Whether it is the toy train of Darjeeling or the mouth-watering sweet delicacies, West Bengal has so much to offer to travellers and tourists that it is a must visit the state of India. Kolkata, the city of joy is its capital and has many unique travel experiences for visitors to revel in. Some of the must-see places here are the Howrah Bridge, the Victoria Memorial, and the tram line, the Dakhineshwar Temple, Kalighat and the comparatively new Vidyasagar Setu. A visit to the swanky Park Street, the Calcutta Racecourse, the Eden Gardens and a boat ride across the Hooghly River will leave you impressed and in awe.
The Sunderbans, the worlds largest mangroves are partly present in the state. West Bengal has 15 wildlife sanctuaries and five national parks of which the Sundarbans National Park and the Gorumara National Park provide brilliant opportunities to adventure lovers and wildlife enthusiasts to gather some unique experiences. One of the best places to visit in West Bengal is Darjeeling that is truly a traveller?s delight with ample opportunities for adventure and sightseeing. Some of the best activities to participate here include trekking, bird watching and river rafting. Another lesser-known hill station in the state is Kurseong famous for its tea gardens and peaceful environment. The Taraknath Temple in Tarakeshwar and Serampore are two religiously significant places in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. For those who love scenic beauty, Kalimpong is a must stopover. For those who love ethnic art and culture, Bishnupur is the ideal getaway. For sea lovers, Digha is the perfect answer as it is one of the most favoured beach destinations in West Bengal.
For the best tours in West Bengal, ensure that few of these places are also mentioned on the itinerary Shantiniketan, home to Viswa Bharati University founded by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore; Mandarmani beach, the longest drive-in beach in India; and Bankura well known for its virgin forests and scenic beauty. Dont forget to enjoy bungee trampoline, ATV bike rides and water sports like surfing and jet skiing at Mandarmani.