West Bengal is a cultural hub in itself. Being filled with cultural idiosyncrasies that compose of close neighborhoods called paras, the state has a lot to offer to its admirers. Needless to say, there are many places to visit in West Bengal, but what will make your West Bengal trip memorable is the priceless experiences that you can have here. Today, we have penned down the mind-blowing things to do in West Bengal, which will surely give you heaps of happy memories.
West Bengal is the place which has one of the finest blends of vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods and dishes. West Bengal is known as the land of Maach (Fish) and Bhaat (Rice). The essence of Bengali food can be found here. With some of the spiciest ingredients, the lentils and fish gets the major emphasis. Aalu Posto (Poppy Seeds with Potatoes) is a dish, which is loved by them who resides in West Bengal. Mishti Doi (Sweet Curd) is also an attraction here.
Attend Dashain/ Durga Puja
West Bengal celebrates Durga Puja as the main festival. Durga Puja is celebrated with joy and harmony in the city. It is a multi-day festival that is celebrated for almost seven days. During the autumn months of last week of September to the third week of October, the festival is celebrated according to the date that is planned by the astrologers. It is the largest festival in the city and tourists from all over the world flock to this place, wanting to view the idols and the pandals.
Explore Bowbazar Market
Bowbazar, often pronounced as (Boubazar) is a marketplace in Central Calcutta. This neighborhood has been in the forefront for the city’s changing society. Bowbazar is a trading place for many goods, especially spectacles and timber. One can find numerous timber dealers and spectacle expertise lined up across this road. Along with the stretch of the entire B.B.
Some of the other modern places of shopping are South City Mall, Diamond Plaza, Quest Mall, and Avani Mall.
Visit Ganguly street
Ganguly (Bipin Behari Ganguly) street trade is a common sight. The neighborhood has also been a Grey area. A Grey area means all the half-castes, Portuguese, Anglo-Indians, Armenians, and Muslims resided here.
Visit Sundarban National Park
The Sundarban National Park gives a huge wildlife habitat. The Royal Bengal Tiger is a very rare and popular species, found in this place. In fact, royal Bengal tigers are to Sundarban National Park what Asiatic lions are to Gir forest national park.
According to the 2011 tiger survey in India and 2015 tiger survey in Bangladesh, the Sundarban only have 180 tigers left.
Tiger attacks are quite frequent in Sunderbans National Park and every year 50-60 people get mauled and killed by tiger attack. The Sunderbans also have some kind of predators such as jungle cats, leopards, leopard cats and fishing cats. Unlike other tigers, the Bengal Tiger which is found in this place, can swim in the mangrove area and hunts Indian muntjacs, chital deer, and wild boars.
Visit Victoria Memorial Kolkata
It was built under Lord Curzon’s appeal to the British crown and the cost for it shot up to one crore, five lakh of rupees during that time. The funds were collected based on entirely voluntary subscriptions.
Seek the blessing in Dakshineswar Temple
The temple is known for its connection with Ramakrishna, a saint of the 19th century. Along with the deity of Maa Kali, the temple also contains 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The mystic, Ramakrishna had spent a big part of his life here, serving the Goddess.
Speand a clam day at Batasia Loop
Batasia Loop is the famous spiral railway that has been created to lower slope of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in the district of Darjeeling, West Bengal. This place also has a beautiful garden and one can get a panoramic view of the surrounding from there and as the train here stops for ten minutes one can click selfies and pictures of this place. Batasia Loop is one of the beautiful places to visit in West Bengal.
Soak yourself fin history at Hazarduari Palace Museum
Hazarduari Palace Museum is a place located in Murshidabad The historical place is popular for its 1000 doors. This architecture was designed by Mr. Duncan Macleod. This place also has literature contents in it.
Relish street foods
The people of West Bengal are always very specific in case of street foods. Spicy food is always preferred by them. You can sense the nostalgia of food in the city when you enter. Some of those special foods include Phuchka, Lucchi and Aloo Dom, Ghugni, Samosas and nevertheless to mention about the main course that should always consist of Bhaat and Macher Jhol (Puffed rice and fish curry).