West Bengal Tourist Destinations
Indian state of West Bengal is a land of multiple hues and characteristics.
Situated in the eastern part of the country, West Bengal makes a gateway to
the northeastern states like Assam and Sikkim. West Bengal stretches from
the Great Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south and
boundaried by the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam and Sikkim.
One of the major states of India, West Bengal shares international
boundaries with Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar (Bhutan) and also has road
connection with Bangladesh. Nature has blessed West Bengal with beautiful
mountains and hills, mighty rivers, serene beaches, rich and varied flora
and fauna and abundant lush greenery around. Besides its natural beauty,
West Bengal is famous as the land of noted poets, authors, Nobel laureates
and highly enthusiastic people.
Due to its varied characteristics, West Bengal draws thousands of tourists
every year from world over. Kolkata, earlier known as Calcutta is the
capital of West Bengal. Darjeeling, Siliguri, Raiganj, Murhidabad,
Kharagpur, Asansol and Burdwan are other important places of West Bengal.
Moreover, West Bengal almost everything to meet with the expectations of
the visitors. So, visit the charming state and get a close look of nature in
Darjeeling or see the magnificent buildings of colonial era in Kolkata or
spot the Royal Bengal tigers in their original home at Sunderbans.
Most popular tourist destinations of
West Bengal include :