The lovely destinations of West Bengal in Eastern India

The lovely destinations of West Bengal in Eastern India

West Bengal regally sits in the eastern region of India, with the Himalayas bordering its north and the Bay of Bengal in the south. This state is a place of incredible culture, heritage, aesthetic beauty, and cuisine. Here are my top places to visit for West Bengal:

1. Kolkata

The state’s capital is one of the most beautiful location where you can smell the old books, walk through narrow lanes, re-visit the colonial rule, and watch the hawkers selling delicious Rosogollas and Phuchka.

 Victoria Memorial ( Image Source )

Victoria Memorial (Image Source)

Must visit places: Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, Park Street, Fort William, Botanical Garden, Indian Museum.

Minimum Recommended Duration for Visit: 3 days

2. Darjeeling

The bong hub for a vacation, filled with red rhododendrons, white magnolias, birds of various species and green tea leaves. Oh! Don’t forget the snowy peaks of Kanchenjunga. Tiger hills and Sandakhpu buys the deal of your trip. Make sure you catch up with all the major attractions there.

 Kanchenjunga ( Image Source )

Kanchenjunga (Image Source)

Must visit places: Kanchenjunga, Sandakphu, Tiger Hill, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Batasia Loop, Lava, Everest Museum, Barboteu Rock Garden, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, Neora National Park, Darjeeling Toy Train.

Minimum Recommended Duration for Visit: 4 days

3. Siliguri

Located near the thick forest on the foothills of Himalayas, Siliguri is a city famous for timber and tea. Don’t forget to eat some Momos and Thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup) – some of the best found in India.

 Sevoke Railway ( Image Source )

Sevoke Railway (Image Source)

Must visit places: Jaldapara forest, Sevoke, Kalijhora, Mongpong.

Minimum Recommended Duration for Visit: 3 days

4. Kalimpong

A hill station located at an altitude of 1250 meters in lower Himalayas, its serves the tourists with an ecstatic view. Shop traditional handicrafts and watch the orchids decorate the hills.

 Deolo Hills ( Image Source )

Deolo Hills (Image Source)

Must visit places: Deolo hills and Dr.Grahams.

Minimum Recommended Duration for Visit: 1 day

5. Coochbehar

The enigmatic memories of the Mughal Era can be seen all around this city. The palaces, water bodies, and the Indo-Bangladesh border build up the city as a major tourist attraction.

 Jaldapara National Park ( Image Source )

Jaldapara National Park (Image Source)

Must visit places: Cooch Behar Palace, Chilapara Forest Range, Rasik Bil, Madan Mohan Bari, Dangar Ayee Temple

Minimum Recommended Duration for Visit: 2 days.


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