Top Historical Places in West Bengal


Here is the list of 13 Top Historical Places in West Bengal

1. Kolkata, West Bengal - The city of Joy


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Known For : Victoria Memorial | Fort William Kolkata | Belur Math

Kolkata, India's second biggest city, is a perpetually ongoing festival of human existence, concurrently luxurious and squalid, refined and frantic, pointedly futuristic, while beautifully in decay. A vibrant 350-year-old metropolis located on India's Eastern Coast, the capital of West Bengal thrives on contradictions and imposing spectacles; nothing is commonplace in this city. Famously known as the City of Joy, Kolkata is, in every sense, the artistic, cultural and intellectual capital of the country. Kolkata's streets are vivid, hectic, chaotic, and yet, brimming with life and creativity. Driven by the indomitable spirit of the self-made middle class, the city has created a beautiful juxtaposition of the old colonial-era charm with the nascent upcoming hipster culture that thrives amongst the city's millennial residents.

Best Time : October to March

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2. Kalimpong, West Bengal


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Known For : Durpin Dara hill | Cactus Nursery | Morgan House

Kalimpong is a virgin hill station in West Bengal renowned for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc.

Best Time : March to June, September to December

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3. Santiniketan, West Bengal - Rabindranath Tagore's Eternal Abode


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Known For : Tagore's ashrama | Poush Mela | Amar Kutir | Rabindra Bhaban Museum

Known to few, mainly as Rabindranath Tagore's home and now a university, Santiniketan is a small town located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. The town comprises mainly of Visva Bharati University.

Best Time : Mid August to March

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4. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas


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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway | Tiger Hill | Batasia Loop

Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. This scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometres away from Kolkata.

Best Time : February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

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5. Cooch Behar, West Bengal


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Known For : Rajbari | Madan Mohan Temple | Sagardihi

Cooch Behar, once the province of Koch dynasty, is a small planned town in North West Bengal Coch Behar makes up as a good option for weekend getaways for the eco-tourists along with those with an inclination towards history and archaeology.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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6. Malda, West Bengal


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Known For : Dakhil Darwaza | Gour | Firoz Minar

If you are in the mood to revisit your roots, Malda is the picture perfect place for you. Located at the confluence of the rivers Mahanadi and Kalindi, in the interiors of West Bengal, about 350 km from Kolkata, the charming town of Malda is popular not only for its mango orchards but also for its rich history and heritage. Malda literarily has Indian History written into every street and every corner of the city. Mango, silk and jute are popular products of the district. Mulberry plantations and mango orchards occupy a large area.

Best Time : October to November, February to March

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7. Chandannagar, West Bengal - The Land of the Nawabs and The Lords- the French and the British


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Known For : Chandan Nagar Museum | The Patal Bari | The Chandan Nagar Strand

Wrapped in the interiors of West Bengal, in the Hooghly District, is the small yet significant town of Chandan Nagar. This small town which could have been in place of present day Kolkata, had history gone as planned, has the most unique and formidable history in perhaps all of India.

Best Time : October to February

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8. Bardhaman, West Bengal - For the believer and the skeptic and the historian and the nature lover


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Known For : 108 Shiv Mandir | Christ Church | Golap Bagh

With a convergence of religion, nature, man-made marvels and the proverbial old world charm, Bardhaman is the ideal fit for a weekend getaway.

Best Time : October to March

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9. Kurseong, West Bengal - The Land of White Orchids


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Known For : Tea Gardens in Kurseong | Ambotia Shiva Mandir | Eagle's Craig

Also known as the 'Land of White Orchids', Kurseong is a hill station located close to Darjeeling famous for its waterfalls, temples and Buddhist gompas apart from the excellent view that the place provides.

Best Time : April to May, August to October

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10. Bankura, West Bengal - Hills, temples and Adventure sports


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Known For : Susunia Hill | Joyrambati | Bishnupur

With much historical significance, Bankura is a town famous for its hills and temples and a treat for adventure sports enthusiasts such as trekkers and hikers.

Best Time : October to March

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11. Bishnupur, West Bengal - The land of terracotta temples


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Known For : Rasmancha | Lalji Temple | Susunia Hill

A small town in West Bengal famous for its terracota temples, Bishnupur is famous among tourists, especially for its rich culture including architecture, music and handicraft.

Best Time : October to March

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12. Raichak, West Bengal


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Known For : The F fort | Diamond Harbour | Lighthouse at Diamond Harbour

Located only 50 kms away from Kolkata and yet a world apart, Raichak, is a riverside town and is nothing short of a breathe of fresh air in its ultra urban and commercialized surrounding.

Best Time : October to March

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13. Midnapore, West Bengal - Heritage


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Known For : Tamluk | Chandrakona | Jora Masjid

In the interiors of West Bengal is yet another treasure- Midnapore town or Medinipur, as it is locally known. Midnapore combines the beauty of India's multi religion culture with the exuberance of ancient history.

Best Time : October to February

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