(how to get the best out of an West Bengal holiday)
Start your tourism experience of West Bengal with the inimitable Kolkata culture. From here you can make your choice of going to the charming hill-towns of the eastern Himalayas such as Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong. If you like the sea-side head for Digha and have your fill of sunbathing and seafood. For a truly off-beat place explore the unique terracotta temples of Bishnupur, or if culture and learning is your passion, go to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's Shantiniketan.For wildlife, another unique experience awaits you at the marshy mangrove forests of the Sundarbans, where the tigers have adapted to a life in water. West Bengal tourism is a collage of hugely varying experiences you would never have guessed about.
The Subramaniam family of Trichur have close friends in Kolkata and decided to take up their invitation to spend Durga Puja with them. This is the time when the city is buzzing with festivities, fun and good food.
The Rai family of Howrah have always enjoyed their family holidays at the little sea-side town of Digha. The peaceful atmosphere, cool sea breeze and freshly caught fish served at the table are pleasures they enjoy over and over again.