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

Places To Visit In West Bengal

The land of lush greenery and delectable cuisine beckons you

Tourism in West Bengal

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Best Places To Visit in West Bengal (2020)

A lush green paradise, a little rustic sometimes, West Bengal is a great place for a vacation. West Bengal points of interest are many, and needless to say each one is more beautiful than the other. There is a myriad of places to visit in West Bengal such as Darjeeling, The Sundarbans National Park, Mirik, Jaldapara National Park, Bankura, Siliguri, the Buxa Hills and many others. Of all these famous places in West Bengal, the most famous ones probably are Darjeeling. Every year tourists from all over the country flock to it, to see the snow covered hills from up close and enjoy the much talked about sunrises. Other hill stations in West Bengal include places such as Pedong, Sandakphu, Kurseong, Dooars Valley and a few others.

Historical Places in West Bengal

There are several historical places in West Bengal that tell the stories of its glorious past, be it the time of the larger than life kings who ruled the land or when the British architects were at their prime. The state of West Bengal is full of behemoth buildings and monuments, palaces and temples; some of which have been turned into museums and heritage houses for people to enjoy and learn from, while still others have been allowed to run dilapidated. Kolkata itself houses many museums and ancient monuments that are a major throwback to the British era, making it another must visit the city when in West Bengal.

Sunderbans, Darjeeling tea plantations, Mandarmani Beach, Diamond Harbour, and Bakkhali are some of the places to visit in West Bengal in monsoon. Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri, and Lava are most visited tourist places in North Bengal. The Great Banyan Tree, Cooch Behar Palace, Hazarduari Palace, Bishnupur Terracotta Temples, and Belur Math are popular historical places in West Bengal worth visiting.

The most important part about the state and the best places to visit in West Bengal is that it has something or the other to offer to people from all walks of life, all ages and of varied interests. In a state famed for its natural greenery, lakes in the backyards of every home, rich historical heritage and so much more, West Bengal welcomes all with open arms. Come here for the natural beauty, and you might end up staying longer than you intended for it's simple, down to earth way of living and absolutely decadent cuisine.

A majorly popular West Bengal tourist spot, Jalpaiguri is also a must-visit if you are touring the state in its entirety. Jalpaiguri gives easy access to Kalimpong and Gangtok in Sikkim, Shillong in Meghalaya, Pokhara in Nepal and is a favorite stopover for those looking to cover these attractions near the state of West Bengal. There are a plethora of places to visit near West Bengal, such as Gaya in Bihar and Ranchi in Jharkhand, both places of historical and religious importance.

Some of the other famous places to visit in West Bengal include Malda for its mosques and mausoleums, Cooch Behar for its dense forestlands and palaces, Birbhum for Shantiniketan and other temples, and Taki for its beaches and proximity to the Bangladesh border. Make sure that you plan your trip for long enough to cover all of these attractions, and spend enough time to explore this beautiful state to your heart’s content.

Shopping Places in West Bengal

The best shopping places to visit in West Bengal are Hatibagan Market, Mallickghat Flower Market, New Market, Chandni Chowk, South City Mall, Esplanade, Burrabazaar Market, Gariahat Market, Quest Mall, City Center 1, Mani Square, and Bowbazar Market. The best buy from these places are sarees, jewelry, handicrafts, and paintings.

Top Stay Areas For Tourists

The best areas to stay for tourists in West Bengal are Kolkata, Shantiniketan, Bishnpur, Digha, Darjeeling, Sunderbans, Bankura, Midnapore, Siliguri, and Murshidabad.

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Tiger Hill in Darjeeling

The majestic view of the Kangchenjunga peaks and the warmth of the sunlight make Tiger Hill in Darjeeling a perfect holiday destination. Everest looks at you from far away and enhances the picturesque beauty of the location. At the highest point of Tiger Hill, the summit Ghoom awaits to introduce you to the beautiful views ...

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Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling

India is one of the most visited countries in Asia. It has endless tourism objects enriched with original culture and friendly people. If you happen to visit India, you would never want to skip visiting Darjeeling. It is located in West Bengal, India. Darjeeling is well known as the largest tea Industry in West Bengal. One ...

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Mahakaleshwar Temple in Darjeeling

The Mahakal Temple in Darjeeling is located on the summit of the observatory hill and hence it offers scenic views of the city from the top. The deity of Lord Shiva is the main deity here that is worshipped. As per the history of the place, it is said that the place where the temple has been built today was earlier a place ...

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Tea Garden in Darjeeling

The Tea garden in Darjeeling has gained much fame over the years for its serenity and beauty. And so of all the things to do, visits to the tea gardens are considered to be a must-do! It not only lets you experience the breathtaking beauty of the gardens but also offers the much-needed refreshing experience that you may nee...

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Batasia Loop in Darjeeling

The Batasia Loop located in Darjeeling is located on Hill Cart Road (National Highway 55) of West Bengal, India. This Batasia Loop in Darjeeling was created in order to alleviate the steep gradient in the hills. It was engineered by the British in 1919 to negotiate the 140 ft drastic fall of the train.  The track wraps arou...

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling

With an average elevation of 7,000 feet, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling offers an exciting trip experience for the visitors. The park was opened in 1958 and has been a home to different kinds of animals since. The park is popular as the breeding center for the animals that are adapted to live in alpin...

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