West Bengal is well-known for its cultural diversity and is the home to different civilizations. This enchanting state attracts the number of tourists due to its snow-clad mountains, mesmerizing landscapes, blossoming tea gardens, lush green forests, gushing sea, plentiful wildlife, enormous deltas, magnificent British Monuments, and ancient temples. There are some popular tourist attractions in West Bengal that follow as:
Howrah Bridge: This Bridge is the most prominent tourist places in West Bengal and is the sixth-longest cantilever bridge in all over the world. This bridge was constructed on the Hooghly River and is considered as one of the National landmarks in India.
New Digha Beach: The soft sands of this beach make up a lovely weekend getaway for people. Tourists visit this quaint place for spending time in the tranquil lap of nature. The beach area is lined with Casuarina trees and this beach gives alluring views of sunrise and sunset.
Tiger Hill: This peak is one of the most popular peaks in Darjeeling that gives marvelous views of the monolithic Mt. Everest and the Kanchendzonga Peak. This hill is perched at an altitude of 2590 meters above the sea level. This place is well-known as a trekking destination for the trekkers.
Durpin Dara Hill: This enchanting hill offers the panoramic views of the snow-clad Himalayan ranges of West Sikkim, Kalimpong town, the surrounding valleys, and the Teesta River. This hill has many popular places such as botanical gardens, the Zang Dhok Palri Monastery, and a golf course.
Neora Valley National Park: This Park is one of the richest biological zones in the north-east region. This national park is popular for housing the largest populations of Red Panda in India.
Deola Hill: This hill is famous for its height and offers the most beautiful views of surrounding villages, rivers, and valleys. This place provides adventure sports to visitors like horse riding paragliding, and trekking, etc.
Dakhineshwar Kali Temple: This temple is presided by Bhavatarini which is a form of Goddess Kali. This Kali temple was made by Rani Rashmoni who was a devotee of Goddess Kali. There are many shrines were built in the premises of the temple in which 12 shrines are dedicated to Lord Shiva, 1 to Rani Rashmoni, and 1 to Radha Krishna.
Belur Math: This pilgrim site is located on the west bank of the Hoogly River. People visit this place to enjoy the serenity and tranquility that it imbues. This temple has excellent architecture and is headquarter of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. So, it has a museum and various affiliated educational institutions.
Observatory Hill: This hill is a popular viewpoint that provides the magnificent scenes of Kanchendzonga as well as the ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva or Mahakaal.
Indian Museum: It is one of the largest and oldest museums in India. This museum has 6 sections that further divided into 35 galleries and contain a plethora of numerous artifacts, mummies, antiquities, and paintings, etc.
Kalighat Kali Temple: This temple is counted as one of the 51st Shaktipeethas of India. It is the most visited tourist spot in West Bengal. It is the place where the toes of Goddess Sati’s right foot fell down when Lord Shiva was performed Rudra Taandav naach.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: It is also called as the “Toy Train”. This 2 feet narrow gauge rail runs between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. This Toy Train was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.
Victoria Memorial: This memorial is situated at the banks of the River Hooghly. It was made in the memory of Queen Victoria after her death in 1901 and now it is a museum. This monument was designed in a unique architectural blend of British and Mughal styles. The museum consists of 25 galleries that house several artifacts and antiquities.
Marble Palace Mansion: This mansion was made by Rajendra Mallick and was famous for its paintings which are designed by various renowned international artists such as Van Gogh, Reynolds, and Rembrandt and the art collection of masterpieces that are made by Reuben.
Jora Masjid: The meaning of Jora Masjid is “Twin Mosques”. Every year, devotees come here to seek the blessings and witness a pleasant aura in the vicinity of the mosque. This mosque was constructed with fine polished white marbles and during Eid, it is decorated with flowers, lights, and happiness.
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