West Bengal

West Bengal Attractions

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Gangtok

Gangtok, the largest town and capital of the Indian state of Sikkim, got its start as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the mid-nineteenth century, but today, ...  Read more

Ghum Monastery

Built in 1850 by Mongolian monk and astrologer Sokpo Sherab Gyatso, the Ghum Monastery (also called the Yiga Choeling Monastery) is one of the oldest Tibetan ...  Read more

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

In 1953, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was founded in Darjeeling to celebrate sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s trip to the summit of Mount Everest alongside ...  Read more

Indian Botanical Gardens

The Indian Botanical Gardens, located in south Kolkata (Calcutta), is a veritable oasis of peace amid the traffic and chaos of the city. The 269-acre ...  Read more

Indian Museum

Founded in 1814, the Indian Museum in Kolkata (Calcutta) is the oldest museum in India and houses one of the largest collections of artifacts found anywhere in ...  Read more

Marble Palace

The Marble Palace, one of Kolkata’s (Calcutta) odder landmarks, was constructed in 1835 by a wealthy merchant and art enthusiast by the name of Raja Rajendra ...  Read more

MP Birla Planetarium

Located in the heart of Kolkata (Calcutta) on Chowringhee Road, the MP Birla Planetarium is the largest in Asia and second largest in the world. The ...  Read more

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, often referred to as simply the Darjeeling Zoo, was founded in 1958 to help conserve the unique fauna of the ...  Read more

Tagore House

Rabindranath Tagore, India’s most celebrated poet and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in literature, was born and raised in a yellow mansion in ...  Read more

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