West Bengal Tourism
About West Bengal :
West Bengal is a land of natural beauty,
exquisite lyrical poetry and enthusiastic people. Situated in the east of India,
West Bengal is stretches from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal
in the South. This state shares international boundaries with Bangladesh, Bhutan
and Nepal. Hence it is a strategically important place. The state is interlocked
by the other states like Sikkim, Assam, Orissa and Bihar. Hooghly and its tributaries
- Mayurakshi, Damodar, Kangsabati and the Rupnarayan, enrich the soils of Bengal.
Places to See
West Bengal Fairs &
Gangasagar Mela, the largest
fair of the State, Gangasagar Mela is a three-day event held in mid-January,
on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, at Sagar Dwip. Lakhs of pilgrims come for
a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. Kenduli Mela,
on the occasion of Makar Sankranti (mid-January) another fair is held at Kenduli
in the district of Birbhum. The Mela draws the largest number of Bauls, the
wandering minstrels of Bengal. More
West Bengal Beaches
Breathtaking Beaches premise the perfect escape to tranquility
!!! The coastal strip of West Bengal, extending from the Gangetic delta land
to the border of Orissa, presents some beautiful options in sea resorts - Digha,
Shankarpur, Junput, Bakkhali, Sagardwip. All of these offer wide, flat, hard
beaches, a gently rolling sea, rows of casuarina forests and a pleasant, warm
weather round the year. More ....
West Bengal Handicrafts
The immortal inheritance of Indian Culture has moulded its artists
of the people, joyful exciting, intricate in imagination intuitively creating,
but each with its individuality of his own. This is the expression that found
incarnation in the traditional masters of arts and artifacts of West Bengal.
Here cheek by jowl are stacked the wonderful worlds of our weavers, potters,
metal-wrights, shell-artists, carvers in wood, bone or stone. More
West Bengal Handlooms :
Artistic Weaving Printing &
Painting, Silks of Bengal were much acclaimed the world over, since ancient
times. The most well-known Bengal Silk saree, which carry its legendary name,
is the Baluchari saree - a product of exquisite design, and fabulous weaving
technique. A revival in recent times of both the Baluchari and yet another outstanding,
traditional Bengal Saree. More ....
West Bengal Museums
Museums uphold national heritage and promote international understanding.
West Bengal pioneered modern museum development in India with institutions like
the Asiatic Society (1784), the Indian Botanic Garden (1787) and the Indian
Museum (1814) - institutions which are among the oldest in India and till today
remain. More ....
West Bengal Wildlife
Owns the land ruled by 269 Royals. West Bengals wild life
offers a fascinating diversity of terrain, flora and fauna. It is a delight
for nature lovers. It is the home to the World Heritage Site - Sunderbans, the
place that owes its name to Sundari trees, consist of a large flora population
like Genwa, Dhundal, Passur, Garjan and Kankra. Apart from these trees, impenetrable
Goran trees between 1.8 mtr. & 3.6 mtr. high covers almost the entire region.
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