Tourist Destinations in West Bengal
Tourism in West Bengal allures Tourists from all corners. with its rich combination of lofty Himalayan Ranges, entertaining Sea Beaches and magnificent rivers washing the feet of Sunderbans Tiger Reserve,
West Bengal, the Eastern Coastal State of India is divided into two broad natural terrains: the sub-Himalayan and Himalayan area in the north and the Gangetic Plain in the south. Bangladesh neighbouring in the east and Nepal and Bhutan in the north, West Bengal connects itself with with five Indian states namely Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Sikkim and Assam. The State Tourism Depaartment termed as WBTDCL is well developed all over the terrain of the State.
The Hill Stations
The Himalayan Ranges in the Darjeeling District covers an area of 3,149 km2 where there are exotic hill stations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Lava Lolegaon, Mirik, Ghoom, Monpong, Sandakphu, Dooars and Neora Valley, Samsing and many more.
The Delta Plane
Travel down along the River Teesta and you reach the Delta plane of Bengal. Here's the rippling Hooghly river flowing through the state tributary to the sea Bay of Bengal. On the river banks there are a number of places to visit, where you get to see the Culture, Art & Craft and small Cottage Industries of Bengal like Malda, Murshidabad, Coochbehar, Bishnupur and Shantiniketan.
The Wildlife Sactuaries
West Bengal has a wide area covered with thick forest home to rare wildlife species, especially the Tiger for which the Tiger species is named after as the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Gorumara Forest, the Neora Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Jaldapara National Forest, Buxa Tiger Reserve and the Sunderbans.
The most popular sea beaches in West Bengal are Digha, Sagar, Bakkhali, Shankarpur, Mandarmani.