West Bengal (Siliguri , Darjeeling)
Lively state of West Bengal enjoys countrywide attention for its rich traditions and unique heritage. Having major tourist destinations in abundance, this state successfully casts a spell on the visitors with its charming locations, while being diverse in terms of ethnicities, cultures, beliefs, people and languages. Posing splendid landscapes and natural settings, West Bengal poses myriad of beautiful locations and sites in the cities of Kolkata, Murshidabad, Hooghly, Darjeeling and Siliguri. Nature lovers relish spending time in the lush woods of Sundarbans Mangrove, Darjeeling Himalayan Hill Regions, Kalimpong, beautiful beaches and hills of Sandakfu. Apart from the cultural diversity and captivating sights, the state offers terrific history, delectable gastronomic experience, vibrant fairs & festivals, in all a trip to West Bengal is absolutely worth it.
Kolkata: Significantly famed for its literary, artistic and revolutionary legacy, Kolkata has went through major makeover in the last decade and today it’s not synonymous to slums or poverty, as it has earned the status of cultural capital of India. This cherished and lively city, which has produced noted poets, writers, filmmakers and artists, presents top attractions such as Belur Math Shrine, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Howrah Bridge, Park Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, Kalighat Temple.
Darjeeling: Placed at the height of 6710 ft, Darjeeling is counted among the striking hill stations of India and there is no dearth of picturesque sights here. Posing snow-capped peaks and splendid green hills, this majestic land is covered with Himalayan ranges. Top attractions in Darjeeling are Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, War Memorial, Ava Art Gallery, Chowrasta, Darjeeling Mall, Rock Garden, Ganga Maya Park, Peace Pagoda, Botanical Garden, Nightingale Park, Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car, Senchal Lake, Observatory Hill, Mahakal Temple, Dhirdham Temple and Happy Valley Tea Garden.
Siliguri: Decked with magnificent natural grandeur, this city is celebrated for its tea, timber and tourism, which is always at its peak owing to the stupendous beauty. Outlying sight of Kanchenjunga from this city never ceases to mesmerize the visitors, who also take delight in the forest-laden foothills. Agricultural planes, infinite tea gardens, marvelous setting, Siliguri is filled with enamoring features. Top attractions are Rohini, Kanchanjunga Stadium, Sevokeswari Kalibari, Madhuban Park, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Surya Sen Park, North Bengal University, Jaldhaka and Jaldapara.
Kalimpong: This hill station in lesser Himalaya is located at the elevation of 4,101 ft (average), and falls in the district of Darjeeling. Kalimpong is highly recognized for its educational institutions, belonging from the colonial period and it once served as gateway for trade between Tibet and India. Top attractions are Mac Farlen Church, Tsonga Gumba, Nature Interpretation Center, Zang Dhok Palri Phodang 1976, Lepcha Museum, The Pine View Nursery, Morgan House, Deolo Hill, Nature Interpretation Centre, St. Teresa Church, Colonial Bungalows, Pedong, Teesta Valley, among others.