Places of Attraction

 

Darjeling Hill Station

Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its notable attractions are

  • Darjeeling, Kanchengjunga, and the surrounding hills
  • A waterfall in Darjeeling's scenic rock garden
  • Tea plantations in Darjeeling
  • Darjeeling War Memorial
  • Steam locomotives (Toy Train)
  • Kalimpong
  • Tiger Hill
  • Rope Way
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park etc

 

Digha Sea Beach

Digha is a seaside resort city in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach with gentle waves extending up to 7 km in length. It is the most popular sea resort in the West Bengal.

  • New Digha Beach
  • Marine Aquarium and Research Centre (MARC)
  • Lord Shiva Temple At Chandaneswar
  • Old Digha
  • Shankarpur beach
  • Junput beach
  • Udaipur Sea Beach

 

Mandarmoni Sea Beach

Mandarmani is a seaside resort village in the state of West Bengal, India, lies in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the large and fast developing seaside resort village of West Bengal. It is almost 180 km from Kolkata Airport on the Kolkata - Digha route. red crabs crawling around the 13 km long beach is a special attraction of Mandarmani. It is argued to be the longest driveable (drive in) beach in India.

Geomorphologically, this area has relatively low waves than nearer tourist beach of Digha. However still this beach is deposition with formation of neo dunes in several areas specially around Dadanpatrabar.

 

Kharagpur and Midnapore

Midnapore (Pron: med̪iːniːpur) is the district headquarters of Paschim Medinipur district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated on the banks of the Kangsabati River (variously known as Kasai and Cossye). This area had taken a pioneering role in India`s freedom struggle.

  • The Gopegarh Heritage Park, Midnapore : is a good picnic spot for families and youth and was opened in 2001. Booking for picnic spot and boating facilities can be arranged at the ticket counter.
  • Kangsabati River : is great for sightseeing and fishing and a popular destination for picnics during the Christmas and New Year`s breaks.
  • Sishu Uddan and Khudiram Park
  • Chapaleswar (Shiva) temple, Karnagarh
  • Jagannath Temple, Big Bazar Road

 

Kolkata

Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India`s oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India.

  • Victoria Memorial : is a large marble building in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and is now under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.
  • The Indian Museum, Calcutta : The museum was founded in 1814 under the superintendence of Nathaniel Wallich. When the Indian Museum of Calcutta was made in 1814, the Society handed over most of its valuable collections to it. .
  • National Library of India : on the Belvedere Estate in Alipore, Kolkata, is the largest library in India by volume and India`s library of public record. It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India.
  • Eden Gardens :  home of the Bengal cricket team, as well as being a venue for Test, One Day Int. and Twenty20 matches. With a seating capacity of 66,349, it is the largest cricket stadium in India, and the third-largest cricket stadium in the world .
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple :  located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata, on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni in 1855. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna.