West Bengal is famed for its natural beauty all over the world. West Bengal State boasts of different kinds of cultures, ethnicities, people, religions, and languages. This state is blessed with cool mountain tops, bustling sunny cities, pristine windy beaches, delightful landscapes, humid forests and plains, coastal beauty and many more that can satisfy the needs of any traveler. The culture of this state is adorned by colorful festivals and fairs every month. A huge number of popular pilgrimage sites drag the attention of the tourists of all faiths and beliefs. West Bengal travel guide will give you a brief about the state which will help you to plan your West Bengal trip.
This state was a prominent territory of India during the colonial rule. After independence, the western part of Bengal became West Bengal which is dominated by the Hindus whereas the eastern part of Bengal is dominated by the Muslim part and became a part of Pakistan. But in 1971, the East Bengal became Bangladesh. West Bengal shares its borders with Bihar on the western side, Assam in the east and also shares its international borders with Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh in the north. The Bay of the Bengal marks the boundaries of West Bengal in the south and Orissa in the south-west. West Bengal tourist guide includes hill stations, colonial-era monuments, wildlife, temples, jungle safari, spirituality, trekking, beaches, Toy Train, sightseeing, heritage, arts & crafts, and ancient culture.
The Howrah Bridge, the Tiger Hill, and the Tea Gardens, etc. are some of the popular tourist places of West Bengal which give an insight into the rich history and vast culture of the state. The capital city, Kolkata is rich in culture and its monuments dating back to the colonial era. Besides, the gem of this state is Darjeeling which is a charming and serene hill station. Here, tourists enjoy the beautiful sunrises, foggy afternoons, and chilly evenings. Furthermore, this state is the home to many popular destinations like Siliguri, the Sunderbans, Jalpaiguri, Digha, Kalimpong, and Kurseong and much more,
In addition to it, the West Bengal tour can provide you an opportunity to discover the rare varieties of flora and fauna in the Gorumara and Jaldapara National Park. These parks are the habitat of more than 22 reptile species, 194 species of birds, 27 species of fish, and 7 kinds of turtles. The visitors can spot the rare leopard, one-horned rhinoceros, barking deer, sambar, etc. in their natural habitats. Other famous national parks of West Bengal are Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary, Neora Valley National Park, Singalila National Park and many more. Apart from it, tourists can buy various souvenirs like terracotta jewelry, conch shell bangles, Bengali sarees, statues, Bengali sweets, and Darjeeling tea, sola pith handicrafts, putul dolls, Dokra craft, jute products, Kalighat paintings and so many more.
The adventure seekers can do trekking in the deep and tapered valleys and also cherish the alluring views of alpine forests and pristine waters. The visitors can do rock climbing on to Ayodhya and Jayanti hills and feel some adrenaline rush. The beach lovers can indulge in various water sports activities like water skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, etc. at the beaches. The popular pilgrimage sites of West Bengal are Ganga Sagar, Belur Math, Kalighat, and Dakhineshwar
This state is not only popular for its colonial structures, literature, arts, and culture but also popular for its delicious street food, delectable Bengali Cuisines, mouth-watering delicacies, and Bengali sweets. Local people of Bengal are always foodies and are immensely passionate about their food. The most essential elements of the Bengali Food are fish, rice, and lentils and the Bengali food gets its flavor from the 5 main species – Aniseed, Cumin, Fenugreek, Nigella, and Mustard seed and the mustard oil is used to prepare the food. The famous delicacies of Bengal are Begun bhaja, Ambole, Sukto, Maccher Jhol, Chingri Macher Malai Curry, and many more. The Bengali Sweets are generally made of sweetened cottage cheese (chhena) and some popular sweets are Laddu, Roshogolla, Pantua, Rasmalai, Chomchom, Shondesh, etc.
If you are planning for the West Bengal trip then Indian Visit can help you to plan your itinerary. We offer a wide range of West Bengal tour packages which can take you to various famous tourist places. IVPL also provides customizable West Bengal holiday packages which can make your trip memorable.