West Bengal

It is surrounded by Nepal,Bhutan & Bangladesh internationally  and by the Indian states of Odisha,Jharkhand,Bihar,Sikkim and Assam .

West Bengal offers a colorful variety of experiences to the tourist. Its capital, Kolkata, is as cosmopolitan a city as any. In close proximity lie the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. Coastal areas like Digha and Mandarmani are popular tourism places in this state which attract their fair share of beach lovers. A different travel experience awaits you in places like Bishnupur, Bankura and Shantiniketan, which showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state. Hill stations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Lolegaon  are exciting getaways from the plains and are known for their distinct culture and lifestyle. Wildlife sanctuaries like Jaldapara and Gorumara draw your attention to its rich wildlife. In pilgrimage destinations like Dakshineswar and Kalighat, you undergo a profound spiritual experience. The Kolkata Tram is the only operating electric tram in India.

Population9.88 crore
Official LanguagesBengali
Other languagesEnglish, Hindi and Others
Best Time to Visit West BengalSeptember end  to March

March to May (summer): 30°C to 43°C

June to October (monsoon): 28°C to 38°C

November to February (winter ): 10°C to 19°C

Railway stationHowrah Railway Station, Sealdah Railway Station & Kolkata   Railway Station
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport – Kolkata, Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport – Durgapur , Bagdogra Airport – Siliguri