Victoria is built in white marble in Calcutta has beautiful gardens, a large bronze statue of the Queen, paintings, manuscripts, historical objects in the art gallery of the museum.

Eden Gardens Eden Gardens

The Eden Gardens is India's biggest cricket stadium established in 1864 in Kolkata with a seating capacity of 90,000. It is the largest cricket stadium in India and has the best cricket facility in the country.

Darjeeling Darjeeling

The verdant hills and valleys interspersed with lush green tea gardens showcase the perfect ambience of Darjeeling. This small hill station is built in a crescent shaped ridge. Darjeeling is also popular as "THE QUEEN OF HILLS".