Winters are pretty chilly in West Bengal. Some places in the Himalayan region experience snowfall during the month of January. This is the best time to explore the Sundarbans and spot the Royal Bengal Tiger. The 9-day Durga puja is celebrated with much zeal in the capital city of Kolkata and is sure to make for a unique experience!
Monsoons being in June and go on till September in West Bengal. Rainfall and humidity can make it difficult for sightseeing. This is the season where you can experience ISKCONs Rath Yatra (July) and the Vishwa Karma Puja (September).
Summers are extremely humid and hot and not a very comfortable time to explore the coastal cities. However, this is the perfect time to visit Darjeeling or the Doars.
Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal is home to the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. This airport is well connected to most cities in the country and many destinations across the world. The other smaller airports in the state are the Bagdodara Airport in Siliguri in North Bengal, the Kazi Najrul Islam Airport at Durgapur and one at Cooch Behar. The Bagdogra Airport helps to connect the hilly regions of the state. West Bengal has a very good public transport system which connects the airports to the city and to neighboring towns. Cabs are also easily available at the airport to head to your destination.
By Road: With a large number of national and state highways passing through, West Bengal is very well connected to adjacent regions of the state and to the rest of the country. The state is also connected by roadways to the bordering countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. It has a good public transportation system with bus services connecting the north and south regions of the state.
By Rail: Eastern Railway has its headquarters in Kolkata, West Bengal. The capital city, Kolkata is home to the Howrah and Sealdah Railway Stations. Trains traveling to and from north-eastern part of the country begin and end at Sealdah while trains coming from west, south and central parts of India begin and end at Howrah. Some of the other main stations in West Bengal are the New Jalpaiguri Station in North Bengal and the Ghum Station in Darjeeling. Ghum railway station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the highest railway station in India, at an altitude of 2,258 metres (7,407 ft). It holds the distinction of being the highest altitude railway station in the world! Local means of transport like cabs, buses and other local transports are available from the stations to the neighboring towns and cities.
Adventure Sports in Bengal
Bengal Offers it All
Jhalong, a picturesque village in North Bengal
Shakti Peeths of West Bengal
Sundarbans - the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Movies @West Bengal
Buxa Tiger Reserve, Alipurduar
Bengal's Tea Gardens
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