In the north are the dazzling and soaring Himalayas, to the south, the dense and wet jungles of the Sundarbans, welcome to the amazing land of West Bengal. A vibrant society its people has played a vital role in the literary and artistic domain of the Indian history. The state remarkably offers a range of divergent landscape, flora and fauna, which is sure to astonish every traveller visiting there. Visit north and witness the famous hill station of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Both these northernmost hill cities are exquisitely charming and offer a culture which is different from the southern part of the Bengal.
Darjeeling’s lush tea gardens or the remarkable ride of the beautiful toy train is a must. In the south explore the amazing ecozone of the Sundarbans. This marshy delta of the River Ganga teems with a tremendous amount of exquisite wildlife and mangroves. It is also home to the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Apart from the Sundarbans, the state also boasts several other wildlife parks such as Buxa Tiger Reserve, Gorumara National Park, Neora Valley National Park and Singalila National Park. The state’s capital Kolkata is the epicentre of its vibrant culture. The city of joy comes at its full colour during the week long Durga Puja festival.
The Durga Puja which falls on the month of October display the enthusiastic and exuberant nature of the city and its native population. Shantiniketan another historical town is known for its rich connection with the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Other historic places of tourist interest are Balaram Mandir, House of Girish Ghosh, House of Swami Vivekananda, and Belur Math. Britishers had also played an imperative role in shaping the land’s modern history. Once the capital of India, its colonial lineage is still intact in monument and churches such as Raj Bhavan, St John’s Church, Writer’s Building, Wallace House, Metcalfe Hall, Calcutta High Court and the colossal Victoria memorial. Contact Tybros Holidays to explore the essence and beauty of West Bengal.