West Bengal is situated at the eastern side of India. This place is also known as Land of Renaissance. This state touches the border of many other states like Bihar, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Assam and Orissa. There are many, best West Bengal tourist places to visit, as it is having many old and new places to show you. It is the fourth largest state of India. The capital of West Bengal is Kolkata, but in the earlier times it was the capital of India. The largest library of India, is situated here. This state is having the oldest metro of India, which was introduced on 24th October, 1984. The “West Bengal tourism”, will surely explore you. The very famous museum named as Victoria Memorial, which was made in the remembrance of Lord Curzon. The state is having one of the oldest Polo club, in the world. West Bengal is the one of the largest producer of tea, in India. The state is having the world’s sixth largest bridge. The zoo, which is situated in this state is one of the oldest zoo of India. Many famous personalities like Rabindaranath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen and many other, belongs from this state. The Golf club of West Bengal, was the first one after the United Kingdom. It is also having the one of the oldest cricket stadium, in the world. Some places to visit in West Bengal are:

KOLKATA

places to visit in kolkata

Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal. Very few cities of the world which are having the Tram network, but yes Kolkata is one of them. One of the India’s oldest port is situated here. Kolkata is the important West Bengal tourist places. Outside United Kingdom, it was the first Golf Club in the world, which was made here. The very famous place of this city, is Victoria memorial, which was made in the memory of Lord Curzon, after the death of Queen Victoria. Kolkata is having one of the largest book fairs in the world. There is the building in Kolkata, which was made in Colonial style, named as Astor. It was 100 years old building. It is piece of “tourism in West Bengal”. The second largest football stadium of the world is situated, in this city. It is having the largest banyan tree in the world, which is covering the area of around 14,500 sq. meters. The largest science center, of Indian Subcontinent was made here, which was named as Science City. There you will get to see the traditional style of pulling rikshaws. Places to visit in Kolkata are:

  • Howrah Bridge
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Science City
  • Marble Place Mansion
  • Birla Mandir
  • Birla Planetarium
  • Birla Industrial and Technological Museum
  • Kali Mata Mandir
  • Shobhabajar Rajbari
  • Sabarna Sangrahashala
  • Fort William
  • Tajpur
  • Paul’s Cathedral
  • Belur Math
  • Botanical Garden
  • House of Mother Teresa (Mother House)
  • Jorasanko Thakur Bari
  • Indian Museum
  • Eden Gardens
  • Rabindra Sarovar

SILIGURI

places to visit in siliguri

Siliguri is situated at the banks of river Mahananda and also lying in the base of Himalayas. It is very famous for the gateway of North Eastern India. This place is unique in its own way. It is the mesmerizing hill station of West Bengal. Siliguri is also known for its four T’s which are as Timber, Tea, Transport and Tourism. It is the commercial and trading hub of north Bengal. The beautiful view of Himalayan range, makes it the best West Bengal tourist places and also the picturesque spot. The culture of this place is just amazing and all the festivals are celebrated with full enjoyments. Many events are also hosted by this town. Places to visit in Siliguri are:

  • ISCKON Temple
  • Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kali Mandir
  • Madhuban Park
  • Umrao Singh Boat Club
  • Salugara Monastery
  • Dudhia
  • Chilapata Forest
  • Coronation Bridge

HOOGHLY

places to visit in hooghly

Hooghly was founded by Portuguese, in 15th century. It is one of the old town of West Bengal. The name of this town was derived from the Hooghly River. At the time of british it was the center of trade. There are many spiritual and religious places in this town, as it is very famous for them. The Bengali cuisines of this state very amazing. It is also having many historical monuments. The view of Hooghly River is just amazing and also the West Bengal tourist places. Some attractions to visit in Hooghly are:

  • Shri Ramakrishna Math
  • Deer Park
  • Hooghly Imambara
  • Chandan Nagar Museum
  • Hangseswari Temple
  • Garh Mandaran
  • Bandel Church
  • Tarakeshwar Temple
  • Serampore
  • Banshberia

DARJEELING

places to visit in darjeeling

Darjeeling is situated in lesser Himalayas, with the height of 6,700ft. above the sea level. The word Darjeeling means thunderbolt. It is having the Asia’s longest ropeway, which is situated in the Ranjit Valley. When you will go in the cable car through this way, it will take you from the clouds and that view of going from the clouds is just shocking, so don’t miss this West Bengal tourist places. There is the tea valley, which was founded in 1854. The scene of that Darjeeling is very famous for its toy train, which is one of the UNESCO heritage sites. It will also give you the beautiful view Kanchenjunga, which is the third largest peak of world. There is the very famous museum, known as Everest museum, which is very unique. Places to visit in Darjeeling are:

  • Tiger Hill
  • Observatory Hill
  • Nightingale Park
  • Darjeeling Himalayan Museum
  • Batasia Loop
  • Sandakphu Trek
  • Singalila National Park
  • Rock Garden
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Happy Valley Tea Estate
  • Mirik
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda

BISHNUPUR

places to visit in bishnupur

Bishnupur is also pronounced as Vishnupur, which has derived its name from lord Vishnu. This town is well-known for its terracotta temples, which are all designed in a unique way. It is one of the historical West Bengal tourist places. The architecture and handicraft of this town is very famous. When Malla dynasty was ruling here, it was the capital of it. At that time they designed, various types’ architecture. The rich culture and heritage of this town is just amazing. Many ancient paintings and music of Bishnupur tells the history of it. Places to visit in Bishnupur are:

  • Susunia Hill
  • Hadal Narayanpur
  • Gate of Old Fort
  • Radhya Shyam Temple
  • Loukoipat Ecological park
  • Jhilimili Hill
  • Joyrambati
  • Madan Mohan Temple
  • Rasmancha
  • Keibul Lamjao National Park
  • Lalji Temple
  • Kalachand Temple
  • Pancha Ratna Temple
  • Baharinath Hill

MALDA

places to visit in malda

Malda is situated in the northern part of Bengal. The specialty of this place is mango, some special types of mangoes are produced here, which are exported internationally also. If you want to change your mood from the busy schedule of your life, then it is the best West Bengal tourist places, for that. History lovers will surely love this place. Various variety of silk and jute are famous here, which are produced in the town itself. Many tourist this town for two special cities of Bengal that are Pandua and Gaur. Places to visit in Malda are:

  • Adina Deer Park
  • Baroduari Mosque
  • Eklakhi Mausoleum
  • Jagjibanpur
  • Lattan Mosque
  • Firoz Minar Tomb
  • Malda Museum
  • Baisgazi Wall
  • Chamkati Masjid Chika Museum
  • Dakhil Darwaza
  • Maa Jauhra Temple
  • Kadam Rasul Mosque

SUNDERBANS

places to visit in sunderbans

Sunderbans are the coastal region of West Bengal. As, they are mainly covered by the forest. The visitors who want to spend some time between the wildlife and the greenery of nature, with many unique things, then it is the best West Bengal tourist places. Wildlife lovers, can explore themselves. It has many UNESCO heritage sites. There is the Sunderbans National Park, which is one of the largest forest in the world. The world’s largest Mangrove forest is situated here. The Mangrove vegetation is done here. Asia’s largest mangrove wetland is situated here, which is the beautiful picturesque spot. The Royal Bengal Tiger, can get to see here. As, these forest are the home of tigers. In the whole, it is having the largest tiger reserve. If you like to do adventurous activities and want to play with dangerous animals, then don’t miss this place, on the way of your West Bengal tourism”. There is an extensive group of island, which are formed by the Ganga Brahmaputra delta. As, they are the cluster of around 54 islands. If you are the reptile lover, and are not afraid of poisonous snakes and other reptiles, then visit the Sunderbans forest. Places to visit in Sunderbans are:

  • Sunderbans National Park
  • Kanak
  • Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower
  • Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary
  • Sajnekhali Watch Tower
  • Netidhopani

MURSHIDABAD

places to visit in murshidabad

Murshidabad is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi. When Mughal’s were Bengal, at that time it was the capital of this state. At that time it was the residence of Nawabs. This place is having the historical significance and also an important historical West Bengal tourist places. The place is very much famous for its silk clothes. The sarees of Murshidabad are internationally well-known, as they are much from sholapith and ivory, which makes these sarees light weight. Places to visit in Murshidabad are:

  • Wasif Manzil
  • Adina Mosque
  • Khosh Bagh
  • Maa Johura Temple
  • Hazarduari Palace
  • Footi Mosque
  • Malda Museum
  • Lattan Mosque
  • Bara Sona Mosque
  • Eklakhi Mausoleum

OTHER WEST BENGAL TOURIST PLACES ARE:

HOWRAH

DURGAPUR

MIRIK

GOKARNA

MINDAPORE

BIRBHUM

COOCH BEHAR

DIGHA

BANKURA

ASANSOL

RIMBIK

KURSEONG

KAMARPUKUR

SHANTINIKETAN

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