The state of West Bengal, known for its alluring culture, interesting and affluent history as well as tech-savvy and modern people would now be called as Paschim Banga....
Why Visit West Bengal
West Bengal is a state having landscape views of Himalayas and beautiful natural beaches. Therefore, it is very appealing for the tourists and is a place worth visiting....
West Bengal Tourism - Land with Himalayas in north, natural beaches and Sundarbans in the south
Consecrated with alluring culture, abounding history, the state also boasts of its modern and tech- savvy people. Affluent history of West Bengal has left it with traces of many settlements and civilizations. Reminiscences of these empires can still be seen in the state in the form of obscure stories that reflect in culture and life style of West Bengal. Vibrant traditions, different culture, languages and religion are result of its rich history. Disparate landscape of the state with Himalayas at the top and vibrant natural beaches makes it a unique biosphere more elaborated. Sundarbans, located in the south, adds to the natural beauty of the state.
The state of West Bengal is located in the eastern part of India. It is the 4th most populated state of India. Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta is the capital of West Bengal. Two wide natural regions comprising of Himalayas and Sub Himalayan area in the North and Gangetic Plains in the south cover this state. Bay of Bengal located in the south of West Bengal adds to its scenic charm. Natural scenes and beautiful landscapes are found in abundance in West Bengal. The state also encompasses some of India’s most preferred tourist destinations. Darjeeling located in the Himalayan region, Sandakphu: the highest peak of the state and the mangrove forests of Sundarbans are few of the places that attract visitors to this state.
The architectural and cultural heritage of the state is very affluent. Kolkata is known as ‘City of Palaces’ because of its rich architecture. Terracotta temples located at Bishanpur are also one of the famous sites of West Bengal.
The coast line of West Bengal extends from Gangetic Delta to the Orissa border, ending at the Bay of Bengal in the south. Exquisite settlements like Shankarpur, Digha, Mandarmani, Gangasagara, Bakkhali, Tajpur etc. are found on the coastal strip of West Bengal. Some of the beaches at the coast are hard and one can drive through these beaches. Few decades back even Aeroplanes could be landed on Digha Beach.
Tourists from all over the world are also attracted towards the cultural heritage of West Bengal. Its deep roots in music, literature, drama, cinema and fine arts are very remarkable. Rabindranath Tagore, first Asian to win Noble prize, the composer of National Anthem of India also belonged to West Bengal.
Festivals in West Bengal
The people of West Bengal celebrate their festivals with enthusiasm and joy. Some of their major festivals are Bhai Phonta, Dolyatra and Bengali New Year, Guru Purnima etc.....
Festivals(21 February - Bengali Language Day, Bengali New Year, Bhai Phonta, Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam , Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore, Birthday Of Swami Vivekananda, Death Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Dolyatra, Guru Purnima, Jagadhhatri Puja, Kalpataru Utsab, Kojagari Lakhsmi Puja, Maghotsab of Brahma Samaj, Mahalaya, May Day, Netaji Birthday, Paush Parban, Saraswati Puja, Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti)
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Culture in West Bengal
West Bengal is enriched with cultural heritage and its traditions are very affluent. The city of Palaces, Kolkata, is evident of its rich architecture and famous interesting historical events....
Handicrafts in West Bengal
The heritage of handicrafts of West Bengal is unique and legendry as there are exquisite Baluchari Sarees, Birbhum, Silk and Tassar textiles, Bankura textiles which are world- wide famous....
Bridges on Hooghly River
The Hooghly River commonly called as Bhagirathi-Hooghly, referred to as 'Ganga' traditionally, has been a distributary of Ganges River in west Bengal and is 260 km long....
Park Street & College Street has been a popular thoroughfare in the Kolkata city, West Bengal. It runs through the Deer Park belonging to Sir Elijah Impey....
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Cities and Destinations in West Bengal
There are several cities and destinations in West Bengal which are preferred by tourists because of their beauty or historical significance such as Darjeeling, Kolkata, Howrah, Kalimpong etc....