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Tourist & Cultural Attractions in West Bengal

West Bengal is the most racially diverse eastern Indian state, which was a part of several kingdoms and dynasties over the course of Indian history. Rich in culture, heritage, languages, religion, natural beauty, this state attracts many tourists year round. The famous university at Shantiniketan is the home of cultural diversity of the state. West Bengal is strategically placed with three international frontiers such as Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan and the state capital is Kolkata.

Pilgrimages and Temples in West Bengal

Dakshineswar Temple dedicated to Goddess Bhavatarini is situated on the eastern side of River Hooghly in Dakshineswar locality of Kolkata. Tarakeshwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva, a huge fair is organized here during the Hindu month of Shravana. Kalighat Kali Temple dedicated to Goddess Maa Kali sees huge crowd of pilgrims year-round.

Fairs & Festivals of West Bengal

Fairs and festivals of West Bengal set apart by cheerful ceremonies, enthusiasm fun and celebration. Durga Pooja, Holi, Diwali, Orthdox Vaishnava Festivals, Dussera, Rathayathra, Rabindra Jayanti, Sahajiya Sect festival, Sri-Panchami, Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose are celebrated in West Bengal.

West Bengal National Parks

Sunderbans is the world's largest home to Bengal Tigers and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buxa National Park & Tiger Reserve offers wildlife enthusiasts many endangered wildlife species, flora and fauna. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for one horned Indian rhino, swamp, deer, leopard and tigers.

West Bengal Hill Stations

Darjeeling is the Queen of Hill Stations & is popular for Tibetan culture, Himalayan Tribal Life, Tibetian Monasteries, Pine Trees and Tea gardens. Kalimpong set in the foot-hills of the giant Himalayas offers amazing views of snow capped mountain peaks, churches, temples, monks & missionaries. Mirik attracts many tourists year-round and is famous for orange, apple, cardamom orchards and tea gardens.

West Bengal Popular Cities

Kolkata is the largest metropolis of India and capital of West Bengal & is also home to people of diverse religious beliefs. Asansol is the second largest city in West Bengal and is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse places in the entire country. Siliguri is perhaps the most important cities of North-East India and is basically a launching ground for the travelers to explore North Bengal and Sikkim.

West Bengal Travel & Lodging

This state by air is well connected with the major cities. Howrah and Sealdah are the main railway stations in Calcutta which is well connected with all major cities. With fully functional National Highways West Bengal is well connected with all major Indian cities. The state of West Bengal provides excellent accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels, hill resorts and medium-priced economy hotels. These lodging facilities will offer tourist the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting West Bengal.