Top 15 Historical Places to Visit in West Bengal
Eastern India is rich in culture & diversity, the state of West Bengali should definitely be your list when planning a trip to East India. You will be enthralled to see the places, stretching from the great Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. West Bengal has a great cultural heritage, including folk traditions & literature.
Here are 15 historical places that you must visit, when in West Bengal:
Kolkata is the famous city in West Bengal and is one of the finest places that should be visited. It is also known as the cultural capital of India and is famous for giving birth to many poets, writes & film producers.
The city has remnants of Victorian style architecture & modern amusement houses. It has many places that can be explored that includes the Indian Museum, Eden Gardens, Aurobindo Ashram, Birla Planetarium, Marble Palace, Howrah Bridge, Nicco Park and much more.
Bishnupur has great historical significance and is famous for Terracotta Temples & Balucheri Saree industry. Other temples like Shyam Ray Temple, Jor Bangla & Rasmancha are also picturesque temples. You can enjoy the Bengali food served in the eateries near the temples.
It is the drivable beach in India and gives you a break from routine life. One can watch the sunrise on the Mandarmani beach and indulge in water sports such as jet skiing, banana boat rides, ATV bikes & bungee trampoline.
Sunderbans, the largest delta in Kolkata boasts of mangrove forests & snakes, crocodiles & Royal Bengal Tiger. Also recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, Sunderbans National Park is famous for its orange black striped Royal Bengal Tigers.
You will crocodiles farms, turtle farms, wildlife museums in the park. Sundarbans has a network of channels & mangroves, you will get to cruise along the rivers & island amidst the forest.
Darjeeling offers stunning views of the Himalayas with snow-capped mountains & greenery. You will find tea plantations & different species of birds. The major attractions in Darjeeling include Batasia Loop, Everest Museum, Neora National Park, Tiger Park, Champramari wildlife sanctuary & Peace Pagoda.
Bangura is famous for its rich history, Bankura attracts a lot of tourists. There are tourist attractions such as Susunia Hills, Garh Darwaja, Ganesh and Nandi statues, Rasmancha, Mukutmonipur dam and others.
Famous for its tea gardens & spectacular Himalayan view, Siliguri is a small hill station with thick forest cover. Tourist attractions here include Chilapta Forest, Isckon Temple, Fulbari barrage, Surya Sen Park, Sevoke, Kanchenjunga Stadium, Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary.
A pilgrim spot in West Bengal, Hooghly gives a glimpse of European style. It is recognized as the place where Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa & Sarada Devi.
Top tourist destinations are Chandannagar Museum, Serampore, Bhadreswar, Tarakeshwar Temple, Imambara, Hangseshwari Temple, Deer Park, Sri Ramakrishna Math & Garh Mandarin.
A beautiful hill station in the lower Himalayas, Kalimpong has Teesta river on the sides. It offers great views, clean air & a serene atmosphere. You will find a variety of orchids & handicrafts here in the market.
Easily accessible from Sikkim & Darjeeling, it’s a heavenly place. There are many places to visit, including Dooars, National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Mendabari Fort, The Baptist Church & Panjhora River.
Located at the meeting point of river Mahananda & Kalindi, Malda has great historical significance. There are a lot of places that need to be visited in Malda, some are Bara Sona Mosque, Dakhil Darwaza, Lattan Mosque, Adina Mosque, Firoz Minar Tomb, Maa Johura Temple, Baisgazi Wall, Eklakhi Mausoleum & Malda Museum.
The hill station is less discovered and is 30 km from Darjeeling. The place is magnificent and is magical that attracts a lot of tourists.
Top tourist attractions are Makaibari Tea Estate, Eagle’s Crag, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum, Tea Estate, Gidhapahar Mandir Temple, Deer Park, Shiva Mandir Temple, Bhangzang Salamander Lake, Sitong & Kettle Valley.
Famous for its natural beauty & ancient history, it is recognized as the origin place of the Sepoy Mutiny. The places that can be visited are Mangal Pandey Park, Gandhi Museum, Jawahar Kunj Garden, Gandhi Ghat, Bartholomew Cathedral, Kali Temple, Indira Gandhi Water Treatment Plant & Tarkeswar Temple.
Famous for its Mughal influenced monuments, Cooch Behar has the remnant of royal heritage. It houses the beautiful Cooch Behar Palace, designed in Classical Western / Italian Renaissance. Architectural style. Other attractions include Madan Mohan Bari, Bangar Ayee Temple & Chilapara forest.
Famous for Shantiniketan, the abode of poet Rabindranath Tagore & red soil houses, Birbhum holds great historical importance. Also, you can visit Hetampur, Dubrajpur, Fullara & Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary.
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