West Bengal is one of the most beautiful states of India: Explore it

How To Reach West Bengal

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How To Reach West Bengal

If you are wondering how to reach West Bengal then there are several options to get there, based on which city you want to get to. One of the most popular destinations of this part of the country, West Bengal is home to a plethora of tourist destinations. In short, it is an ideal destination for all sorts of travelers, be it families, solo travelers, honeymooners or groups of friends. One can visit West Bengal via air, road or trains, the state is well connected to all parts of the country via all the three options. As always, flights are the quickest way to get to the state, but then again there are some destinations where only road and rail connectivity is available. Traveling via road or rail is preferred by many because of the beautiful views on the side of the roads or railway tracks.


By Air

For those wondering how to reach West Bengal by air, it would be good to know that West Bengal can be said to be adequately well connected by air to all major destinations across the country as well as most parts of the world. Almost all private and government operated airlines offer regular flights to West Bengal. Some of the major airports of the state include the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, Balurghat Airport, Bagdogra Domestic Airport, Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Malda Airport and Cooch Behar Airport. There are a few others in the state as well, which serves mostly private aircrafts or smaller planes. The airports are all well connected to the city center, via buses and taxis.


By Train

If thinking about how to reach West Bengal by train, then the best way to reach West Bengal is via railways, since the state is very well connected to the rest of the country via high speed trains, express trains as well as passenger trains. The main railway stations of the state are in Kolkata including Howrah Railway Station and Sealdah Railway Station. In Siliguri, the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is a major one near Siliguri, whereas Asansol Junction is an important one for reaching Asansol and the nearby areas. Other important railway stations include Malda Town, Barddhaman Station, New Cooch Behar Station, Haldibari Railway Station, Azimganj Junction and Raiganj Railway Station among several others. These railway station connect almost all parts of the country, through the main cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and more to West Bengal.


By Road

Thinking about how to reach West Bengal by road? Reaching West Bengal via the road is a good and easy option. The state enjoys extensive road network, and is well connected to most major cities of India via national and state highways. The highways connect the state to neighboring states such as Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. Even cross border roadways are well maintained and connect the state to places such as Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. One can drive their own vehicle, or take a bus to their destination from West Bengal. Private as well as government operated buses are easily available for passengers, with frequent rest stops and gas stations on the way. The most taken highways include NH2 and NH16 among others.


DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Bangalore to West BengalN/A2.0 hours34.0 hours29.0 hoursN/A
New Delhi to West BengalN/A2.0 hours48.0 hours17.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to West BengalN/A2.0 hours37.0 hours27.0 hoursN/A
Pune to West BengalN/A2.0 hours35.0 hours29.0 hoursN/A
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West Bengal is a great place for foodies. Try to savor the fish preparations here, and the sweets.

You can club Sikkim and Orissa with your West Bengal trip.

It is very hot and humid in West Bengal during the summers and the monsoons, so make sure to carry light and airy clothes if visiting during this time. For the winter months, carry light woolens.

The ideal duration for a West Bengal tour depends on the destinations that the tourists wish to cover and the experiences they want to choose. A 4 nights, 5 day trip would ideally cover all major destinations in a hassle-free manner. However, if tourists wish to explore more offbeat destinations then a longer trip can be arranged. Consult the travel agents at Travel Triangle for more information regarding the same.

Tourists should try to visit West Bengal during the winter months, from November to February

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