West Bengal

West Bengal Attractions

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Belur Math Shrine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The Belur Math Shrine in Kolkata is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, based on the religious movement founded in 1898 by Swami Vivekanada. The Swami ...  Read more

Bharat Sevashram Sangha Temple

Bharat Sevashram Sangha, a Hindu charitable organization founded in 1917, operates ashrams throughout the world, but their headquarters are in Kolkata. ...  Read more

Chowringhee

Sometimes touted as the Fifth Avenue or Champs Elysees of Kolkata (Calcutta), Chowringhee Road, now known as Jawaharlal Nehru Road, is the main drag in the ...  Read more

College Street

College Street, located in central Kolkata (Calcutta) in the University area, is the heart of intellectualism in a city that prides itself on its esteemed ...  Read more

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Located in the northern Kolkata (Calcutta) neighborhood of Dakshineswar along the Hoohley River is the Dakshineswar Kali Temple. The temple complex, dating ...  Read more

Darjeeling

West Bengal’s picturesque Himalayan hill station Darjeeling, best known for the tea by the same name that’s grown there, attracts Kolkata natives seeking ...  Read more

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, part of the Mountain Railways of India UNESCO World Heritage site, is the oldest and best hill passenger railway in the ...  Read more

Ganga Sagar

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Ganga Sagar, the largest village on Sagar Island 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Kolkata, has long been in important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Each ...  Read more

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

Howrah Bridge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

More than 2 million people cross the Hooghly River by way of the Howrah Bridge each day, earning it the title of the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. ...  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

Kali Temple (Kalighat)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Kali Temple (Kalighat), built in 1809, is Kolkata’s (Calcutta) holiest Hindu site and a major pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees from around the country; with ...  Read more

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