Best Tourist Places in West Bengal - West Bengal Tourism

Are you planning to make a visit to West Bengal? Don't miss these Best Tourist Places in West Bengal.

Located very much in the Bay of Bengal and sharing international borders with Bangladesh, the state of West Bengal is one of the must visit places in the nation. Apart from the famous Durga Pooja, Aalta, Shakha Pola, Sandesh and the Silk Sarees, West Bengal has hoards of treasures to be explored. The ardent travellers can explore the lost temples, ruins, excavations, beaches and other tourist spots which are still unknown to the majority of tourists and retain their rustic and original charm.

We have organised the list of the most popular tourist destinations as well as the off-beat tourist destinations in West Bengal which will offer you the best trip and loveliest memories to be cherished for your whole life.


Kolkata, Best Tourist Places in West Bengal

It goes without saying that the capital of the state is one of the most prominent and popular tourist spots in the state. Equipped with the best of everything, the place is one of the very first metropolitan cities of the nation that saw the dawn of the every advancement in the history of the nation as well as mankind.
Etched with industries, markets, educational institutions, trade centres, gold and other jewellery, and what not, Kolkata is rich in almost every respect.

You can visit places like

  • Howrah Bridge

  • Victoria Hall

  • Botanical Gardens

  • Shantiniketan

  • Mother House

  • Belur Math Shrine

  • Birla Industrial And Technological Museum

  • Fort William

  • Eco Tourism Park

  • Science City

and few other places like Indian Museum, Birla Temple, Park Street, Marble Palace and Bishnupur.


Darjeeling, Best Tourist Places in West Bengal

Featured in a lot of movies an innumerable number of times, this place is one of the most romantic, surreal, lovely, charming and must visit place in the State. Darjeeling has flourished before British, during their reign, and even now. Fragrant and shimmering with the beautiful tea gardens, the place is a 'dream come true' for the travellers. The lovely snow clad peaks of Kanchenjunga and the absolutely marvellous weather will make you go 'gaga' in Darjeeling. No doubt, it's one of the most famous honeymoon destinations.

Popular tourist joints in Darjeeling are

  • Kanchenjunga

  • Peace Pagoda

  • Tiger Hill

  • Batasia Loop

  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

  • Sandakphu

  • Lava

  • Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

and few more places to check out are Everest Museum, Darjeeling Toy Train, Barbotey Rock Garden and Neora National Park.

Midnapore or Medinipur

Midnapore, Best Tourist Place in West Bengal

Armed with the enchanting historical ruins, lakes, beaches, reserve forests, and other natural wonders, Midnapore is located around 140 KM from Kolkata.

Some of the best tourist attractions in Midnapore or Medinipur are

  • Bahiri

  • Shankarpur Beach

  • Chandrakona

  • Garbeta

  • Bargabheema Temple

  • Jhargram

  • Jora Masjid

  • Dantan

And to name a few more places to visit are Kurambera Fort, Baptist Mission Church, Egra, Dandeswar Mahadev Temple and Keshiari. The ancient ruins of Medinipur have always been a mystic tourist attraction and tourists love to visit the place to spend some time away from the humdrum of the city life.


Bankura, Best Tourist Places in West Bengal

Having a lot of historical places, tourists can trek, hike as well as camp (depending on the weather) in the various locations of Bankura. Bankura is noted for the historical as well as artistic importance.

You can visit places like

  • Biharinath Hill

  • Rasmancha

  • Mukutmonipur Dam

  • Garh Darwaja

  • Susunia Hills

  • Ganesh

  • Nandi Statue

  • Krishna-Balaram Temple


Siliguri, Best Tourist Place in West Bengal

Famous for its tea plantations and timber lands, Siliguri offers the picturesque view of the Himalayas and is equivalent to the Indian version of 'The Woodlanders'. Surrounded by lush forests, the place once used to be the seat of the timber merchants and is still teeming with the business.

The most notable places are the

  • Coronation Bridge

  • Chilapata Forest

  • Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Surya Sen Park

  • Kanchenjunga Stadium

  • Isckon Temple

  • Fulbari Barrage

And few more places like Sevoke, Kalijhora, Mongpong and Shorea Forest Recreation Center


Kalimpong, Best Tourist Place in West Bengal

The place is located in lower Himalayas and is a hill station. With an amazing view of the Great Himalayas, the place offers a tranquil environment to all the tourists. It is famous for orchids, nurseries, flowers and handicrafts.

Some of the must-visit places in Kalimpong are

  • Dr Graham's Home

  • Kalimpong Cactus Nursery

  • Jaldhaka River Valley

  • Deolo Hill

  • Pine View Nursery

  • Tongsa Gompa

And some more places like Tharpa Choeling Gompa, Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa and Durpin Dara Hill


Hooghly, Best Tourist Place in West Bengal

Hooghly is considered as a sacred place by many followers of Rama Krishna Param Hansa as he stayed there with Sarada Devi. Having a rich cultural legacy owing to the intermingling of the Dutch, French and Portuguese, the place has a lot of temples and other places of religious and historical importance.

You can visit places like the

  • Chandannagar Museum

  • Tarakeshwar Temple

  • Srirampore

  • Hangseshwari Temple

  • Bhadreswar

  • Deer Park

  • Hooghly Imambara

  • Garh Mandaran

  • Sri Ramakrishna Math


Murshidabad, Best Tourist Place in West Bengal

Located on the banks of Bhagirathi, this place has also been home to various religions and races. It has seen better days when it was the capital of West Bengal prior then Kolkata was made the capital by the British.

The major tourist attractions in the region are

  • Hazarduari Palace Museum

  • Jalangi River

  • Katra Mosque

  • Jahankosha Canon

  • Nasipur Palace

  • Imambara

  • Wasef Manzil

  • Katgola


Bishnapur, Best Tourist Place in West Bengal

Bishnupur is famous for the temples, museums, national park and other places of historical interest.

Some places which can be visited in the region are

  • Shyamrai Temple

  • Jorebangla Temple

  • Radha Govinda Temple

  • Dalmadal Kaman Canon

  • Bishnupur Museum

  • Keibul Lamjao National Park

  • Susunia Hills

  • Gate of Old Fort

and also places like the Lalgarh Eco Park, Sarbamangala Temple, Loukoipat Ecological Park, and Nutan Mahal.

Cooch Behar and Howrah

Howrah, Best Tourist Place in West Bengal

Howrah and Cooch Behar have both been an important part of the history of India. The Maharani of Cooch Behar is famous as the most beautiful woman of her time. Both the places have witnessed crucial moments in the history of India and hence offer a lot of tourist destinations to be explored.

Places to visit in Howrah are

  • Second Hooghly Bridge

  • Rail Museum

  • Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

  • Santragachi Jheel

  • Indian Botanical Garden

  • Anand Niketan Kritishala

  • Panitras Samtaber

And while in Cooch Behar, one can explore

  • Cooch Behar Raj Bari

  • Sadar Dighi

  • Madan Mohan Bari

  • Siddhanath Siva Temple

  • Baneswar Siva Temple

  • Kamteswari Temple

  • Gosanimari Rajpat

  • Dangar Ayee Temple

If you want to explore the less visited areas of West Bengal, you can visit

  • Shankarpur

  • Buxa Tiger Reserve

  • Samsing

  • Taki

  • Dooars

  • Chandraketugarh

  • Rajabhatkhawa

  • Rasik Bil

  • Juneput

  • Tajpur

  • Garh Panchkoat


Guest Author: ananyadutta16 Aug 2017

Really nice article on West Bengal's tourist places.

I recently had a tour from Go They arranged nice and pocket-friendly accommodation as well as food. It was an awesome experience. I would recommended Go Bengal to everyone.

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