11 Spots In West Bengal That Are Worth The Visit
By: Pinki Tue, 07 July 2020 6:25:55
West Bengal is home to some of the marvelous landscape features and natural scenic beauty, also has significant architectural and natural heritage. Tourism in West Bengal also has India’s most preferred travel destinations like Darjeeling, Sundarbans,Kurseong and Kalimpong. Major tourist attractions of West Bengal also includes Kumortuli Village,Durga Puja festival,Peace Pagoda Darjeeling,The Great Banyan, Hooghly river Bridges, Himalayan Zoological Park,Rock Garden Darjeeling and Gongoni Grand Canyon of West Bengal.
Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port is the capital of West Bengal and home to venerable monuments of national importance such as Victoria Memorial,Howrah Bridge,St Paul Cathedral Church and Vidyasagar Bridge. Major tourist attractions in Kolkata also includes Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kalighat Temple and near by Belur Math.
Darjeeling is known as the Queen of the Hills,located in the Lesser Himalaya and famous for tea Gardens,Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and spectacular views of Kangchenjunga. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is listed under world heritage site as the Mountain Railways of India and runs daily from Darjeeling to Ghum, India’s highest railway station.
Kalimpong is a hill station, located at an average elevation of 4,101 ft and a popular tourist locations in the region. The region of Kalimpong is a major ginger growing area of India and forests found at higher altitudes of Kalimpong is home to Red panda, Clouded leopard and Siberian weasel.
Bishnupur is famous for its terracotta temples and the balucheri sarees, situated in municipality of Bankura District. Terracotta temples of Bishnupur are best specimen of the classical style of Bengal architecture and added in the tentative list of world heritage site.
Mukutmanipur town is home to second biggest earth dam of India and Mukutmonipur along with Jhilimili nearby are major tourist attractions in West Bengal. The picturesque hillocks is very famous for its superb natural beauty,green forest and water reservoir.
Murshidabad is located on the southern bank of the Bhagirathi river and known for number of Historic places such as Hazarduari Palace,Bachhawali Tope, Nizamat Imambara and Katra Mosque. The city still has memories of Nawabs with the reamins of mosques, tombs, and gardens.
Malda district is famous for Malda Mango, jute,mulberries and silk. The city has historical monument of Jame Masjid,landmark of Nimasarai tower and Gour city monuments.
Midnapore is situated on the banks of the Kangsabati river. Historic attractions of Midnapore includes Chapaleswar and Mahamaya temples at Karnagarh, Jain temples and Rukmini temple.
* Ambika Kalna
Ambika Kalna or simply Kalna is situated on the western bank of the Bhagirathi river and has numerous historical monuments such as the 108 Shiva temples, Rajbari, Nava Kailash and Pratapeswar Temple.