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    Situated in eastern India, West Bengal is a cultural cauldron that is the perfect combination of the arts, culture, history and nature. A land offering rich diversity, the state is a home to distinct civilizations and of a strong historical significance as well. Thanks to the geographical locations that stretch from the Himalayas to Bay of Bengal, the eastern state offers spectacular landscapes that captivate the soul. The state has a lot of interesting places for tourists to explore in June and visiting Bengal is an interesting way to enjoy a fun filled adventure holiday. Let us explore a number of places to visit in West Bengal in June.

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    1. Sunderbans
    2. Darjeeling
    3. Kolkata
    4. Mandarmani
    5. Shantiniketan
    6. Kalimpong
    7. Taki
    8. Dooars
    9. Bishnupur

    1. Sunderbans

    Sunderbans National Park

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    The Sundarbans is one of the most popular national parks in India. The magnificent mangrove jungle is the largest in the world and also the only one comprise tigers. Spread over a sprawling 102 islands, the land extends into the neighbouring Bangladesh. The Sundarbans is accessible by boat and exploring it is a unique experience which should not be missed anyhow. Refrain from the hope of viewing tigers as they are quite shy and usually remain hidden in the reserve.

    Location: 100 Kms southeast of Kolkata
    Things to do: Visit Sundarban National Park, sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary, go on a cruise
    Trip Duration: 2 nights 3 days

    Best Time To Visit: Sep-Mar

    Suggested Read: 43 Outstanding Tourist Places To Visit In West Bengal

    2. Darjeeling

    Darjeeling Tea Estates

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    A popular British habitat of the past, Darjeeling is a famous hill station of the eastern India. Standing tall amongst the top 10 hill stations, Darjeeling is indeed a must visit destination. The town is blessed with the most stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga and offers the most interesting monasteries, handicrafts, local markets, and local food. Toy train is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Darjeeling and offers a distinctive culture as compared to any other tourist places in West Bengal.

    Location: About 600Kms north of Kolkata, at the base of Eastern Himalayas
    Things to do: Visit Ghoom Monastery, Tiger Hill, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Japanese Temple, ride toy train, eat local Tibetan cuisine
    Trip Duration: 3 nights 4 days

    Best Time To Visit: Feb-Mar, Sep-Dec

    Suggested Read: 7 Amazing Places To Visit In Summer In West Bengal That No Traveler Would Want To Miss

    3. Kolkata

    Beautiful Kolkata

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    The capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is also the largest metropolitan city in India. This city was the former capital of India and is inhabited for a period of more than two thousand years. Evident from the rich cultural background and diverse ethnicity, the city offers a number of popular attractions in the state. Some of the popular destinations include Howrah Bridge, park street, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kalighat Kali Temple, Science City, Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum and many others.

    Location: Along the Hooghly river bank
    Things to do: Visit Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, ride on the popular local cab , boat ride in Princep Ghat, Dakshineswar Kali Temple
    Trip Duration: 3 nights 4 days

    Best Time To Visit: Oct-Mar

    Suggested Read: Top 9 Hill Stations Near Siliguri To Spend A Relaxing Time In West Bengal

    4. Mandarmani

    Mandarmani Beach in West Bengal

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    Popular as the longest drivable beach in India, Mandarmani is one of the popular weekend beach destinations in West Bengal. Located at a distance of 14Kms s from Chaulkhola in East Midnapore District, the beach destination is the fastest growing tourist spot in West Bengal.

    The place is also called Mandarboni locally is a village that offers a tranquil atmosphere and pristine clear blue waves. For those of you who prefer solitude and peaceful retreat, this destination is the perfect place to experience a peaceful retreat. The place also offers a number of water sports including bungee trampoline, ATV bikes, banana boat rides, skiing and so on.

    Location: East Midnapore district
    Things to do: stroll around Mandarmani Beach, visit Mohona, indulge in water activities such as skiing, banana boat ride, and others
    Trip Duration: 2 nights 3 days

    Suggested Read: Singalila National Park: Home To The Red Pandas And West Bengal’s Highest Peak!

    5. Shantiniketan

    Shantiniketan in West Bengal

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    A small town situated near Bolpur in the Birbhum district, Shantiniketan is popularly known for being the Treasure Trove of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Offering a peaceful and quaint atmosphere, the small town is adorned for its splendid sculpture, murals, frescos, paintings, literature and rich history.

    The Shantiniketan campus is located here and is popular for the Baul singers and famous festivals and fairs such as Joydev Mela, Poush Mela, Basanta Utsav and so on. The destination is also regarded as a popular centre for traditional handicrafts including pottery, weaving, batik and embroidery. Wandering Baul singers are also a popular feature similar to the handicrafts.

    Location: About 160 Kms North West of Kolkata
    Things to do: Visit Chhatim Tala, Uttarayana, Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Biswa Bharati campus, explore Basanta Utsav during Holi
    Trip Duration: 2 nights 3 days

    Best Time To Visit: Mid Aug-Mar

    Suggested Read: Jigme Dorji National Park: The Abode Of Snow Leopards And Bengal Tigers

    6. Kalimpong

    Kalimpong View

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    Kalimpong is a less-touristy alternative located under three hours drive from Darjeeling. The town is located on a ridge and overlooks the Teesta River and separates it from Sikkim. It was initially ruled by the Sikkimese until the early 1700s and was taken over by the King of Bhutan. It is also a popular summer destination among the locals and Indians all over the country. Some of the popular attractions include adventure activities, Buddhist monasteries, trekking and nature walks. A plenty of villages and hills are located in the vicinity for one to explore.

    Location: At the Himalayan foothills
    Things to do: Visit Delo Park, Phodong Monastery, Mangal Dham Pranami Temple
    Trip Duration: 3 nights 4 days

    Best Time To Visit: Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec

    Suggested Read: Top 5 Wildlife Sanctuaries In West Bengal That Are Home To Some Of The Most Exotic Species!

    7. Taki

    Taki Railway Station

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    A sere place to beat the bustling crowd of the city, Taki is a beautiful place on the banks of Ichamati River in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. A municipality under Basirhat subdivision, the place offers a unique mid-river experience of meeting countrymen of Bangladesh on the river. This is a popular attraction among the tourists who wish to explore the experience on wooden boats to avail a closer view of the other side. Visitors can take a boat ride to Machranga Island. Some of the eminent places include ruins of zamindar houses, General Shankar Roy Chowdhury’s Adi Bari, Golpatar jungle and others.

    Location: Basirhat division
    Things to do: Visit Machranga island, General Shankar Roy Chowdhury’s Adi Bari, Ramkrishna Missions, Kuleshwari Kali Temple, Golpatar Jungle and others, indulge in the sweetness of local jiggery
    Trip Duration: 2 nights 3 days

    Suggested Read: 7 Best Homestays In Siliguri For A Blissful Staycation In West Bengal

    8. Dooars

    Dooars in West Bengal

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    Considered as the gateway to the hill stations of Darjeeling, the word is derived from ‘doors’ meaning gateway. A virgin hill station in West Bengal is highly popular for the panoramic valley view. The place is greatly visited for its churches, Tibetan handicrafts and churches. Popular for the rich forests and biodiversity, some of the prominent places in the area include Gorumara National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and others.

    Location: Darjeeling district
    Things to do: Visit Jaldapara National Park, book a resort amidst the jungle, ride on elephant safari
    Trip Duration: 3 nights 4 days

    Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year

    Suggested Read: Sariska National Park: The Lush Abode Of Royal Bengal Tigers

    9. Bishnupur

    Bishnupur in West Bengal

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    Renowned for being the birthplace of terracotta, Bishnupur is remarkable for the terracotta temples and terracotta potteries are the popular attractions. The temples were essentially built during the 17th and 18th centuries by Malla dynasty rulers. The revival of Hinduism witnessed the construction of temple architecture. Blended in a Bengali style curved roof offering Islamic arches and domes along with the Odia-style duel, Bishnupur offers a number of spectacular terracotta temples in the district.

    Location: About 40Kms northwest of Kolkata
    Things to do: Visit Jor Bangla temple, Madan Mohan temple, Lalji Temple, Rasmancha Hindu temple
    Trip Duration: 2 nights 3 days

    Best Time To Visit:Oct-Mar

    Further Read: Tadoba Andhari National Park: A Detailed Guide To The Home Of The Royal Bengal Tigers

    West Bengal, the land of culture and diversity hence is a must visit land by one and all. Book your holiday to experience the best of the views at these places to visit in West Bengal in June. Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are many other places that are a must to explore. So if you have plans to visit West Bengal anytime in the month of June, make sure to explore these places and have a great time in this state.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit In West Bengal In June

    What is the best time to visit West Bengal?

    The best time to visit West Bengal is during the winter months, that comprises the months of December to February. This is when the weather of West Bengal is pleasant and offers a great time for everybody to explore.

    What are the prominent tourist places in West Bengal?

    Some of the most popular tourist places in West Bengal include Darjeeling, Kurseong, Shantiniketan, Digha, Mandarmani, Kolkata, Sunderbans and many others.

    How can I reach Darjeeling?

    You can reach Darjeeling by air, train or by road. The closest airport is Bagdogra International airport, and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station being the closest railway station to Darjeeling. Alternatively, you can also reach by road with your private vehicle or a shuttle car.

    How far is Digha from Kolkata?

    Digha, a popular beach destination is West Bengal is located at a distance of 183.0Kms from Kolkata and can be accessed with the help of car or bus. Alternatively, a train route has also been incorporated for easier access.

    Which is the best hill station in West Bengal?

    The best hill station in West Bengal is Darjeeling and has been a tourist favourite since forever.

    What is the popular local food in West Bengal?

    Some of the most popular local foods in West Bengal include fish curry and rice, poppy seeds with potato (‘alu posto’), puffed rice (‘muri’), and a few more.

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