Best Tourist attraction in West Bengal


West Bengal is an Indian state, Situated in the eastern part. It is located between Himalaya and the Bay of Bengal. It is popular for its rich diversity, different civilisations and cultural diversity. West Bengal also famous for its own beautiful history. Bengal is the mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. The geographical location of West Bengal is totally outstanding. The upper part or Northern part of this state is Hill area and the bottom of this state area is covered with a beautiful plain area. Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of tourist spots in West Bengal. Read this article to know about the best tourist spots in West Bengal.

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Full list of best tourist attraction in West Bengal


Kolkata is the capital of the state of West Bengal. It is one of the largest metropolitan city in India and considers as a wonderful tourist destination. It is present more than two thousand years. This ancient city is the evidence of Bengal culture and diverse ethnicity. The major attraction in Kolkata are:

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·         Victoria Memorial Hall

·         Mother House

·         Eden Gardens

·         Science City

·         Birla Temple

·         Park Street

·         Prinsep Ghat

·         Fort William

·         West Bengal Zoo & Zoological Garden

·         Indian Museum Marble Palace

·         Kalighat Kali Temple


Howrah is the second largest city of West Bengal. The city has a history of more than 500 years and is the headquarters of Howrah District. It is located on the western bank of Hooghly River in the state of West Bengal, India. Howrah is an excellent tourist destination and it is popular as the twin city of West Bengal. Here are the best destination in Howrah.

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·         Howrah Bridge

·         Vidyasagar Setu

·         Belur Math

·         The Indian Botanical Garden

·         Santragachi Jheel

·         Garchumuk

·         Gadiara


Darjeeling is a wonderful place in Hill area, this beautiful place surrounded by emerald – green plantations and castled over by the cooling Kangchenjunga (8598m), the world third highest peak. It is an ideal hill station in the eastern part of the Himalayan region. Don’t visit in Darjeeling during the monsoon period, the best time to visit in autumn and spring season. Here are some breath-taking destination in Darjeeling.

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·         Tiger Hill

·         Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

·         Kurseong

·         Batasia Loop

·         Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

·         Mirik

·         Roy Villa

·         Ghum Monastery

·         Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway

·         Tenzing Rock

·         Bengal Natural History Museum

·         Shrubbery Nightingale Park

·         Lloyd’s Botanical Garden

·         Himalayan Tibet Museum

·         St. Andrews Church

·         Ghum Railway Station

·         Sandakphu

·         Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda

·         Dali Monastery


Murshidabad is a great historical place situated from the ancient India. It is located on the banks of Bhagirathi River. It is a good destination for every history lovers. Once Murshidabad famous as a most glorious part of Bengal. It was Bengal’s capital before the British rule shifting the capital to West Bengal. The prime attraction in Murshidabad are –

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·         Hazarduari Palace

·         Nizamat Imamhbara

·         Tripolia Gate

·         Katgola bagan

·         Nashipur Rajbari

·         Motijhil

·         Jafarganj Cemetery

·         Footi Mosque

·         Tomb of Siraj –Ud- Daulah

·         House of Jagath Seth

·         Tomb of Azimunnisa Begam

·         Kiriteswari temple

·         Jalangi River

·         Char Bangla Temple

·         Farakka Barrage 


Bankura is located in the Western part of West Bengal state. It is a great historical place and popularly known as Rarh area of Bengal. This cultural and traditional heritage is famous for painting, music and other arts.  Given below are some popular tourist attraction in Bankura.

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·         Bishnupur

·         Susunia Hill

·         Jhilimili Forest

·         Joyrambati

·         Mukutmonipur

·         Biharinath Hill

·         Gum Garh Execution Site

·         Ganesh and Nandi Statue

·         Joypur Jungle


Medinipur is famous as it’s another popular name Midnapore. Medinipur is divided into two part, West Medinipur and East Medinipur. So many ancient temples and Masjid are situated here, that’s why it is popular as a great pilgrim centre of West Bengal. Here are some leading destination in Medinipur.

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·         Digha Beach

·         Jhargram

·         Dariapur Light House

·         Garbeta

·         Tamluk

·         Digha Science Center

·         Shankarpur Beach

·         Jonathan Temple

·         Karnagarh Bahiri

·         Chandrakona

·         Dantan

·         Gobindaji Temple

·         Kurumbera Fort


Hooghly is a district in the Indian State of West Bengal. It is situated at a distance of 40 km to the north of West Bengal. The District is named after the Hooghly River. The Portuguese Sailor Vasco-Da-Gama, was the first European, who is known for Discovering India. Hooghly is the Major Commercial centre and the largest port of Bengal. Given below are the important tourist spots in Hooghly.

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·         Bandel Church

·         Hooghly Imambara

·         KMDA Park

·         Hangseshwari Temple

·         Tarakeshwar Temple or Taraknath Temple

·         Itachuna Rajbari

·         Sabuj Deep

·         Aqua Marina

·         The Wonderworld

·         Chandannagar Strand

·         Danish Cemetery

·         William Carey Graveyard

·         Kamarpukur

·         Nandadulal Temple

·         Ram Sita Mandir

·         Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute

·         Antpur Radha Govindjiu Temple


Malda is a district of West Bengal in India. It is a Neighbourhood district of Murshidabad. So many historical monuments are situated in Malda district. Given below some major ancient tourist attraction in Malda.

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·         Gour Dakhil Darwaza

·         Firoz Minar

·         Chamkati Masjid or Chika Mosque

·         Gumti Darwaza

·         Baroduari Mosque or Boro sona Mosque

·         Luko Churi Gate

·         Adina Deer Park

·         Lattan Mosque

·         Adina Mosque

·         Malda Museum

·         Temple of Jauhra Kali


Birbhum is a peaceful place in West Bengal. This place is famous for the Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore. Here this place was ruled by so many brave kings. Major attractions in Birbhum are-

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·         Santiniketan

·         Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary

·         Rabindra Bhavan

·         Nalateswari Temple

·         Mama Bhagne Pahar

·         Raipur Rajbari

·         Sangeet Bhavan

·         Boidhra Dam

·         Tarapith

·         Fullara Tarasankar statue

·         Gateway of Datababa mazar

·         Prakriti bhavan nature art museum

·         Bakreshwar

·         Amar Kutir

·         Neel Nirjan

·         Khoai


Sundarban National Park or Sundarban reserve forest is a great National Park. It is situated on the lower part of Ganga Delta in South 24 Parganas District and near to the Sundarban Reserve Forest Bangladesh. Sundarbon is a world heritage site. In the year of 1984, it was declared a national park. Mainly the Sundarban National Park was established for saving the Royal Bengal Tiger. This national park or reserve forest is mainly covered by the Sundari trees that are why this park is known as Sundarban. Various types of animals, birds and nature’s beauty are the major attraction of this reserve forest. This reserve is famous as a preserver of Royal Bengal Tiger. There are different types of flora and fauna are also exist in this national park. The main attraction of this national park is Royal Bengal Tiger. Other animals and birds in the park include Bengal Tiger, fishing cats, leopard cats, Macaques, wild boar, Indian grey mongoose, fox, jungle cats, flying fox, pangolin, chital, Openbill storks, back capped kingfisher, common snipes, wood sandpipers, green pigeons etc. Given below some important tourist attraction in South 24 Parganas.

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·         Sagar Island

·         Bakkhali

·         Gosaba

·         Namkhana Beaches

·         Baruipur

·         Falta beach

·         Henry Island

North 24 Parganas:

North 24 Parganas district is located in the border area of West Bengal and Bangladesh. It is the 10th largest district of West Bengal by area. Here are the most popular destination in North 24 Parganas.

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·         Temple of Dakshineswar

·         Adyapeath Temple

·         Nalban Park or Nalban Boating Complex

·         Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary

·         Nicco Park

·         BarrackporeMangal Pandey Park

·         Acquatica


Purulia is the westernmost region in the state of West Bengal. As per the records, it is believed that Purulia (the Rarh area) is the oldest destination of West Bengal. It is situated at the time of 5th century AD. Purulia is said to have been an important center of the 16 Mahajanapadas. The most important tourist spots in Purulia are:

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·         Ajodhya Hill

·         Baranti Reservoir or Murardi Lake

·         Surulia Deer Park

·         Rakab Forest

·         Murguma Dam

·         Joychandi Pahar

·         Saheb Bandh


Jalpaiguri is located on the banks of the Teesta River in West Bengal. It is a major trade center at the Himalayan foothills and second largest city in North Bengal. Jalpaiguri is very important to the whole country because it connects the North East India to the rest of the country. Here are so many important destinations in Jalpaiguri.

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·         Dooars

·         Buxa National Park

·         Gorumara National Park

·         Murti River

·         Mendabari Fort

·         Teesta Udyan

·         Jubilee Park

Jaldapara National Park:

Jaldapara National Park or Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is a great national park. It is situated on the bank of the Torsa River in Alipurduar District. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1941 for shaving the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. In the year 2012, it was declared a National Park. This national park or forest is mainly covered by the savannah grasses. Various types of birds, animals and nature’s beauty are the attraction of this forest. This Sanctuary is famous as a preserver of rhinoceros and elephants. There are different types of flora and fauna are also exist in this national park. The main attraction of this national park is one-horned rhinoceros. Other animals and birds in the park include Indian leopard, Indian elephants, sambar, barking deer, spotted deer, hog deer, wild pigs, bison, crested eagle, Pallas’s fish eagle, kraits, cobras, geckos, jungle fowl etc. Given below more important tourist spots in Alipurduar.

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·         Buxa fort

·         Jaldapara Museum

·         Rajabhatkhawa Nature Interpret

·         Buxa Tiger Reserve

Cooch Behar:

Cooch Behar is a wonderful and charming tourist destination, located in Indo- Bangladesh Border. This land still has the rich influence of the Mughal era. It is not only famous for ancient monuments but it also popular for huge water bodies and beautiful temples. Here are some important attraction in Cooch Behar.

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·         Cooch Behar Rajbari or Cooch Behar Palace

·         Cooch Behar Stadium

·         Madan Mohan Temple

·         Power House

·         Cooch Behar Airport

·         Kamteswari Temple

·         Baradebi Bari

·         Siddheswari Kali Bari

North Dinajpur:

North Dinajpur is a well-known district of West Bengal. This District is known also its popular name Uttar Dinajpur. This place is also famous for various types of birds and animals habitation. Given below the list of attraction in North Dinajpur.

Raiganj Bird Sanctuary- West Bengal

·         Sap Nikla Forest

·         Kunore Village

·         Raiganj Bird Sanctuary

·         Karnajora Museum and Park

·         Burhana Fakir’s Mosque

·         Bhairabi Kali Temple

Dakshin Dinajpur:

Dakshin Dinajpur or South Dinajpur is an amazing tourist destination in West Bengal. Balurghat and Gangarampur these two are the main subdivision of Dakshin Dinajpur district. Here are some wonderful places in Dakshin Dinajpur.

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·         Balurghat

·         Hili

·         Sarongbari

·         College Museum

·         Bolla Kali temple

·         Tapan Dighi

·         Matash

·         Raghunathpur Forest

·         Tomb of Bakhtiar Khilji

·         Kal Dighi and Dhal Dighi

108 Shiv Mandir:

108 Shiv Mandir is located in Kalna, Burdwan. ‘108 Shiva Mandir’ also popularly known as ‘108 Shiva Temple’. Here 108 Shivlings or Shiv Murti are present, that’s why it’s called as 108 Shiva Temple. All temple are made as same structure. This Holy Temple was built in 1788 under the supervision of Rani Bishnukumari (Queen of Burdwan). Here every year celebrate Maha – Shivratri. More popular tourist spot in Burdwan are given below.

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·         Christ Church

·         Rajbati

·         Meghna Saha Planetarium

·         Science Centre

·         Kankeleshwari Kalibari

·         Curzon Gate

·         Tomb of Sher Afghan

·         Sarbamangala Temple

·         Krishnasayar Park and Lake

·         Anand Amusement Park

·         Durgapur Barrage

Mayapur Iskcon Temple:

Mayapur is most popular for Iskcon Temple, it is situated 40 km away from Krishnanagar city and it is very close to Nabadwip. Iskcon Temple is the major attraction of Nadia district and a huge number of visitors came every day to visit this place. This temple is the one of largest temple basis of its height. Mayapur is the meeting point of Ganga and Jalangi River. Most of the temple of Mayapur are dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. The main festival of this Iskcon is holi and Rashyatra. Given below the list of prime attraction in Nadia District.

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·         Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary

·         Krishnanagar Rajbari

·         Botanical Garden

·         Shree Shree Siddheswari Kalimandir

·         Shantipur Roman Catholic Church

·         Plassey Monument

·         Nabadwip

So friends this is the full list of attraction or beautiful destination in West Bengal. Nature beauty, Terracotta structure, dense forest, historical monuments these all are the various features of West Bengal. I am so happy to give you the full information about this wonderful state. So guys don’t waste your time started packing and enjoy your rest of the time.

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