The rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty of West Bengal have become a major drawcard for luring the tourists from worldwide. Due to this, the state has observed a hike in the tourism sector.
West Bengal is home to some popular tourist attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, mountains, beaches, historical sites and much more. Also, the state boasts of leading in the field of entertainment including theatre to cinemas and philosophical works to literature. Because of these, visitors from India and abroad like to pay a visit to Bengal.
The state has something or the other to cater to the needs of all types of travelers. Tourism ingredients like pilgrim destinations, the Himalayan range, the Bay of Bengal and lush green forests adorn the state beautifully. With such a variety, it is no wonder why the place is emerging as a top tourist destination in India.
A plethora of charms like the sublime beauty of the Dooars, majestic hills of Darjeeling, ancient sites of Murshidabad etc. attract the tourists in huge numbers from the world. Add to it the Ayodhya hills at Purulia, forests at Jangalmahal, vibrant Kolkata and much more. Spotting a Royal Bengal Tiger at the Sunderbans, exploring the pristine beaches of the Bay of Bengal and visiting the revered Gangasagar are some of the things to do in Bengal that make the vacations memorable.
Out of the many, UNESCO has inscribed the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the Sunderbans on the list of World Heritage Sites. Under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, Bengal’s Chief Minister, the West Bengal Government has made remarkable achievements in every sector in every district of the state.
The Chief Minister visited every district of Darjeeling to Sunderbans and had meetings with the district officials. She also monitored the ongoing projects and proposed some new ones.