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West Bengal Tourism Overview

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Gateway to the East’, commercial hub of India’s eastern region, West Bengal is a land steeped in history, heritage and visual delights. With a number of hill stations, dense woods packed with exotic wild lives, scenic beaches, seat of cultures and historical monuments as well as religious sites, the state represents a panorama of in West Bengal. It is a popular tourist destination for its cultural and natural beauty. Darjeeling, one of the most attractive hill station in this state is famous for its fine tea and splendid views of the snowcapped Himalayas and of the Kanchenjunga Peak. There is much to see and do here.

Lies in the eastern part of the country, The state is bounded on the east by Bangladesh, west by Bihar, north by Bhutan and Sikkim and south by Bay of Bengal. This state shares international boundaries with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. It is believed that the name "Bengal" is derived from the Dravidian speaking tribe "Banga". 

The beautiful Dakshineswar Kali Temple, the Hanseshwari temple, the Char Bangla Temple in Baranagar, Victorial Memmorial, Howrah Bridge, the majestic Curzon Gate, (Vijay Toran), Bardhaman, Santiniketan, Sunderbans etc are the most famous tourist places in West Bengal.

Bengal has a steamy climate, humidity is high because of the altitude. The main seasons are winter, summer, rainy season, a short autumn. In the summer the delta region is noted for excessive humidity and highlands experience dryness with the highest day temperature ranging from 38°C to 45°C. However the Darjeeling Himalayan Hill region will have intensive winter with snow fall.

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