West Bengal is one of those states that have witnessed the magical metamorphosis from being a land of impeccable culture, heritage and history to a contemporary metropolis laced with technology and chutzpah. This state has been blessed with diverse landscape including Himalayas on the top, the thick Sunderbans towards the south and the beautiful beaches. Choose Indian Holidays’ West Bengal Tour Package to explore its beautiful regions such as Kolkata, Darjeeling, Siliguri, Shantiniketan and Dakshineshwar.
West Bengal Tour Packages
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West Bengal Tourism Packages
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Ques: What is West Bengal famous for?
Ans: West Bengal is one of the most diverse places in India. It is famous for its cultural heritage, art and crafts, architecture, and food. West Bengal has a plethora of famous tourist spots such as the Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
Ques: What is the best time to visit West Bengal?
Ans: October to March is the best time to visit in West Bengal.
Ques: What are the best places to visit in West Bengal?
Ans: The best places to visit in West Bengal are Kolkata, Darjeeling, Sundarban national park, Mirik, Digha, Mandarmani , Gangasgar, Siliguri , Murshidabad etc .
Ques: What are the most popular tourist places to visit in Kolkata?
Ans: Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal. It is a treasure trove of cultural, traditional, and architectural heritage. The popular tourist places in Kolkata are:
- Victoria Memorial
- Fort William Kolkata
- Belur Math
- Howrah Bridge
- Birla Planetarium
- Indian Museum
- Kalighat Temple
- Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Ques: How many days require to visit Kolkata City?
Ans: The ideal duration for the Kolkata tour is 2 days. It is a perfect span to cover the famous tourist places of Kolkata City.
Ques: What is Famous to buy in Kolkata?
Ans: The famous things buy in Kolkata such as The Terracotta Souvenirs, The Sholapith Handicrafts, Conch Shell Bangles, Kantha, Baluchari & Tant Sarees , The Mystical Dokra Craft, Immortal Paintings of Kalighat etc .
Ques: How to reach Digha and Mandarmani from Kolkata?
Ans: Digha and Manadrmani are situated at a distance of 28 km from each other. However, these places are located at a distance of 300 km from Kolkata. The capital city is well connected with the rest of the state with the different modes of transport. You can hire a car from Kolkata and drive towards Digha, it will take 5 hours to reach Digha. You can also board a train from Kolkata to Digha or Mandarmani.
Ques: Which beach is preferable beach between Digha or Mandarmani?
Ans: Both the beaches are good and are being thrived by the tourists throughout the year. It depends on your choice which you would choose over another. Here is a description of both the beaches:
- Mandarmani Beach: This beach is more serene and pristine as compare to Digha beach. It is less crowded and very few facilities available there.
- Digha Beach: This beach is more crowded than Mandarmani Beach. There are more conveniences and facilities available here.
Ques: What are the best attractions in Digha?
Ans: Digha is famous for its wonderful sea beaches, here is the list of top best beaches in Digha such as Udaipur sea beach, Shankar Pur sea and Chandpur Beach.
Ques: Why Gangasagar is famous?
Ans: Gangasagar is a place of Hindu pilgrimage and it is an Island. Every year Makar Sankranti celebrated here on 14th January with great zeal and vigour. Large numbers of Hindus gather here to take a holy dip at the confluence of River Ganges and Bay of Bengal. People perform prayer ceremonies to seek blessings at Kapil Muni Temple.
Ques: Which is nearest airport to darjeeling?
Ans: Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. Situated at a distance of 70 kilometers from darjeeling hill town.
Ques: How many airports are there in West Bengal?
Ans: there are only two airports in West Bengal are Netaji Subhash International Airport and Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri.
Ques: How far is Tiger Hill from Darjeeling?
Ans: Tiger Hill is located 11kms from Darjeeling town.
Ques: What is the best time to visit Gangasagar?
Ans: Best time to visit Gangasagar is from October to March. The month of January specially 14 January is best time to visit here to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal.
Ques: How to reach Gangasagar from Kolkata?
Ans: You need to take a bus or private from Esplanade (90 km) to Harwood Point. The ride will take around three hours to travel and reach Harwood ferry point near Kakdwip From here you need to take a ferry to cross the river Muriganga and reach Kachuberia. From Kachuneria local transport is available that takes you to Gangasagar within an hour.
Ques: Is one day enough for Gangasagar ?
Ans: Basically one day is enough for Gangasagar from Kolkata, should start your trip in early morning and you can come back to Kolkata till evening, but the ferry ride is depends upon the tide. In low tide, the ferry cannot run and hence people have to stay at the island only.
Ques: How to reach Sunderban from Kolkata?
Ans: The nearest railway station from Sunderbans is at Canning, 48 km away. You can board a train from Kolkata till Canning and from here Sundarbans is accessible only by riverine waterways. From Kolkata people can also travel by road transport to Namkhana, Raidighi, Sonakhali and Najat from where Motor launch services are available for Sundarbans.
Ques: is Sunderban is safe to visit?
Ans: Yes it is quite a safe place to enjoy a Jungle safari in Sunderban. It is home of The Royal Bengal Tiger. Sundarban is a remote area in West Bengal. You can reach Sunderban by crossing rivers hence you will not get a proper mobile network most of the time.