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Why Famous
  • Famous temples of West Bengals: Bakranath Temple, Balrampur Jain Temple, Bhagwati TempleChaitanyadev Temple, Jagannath Temple etc.
  • Famous and majour National Park of West Bengal is Sunderbans National Park.
  • Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is famous Sanctuary in West Bengal.

 

Facts Destination
  • West Bengal is a state in eastern India.
  • It has a strong presence in the states of kerala.
  • Its capital is kolkata.
  • It is bounded in the north by Bhutan and the state of Sikkim, in the west by the state of Jharkhand, in the east by Bangladesh, in the northeast by the state of Assam, in the south by the Bay of Bengal, in the southwest by the state of Orissa, in the northwest by Nepal, and in the west by the state of Bihar.
  • Other important cities and towns are Howrah, Asansol, Durgapur,  Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kharagpur, and Haldia.
Area Info
  • West Bengal is on the eastern bottleneck of India, stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south.
  • The state has a total area of 88,752 square kilometres (34,267 sq mi).
  • This region contains Sandakfu (3,636 metres/11,929 feet)—the highest peak of the state.
  • A small coastal region is on the extreme south, while the Sundarbans mangrove forests form a remarkable geographical landmark at the Ganges delta.
Why Visit
  • West Bengal is home to world famous and important pilgrimage destinations of Dakshineswar Temple.
  • West Bengal is home to some of the finest national parks in the country.

 

Best Time
  • October to March.
Transport
  • The total length of surface road in West Bengal is over 92,023 km (57,180 mi); national highways comprise 2,377 km (1,477 mi) and state highways 2,393 km (1,487 mi).
  • Total railway length is 3,825 km (2,377 mi).
  • Kolkata is the headquarters of two divisions of the Indian Railways—Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway.
  • The Kolkata metro is the country\'s first underground railway.
  • The state\'s only international airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum, Kolkata.
  • Bagdogra airport near Siliguri is another significant airport in the state and recently it has been upgraded to an international airport.
  • There is passenger service to Port Blair on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and cargo ship service to ports in India and abroad, operated by the Shipping Corporation of India.
Lifestyle
  • Traditional wear for Bengali men is a white dhoti along with a Kurta.
  • For women, saris of cotton and silk are most preferred.
  • In West Bengal all religions are equally prevalent and flourish harmoniously.
  • West Bengal is well-known for its arts and crafts made of silk, ivory, shola, conchshell, dhokra and beautiful clay models.
  • The hilly areas specialize in blankets and woolen knitted garments, decorative kukris, and copper plates studded with stones and engravings of replicas of deities.
  • Bengalis have always fostered literature, art, music, and drama. Bengali literature dates back to the 12th century.