West Bengal, which is quite famous for its capital Kolkata, is the state of rich culture and heritage. With the number of malls, and restaurant chains, Kolkata is surely a favorite place for the tourists; some also consider it as the liveliest city.
Like any other metropolitan city, here you can see some of the top most educational institutes, and of course, the standard of education is quite high. The love of people for books and education is witnessed through the opening of a number of libraries here and there. What attracts tourists to visit West Bengal is the number of museums which are located all over the city. The Indian Museum in Kolkata is the oldest museum in Asia and the largest in the continent.
Festival season here has its own charm and charisma. The whole city gets together with great enthusiasm and liveliness to celebrate the festivals, thus it would not be wrong to call it a “city of joy”. If you are a Shopaholic, then it is a perfect place for you as there are a number of market places, which can make your shopping experience a memorable one. Markets like Treasure Island have something for every tourist, from all around the world. Apart from that, this city also offers great religious sites and these are surely worth a visit. Among these Birla temple is the one which one should not miss, as it is the temple that preserves the asceticism since ages.
Darjeeling is surely a place to visit once, it holds a number of experiences for you which you will cherish all your life. The ropeway here is actually very striking and it covers the distance of 5km, the whole experience of travelling in these cable cars is amazing, as you can see the actual beauty of Darjeeling from this. It is also an apt place if you love to go for trekking.
The toy train here is an amazing experience. At a slow speed it takes you from some of the important sites of Darjeeling, including some bazaars and malls. Apart from these, some other places to visit in Darjeeling are Kali Temple, observatory hill and Buddhist monastery.
Another famous city of West Bengal, it attracts a number of tourists because of its scenic beauty, holiness of its temple, wildlife and greenery. Apart from this, one can also visit the Sevolke Coronation Bridge, which is basically the bridge between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri; it is a spot which is quite popular for picnics.
Popular for preserving the dense forests and wildlife, it is actually a must visit place. At this time when the forests are getting depleted and animals are in danger all over the world, Sundarbans has maintained the original heritage. It is known for its mangrove forest all over the world. What makes your visit more cherished here is the number of animal and plant species that this forest has and if you love photography then this is the ideal place for you as you can capture some rare clicks here.