Settled on India’s eastern shore, West Bengal is well-known for to offer a potpourri of wonders. Right from beautiful hill stations to mysterious Sunderbans, marvelous temples to the first traces of British colony, there is much on offer for traveler. To explore more, know more about how to reach West Bengal. Well-connected to other cities of India and the world via rail, road and air, check out details.
There are two airports in West Bengal- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, located in Kolkata and Bagdogra airport is a domestic airport located in Bagdogra city. Regular flights operate from major cities of the country and the world. From the airport, tourists can take trains, taxis or buses to reach their destination.
The state is well-known for its good rail connectivity with different parts of the country. Main railheads are Howrah railway station and Sealdah railway station. Both the rail junctions are located in the capital city Kolkata. Then, there is New Jalpaiguri railway station, located near to Siliguri. Trains connect almost nook and corner of the state. Even, the Darjeeling Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a scenic rail journey taking to the hill station Darjeeling.
There is an extensive road network covering the state. The state is connected to different parts of the country via National and state highways. West Bengal is easily accessible via neighboring states like Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Traveling within the state is also easy and comfortable with state buses and metro rail.