West Bengal presents an astounding range of destinations and experiences within a single state. A fragment of fertile and densely populated land running from the tea-embellished Himalayan foothills to the amorous mangroves of the Bay of Bengal, this state has a lot to offer to the well-travelled.
The tropical southern regions of West Bengal are rich in wildlife, mangrove-lined waterways of the Sundarbans compete for attention with the multivariate terracotta Hindu temples of Bishnupur and the cultured, arty aura of Shantiniketan. If one comes upstream from Kolkata on the river Hooghly, you will reach old European trading towns and three former Bengali capitals at Murshidabad, Gaur and Pandua. The northern hills have a cool hypnotising atmosphere, hosting the quaint British era hill stations and the lazy Kalimpong. The panoramic landscape of the humongous Khangchendzonga, the lovely green tea estates, some great hiking spots, the huffing and puffing of toy trains, all of which belongs to Darjeeling. West Bengal is a country in itself telling you stories of the bygone era yet keeping you on your feet, making you coming back for more!