West Bengal, state of India is located in the eastern part of the country and It is bounded by Sikkim , Bhutan, Assam, Bangladesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar, and Nepal. The Area of West Bengal is 88,752 sq. km. There are many historical places (such as Kolkata, Bishnupur, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Cooch Behar, Murshidabad, Malda, Barrackpore, Bardhaman, Shantiniketan ) in West Bengal that attract the people.
West Bengal’s capital Kolkata has many famous historical tourist attractions places such as Victoria Memorial, Fort William, Howrah Bridge, Belur Math, Marble Palace, Tagore’s House, Indian Museum, Birla Planetarium, Princep Ghat, Writers Building, Town Hall, Nizam Palace, etc. Bishnupur is famous for Terracotta temples. Cooch Behar is a small town in West Bengal that takes a lot of pride in its historical attractions. One of the major attractions in this town is Cooch Behar Palace, which is also called as Victor Jubilee Palace. The other historical attractions include Madan Mohan temple, Baneswar Shiva temple, etc. The best time to travel to Cooch Behar is during the Rash Mela. There are many historical places both in Malda and Murshidabad such as Dakhil Darwaza, Gour, Firoz Minar, Chika Mosque etc. that attracts the tourists. Bardhaman is one of the oldest city of West Bengal and it has some famous places i.e. Krishnasayar lake Rajbati, Golap Bagh, 108 Shiv Mandir, and Christ Chruch.Shantiniketan is the place where we can see the epitome of culture and art. The small town of Shantinikatan is a historical place in itself. The main attraction of Shantiniketan Poush Mela. Darjeeling is famous for Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), Japanese Buddhist Temple and Peace Pagoda, Old Ghoom Monasteryand many more. Kalimpong is a beautiful hill station in North Bengal that remains surrounded by green mountains, which get blanketed by snow during the winters. the main visiting places are Morgan House and old British bungalow. The other historical attractions here are Crookety House, Pratima Devi Tagore House, Dr. Graham’s House, the MacFarlane Memorial Church, etc. The culture of West Bengal is an Indian culture which has its roots in the Bengali literature, music, fine arts, drama and cinema etc.Bengali is the main language of the state spoken by much of the population. Other languages such as Hindi, Santali, Urdu and Nepali are used in Bengal.