The home of mouth-watering sweets, endangered wildlife, and awe-inspiring sights, West Bengal is a traveller’s delight. The quality and quantity of things to do in West Bengal often take travellers by surprise- so underrated is the adventure that the state is bursting with. There are a startling number of varieties that tourists can engage in, from adventure sports to treks that reveal some of the mightiest sights in the world, to cultural adventures that delight the eyes and palate. There are so many wonderful things to do in West Bengal that there will never be a boring moment during your trip.
The hustle and bustle that you find in the busy cities of West Bengal has a characteristically Bengali vibe to it- a vibe made up of the colourful displays of sweets in the shops, and the tantalizing smells of fish being cooked in the midst of the chaos caused by people rushing to get to their destinations and shops spilling their wares everywhere. It is a characteristic image, and a very beloved one. The bustling cities give West Bengal its tangy flavour, and add to its uniqueness. Spending some days exploring the various major cities and towns like Kolkata, Siliguri, Durgapur, or Asansol is a good way to spend time in West Bengal. City expeditions give you a great insight into how the cultures and traditions of the people have been preserved through the changing centuries and still burn strong today.
West Bengal is also a major pilgrimage destination, and many important shrines are located around the towns and cities. These shrines are hundreds of years old and have very powerful legends and enduring myths attached to them. Visits to these locations is an enriching experience and one of the best things to do in West Bengal.
With so much of adventure to enjoy and so many lovely foods to partake of, your visit to West Bengal is bound to be a landmark in your life.