Travelers looking to experience the color, culture and crafts of India can do so in West Bengal. This epic part of the country is located in the far northeast and draws travelers from across the globe thanks to its rich traditions and incredible cities.
Visit Kolkata, the largest city in the state, and travel to the workplace of Mother Theresa. See where Christian pilgrims venture to in the riverside town of Bandel and explore the picturesque hillsides of Darjeeling, where much of the nation’s tea is grown in the rolling green landscapes. Spend an afternoon combing through Siligrui, where famous brands and local items line the shelves of the most popular business and shopping center in the region. And experience the beauty of Dakshineswar, a town that’s famous for its Hindu temple dedicated the Goddess Kali.
In addition to populous cities and eclectic urban streets, West Bengal is home to beaches and wildlife sanctuaries. Travelers can relax on the shores of Mandarmani, Sagar Island or Bakkhali and take in the shining sun from the comfort of these urban escapes. Sundarbans National Park, Bibhuti Bhushan Wildlife Sanctuary and Gorumara National Park are great for those looking to explore natural habitats in this vast region of India.