Even in today’s technological world, Museums are pivotal sites to take a look into the history of any particular city or a country. Kolkata, being an intellectual division of India’s freedom struggle and producing well-known writers and revolutionaries is a place filled copious museums to travel and glimpse into the rich history it boasts itself of. If you are visiting Kolkata, the city’s museums are just not to be missed. They are conserving the cultural and intellectual legacy of the state since decades and are important tourist attractions for those augmenting their knowledge about the history of India. Hence, let’s explore the best museums in the City of Joy and let ourselves be awed by the glorious heritage of Kolkata. [Read more…] about Top 5 Museums in Kolkata
Did you think West Bengal tourism referred only to the Victoria Memorial and the Birla Planetarium in the heart of Kolkata? Reconsider, my friend, reconsider. Howrah is a Kolkata suburb, and is by far the most memorable tourist experience a suburb has ever provided someone with. It has every convenience possible- it is well networked, it has a number of important tourist hotspots, is fairly modern and somehow still manages to remind one of the quaint town populations before WiFi arrived, in some ways. Howrah is a must visit for the experience if a lifetime, whether it is history, art or state of the art architecture you’re looking for. Its hot in summer and fairly rainy in the monsoon, so you’d do well to plan ahead and tailor your vacation. [Read more…] about Top 5 Places to Visit in Howrah
If you’re in culture filled, literature oozing West Bengal, Asansol is definitely one place you should check out for a more integrated tourist experience. Because honestly, this place has something for every tourist that ever was. It has traditional temples, and modern day recreational parks. There are multiplexes, and also water conservation dams-it is that diverse. It is a preferred holiday destination of families and couples alike, and also much liked for educational tourism from institutions as well. As we now count down the top 5 places to go to while you’re here, it would be wise to remember that West Bengal is quite hot in summers and you might want to pick times of the year to make the most of your vacation. [Read more…] about Top 5 Places to Visit in Asansol
West Bengal is a treasure trove for the tourist who loves a brush with the unconventional things of humdrum life from time to time. These include art and culture, the wilderness, and even history heritage walks-Bengal provides it all, whether at Shantiniketan, Sunderbans or Kolkata. Today, we’ll be looking at the top 5 places Sunderbans have to offer. This is no ordinary green retreat-it has animal species you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else in India, a certain famous breed of tiger also named after this place. Another very rare attraction are the trees with submerged roots and mangroves found in this area. To live out your Bounty Hunter meets African Safari dreams, plan a visit here ASAP.
1. Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower
If “All Along the Watchtower” popped immediately into your mind when you read this headline, you’re the person I’m speaking to. Playing along the track on your tranquil vacay, you could climb the Sudhanyakhali watchtower to spot tigers in your vicinity. This is the most opportune place to watch tigers from, the highlight of the Sunderbans. Also visible, with luck of course, are axis deer and the like. An added bonus is the charming vista full of trees and greenery you get to see for miles all around when up high on this vacation must-visit.
2. Sajnekhali Watch Tower
Sajnekhali Watch Tower is the second most important watchtower in the Sunderbans tower. It provides all the mojo of other towers plus much more. It is the place where you can spot the famous tiger species, and also the place to watch pretty gruesome crocodiles in live action. There is also opportunity to indulge your excited wildlife enthusiast touristy curiosity in a museum and crocodile park within the premises, which showcases a collection of exquisite details. There’s also a temple within the grounds, traditional style, a Bonobibi temple.
Netidhopani one is a complete tourist destination package of Sunderbans. This has a lake famous for being picturesque to look at and click pictures of, and also a ground that houses ruins of ancient buildings that once were. More precisely, there are ruins here of a temple that’s old four times as much as a century, and has achieved almost pilgrimage status with the sheer number of people who visit it to worship and pay homage. This place also has pop tourist apparatus like hotels. So in case you were thinking Sunderbans was all about tigers, think again.
4. Sunderbans National Park
Sunderbans are the most famous for its wildlife treasures it presents to tourists, and this spot is the collective inventory of the best among the rest in terms of wildlife. It is a place where land dissolves into water, and is known principally for its wide and eye catching reserves of tiger and birds, both parks of which are built around this area as the centre. It is located southmost of Bengal, and is one of the highlights of Sunderban tourism. It achieved such status in the late 1900s.
5. Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary
This, along with the tiger reserve of Sunderbans, are the main crowning jewels of, glistening feathers in, Sunderbans’ cap. This is the ideal place where you can go for a walk through if you’re here on vacation. You’d get lovely views of the Peechkali and the Gomti. The highlighted bird species here are those of egrets, herons and the like. Also, this place is hygienic and the sir healthy for you, along with being eco friendly. Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary is situated right near to its sibling animal reserve, the lordly Tiger Reserve.
Sunderbans in West Bengal are the most green, clean and offbeat tourist destination in the nearabouts by a mile. And it is all of those things for good reasons, too. It is green wherever you look at it, shaded by gigantic trees. It is clean and refreshing, you understand that part as soon as you breathe. And it is marvellously offbeat and wonderful because its not every tourist spot that can offer tigers and watchtowers over forests instead of nightclubs, and kudos to you for being one amazing unconventional traveller too. Book in advance, then go on. The story of how you saw that tiger is going to make headlines at office when you return.
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Bengal, dear reader, is for those who love culture with hearts and souls. Because you see, it has got both aplenty. There is no dearth of art, and pioneered by none other than Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. And who can fail to know that Shantiniketan was this man’s haunt? From palatial buildings to open air universities, music and dance dens to museums, colourful Holi to colourful flea markets, this destination attracts families, schools on excursion, and honeymooners alike, all through the year peaking at certain times. If you want to experience the joy of life as art gives it, you should hear Shantiniketan calling out your name by now. Following are the 5 best places to visit here. [Read more…] about Top 5 Places to Visit in Shantiniketan
When it becomes hard to recall the last time you experienced the feelings of relaxation, contentment and bliss, it becomes important to do a little soul searching. And Bakkhali in the gorgeous state of West Bengal is the ideal place for such contemplation. A beautiful, untouched and pristine town, Bakkhali remains largely unexplored by tourists. Owing to the luxury of solitude it provides, all tourist spots in Bakkhali are touched by an aura of calmness. Bakkhali helps its visitors appreciate the little joys in life; the rhythmic ups and downs of the waves, the gushing sounds they generate, the sun rays dancing over the sea’s horizon at sun set and the sheer diversity of flora on Earth. For a completely new experience in your next holiday getaway, be sure to visit Bakkhali. Head straight to these 5 serene spots in this beach town to discover for yourself the therapeutic effects of Bakkhali. [Read more…] about Top 5 Places to Visit in Bakkhali