State of West Bengal Travel Guide

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

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651,2216,108

Darjeeling

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157,471,47

Chandannagar

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20,97,0

Fraserganj

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20,104,0

Gosaba

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25,208,0

Durgapur

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12,5,1

Diamond Harbour

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8,64,0

Asansol

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8,42,0

Diga

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0,6,0

Kamarpukur

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0,3,0

Bagnan

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3,27,0

Sonakhali

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Bishnupur

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0,3,0

Japur

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4,5,0

Shiliguri

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1,7,0

Kalimpong

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0,3,0

Anantapur

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8,16,0

Kolkata (Calcutta)

  • Kolkata -- Detour!

    Kolkata (Calcutta) Local Customs

    Here I am sharing some pics from the daily life of Kolkata, which might surprise you but are common sights to a Kolkatian (including me). Kindly be informed that Kolkata is the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world, which is located in eastern India and suffers from poverty, pollution and overcrowding.

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  • The Oberoi Grand Kolkata

    Kolkata (Calcutta) Hotels

    We stayed at the Grand for a week while vacationing in India in the fall of last year and found this...

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  • World’s second largest Stadium!

    Kolkata (Calcutta) Favorites

    Opened in 1984 and home ground of East Bengal Club, Mohun Bagan Athletic Club and Mohammedan Sporting Club, Salt Lake Stadium, in Kolkata (India) is the second biggest stadium in the world with a capacity of 120,000 seats.It is also called as Yuva Bharati Krirangan.More here : http://soccerlens.com/largest-football-stadiums/36427/ It is the...

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Darjeeling

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  • Changing MOOD of da weather :)

    Darjeeling Favorites

    Well..as we all know tht darjeelin is famous for it's cold weather..i mahself also tried to get some experience about tht..well wht i felt is tht it's worth goin to darjeelin...if u wanna see how da weathers changes it's mood....cool weather..quiet places n da Mall is a nice place to sit and relax for hours..but nitelife is ZERO...u'll hv to keep...

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  • Dekeling Hotel

    Darjeeling Hotels

    My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and had a brilliant time The staff and our host just couldn't...

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  • The Chaurastha

    Darjeeling Things to Do

    The correct spot to start your perambulations in Darjeeling is the Chaurasta, the main junction of five roads, one coming up from the market, one going towards the pony stand, one running downhill past ‘Step Aside’, one returning from the Mahakal Temple on Observatory Hill, one going past Windermere Hotel and St. Andrew’s Church towards the...

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Chandannagar

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  • The French Connection!!

    Chandannagar Restaurants

    As I learn from people that there are only two good eating place in Chandarnagore! One is this one Shalimar and the other is Rasoi. This was a Residence of some French Businessman it got sold over the year. Now it houses a restaurant. I did not go inside to check the food or prices but took the picture from the car just to give an idea to our...

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  • Temple of Hanseshwari ( or Goddess Kali)

    Chandannagar Things to Do

    This wonderful temple of Goddess Kali ( here she is known as Hanseshwari mother) was built by Raja ( King) Nrishinghadev Ray in 1798. He collected stones ( a kind of marble or lime stone) for this temple from Chunar a place near Allahabad. The height of the temple is 27.5 meter or 90 feet. It has a total of 13 peaks. Those days it was supposed to...

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  • Inside view of the Residency ( J.F....

    Chandannagar Things to Do

    These rare photographs were taken last month when we revisited Chandannagore town with our VT friends from Kathmandu, Urvashi & her husband Dibya S.J.B.Rana. I could not take more as it was not permitted.

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Fraserganj

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  • DON'T MISS THE FRESH SEAFOOD.

    Fraserganj Restaurants

    BAKKHALI HAS MANY HOTELS AND BARS WHERE YOU GET THE FOOD OF YOUR CHOICE. BUT IT MAY NOT BE OF GOOD STANDARD. BUT THERE ARE SMALL ROAD SIDE JOINTS WHERE YOU WILL GET FISH OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU CAN SELECT THE FISH OF YOUR CHOICE AND IT WILL BE FRIED/ COOKED BEFORE YOU.GOES DOWN WELL WITH BEER. PLEASE CARRY YOUR BEER WITH YOU AND ALWAYS ASK FOR...

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  • Relaxing at your wish.

    Fraserganj Things to Do

    Staying in a secluded beach has many advantages like you are not being hurried by anything. Not even by hotel staffer who will force you to have early dinner and then go to relax. Since this is a guest house you have the liberty to relax at your will. You get plenty of tme to chat and laugh. What else you do on a holiday and on a beach? We enjoyed...

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  • Home for the Red Crabs!

    Fraserganj Off The Beaten Path

    If you are a nature lover you will love this tip and place. Fraserganj Beach is also the home for famous Rad Crabs! They house in millions here. Sorry I could not take any shot as they are highly camera nd human shy. But if you have the patience to sit for hours and have a camera with good zoomyou can capture them. The baby crabs can be captured...

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Gosaba

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  • Our Ordeal and heavy Rains at Sunderban

    Gosaba Favorites

    On return our ordeal started in Sunderban, since the evening was setting in, we needed to start early. We started at 5.45PM for our boat parket in the river. Just about that time we learnt that it was parked in the deep river and we have to walk a bit in mud. We had no idea , what walk a bit would be. We had come during high tide ( the place is...

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  • How to go to Sunderban?

    Gosaba Transportation

    If you are traveling alone or not taking conducted tour, you can also reach Sunderban easily.There is only one comfortable way to reach Sunderban is by road only. There are may Buses plying everyday from Esplanade Bus Terminus to Sonakhali, Basanti or Canning. It takes about 3 hours time to reach all three places. The road is fairly good but thye...

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  • Sunderban- Our Humble Effort to help-PII

    Gosaba Off The Beaten Path

    Rivers of Sunderbans: There are many rivers in Sunderbans namely Matla, Vidyadhari, Hatania Doania, all have direct link with Bay Of Bengal. Naturally all of them are saline water rivers, some are as wide as a mile ( see pictures). The only means of transport is by boat. In this area there is no speed boat but most of the boats are mechanised with...

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Durgapur

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  • Nightlife

    Durgapur Nightlife

    Dhabas in Durgapur - The few I know are near Muchipara where you get booze and the Dhaba food like Chicken / Fish / Daal / Chapati / Rice / Vegetables. The one I like is very near to the Petrol Pump (towards Burdhamaan) and on the highway. If you go further ahead on the highway, there is a Food / Bar Joint on the right hand side of the road. No...

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  • The Peerless Inn - Durgapur

    Durgapur Hotels

    Sahid Khudiram Sarani City Centre

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Barrage River Damodar

    Durgapur Things to Do

    Durgapur Barrage is on Damodar river and is place to visit with family friends and kids.On one side there is huge volume of water reservoir and on the other side, its a vast expanse of sand with a streams of water coming out of the reservoir.Its thrilling to see when the barrage gates are open to release water.During early spring, its a serves as a...

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Diamond Harbour

  • The Best of Diamond Harbour!

    Diamond Harbour Restaurants

    Ffort Radisson has Four Restaurants but the people prefer to sit in Citadel I & II. Both are Multicusine Restaurants. They also have Captains Deck Bar.On the afternoon of 13th Jan,2007., we were conducting a Retailers Meet at Raichak at diiferent venue. When we finished it was already 5PM we just remembered we did not have lunch but the Retailers...

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  • Sunset at Diamond Harbour.

    Diamond Harbour Things to Do

    Enjoy The Sunset on a Rainy day with dark cloud in the background. A non significant day can be so beautiful!! Nature mother, We are grateful to you!!

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  • Diamond Harbour Fort.

    Diamond Harbour Things to Do

    The Diamond harbour Fort was built sometimes in 16th Century on the bank of the Holy River Ganges, most probably by the Portuguese or by the French as it was gateway to the Village Calcutta( Then), and the capital of Bengal Murshidabad. They came as traders, were allowed to settle or build forts at many places on the banks of the Ganges as it was...

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Asansol

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  • Godess Durga Puja

    Asansol Nightlife

    This is Goddess Durga .Sometime in Oct/Nov the festival starts spanning 5 days.In East India this festival attracts the most.People visit all the pandals( an artificial and temporary temple ) throughout 24 hours and we meet all our friends and relatives during this festival. bengali dress/comfortable dress but must be new one ;)

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  • Hawker's Market ....be cautious and...

    Asansol Tourist Traps

    Hawker's Market ....be cautious and negotiate=================================It's the market where you can find nearly everything from day to day things to fashion items, gadgets !!!Be sure t bergain before u fix the price and cautious with ur belongings.All the best !!! Be sure t bergain before u fix the price and cautious with ur...

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  • Visit to Garh Panchakot ( Panchet Dam)

    Asansol Things to Do

    Recently we had a two day visit to our works situated near Asansol. We took the opportunity to have our monthly review and enjoy the beauty of monsoon with the transporters of the works at the picturesque Garh Panchkot hills near Panchet Dam. Garh Panchakot is nearly 23kms from Asansol town and there West engal Forest Department has constructed...

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Bagnan

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  • Try their Rice & Fish Curry!

    Bagnan Restaurants

    Since Gadiara is a small place there are not many restaurants around. But The Restaurant at West Bengal Tourist Lodge is surely the best at the place. Usually they cook only Bengali meals but on request they can prepare continental dishes and Chinese dishes. Since they have trained cook they can make it. We had pure Bengali dish as it was late in...

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  • Mother Teresa's Resurrection Home!

    Bagnan Off The Beaten Path

    Just on the bank of the Ganges there is Resurrection Home for Alcohol and Drug addicts run by Missionaries of Charities ( Brother) or Mother Teressa's organisation. They normally dont allow outsiders or onlookers to peep in but if you are genuinely interested to help then one can approach them in their H.O. Kolkata.

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Japur

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  • the fort in Jaipur!!!!!

    Japur Things to Do

    Amber Fort is located in Amber, 11 km from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur. Amber Fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery. The...

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  • the shoppers haunt!

    Japur Things to Do

    very nice place for tourist who like shopping! You can see many tourists buying unique items from Jaipur here. Jaipur specializes in silver and semi precious jewelry, shops specializing in precious and semi-precious stones are to be found on and along Jauhari Bazaar. Bandhej (tie and dye), and block printed textiles are another highlight of the...

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  • The palace of the wind!

    Japur Things to Do

    "Palace of the Wind", is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. This five-storey building of unusual architecture is a part of the City Palace Complex. The main entrance of the Mahal is from eastern side. Under the bright rays of the sun the Mahal appears like a shining star. Hawa Mahal is a five storey building, that recalls the era of the royal...

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