Top 10 Best Places to Visit in West Bengal

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In our post today, we will know about the ten most beautiful tourist places in West Bengal. West Bengal is one such state of India where you will see the Himalayan hills, beautiful beaches, dense forests, ancient buildings, beautiful green hill stations. Every type of tourist place is present here, where people like to roam. West Bengal is a state with separate culture, language, and food. For this reason, this state keeps a distinct identity in India. So let’s know one by one about the 10 best places to visit in West Bengal.

Places to Visit in West Bengal:

Kalimpong

Kalimpong is one of the finest hill stations in West Bengal, famous for its beautiful valleys, Buddhist monasteries, churches, and Tibetan goods. Kalimpong is located at an altitude of about 1250 meters above sea level. In ancient times, Bhutanese kings were ruled here, and you will see its glimpse in the culture and buildings here. To a large extent, you will know the Buddhist culture here, and the weather here remains pleasant throughout the year. Sightseeing places near Kalimpong include:

  • Dharmodaya vihar
  • Deolo hill
  • Army golf club
  • Neora national park
  • Water rafting
  • Morgan house
  • Crockety
  • Sherpa viewpoint
  • Nature interpretation center
  • Dr. Graham’s homes
  • Galingka

Kolkata

If you are interested to learn about the culture and history of Bengal, then Kolkata can prove to be a good tourist spot for you. This city is also called the “City of Joy.” During the British rule, this city was previously the British’s capital, so there are many historical and beautiful tourist places. Tourist places near Kolkata include:

  • Barrackpore
  • Piyali Island
  • Kamarpukur
  • Bardhaman
  • Mayapur
  • Navadvipa
  • Bakkhali
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple
  • New Town Eco Park
  • Kolkata Snake Park

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the best hill stations in India. It is a city in West Bengal where you can see snow-capped hills and valleys. Darjeeling is famous for its tea gardens and spectacular weather. The toy train runs here, which is a different experience to ride. Below are the top attractions of Darjeeling:

  • Ropeway
  • Batasia Loop
  • Happy valley tea estate
  • Padmaja naidu himalayan zoo
  • Tiger hill
  • Himalayan railway
  • Observatory hill
  • Singalila national park
  • Japanese peace pagoda
  • Barbotey rock garden

Siliguri

Siliguri is a small hill station in West Bengal, also known as the “Gate of North-East India.” Siliguri is considered to be an excellent holiday destination. If you want to enjoy the peace between nature and the cold weather, Siliguri is the best place. Apart from this, Siliguri is also popular for Jaldapara National Park. Jaldapara National Park is famous for the Royal Bengal Tiger, a horned rhinoceros, and species of deer. Here are the best tourist attractions of Siliguri:

  • Salugara Monastery
  • Savin kingdom
  • Bengal safari park
  • Dudhia
  • Dreamland amusement park
  • Coronation bridge
  • Kali temple
  • Hong kong market
  • Sed gyued monastery
  • Lokenath Baba mandir

Sundarban National Park 

Sundarban National Park of West Bengal is famous for the world’s largest Mangrove forest. This National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tiger. Sundarbans National Park is also included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here you can see many creatures while doing a jungle safari. More than 400 Bengal tigers and more than 30,000 deer are found in this park.

Murshidabad

Murshidabad is a small tourist place in West Bengal, known as the historic city. Here you will see many famous buildings of the time of both the Mughals and the British. It is one of the best places to visit the historical sites of West Bengal. The top tourist places in Murshidabad include:

  • Nizamat imambara
  • Jafarganj cemetery
  • Jahan Kosha cannon
  • Katra masjid
  • Nasipur palace
  • Khosh bagh

Santiniketan

Santiniketan is primarily known as the home of Ravindra Nath Tagore and a university. It is a small place in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. The father of Ravindra Nath Tagore founded this university. Today this university has attained the status of an excellent tourist destination. Tourists come here throughout the year. Today this place is a building of historical importance in West Bengal. 

Digha

Digha is a famous tourist place on the Bay of Bengal banks, known for its beaches and scenic beauty. This place is best for walking with family and friends. People will always be seen enjoying it here. Here you can roam the beaches, museums, temples, and technical research center. Ten best places to visit in Digha include:

  • Udaipur beach
  • Shankarpur beach
  • Talsari beach
  • Amaravati park
  • Chandpur beach
  • Marine aquarium
  • Wonderland
  • Digha ropeway
  • Chandaneswar temple
  • Digha Mohana watchpoint

Mirik

Mirik is a small and calm hill station in West Bengal. This hill station is not as famous as Darjeeling, but it is not less than Darjeeling. This place is full of natural beauty. There are tea plantations, high valleys, lakes, and monasteries, making it feel like being in a different world. Mirik tourist attractions include:

  • Mirik tea gardens
  • Mirik lake
  • Horse riding at Mirik
  • Ramitey Dara
  • Deosi Dara
  • Tingling viewpoint

Cooch Behar

Cooch Behar is a small city in West Bengal, famous for the Cooch Behar Royal Palace. There is a vast brick and white unmatched palace, which once used to be the residence of Maharaj, which the British Empire later used as a royal. Today it has been converted into a museum, which is an excellent place to learn the history of Bengal. Tourist places near Cooch Behar include:

  • Cooch Behar rajbari
  • Madan Mohan temple
  • Baneswar Shiva temple
  • Gosanimari rajpat
  • Rajbari palace
  • Siddheswari kali bari
  • Sagardighi
  • Siddhanath Siva temple
  • Madhupur Satra
  • Kamteswari temple

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