West Bengal

West Bengal

Tourist attractions in West Bengal refers to the tourist attractions in the Indian state of West Bengal. West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India and is the nation’s fourth-most populous. It is also the seventh-most populous sub-national entity in the world, with over 91 million inhabitants. It is bordered by the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, and the Indian states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). West Bengal encompasses two broad natural regions: the Gangetic Plain in the south and the sub-Himalayan and Himalayan area in the north.

During the British colonial era from 1700–1912, Kolkata (then known as Calcutta) enjoyed the privilege of being the capital of British India and witnessed a spate of frenzied construction of buildings,largely influenced by the conscious intermingling of Neo-Gothic, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Oriental and Islamic schools of design. Unlike many north Indian cities, whose construction stresses minimalism, the layout of much of the architectural variety in Kolkata owes its origins to European styles and tastes imported by the British and, to a much lesser extent, by the Portuguese and French.

Kolkata – now the state capital, is considered to be an ideal hub to cover all the destinations in West Bengal.The following is a list of some of the attractions of West Bengal:

Attraction(s) Location Image
Darjeeling Darjeeling Mt. Kanchenjunga.jpg
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train) New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling DHR 780 on Batasia Loop 05-02-21 08.jpeg
Cooch Behar Palace Cooch Behar Cooch Behar Palace in Cooch Behar.JPG
Dooars Dooars Tea garden in dooars.jpg
Jaldapara National Park Jalpaiguri district Wild Elephants at Jaldapara.JPG
Gorumara National Park Jalpaiguri district Gorumara Deep Forest Arnab Dutta.JPG
Hazarduari Palace Murshidabad district (Murshidabad) Hazarduari01 debaditya chatterjee.jpg
Nizamat Imambara Murshidabad district Nizamat Imambara 2.jpg
Katra Mosque Murshidabad district Katra Mosque - Murshidabad.jpg
Adina Deer Park Maldah district Deers at Adina Deer Park, Malda.jpg
Adina Mosque Maldah district Adina mosque, gour, malda district of west bengal.JPG
Gaur Maldah Entry gate at Gaur, Malda..jpg
Bangarh Gangarampur Broken Palace of Bangarh.jpg
Shantiniketan Birbhum Poush Mela Bazaar.JPG
Bishnupur Terracotta Temples Bankura Rasmancha (eastern view) Arnab Dutta 2011.JPG
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden Howrah (Shibpur) Kolkata botanical garden pathway.jpg
The Great Banyan Tree Howrah (Shibpur) Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden - Howrah 2011-01-08 9728.JPG
Howrah Bridge Howrah to Kolkata Image-Kolkata Bridge.jpg
B. B. D. Bagh Kolkata Kolkata BBD Bagh2.jpg
Dakshineswar Kali Temple North 24 Parganas district (Dakshineswar) Kolkatatemple.jpg
Second Hooghly Bridge Kolkata to Howrah Vidyasagar-Setu.jpg
Belur Math Howrah (Belur Math) Ramakrishna Belur Math, Howrah.jpg
Victoria Memorial Kolkata Victoria Memorial Kolkata panorama.jpg
Sunderbans Delta of India South West Bengal Sun in Sunderbans.jpg
Digha West Bengal New Digha Beach 0221.JPG
Mandarmani West Bengal Mandarmani Sea Beach.jpg
St. Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata St Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata.jpg
Sundarbans National Park Sunderbans delta of India Sundarban mangrove.jpg
Mayapur Nabadwip Samadhi Mandir of Srila Prabhupada, Mayapur 07102013.jpg
Kumortuli North Kolkata  
Salt Lake Stadium Bidhannagar Salt Lake Stadium - Yuva Bharati Krirangan , Kolkata - Calcutta.jpg
Howrah station Howrah Howrah Station.jpg
Eden Gardens Kolkata Eden gardens ipl 2011.jpg

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Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry, the spectacular views of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal.
siliguri is a city located in the Darjeeling district and Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Siliguri is located on the banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas.
The Sundarban National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India. It is part of the Sundarban on the Ganges Delta, and adjacent to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in Bangladesh
Neora Valley National Park is situated in the Kalimpong subdivision under Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India and was established in 1986. It spreads over an area of 88 km² and is one of the richest biological zones in the entire Northeast. It is the land of the elegant red panda in the pristine undisturbed natural habitat with rugged inaccessible hilly terrain and rich diverse flora and fauna making this park an important wilderness zone
The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The Memorial lies on the Maidan by the bank of the Hooghly River, near Jawaharlal Nehru road.
Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta). The Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world.
The Sundarban National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India. It is part of the Sundarban on the Ganges Delta, and adjacent to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in Bangladesh.