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.