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West Bengal covers the bottleneck of the India in the east stretching from the Himalayas in the north  to the Bay of Bengal in the South. The state has two natural divisions, the Himalalyan north and the alluvial plan of south consisting of many big rivers-the chief of which are the Bhagirathi and its tributaries.

 The state has produced men and women whose ideas helped to in shape modern India. Ram Mohan Roy, Ramakrishana, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar and Vivekananda spear headed social and religious movemonts. Bankkinchandra Chatterjee,Madhusudan Dutta, Rabindranath Tagore among others ushered in an area of new literature. A movement to evolve a ture “Indian art from” found its experssions in Gagaanendranath Tagore, Abaindranath Tagore, Nanlal Bose, Jamini Roy and others. Proscenium theatre came in to he country with Satyajit Roy’s “Pather Panchaji”. It has produced great freedom fighters like Sir Suren Banerjee. C.R. Das, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Maulana Azad. This land also gave us four Nobel Laurates-Rabindranath Tagore, C.V.Ramman, Ronald Ross and Mother Teresa.

 The state seldom sees a dull moment Sheltered by searing Himalayan Peaks and sun-drenched beaches the land also has the luuxuriant tropical jungles and is home of the royal Bengal tiger Shantiniketan, the abode, is a full-fledged university.

 

Capital :

Kolkata

Airport : Kolkata, Bagdogra
Population : 80,221,171
Area :

88,752 sq kms

Languages :

Bengali, Hindi, English

Weather :

Best time to visit is between October to March


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 

 
   
ASANSOL  
                    Industrial centre  
 
Industrial centre  
                   Hot springs, Hindu pilgrim centre  
 
BETHUADAHARI       
                      Wildlife sanctuary.  
 
BISHNUPUR   
                    Temples, Ruins of ancient capital, Terracotta work.  
 
BOK-KHALI                           
                    Beach  
 
Wildlife sanctuary                   
                    Industrial centre, manufaccture of locomotives.   
 
KOLKATA  
                  Howrah bridge, Gardens, Muesums, Temples, Mosques, Libraries, Cultural centre, Planetarium, Fort, Sporting centre, Monuments, Zoo, Metro Railways, Tramways, Memorials, Boating, Lakes.  
 
DAKSHINEESHWA  

                         Temples.

 
 
CHUNCHURA  

                    Dutch relices.

 
 
GHUM             
                    Buddhist monasteries.  
 
SHILIGURI      

                    Toy Train to Darjilling, Base to visit tourist Bhutan & nepal by road

 
 
DIGHA             
                    Beach, resort, nearby Temples  
 
GAUR  

                 Ancient capital of Bengal, Mosques, Ruins,  Museum, Handicrafts

 
 
JALDHAPARA  
                    Wildlife sanctuarty  
 
KARSIYANG  
                    Small hill station, scenic beauty, Buddhist  Monastrey, Gardens.  
 
MURSHIDABAD  
                    Ancient capital and metropolis, Palaces, Mosques, Handloom, Buddhist Monastery  
 
SENCHAL  
                  Wildlife sanctuary, View of Mt. Everrest & Kanchenjunga, Scenic beauty, Golf, Lake.  
 
SRINNIKETAN  
                  Handicrafts ,Gardens.  
 
SUNDERBANS  

                   Wildlife sanctuary