1. Kolkata – City Of Joy
Kolkata is India’s second-largest city and the face of West Bengal. It is an interminably progressing celebration of human existence. This dynamic 350-year-old city situated on India’s Eastern Coast is the capital of West Bengal. It flourishes as the aesthetic, social, and intellectual capital of India. Also known as the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata is overflowing with liveliness. One can expect to be charmed by the cheap cost of things, the hand-pulled-rickshaws, wandering avenues, and a countless assortment of desserts. Some highlights of this breathtaking city are The Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Fort William, Eden Gardens, and Jorasanko Thakur Bari – the ancestral home of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Brimming with various exciting things to do, make sure to add this city in your bucket list!
2. Darjeeling – Himalayan Jewel
If one wants to witness the stunning snow pinnacles of Kanchenjunga, the wonderful tea cultivations, the sweet-smelling orchids, the greenery of the pines, and the adorable Himalayan toy train making its way through the dazzling mountains, head to the city of Darjeeling. This hill station is a gem known for its old-world charm combined with modernity. For a well-needed break from the blistering and moist summers of India, this city is one of the best tourist places in West Bengal. It offers a potent blend of stunning mountain views, waterfalls, sightseeing tours, Buddhist monasteries, museums, shopping, and scrumptious Tibetan food. Undoubtedly, with its lush green environs and captivating hills, this place is one of the best places to visit in West Bengal.
3. The Sundarbans – Land Of Mangroves
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the biggest mangrove eco-arrangement in the world. Home to one of India’s most notorious untamed life species, the Royal Bengal Tiger, it is also the world’s biggest estuarine woods befuddled by many streams and tributaries, converged by a system of tidal conduits and a maze of little mangrove islands. This interconnectedness makes The Sundarbans one of the most appealing and charming spots on earth. At present this extraordinary land is home to 250 tigers and an assortment of birds, reptiles, and various invertebrates including crocodiles. This natural heaven is situated about 110 km from Kolkata.
4. Mandarmani – The Developing One
The seaside village of Mandarmani in East Medinipur locale is situated at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the biggest and quickly developing resort villages of West Bengal and is located about 180 km from Kolkata. It is contended to be the longest drive-in seashore in India. One can relax, swim, and appreciate each moment of their stay at this majestic seashore. The minute one gets worn out, they can chill off with green coconut water. There are very few visitors around and that is the best part of this seashore. One can spend their time sunbathing and watching the birds and waves.
5. Bankura – A Family Escape
Bankura is situated in Eastern Chota Nagpur Plateau and is adorned by mother nature with brown slopes, babbling brooks and antiquated temples. The town has numerous temples such as the Madan Mohan temple, Shyam Roy temple, and Sarada Devi temple. Bankura is a great picnic spot as it offers opportunities for trekking and exploring too. Also make sure to visit the Biharinath hill, Susunia hill, and Koko hill during your travel to this beautiful temple city of West Bengal.