West Bengal boasts of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, people and languages which add to its beautiful landscapes, forests, coastal beauty as well as its heritage.
The beautiful state of West Bengal attracts a significant number of tourists every year as the state is jewelled with mesmerising landscapes, snow-clad mountains, gushing sea, blossoming tea gardens, enormous deltas, lush green forests, plentiful wildlife, ancient temples and magnificent British monuments. The Tiger Hill, the Howrah Bridge, the Tea Gardens are some of the famous tourist spots which offer an insight into the vast culture and history of the West Bengal. The culture of the state is adorned by colourful fairs and festivals every month. A vast number of famous pilgrimages also attract a large number of tourists of all faiths and beliefs.
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Darjeeling in the northern part of West Bengal is an extension of the Himalayan range while Dooars in the foothills is covered with thick forests. River Ganga which flows through the state between the Himalayan and delta region marks the fertile Gangetic plains. West Bengal's rich physical diversity and old world charm is very attractive for tourists.
While the capital is well connected through air and railways, the absence of direct flights and trains to places like Darjeeling and Kalimpong for tourists may cause some hassle.