Cooch Behar is a small town in the Eastern region of the state of West Bengal. This town is surrounded by Assamese towns on its East and the neighbouring country of Bangladesh on its South. Cooch Behar is often regarded as a historically rich town and houses some of the most ancient artefacts and remains of pre-colonial rule in India. The entire city of Cooch Behar is divided into five sections and offers many tourists destinations for the visitors. Rich varieties of migratory birds, ancient religious temples and annual cultural fairs are other important attractions of this city. Cooch Behar is a lively city as it hosts a significant number of monthly and weekly fairs including the Book fair, fruit exhibitions, flower exhibitions and the famous Rath Yatra. This town is also famous for its weather as it remains uniformly pleasant throughout the year. If you are planning to visit Cooch Behar, here are top 5 places that you should have on your list.
Sometimes our souls are so bereaved that we spend nights and days crying to ourselves on our beds and the daily routine wreaks havoc on us. Travelling to perpetually mobbed destinations during such phases of life offers no refuge. So, fret not as we provide you with an undeniable trip to Siliguri in West Bengal. For those who haven’t heard about the place, Siliguri is a pristine hill station near Darjeeling in the northern part of the state. Here, we have listed the top 5 places to visit in Siliguri:
“A treat for your eyes, a getaway for your soul and an unforgettable experience”
Nestled amidst the mighty Himalayas, Gorumara National Park is one destination you simply cannot miss on your visit to Dooars, West Bengal. It lies on the flood plains of Murti and Jaldhaka Rivers in the Jalpaiguri district. The National park has now become a prime tourist attraction due to the magnificent forests, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and the presence of the Indian Rhinoceros. Gorumara is one of the few places to remain unperturbed by human habitation adding to the serene environment you can witness here. Although many villages are situated nearby, the beauty of this place is unparalleled. A number of adventure activities and a wide range of biodiversity are waiting to be explored.
With the starting of the new phase of life with your beloved, honeymoon is the first gear to start the beautiful journey called marriage. It is very important for any couple to choose the right destination for their honeymoon as the experience will be spoken about for their entire life. The stories will remain fresh years down the line and the moments of love will give goose bumps even at the mere thought of them. The couples are looking for a place that gives a right start for this journey and where the love grows with every passing moment. We bring you a list of 10 honeymoon destinations around Kolkata to drench in love.
The second city built by the British Empire after London, Kolkata is located by the banks of the river Hoogly and is known to be the cultural capital of East India. Kolkata served as the nation’s capital till it was shifted to Delhi in 1911. Due to its early industrial developments by the hands of the British, Kolkata has since been on the forefront of modern Indian political and literary thought, popularized through a movement known as the Bengali Renaissance. Despite of being a highly visited tourist town India, Kolkata is not without the daily bustle of city life. While Kolkata is blessed with several natural marvels and attractions it becomes essential for people to find a getaway from the bustle and the heat of the plains. Here’s a list of some of the best hill stations near Kolkata that you can visit.
Darjeeling is located in the Indian state of West Bengal, in the Mahabharat range of the Eastern Himalayas, at the northern most point of West Bengal. The city lies at an average elevation of 2100 meters above sea level amidst a picturesque location in the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga. The Tibetan word ‘Darjeeling’ literally translates to ‘Land of the Thunderbolt’ and combines the best of Bengali culture and the Gorkha Nepalese culture. The history of Darjeeling is connected to the history of Buddha, the Kingdom of Sikkim and the Indian occupation of Britain. Darjeeling was also known to be the summer capital of the British under the Calcutta Presidency.
Located in the Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is known for its tea industry. The city is located amidst the lower Himalayas that are also known as the Mahabharat Range. The town was developed in the mid-19th century by the British and soon the town came to be known for its vast tea estates that produce the best Tea in the country. The city was controlled by the kingdom of Sikkim till it was taken by the Gorkhas and subsequently the British. The town is located at an average elevation of 2050 meters and comes under the eastern Himalayan Zoo-geographic zone. The town is endowed with a rich cultural history and natural resources and due to its pleasant climate all year round, is a popular tourist spot. Below is a list of the best places one can visit in Darjeeling.
West Bengal, situated in eastern India, is a land with a rich diversity. Home to different civilizations and known for its cultural diversity, West Bengal has a great history too. Bengal is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. Thanks to its geographical location stretching from the great Himalayas to Bay of Bengal, the state has spectacular landscapes to captivate your souls. Here are the top 15 destinations in West Bengal.
Combining a National Park, a Biosphere Reserve and a Tiger Reserve, the Sundarbans National Park is located in the Indian State of West Bengal. The mangrove forests are a part of the greater Sundarbans and lies in close proximity to the Sundarbans reserve forests in the neighboring republic of Bangladesh. The national park was established in 1984 and is largely comprised of swamps, rivers and mangrove forests of the Ganges Delta.
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The national park is spread across a massive 1,330 sq kilometers and is surrounded by a total of 7 rivers with their numerous channels and estuaries that transverse these mangrove forests. The mangrove forests of Sundarbans are comprised of the special and exquisite Sundari Trees which exhibit the ‘mangrove spikes’ that helps the tree with respiration when the forests are waterlogged.
Located at the Eastern banks of the Hoogly, Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is home to the oldest functioning port in India and is the 3rd most populated metropolitan in India after Mumbai and Delhi. The region came under the Suzerainty of the Nawabs of Bengal under the Mughals and eventually the British who took full control of the city in 1772. The city is also the center of the industrial revolution in India and the birthplace of modern Indian cultural, poetic, artistic and literary movement in between the 19th and the early 20th centuries. The city was also the capital of India under the British and was the nucleus of the Indian Independence Movement. The various blends of cultures have garnered Kolkata as one of the major tourist destinations in India. Here’s the list of the best places to visit in Kolkata.