Kolkata being a metropolitan city, offers all the facilities of modern life and also all scopes of amusements. Besides movies, theater, fairs, shopping malls and markets, here are different theme parks to enjoy holidays. Most of these parks are especially attractive for children, having fun rides or sport equipments. Beside fun and amusement, these locations also provide a relief from monotonous city life. In this article, we mention top five theme parks in Kolkata.
The district of Birbhum in West Bengal was ruled by the Bir Rajas and is known as the ‘Land of the Brave’. Some regard it as the Land of the Red Soil. As West Bengal is the cultural hub of India, so is Birbhum the religious hub of Bengal which has a culture of its own. There are a lot of sacred and holy places which are very famous among pilgrims and they are immersed in the richness of the cultural heritage of India in general, and Bengal in particular. This article will list out the top 5 places one should not miss out while visiting Birbhum. Here we go:
On the eastern banks of Bhagirathi (a tributary of Ganga), lies the district of Murshidabad. It has a long historical significance being the capital during Mughal rule, much like Bengal was the administrative capital during the British Raj later. The myriad hues of the past are reflected in the very essence of Murshidabad. There are numerous places to explore in Murshidabad and if you are planning a trip, here are the top 5 places that you must visit.
The abode of breath taking blue hills and floating islands, the Jeweled Land of Manipur is a treat for those who travel with a purpose. This beautiful land imbibes in itself nature and culture in the perfect balance and that makes it worth a trip!
One of the foremost places to visit whilst in Manipur is the temple town of Bishnupur. Bishnupur, literally translates to the abode of Vishnu. A part of a kingdom once, Bishnupur is a picturesque town about 27 kms from the state capital, Imphal. In ancient times, the only road which connected Manipur to the world was ‘Tube Hole’ (Tongjei Maril) which passes through Bhishnupur. With a rich historical background amalgamated with picture perfect scenery around, here are a few must visit places in and around Bishnupur.
Sandwiched between the Eastern Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal, the state of West Bengal is home to over 90 million people. The fourth most populous state of the country still emanates the ghost of the East India Company through its glorious architecture and vibrant culture. Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal also served as the capital of the British Raj for many years. From the snowy cover of the mountains, dense green forests, crowded cities, historical villages and towns to the glittering blue sea, West Bengal has it all. Offering all kinds of thrilling experiences, the state is a paradise for adventurers. Ideal for trekking, these are the 5 best treks that West Bengal has to offer:
West Bengal is known for its fertile lands and beautiful landscape along with delicious Bengali cuisine and a diverse range of flora and fauna. It is filled with marshy lands, rice fields, hillocks and hill stations as well as the Sunderbans. Let us look at the top 5 National Parks in West Bengal.
Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, is the metropolitan city of said state that is not only an architectural brilliance but also an interesting location in itself. The city used to be the capital of British India, and was the introduction of the East India Trading Post. Boasting the tomb of the great Mother Teresa, Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) also consists of the famous art of the British times and charismatic displays of its rich culture through the medium of festivals.
Mirik is one of the most charming locations of West Bengal after Darjeeling. Nestled in the heart of looming hills and a lake cheerfully traversing through the town, Mirik has developed as a popular among tourists. Like Darjeeling, Mirik also used to be a favourite of the British during their era in India. Tourism began to flourish greatly as the popularity of Darjeeling increased, and since then Mirik has seen a lot of tourists throughout the year. Elevated at a height of 4,905 ft. Mirik’s most alluring feature is the Bokar Monastery, which itself is located over 5,801ft. The climate of this town is pleasant almost the entire year, fluctuating between 30 degrees to 1 degree Celsius in summer and winter respectively. Here’s a quick look at the tourist spots of Mirik.
Kalimpong is a beautiful hill station that is nestled in the hills under Darjeeling. This secluded town lies at a height of 1250 meters and paints a beautiful picture against the background of the majestic Kanchenjunga. “Kalimpong” which means the Land of the Kings in the Tibetan tongue was once a seat of the Bhutanese royalty and was introduced into the territory of Darjeeling during the British rule. After Independence, Kalimpong now forms a part of the state of West Bengal. This mountainous town is an ideal destination for those seeking a getaway from the bustling cities and towns and their busy lives.
Kalimpong is a beautiful hill station that is nestled in the hills under Darjeeling. This secluded town lies at a height of 1250 meters and paints a beautiful picture against the background of the majestic Kanchenjunga. “Kalimpong” which means the Land of the Kings in the Tibetan tongue was once a seat of the Bhutanese royalty and was introduced into the territory of Darjeeling during the British rule.