KNOW WEST BENGAL

West Bengal is located in the eastern part of the Indian peninsula and is a land of natural beauty, wonderful lyrical poetry and enthusiastic people. The land of Tagore has many exciting features for the tourists. The state is known for its famous Bengal Cotton and the dense forests known as the Sunderbans. It is a land of contrasts that is in climate, in vegetation, scenery and landscape basically of incessant beauty. The capital of West Bengal, Calcutta is the major entry point. A expedition to West Bengal gives you a chance to experience the culture that is unique to Bengal. The state also possesses some beautiful beaches and a varied forms of wildlife. Durga Puja is the most important festival of Bengalis. Digha, the marvelous beach on the Bay of Bengal and Darjeeling, the beautiful hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas, are the two extremes of the state. It is one of the most important cultural hubs of India.

GLIMPSE OF WEST BENGAL

Area 88,752 kmĀ²
Capital Kolkata
District 18
Languages Spoken Bengali
Best Time to Visit October to March

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

West Bengal was formerly known as Vanga and was spread over a vast area. Ruled by several dynasties from ancient times, the actual history of this region is, however, available from the Gupta period. After Indian independence was achieved in 1947, Bengal was partitioned into predominantly Hindu West Bengal. East Bengal later became known as East Pakistan, and became the independent nation of Bangladesh in 1971. On 2 October 1955, Chandannagar, a former enclave of French India which had passed into Indian control after 1950, was integrated into West Bengal state.

HOW TO REACH

By ROAD:
Well Connected with the major cities.

By AIR :
Well Connected with the major cities.

By RAIL:
Howrah and Sealdah are the main railway stations in Calcutta. Calcutta is well Connected with the major cities.

DESTINATIONS

Darjeeling, Gaur, Kalimpong, Kolkata, Kurseong, Malda, Mirik, Pandua, Shantiniketan, Silliguri

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

  • KOLKATA
  • Luxury:
  • Hotel Hyatt Regency
    Hotel Oberoi Grand
    Hotel Park
    Hotel ITC Sonar
    Hotel Taj Bengal
  • First:
  • Hotel Quality Inn
    Hotel Kenilworth
    Hotel MBD Airport
    Hotel Peerless Inn
    Hotel Hindustan International
  • Budget
  • Hotel Circular
    Hotel Fairlawn
    Hotel Lytton
  • DARJEELING
  • Heirtage Hotels:
  • Hotel Fortune Resort
    Hotel Windamere
  • First Class:
  • Hotel Mayfair
  • Budget:
  • Hotel New Elgin
    Hotel Sterling Days In
  • KALIMPONG
  • Budget Hotels:
  • Hotel Hmalayan
    Hotel Silver Oak
  • KANCHIPURAM
  • Budget:
  • Hotel T.M. Crystal Inn
  • OOTY
  • First:
  • Holiday Inn Gem Park
    Hotel The Monarch
    Hotel Savoy
  • Budget:
    Hotel Nalapad Residency
    Hotel Sterling Days Inn
  • TRICHY
  • First:
  • Hotel Sangam
    Hotel Jennys Residency
  • COIMBATORE
  • Budget:
  • Hotel CAG Pride
    Hotel Heritage Inn