Tourist destinations in West Bengal

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Darjeeling

Best Time: April - June

The mighty Himalayas are a haven for the adventurers from around the world. But from up-close when the piercing cold is all you can feel, it’s resilient beauty is indistinct. And Darjeeling- the city of hill stations gives you a glance at the serene sides of Himalayas. Located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 6,700 ft in West Bengal, India is this lovely town. Darjeeling has a lot to offer from adventures, breathtaking sceneries, local delicac...

Darjeeling Travel Guide
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Kolkata

Best Time: October-February

Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal state, is located within the lower Ganges Delta in the eastern part of Indian sub-continent at the bank of River Hooghly. Commonly known as the "City of Joy", Kolkata is undoubtedly a place of enjoyment for tourist. Kolkata offers a wide scope of choices for visitors, ranging from sightseeing, adventurous activities, food, and culture. Differed excellent architecture from the provincial period, which introduces a...

Kolkata Travel Guide
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Dooars

Best Time: September to May

Towards the south of the outer foothills of Himalayas and to the north of Brahmaputra River Basin lies the beautiful alluvial floodplains of Northeast India, the Dooars. Stretching over 350 kms from Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhanshiri River in Assam, region forms a natural gateway to Bhutan. With innumerable rivers and streams surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, the fertile plains around the foothills, Dooars is a mesmerizing destination e...

Dooars Travel Guide
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Mirik

Best Time: March to June

Nestled to the hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, situated at an altitude of 1495m in the banks of Sumendu Lake, Mirik had become a beautiful tourist destination due to its climate, accessibility and natural beauty. Amidst the Himalayan valley, Mirik is an excellent spot for romantic getaways, to marvellous temple architecture, to mesmerizing valleys of orchids and gardens. Located at 59 kms from Darjeeling, the well-populated yet not too over...

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Kurseong

Best Time: March-June, September-December

Kurseong is a small and quaint hill station, located in the subdivision of Darjeeling district in West Bengal. Once a small village with an abundance of vegetation and green landscape, the town came into much notice when in August 1880, when the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train service was expanded to it. The “Toy Train” runs the length of the town and gives the view of the surrounding Tea Gardens like Ambootia, Castleton etc. and natural sites. E...

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Digha

Best Time: July to March

Digha, one of the best coastal towns along the Bay of Bengal is famous for its beachside resorts, exquisite seafood cuisine and numerous beaches that are either calm and quiet or busy and bustling. The palm-lined sandy beaches here are vast with shallow waters, allowing visitors to enjoy swimming or other marine adventures. The street food, local handicrafts, and kiosks are all set for attracting tourists to the beaches here. The extensive aquatic diver...

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Chandannagar

Best Time: October-February 

Chandan Nagar is a small district in the interiors of West Bengal. Chandan Nagar has been ruled by three prominent reigns. It was initially ruled by the Nawabs, however, history doesn't have records of the Nawabs ruling Chandan Nagar. French colonial rule is significantly prominent in history. It is said that the French created this town with the amalgamation of various small towns around the area. The British colonial era saw Chandan Nagar lose its thr...

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Santiniketan

Best Time: Between August to March

A small town near Bolpur in Birbhun district of West Bengal, Santiniketan is home to the brilliant Indian poet and writer, Rabindra Nath Tagore. Known to few, the town is located at a distance of 80 kms from Kolkata. Today, the town is home to Visva Bharati University established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore and later expanded by his son Rabindranath Tagore radically changed the concept of education of India. The gracefully laid out campus is an exc...

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Sundarbans

Best Time: September-March

The Sundarbans mangrove woodland forest is one of the biggest such timberlands on the planet that lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjoining the outskirt of India's Sundarbans World Heritage site engraved in 1987. The site is converged by an unpredictable system of tidal conduits, mudflats and little islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forest, and presents a magnificent case of progressing ecologic...

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Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Time: June-September  

Jaldapara located in Alipurduar Sub-division of Jalpaiguri District is a national park, acclaimed for lodging the highest population of one-horned Rhinoceros in India after Kaziranga National Park of Assam. The Jaldapara sanctuary covering 216 square kilometers of forest area, is a mosaic of woods, meadows, enduring streams, sandy river banks and broad belts of tall grass. Jaldapara National park was established in 1941 for the protection of wildlife, e...

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Lataguri

Best Time: December-March

On the easternmost edge of Bengal, at the doorstep of a wildlife sanctuary, is the town of Lataguri. Situated in the hilly region of the Dooars, it is filled with lush green forests, bubbling streams, chirping birds and scores of animals. Lataguri is the perfect spot to unleash the nature-loving wild child within you. Where Gorumara National Park, a sanctuary for elephants and rhinoceros is a must, viistors should also visit the Buxa tiger reserve and C...

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Bakkhali

Best Time: October-March.

Enclosed by the bustle of West Bengal but then a world in itself, Bakkhali is a little shoreline town situated on the West Bengal coast. Bakkhali is located on one of the many deltaic islands spread across the southern part of Bengal. A large portion of the islands is a part of the Sundarbans, excepting a couple at the edges. A portion of these is combined with extensions over thin rivulets. This little island sticks out into the huge field of the Bay o...

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Shankarpur

Best Time: October-April.

Placed in the East Medinipur District of West Bengal, India, Shankarpur is a window to the olden times being totally secluded from the city life. It is a beach village located 14 kilometres east of the popular beach town Digha and 185 kilometres from the city of Kolkata, along the Digha-Contai Road. The fact that Shankarpur is visited by a very few number of people, makes it the perfect place for all those who want to escape the rush of city life and sp...

Shankarpur Travel Guide
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Cooch Behar

Best Time: September- December

Cooch Behar, also known as Koch Bihar, is a city in the state of West Bengal. It falls in the Cooch Behar district. The place has been declared as a heritage city and is the maternal home of Maharani Gayatri Devi, the Maharani of Jaipur. The name Cooch Behar has been derived from the name of the Koch or Rajbongshi tribes that are indigenous to this place. The district does not have extreme climate at any time of the year so almost the entire year is sui...

Cooch Behar Travel Guide
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Sagardwip

Best Time: December-February.

Sagardwip, Sagar Island or more popularly known as Gangasagar, is a small island on the continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal. It lies 100 kilometres south of the city of Kolkata, on the Ganges delta. A very important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Sagardwip witnesses thousands of pilgrims every year on January 14 celebrating Makar Sankranti or Maghi, a festival on the Hindu calendar dedicated to deity Surya i.e. Sun. Although this small isle of the Sunder...

Sagardwip Travel Guide
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Kalimpong

Best Time: March-May

On the foothills of the Shivalik, the last of the Himalayan range lies the small hill station called Kalimpong. It is a virgin hill station in West Bengal that is known for the panoramic view it gives especially during sunsets or sunrise. There are many Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples and Tibetian handicrafts to explore. It is widely known for its educational institutions that were established during the British colonial era. It also used to be the ...

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Bankura

Best Time: October-March

With much authentic noteworthiness, Bankura is a town well known for its slopes and temples and a treat for adventure sports lovers, for example, trekkers and climbers. The locale can genuinely invest heavily in having a wide scope of spots drawing in sightseers for an assortment of reasons extending from arts and architecture, terracotta temples, thick virgin backwoods, slopes and the grand spots at Mukutmonipur and so forth. Since antiquated occasions...

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Malda

Best Time: September-November

Malda, also known as the gateway of North Bengal, is a city in the state of West Bengal that is located in the Malda district and is at a distance of around 350 km from Kolkata, the capital city of the state. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Mahanadi and Kalindi. The city is most popular for its mangoes, Fazil that is distributed throughout India as well as beyond. Silk and jute are also among the popular products of the district. The city ...

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Bardhaman

Best Time: November to March 

Bardhaman is a city and a municipality located in the state of West Bengal, India.  It is the biggest agricultural hub in the state, placed in what has been traditionally termed the "granary of Bengal". It is an influential transportation focus with railway and highway connections all nearby. Since freedom, it has developed as a leading learning centre as well. It is the headquarters of the Purba Bardhaman district, having grown as a district capital th...

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Bishnupur

Best Time: November-February

Bishnupur is a town in the Bankura District of West Bengal and is situated at around 132 km from Kolkata. It is popular for its terracotta temples and Baluchari sarees. The town has a superb past that is reflected in its rich heritage, music, and crafted works, for example, stoneware and weaving. Confronting a lack of stones to fabricate temples, the Malla rulers manufactured terrific terracotta places of worship to praise their adoration for Lord Krish...

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Jaldhaka

Best Time: October-March

Roosted at an elevation of 1500 feet over the ground, Jaldhaka is a captivating district with the amazing scene and untouched beauty that is being rarely visited by tourist. The stream valley is situated under Kalimpong sub-division and is cut off from the remainder of the Darjeeling region by a mountain edge dropping south-east from Reche-la of Neora Valley National Park and is isolated from Bhutan by the Jaldhaka River. Green crevasses ignoring the gl...

Jaldhaka Travel Guide
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Raichak

Best Time: October-March

Raichak is a community arranged in the South 24 Parganas locale of West Bengal. Acclaimed for its Fort which stands as a declaration to the past time, the peaceful town of Raichak gives pleasant perspectives on the Ganges. Raichak is located on the edges of Kolkata, on the banks of the River Hooghly. Raichak lies near Diamond Harbor and goes about as a connection among Haldia and Kolkata. Raichak has turned into a well-known end of the week goal from Ko...

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Haldia

Best Time: October-December

Haldia is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It falls in the Purba Medinipur district. The place has a major river port and an industrial belt and is located at a distance of around 125 km from the capital city of Kolkata. The city is bordered by the Hooghly River, one of the distributaries of River Ganga. The city is not visited a large number of tourists as most of them are drawn towards the capital city of Kolkata, however, with a large numbe...

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Navadvipa

Best Time: November-February  

Nabadwip literally means nine islands and is an eastern town in the province of West Bengal and is near Bangladesh. Nabadwip, more than being celebrated as a traveler’s destination, is known for its various religious campaigns. The islands are fixated on Antardvipa and resemble an eight-petal lotus blossom. It is additionally acclaimed as a temple town with around 185 temples in the region. It is where Shaiva, Vaishnava and Buddhist religions combine to...

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Midnapore

Best Time: October- February

Midnapore, locally known as Medinipur, is a town in the state of West Bengal. The place is situated on the banks of Kangsabati River and falls in the Pashcim Medinipur district. During summers, the place experiences extremely high temperatures and winters more pleasurable months.  There are a number of popular institutions in the area like the Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Midnapore Medical College, Midnapore Law College etc. Water is ho...

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Siliguri

Best Time: October to February

Siliguri is a growing city at the foot of Himalayan mountain ranges, enriched by the Mahananda River. Although a small city, it is blessed by the nature with lush green mountains, pristine streams, and beautiful valleys. There are man-made masterpieces like the ISKCON temple, the Salugara Buddhist Monastery and even an amusement park- the Savon Kingdom to attract tourists every year from all around the world. The religious and cultural heritage of the c...

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Mukutmanipur

Best Time: October-March

A mainstream end of the week escape for Kolkata local people, Mukutmanipur in the Bankura region of Kolkata is a peaceful town with rich green woods, clear blue water and green slopes in the background. Renowned for the Mukutmanipur Dam which is the biggest earth water supply in India having been worked in the mid-50s to serve water for the irrigation system to ranchers, it is spread in more than 8000 sq km. Bangopalpur Reserve Forest is home to numerou...

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Rajabhatkawa

Best Time: October-March

Rajabhatkhawa is a little picturesque town situated in the lower regions of the Himalayas n the Jalpaiguri area of the territory of West Bengal. The town is known for its lovely scene which is prevalently green inferable from the thick timberlands which fringes it from all sides. The acclaimed Buxa Tiger Reserve is found near Rajabhatkhawa and the town can be considered as the section point to the Reserve since all fundamental passage grants are issued ...

Rajabhatkawa Travel Guide
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Jalpaiguri

Best Time: October-March

Infrequently would one be able to discover a spot like Jalpaiguri that is so possibly wealthy in the travel industry. Fierce waterways doing combating out of the precarious crevasses, the huge stretches of woods spread, the undulating length of Tea Estates and the all-encompassing loftiness of the Himalayas are just a couple of gems that made the British ground their underlying foundations profound into the core of this land. Well, known attractions inc...

Jalpaiguri Travel Guide
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Purulia

Best Time: October to February

Purulia is the westernmost district in the state of West Bengal. It is a fascinating destination bestowed with breathtaking natural appeal. Purulia is gradually growing famous amongst the tourists. The town is adequately linked with the rest of the nation and grants a perfect getaway from the tedious lives in the cities. The serene destinations that will help you relax and unwind coupled with the calm ambience will take you another world. The fresh bree...

Purulia Travel Guide
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Lolegaon

Best Time: July-August

A little hidden in the silent regions of villages in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling District, Lolegaon is nature's heaven all alone with the delightful scene, involving rich green backwoods and tranquil valleys. The pinnacles of Kanchenjunga rise superbly toward the beginning of the day fog. Lolegaon is a one hour venture from Kalimpong and Lava through the serpentine backwoods street. Lolegaon offers little treks and trails. It is a perfect sp...

Lolegaon Travel Guide
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Durgapur

Best Time: October-January

A metropolitan city and a municipal corporation in West Bengal,  Durgapur happens to be the second planned city in India and also the only city to have operational dry dock in Eastern India. NH 19 passes through the city and SH 9 originates from the city. It is the most chosen gateway while travelling to other districts like Bolpur, Bankura, Birbhum and many more. It is an industrially advance city compared to the others in Eastern India. A small popula...

Durgapur Travel Guide
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Murshidabad

Best Time: October-March

Murshidabad, which was at first known as Maksudabad, is one of the greatest places of interest in West Bengal known for its chronicled significance that has seen a portion of the renowned Nawabs as the rulers of the spot. Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, who was the Diwan of Bengal under the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, moved the capital to Maksudabad from Dhaka and renamed the spot as Murshidabad. Located on the banks of the Bhagirathi, it is a city of w...

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Tarapith

Best Time: September to April

Tarapith is a tiny hamlet of Sahapur Gram Panchayet, Margram Police Station found on the banks of River Dwarka in the state of West Bengal. It is settled in the flood plains amongst the green paddy fields. It resembles a typical Bengali settlement with thatched shelter huts and fish tanks. The village is placed 6 km from Rampurhat Sub-Division in the Birbhum district. Tarapith is known for its The Tantric Hindu Temple is devoted to the goddess Tara, a f...

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