West Bengal located in the eastern part of India is a land of innumerable attractions. The state is decorated with beautiful hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, islands, mangroves, beaches lakes, and rivers. The state has Iconic monuments, bridges, museums, ancient places of worship palaces, a market, and delectable street food making the state a tourism paradise. Hence, many tourist places are developed by itself naturally and later the tourism department of the State government and central government included these tourist places in their tourism list.
Every year West Bengal attracts more numbers of domestic and international tourists. Gradually, the number of tourists is increasing according to the present statistic. Now tourism sector of West Bengal is one of the major sources of increasing financial revenue. West Bengal has a number of tourist places, premium hotels, cottages, heritage sites, homestays, and hostels for tourists to enjoy their life and their tour.
Some major cities for tourism in west Bengal
West Bengal is one such state of India where more and more tourists come every year where they fulfill their desires by traveling to various tourist spots there. These main tourist towns in West Bengal are Kolkata, Howrah, Durgapur, Cooch Behar, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Chandan nagar, Kharagpur, Bishnupur, Jhargram, Gosaba, Bankura, etc.
An important route for tourism:
If you want to come to West Bengal via railway then it’s main stations are Howrah junction, Sealdah railway station, Jalpaiguri Junction, Kharagpur Junction, Durgapur station, and town railway station, etc. And the main air route (Airport) is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport dumdum and Bagdogra airport, and Siliguri international airport.
Tourism places to visit in West Bengal
West Bengal extends to the Bay of Bengal in the south. From the Gangetic Delta along the coastal area of West Bengal to the border of Odisha, there are some beautiful coastal areas such as Degha, Shankarpur, Mandarmani, Bakkhali, Gangasagar, and Tajpur. Some of these beaches are quite difficult to drive to. Thousands the tourists come here every year to these places.
North West Bengal has many hill stations. Among these hill stations, Darjeeling is the world-famous hill station that many domestic and international tourists visit every year. Others are Kurseong, Kalimpong, Rimbick, Lava and Loleygaon, Mirik and Sandakfu. Bagmundi is famous among these tourist places and most familiar among tourists. It is located in the southern part of West Bengal. Tourists come to the hill stations to enjoy the weather along with the environment of the hill stations.
◾Wildlife sanctuary and national park
West Bengal has 3.26% of its geographical area under protected areas which include 15 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks. Sundarban National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Gorumara National Park, Neora Valley National Park, Singalila National Park, and Jaldapara National Park. West Bengal also has wildlife sanctuaries and bird sanctuaries like Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary. So, West Bengal is the safe home of many wild animals and birds. The numbers of wild animals and birds are gradually increasing in these sanctuaries and national parks.
◾Important Temple in West Bengal
There are many important temples available in West Bengal such as Dakshineshwar temple, Ramakrishna Belur math, Hangseswari temple, Mayapur ISKCON temple and Kalighat temple, talker, and many more. Approx 70% peoples of West Bengal are Hindu and the rest are belongs to other religions.
◾Fort : mportant forts are Fort William, Buxa Fort, and Fort Mornington.
◾Museum: Victoria memorial, Indian museum, Tram museum, and Netaji Bhawan are available in the West Bengal which are situated in the capital of West Bengal.
Some other attractions for tourism in West Bengal are Howrah Bridge, Eden Gardens, Toy train in Darjeeling, Metcalfe hall, and Sundarban.
You can make a plan for making a tour of any tourist place in West Bengal because all the tourist places in West Bengal are very well maintained. But sure every tourist place has a specific season for the best enjoyment. Before booking any tour package you should collect information about the tourist places along with it’s circumference that will help you for the best enjoyment. Many travel agencies are available in Kolkata and other cities for making a tour for their customers. So, think a lot and find a genuinely experienced travel agency before booking a tour.