Well known as a state of Rabindranath Tagore, the guru who wrote Indias National Anthem, the artistic streak of West Bengal does not end at its lyrical musical literature. It finds its undertones extended to everything from the baluchari or cotton handloom sarees, conch shell products to precious silks. Kolkata, or the city of Joy, is synonymous with mouth-watering street food, love for soccer ‘Baul‘ style of folk music and centuries of Indian heritage blending effortlessly into a cosmopolitan culture. The fragrant mangrove forests of Sundarbans are the habitat of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger The state comes alive with colours and festivities during Durga Pooja.
Place To Explore
Hill Stations: Darjeeling - a quaint hill station connected with a fairytale toy train, Kurseong, Kalimpong, Lava, Loleygaon, Mirik
Heritage: Kolkata, Coochbehar, Malda, Murshidabad, Bishnupur - famous for its Terracotta Temple, Shantiniketan - a place of learning founded by the Poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, Antpur(Hooghly)