West Bengal Holiday Experiences & Travel Themes

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Experience West Bengal
(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.

 

Bengali Heritage
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.
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Kolkata |
Hill Station Experience
After reading the Booker prize winning Inheritance of Loss, Jay and Anjali Tandon decided to travel to the West Bengal Himalayas and discover the quaint hill-stations described in the lovely book.
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Darjeeling | Kalimpong | Kurseong |
Wildlife
The Shindes of Pune are avid wild lifers and made a plan to go to the most unusual tiger sanctuary in West Bengal which resembles no other wildlife destination at all.
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Jalpaiguri | Sunderbans |
Sea Side Holidays
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.
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Digha |
Terracotta Temples
The architect-designer couple Ravi and Supriya Jindal decided to see the unique terracotta temples of Bishnupur – there are very few other examples of this architecture in the country.
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West Bengal |
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Bengali Heritage
The Subramaniam family of Trichur have close friends in Kolkata and decided to take up their invitation to spe
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Hill Station Experience
After reading the Booker prize winning Inheritance of Loss, Jay and Anjali Tandon decided to travel to the Wes
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Wildlife
The Shindes of Pune are avid wild life
Read more
 
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How to Reach - West Bengal Destinations
Alipore     New Jalpaiguri     Bagdogra    
Mayapur     Cooch-Behar     Kalimpong    
Tarakeshwar     Gorumara     Samsing    
Howrah     Jairambati     Mandarmani    
Sunderbans     Frazerganj     Bishnupur    
Useful Links for West Bengal
Articles and Blogs
West Bengal Economy - West Bengal is the third largest economy in India. The states key areas of strength include petrochemicals, steel, food processing and leather.
Birbhum, West Bengal - The folk culture of Birbhum is specially enriched with the contribution of Bauls, their philosophy and their songs.
Official Websites
Government of West Bengal - West Bengal Government portal covering diverse topics including health, tourism, culture, climate, Tenders and e-Governance.
West Bengal Tourism - West Bengal Tourism Government portal - Official website of Dept. of Tourism, covers Beaches in West Bengal, Places of Interest in West Bengal, Lists of Hotels in West Bengal and Historic places in West Bengal.
Other Useful Links
Kolkata… An Enigma - Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal is a seething mass of activity with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Kolkata has become a centre of cultural as well as political and economic life of Bengal.
Farmland to factory in industrializing India - Just beyond the city limits of Kolkata, a patch of land where an auto factory is planned amid a sprawl of potato fields and rice paddies has become a battleground for the government.
 
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