West Bengal is really a sweeter state with its famous dessert “Rosogulla”. Apart from the rosogulla this Eastern state of India enfolds within itself compelling history, astounding Geography & climate, profuse flora & fauna, Eloquent Government and Politics, soaring economy, suited transportation and alluring demographics. West Bengal is well known for its elite cultural and Reformist heritage such as Literature, Music & Dance, Fine Arts, Films, Festivals, Cuisine and Costumes. West Bengal is renowned for its Education systems and sports as well. So pack your bags and get ready to traverse this eastern state as trip to West Bengal will really leave you captivating and spellbinding.

The 5 Incredible Travel destinations in West Bengal are:

Kolkata

The capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is often mentioned as the “City of Joy”, “City of Palaces” and “Cultural Capital of India” and was ruled by many brave kings of Bengal and later by the East India Company. Kolkata is the central place of culture and education and also famous for its historical monuments, rich architects and demographics. If you want to witness the real Bengali Durga puja then Kolkata is that place to be visited.

The innumerable places of Tourist interest and other places of interest in Kolkata are:

  1. Victoria Memorial
  2. Science city
  3. Dakshineswar Temple
  4. Indian museum
  5. Howrah Bridge
  6. Eden Gardens
  7. Eco-tourism park
  8. St. Paul’s cathedral
  9. Raj Bhavan
  10. Vidyasagar Setu
  11. Royal Calcutta Sports club
  12. Sunderbans
  13. Fort Williams
  14. Birla Planetarium

So plan a trip to Kolkata and mark these places as must visit in your list.

Howrah Bridge|Kolkata

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a beautiful town repose adjacent to the peaks of Lesser Himalayas. Visiting this place one can adore nature to its fullest form. If you want to view the beautiful Tea Gardens propagated in those terrain then Darjeeling is the best place to visit. Darjeeling manifest different cultures consisting of Bhutia, Lepcha, Gorkhas and numerous other Indian ethno-Linguistic groups. The Darjeeling Himalayan railway is among the World Heritage Sites as declared by the UNESCO and also one of the still in service Steam Locomotives in India. Though there are many places to be visited in Darjeeling, but if you are planning a very short trip there then below is the list of few places you will surely want to visit.

Those are:

  1. Tiger Hill
  2. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  3. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  4. Peace Pagoda
  5. Batasia loop
  6. Suntalekhola
  7. Kanchenjunga Mountain
  8. Happy valley tea estate
  9. Barbotey tea garden
  10. Darjeeling toy train
  11. Passenger Ropeway
Darjeeling

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Mandarmani

One of the longest drivable beach of India Mandarmani is a seaside resort village and lies in the northern end of Bay of Bengal. A 180km drive from Kolkata the main attraction here are the red crabs crawling in the beach and proliferating a distance of 13km. Digha is the nearest beach to mandarmani. Instead of Low waves Mandarmani is more visited by tourist due to the serenity and halcyon of the place. Other tourist activities of this place are the beach bikes, rafting, ropeway, paragliding and others. One can enjoy the alluring sight of sunrise and sunset which is really seraphic. To take a break from all the hassle and busy city life this place is must to be visited for peace and equanimity.

Mandarmani, West Bengal, India

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Shantiniketan

Taking a drive towards 160 km north of Kolkata one can reach this pre-processing and tranquil place named as Shantiniketan. A small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district this place was established by India’s first Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. One can visit this alluring place at any time of the year and can relish various cultural and social events throughout the year. The magnificent events are Barsha Mangal, Sharad Utsav, Poush Mela, Nandan Mela, Magh Mela and Rabindra Jayanti to name a few. Among these the Poush Mela which is a three day fair foresees prominent tourist attraction. The important events of this fair are folk songs and dances, artists and the traditional Baul of Bengal. Shantiniketan is embellished by resplendent sculptures, Frescoes, Murals and paintings of Rabindranath Tagore. The famous Visva-bharati University established by Rabindranath Tagore is located here.

shantiniketan

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Bakkhali

If you love the sea and beaches then Bengal has another place for its tourist. One of the delta islands Bakkhali is a part of Sunderban islands and is located in the South 24 parganas of West Bengal. Bakkhali is a seaside resort stretching along 7 km. It is a twin beach surrounded by Casuarina trees. This beach is unfathomed with fewer population and tourist. This beach is most suitable for driving, long walks and cycling. More than the beach the drive from Kolkata to Bakkhali is more interesting and enjoyable as you will come across the broad Diamond Harbor road, the buses and cars being loaded in ferry and jetties, etc. Afar from the sea and beach the Fishing Harbor, Wind mills and the Annual Fair at Sagar Island magnetize tourists from far off places.

Bakkhali

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There are plentiful places of tourist significance and interest in Bengal some are explored and some un-investigated. So, If you are planning to take a tour of Bengal then setting on some travel sites like Goibibo, Yatra, Redbus and discounting the travel coupons will be a valuable affair for you.

Shilpa Sinha

Shilpa Sinha

Content Strategist

A Content Strategist for CouponChaska my hobby includes Reading books, traveling to places, gardening, foods which I both like to serve and eat and jotting down everything that I feel must be shared with the world. When not in work or writing I love to spend to time with my family and pets.

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