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West Bengal

West BengalWest Bengal: Blend of Literature, Music and Culture

The colours turn vivid and alive in the backdrop of vestigial remnants belonging to the nostalgic heydays of West Bengal. From the shred of green blanketed Himalayan foothills in Darjeeling to the marshy mangroves of Sunderbans, West Bengal Tourism has a wide array of enticing options. The state finds its first mention in the famous epic Mahabharata as 'Vanga'. It was a part of the Mauryan Empire during the third century BC but gained ample importance only during the rule of Guptas in 4th century AD. The Pala Dynasty also ruled here for the next three decades. But the major transformation to West Bengal’s culture and architecture was endowed by the longevity of the British Rule in India.

The sightseeing options in West Bengal are definitely endless due to the numerous options to explore. One can start the trip to West Bengal from the capital city of Kolkata, fondly called as shohorer rani. It is a Bengali phrase meaning ‘queen of the city.’ After exploring Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, bustling New Market and numerous churches and mosques, one can head towards the beaches at Bakkhali and Digha. Check out the terracotta temples at Vishnupur and French ruins at Chandernagar. One can also take up the route to misty hills in Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Combine all these with the delectable Bengali cuisine and a genuinely friendly population, and you get a perfect holiday destination for your family in West Bengal.

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