West Bengal, which stretches from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, is home to some of India’s most spectacular geographical characteristics and natural scenic splendor. West Bengal is home to a rich architectural and natural history. West Bengal’s culture draws visitors from all over the world. Its origins can be traced back to literature, music, visual arts, drama, and film. The brand ambassador for West Bengal Tourism is currently Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.
Let’s see some of the major tourist attractions of the state:
Murshidabad – The famous historical city, Murshidabad is located at the eastern bank of the river Bhagirathi and it is famous for the Battle of Plassey, which has an important significance in the history of Bengal. The Hazarduari Palace is a famous and noticeable tourist attraction in Murshidabad. As the name says “Hazarduari”, there is a total of 1000 doors but only 900 doors are the real ones, the rest are false. There are many more noticeable tourist attractions in Murshidabad such as the Katra Masjid, Motijhil, Nizamat Imambara, Jahan Kosha Cannon, Kathgola Palace, Jafraganj Cemetery, Fauti Masjid, Nashipur Rajbari, Ghari Ghar, and the Bhagirathi Park.
Purulia – Who said that only Darjeeling is famous for mountains! Purulia lies in the eastern part of the state, which has an amazing mountainous range, known as the Ajodhya Pahar. Ajodhya Pahar is only 30km away from Purulia city, and it is very famous for its alluring scenic beauty. One can enjoy the amazing greenery that surrounds the whole plateau area. Moreover, you can also visit the Saheb Bandh, Subhas Park, Forest Reserve areas, Baranti, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Jaychandi Pahar, and many more.
Deulti – Deulti is a small rural, village-type area situated 60km away from Kolkata, at the banks of the river, Rupnarayan. This place is mostly famous because it is the birthplace of the renowned author, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. People come to visit the famous Sarat Kutir. You can witness the old pieces of furniture and accessories of the author, inside the Sarat Kutir building. The pathways along the green farmlands are very much nostalgic. Deulti is a one-day visit place, where you can get rid of your tiredness and walk pressure.
Howrah – Kolkata is incomplete without the presence of Howrah. The very famous 2nd Hooghly Bridge acts as a connector between these two cities. Lakhs of people exchange their pathways daily from both cities. The Santragachi jeel is located in Howrah, which is very famous for migration bird sightseeing. The Mullick Ghat flower market is another famous place in Howrah. It is one of the major photographic sights in the City. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanical Garden is another noticeable tourist stop. Moreover, places like Belur math, Belilious Park, Rail Museum, are also very much famous for their historical essence.
This is not the end, Kolkata has many neighboring cities which are equally noticeable and worth visiting.