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The West Bengal Tourism Department is launching a unique tour of Kolkata, taking in some of the city’s most prominent heritage landmarks

Post lockdown, tourism in Bengal tells a story of hope

As the state government's tourism properties reopen, many of them are witnessing a surge in occupancy rates

Enjoy a peaceful Puja at Murshidabad, away from the big city

The Bohor Tourism Property at Baharampur offers you a chance to soak in historic

You now have a sweet reason to visit Santiniketan

The West Bengal Tourism Department is promoting signature dishes from all its properties

Spend the Pujas at Bakkhali, without missing out on anjali and bhog

As you travel to Bengal's favourite holiday destinations, take the Puja with you

Durga Puja conducted tours by the Department of Tourism

West Bengal Tourism Department announces its Puja parikrama, 2020

Destination Jhargram, seat of Bengal's 'Rajput Malla' kings

There's much more to Jhargram than its forests, as a weekend trip will tell you

On World Tourism Day, go local with pride

Given the travel bans worldwide owing to the Covid crisis, this year is a great one to explore our own state

Sonajhurir Haat, Santiniketan, reopens its golden doors

One of the star attractions of Santiniketan, Sonajhurir Haat has remained virtually unchanged through the years

Film tourism in Bengal follows the shooting trail to iconic locations

Thanks to a recent initiative by a Kolkata-based company, you can now travel to some of Bengal's most famous shooting locations

Bengal's Pathasathi motels make your road trip even better

This state government initiative has resulted in a series of motels along the state's most travelled highways

This Puja, rediscover Bengal

Why not make a road trip to visit the wonders of Bengal?

Majestic Murshidabad, the capital that the British destroyed

Once one of the grandest cities in the world, Murshidabad still reminds us of its former eminence

As Digha reopens for tourists, a road trip is in order

Now that tourists are once again making their way to Digha, why not book a stay at Dighali?

In North Bengal's forests, Aranya waits to welcome you

North Bengal's magnificent forests are only a drive away

Maithon, a rare combination of technology and natural beauty

Maithon was independent India’s first hydel power plant. It is also one of the most beautiful weekend destinations you can find

Sandakphu, a magical trek among the Himalayas

Why you absolutely must take a walk to Sandakphu

Vishnu on a playing card, the 'Dashabataar tash' of Bishnupur

A nearly 500-year-old art form of Bengal needs our support to survive

Prakriti Bhavan, a little gem of a museum

Rabindranath Tagore's vision comes alive in this unique museum dedicated to Nature

St. Andrew’s Church, Darjeeling's history cast in stone

Nothing, not even lightning strikes and earthquakes, have been able to diminish the beauty of this Anglican church

Lost in divine lunacy, the Bauls of Santiniketan

Scattered across many parts of West Bengal, Bauls nevertheless have a spiritual home in Santiniketan

Murshidabad’s Kherur Mosque, a vision in terracotta

Though the terracotta temples of Bengal have received greater fame, the state’s terracotta mosques came earlier

Walking among the clouds at Delo

Long known as an attraction near Kalimpong, Delo is carving a niche for itself as an independent destination

The fascinating birds of Kulik Bird Sanctuary

Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary is gradually gaining in popularity

The amazing natural heritage of Jaldapara

Famous for the one-horned rhino, Jaldapara is a treasure trove of other attractions as well

Bakkhali is a destination like no other

The timeless charm of Bakkhali

Mukutmanipur, the charm never fades

Mukutmanipur’s reputation as the perfect weekend destination has strengthened over time

Jalbhora Taalshash – the sweet made to dupe a son-in-law!

Still remains a favourite sweet from Bengal

Celebrating Tagore, and the legacy we have inherited

Rabindranath Tagore’s death anniversary as observed at Santiniketan over the years, seen through the lens of Tanmoy Chatterjee

The unspoilt beauty of the Ayodhya Hills

For sheer natural charm, few destinations can rival Purulia’s Ayodhya Hills

Bengal seeks to improve the homestay experience

Thanks to a revised policy, the Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal can now make the homestay tourism even better.

Bengal welcomes you back

Tourism Properties start operations to welcome guests

Neora Valley Trek

One of the most adventurous treks of India

Majestic Himalayan villages of North Bengal open to tourists

Healing hill-rural tourism is the new normal in COVID season

Picturesque mountain hamlet of North Bengal

Latpanchar-The birders’ paradise

Was it the British who named Kolkata’s favourite Mughlai paratha?

How did this delicacy make its way to Bengal

Darjeeling in Monsoon

Monsoon moments from Darjeeling in stunning photographs

A day before Guru Purnima, let us take a virtual tour of Mogalmari in Benga...

Buddhist site that also acted as a major international trade route

Tarafeni – The Picturesque Barrage of Belpahari

Near Jhargram, this place is heaven on earth

Call of the wild --- The Ghagra Falls of Belpahari

Movie hotspot for its pristine nature

Chilki Garh – the mystery gem of Jhargram

Shrouded in forests and ancient temples

Head to Bengal’s Hilsa hotspots this monsoon

From Diamond Harbour to Kolaghat, this year its raining Hilsa

Romancing in the beaches this monsoon

Get ready for a seaside trip

In search of a forgotten zamindari --- Parbatipur near Bolpur is a historic...

Non-descript village steeped in 17th century history

MANGO MANIA! Two historical mango recipes from Bengal

Tracing the historical trail of how mango dishes were popularised

Bengal’s Dhaniakhali saree and dhoti are going global

Simple, yet comfortable, they are answer to Indian summer

Dhuturdaha – haven for anglers and fish lovers

Get lost in a fisherman’s cove

Devrali Dara – a dreamy escape on Bengal-Sikkim border

Where birds tweet and temple gongs send a divine charm

Jorepokhri --- the Lake District of North Bengal

Twin lakes and their charming salamander

Mangolicious tales from Bengal – Kohitoor to Saranga, rare mango breeds o...

Tracing the history of 124 rare varieties of mangoes from Bengal

Road Not Taken – The Green Seclusion of Joypur Forest

Escape in the Sal forests close to Bishnupur

Tashigaon – Lepchakha trek, a route worth a try

One and a half hour hike through forests

Picturesque Trek to Gumba Dara, the new jewel of North Bengal

The eye-catching view-point with a breath-taking experience

For art enthusiasts, Lepcha Museum of Kalimpong is a must visit

Preserving the culture and heritage of an ancient tribe

Wasef Manzil – Enjoy the grandeur of Bengal’s Nawab era

The ‘New Palace’ of Murshidabad, the lesser-known gem

Divine tourism circuit of Bengal – Jairambati and Kamarpukur

Seat of Ramkrishna Paramahamsa and Ma Sarada

This summer do not miss the rare Poppy Seed Fritters of Bankura

Bengal’s Posto Bora can beat any yummy fritter

The famous Sundial of Hooghly Imambara came from Big Ben’s makers of Lond...

Try a half day road trip from Kolkata to this historical site

Kolkata’s nearby Bibhutibhushan Abhayaranya --- ideal weekend getaway

Where birds, photographers and ornithologists meet

Get lost with feathered friends at the swamps of Gajoldoba

Birder’s Paradise to be turned into International Tourist hub

Bindu – the last village on Indo-Bhutan border

Enjoy the gushing Jaldhaka and the blue hills

Visit the ruins of Dacoit Ratnakar at Gopiballavpur

Did sage Valmiki live amidst the mysterious temple ruins?

By the river Reshi in Rishikhola, sit down and enjoy!

Pristine stopover along the Silk Route

Enjoy a weekend at more than two-centuries old Danish Tavern

Have a coffee date or just stay by the blissful river

Monchasha – Rural retreat to a rustic life

Enjoy a soul-searching trip amidst nature

Baguran Jalpai – the new virgin beach destination of Bengal

Secluded and un-spoilt, Baguran is paradise on earth

Silence of the graves – Khosh Baag maintained by Siraj’s Begum once upo...

Murshidabad’s lost legacy of a beautiful graveyard

Enjoy a slice of a breath-taking sunrise at Tiffin Dara, Rishop

Hike through the picturesque jungle trail

Chitre – the tonic for your tired soul

Visit this Himalayan abode of Bengal

Enjoy a quiet summer on the banks of Reli river in Bidyang

Lose yourself amid livestock farms and orange orchards

Have you heard of a Terracotta Palace! Be at Gour’s Lottan Bai Manzil

Exquisite architecture blended with Bengal’s Terracotta art

Be at Motijheel – The Lake of Pearls

Where history meets nature

Virgin Gurdum --- an escapade for honeymooners and trekkers

Where hills rise to the songs of birds

Hanseshwari Temple of Bansberia reflects Russian architecture!

Century old temple of Bengal brings the state’s rich heritage forward

Try out a group picnic at Barbotey - The Rock Garden of Ghum

Offbeat destination close to Darjeeling

The ‘Blue Lagoon’ of Bengal --- Mousuni Island

Enjoy the virgin and unadulterated nature of Mousuni

Doladanga – the new tribal paradise of Bengal

Spend the hues of Spring at the quaint hamlet of Doladanga

Head for a fairy-tale romance in the Land of Castles, Dhanyakuria

English-styled castles and mansions built by Bengal’s traders

Live like a Maharaja at Kalimpong’s ‘Dinajpur House’

Of mist, clouds, Mt Kanchenjungha and royal charm

Discover a mini Bishnupur in the heart of Burdwan

Travel to the terracotta temple town of Debipur

Golden era of Gour inscribed on Boro Sona Masjid

Do not miss the grandeur of Malda

Colours and charm of Gangasagar Mela behind the lens

Confluence of global tourists and pilgrims

107 delegates from 37 countries joined Destination 2020

An International Tourism Buyer-Seller Meet in Kolkata

Baul and Folk Festival inaugurated in Birbhum

HCM encourages folk artistes through the Lok Prasar Prakalpa

On Christmas Eve attend a special mass at the first Roman Catholic Church o...

St Patrick’s Church – the Irish Catholic shrine of Dumdum

Poush Mela starts today at Tagore’s land

Melting pot of global tourists

This Christmas travel to Chinsurah and discover Bengal’s Dutch connec...

Look out for the oldest grave in the Dutch cemetery

This Christmas participate in a special prayer mass at The Bandel Basilica ...

Thriving Portuguese town that received Bengali name from ‘Bondor’

River, sea and lighthouse – welcome to serene Junput

The perfect beach holiday this winter

This Christmas if you are heading to St John’s Church do not miss fam...

The church of Kolkata that houses a priceless painting of Zoffany

Enjoy a gurgling Mal River at Bengal’s Toonbari

Perfect getaway for an adventure loving trekker

This winter enjoy some lost Pithe recipes of Bengal

Delicacy that is intrinsic to Bengal’s own brand of desserts

Calling all lovebirds! Be at Peshoke’s Lover’s Meet

Where Rangeet and Teesta meet in an eternal confluence

Did you know there is a Buddhist monastery and stupa in the heart of Kolkat...

Visit the Karma Gon Buddhist Monastery in Chakraberia

Meet the family with a Baghdad connect! All roads lead to Nahoum’s th...

A look at when and how this iconic New Market shop started

Wish to see a Portuguese village in the heart of Bengal? Visit Mirpur

Band of ‘Portuguese-Bengalis’ will welcome you this Christmas

Quaint weekend getaway -- Gopegarh

Eco-tourism site with a dash of history and nature combo

Vidhyang – Lesser-known Jewel of North Bengal

If you love adventure, you must be at Vidhyang this winter

Midnapur’s famous sweet Babarsa might have got its name from Mughal E...

On the trail of a famous heritage sweet of Bengal

Wish to be part of the oldest domestic Kali Pujo of Bengal?

Then be at the Bandopadhay residence of Somnagar

Tarun Niketan, the century-old pice hotel near Rashbehari

Established in 1915, the hotel still serves meals at throwaway prices

Royal Panchkot Durga Puja where even Gauhar Jaan had performed

Month long musical Durga Puja at the Royal Panchkot Thakurdalan

Around 450-year-old Haldarbari Pujo of North Kolkata

Famous Bonedi Bari pujo with Koshtipathhor idol

Durga Immersion! Watch from a launch at Taki on River Ichhamati

WBTDCL Packages for Dashami Ichhamati immersion

From Tea Bush to Tea Cup – Enjoy Damdim’s Super Tea Trail!

Far from the madding crowds, serene nature and experience awaits!

Women Idol Makers of Kumartuli

Artists who broke barriers of patriarchy

Enjoy a Kolbalish hug at West Bengal Tourism hotels

Romancing Bangaliana, enjoying with the side pillow

Bonedi Bari Bakulia House Pujo started by famous Bengali entrepreneur

House of Bishweswar Mookerjee serves a special Panta Bhog

Wish to have a Duck Bhog this Durga Pujo?

Head to centuries-old Kanak Durga Temple of Jhargram

How about enjoying Durga Puja on a River Cruise?

Not to miss exciting WBTDCL packages this year!

Bengal learnt kite flying from Nawab Wajid Ali Shah!

Fly your kites high today and remember the historical tale

Kulik Bird Sanctuary is the largest Heronry of India!

Next time you are in North Bengal, drop in at this birder’s paradise

Hungry Calcuttans love gorging on crispies at century old Dilkhusha Cabin ...

110 year old eatery where poet Nazrul Islam frequented

Tracing the history of Bengal’s famous sweet Chom Chom!

Unique sweet, that has an interesting brown appearance

Walk through the exquisite Rose Garden of Kathgola Palace

Pray at the quiet temples within the palace ground before a 900-year-old idol

Not Cinderella’s carriage, Kolkata has its own old-world horse carria...

Exclusive video on horse carriages that ply around Victoria Memorial

Most picturesque drive – Mirik to Darjeeling

Land of lakes, pine forests and orange orchards

Enjoy romantic Santiniketan this monsoon

Not just land of Tagore, it is also an abode of peace complete with natural beauty

Dariyapur – the Dokra Village of Bengal that holds on to a 5,000-year...

Do not miss this photo-story on Dokra craftsmen of Bengal

Sleepy hamlet of Mongpu still preserves Rabindranath Tagore’s dreams ...

Not to miss more-than-a-century old Cinchona factory

Dance, acting and songs – Malda’s Gombhira is three-in-one pack...

One of the oldest folk dances of Bengal in praise of Lord Shiva

Enjoy Bengal’s tribal life at Jhargram’s Tribal Museum

Drop in for a taste of tribal dance, music and food

Birder’s Paradise, Coochbehar’s Rashikbil is a haven for feathe...

Pack your cameras and head to exotic and quaint Rashikbil

Enjoy Ganga Aarti Banarasi style at Howrah’s ancient ghat

Visit Ramkrishnapur Ghat for divine bliss

250-year-old Dhatridebata; novelist Tarashankar Bandopadhyay’s house ...

Restored house will have a museum. Do not miss this gem of Labhpur!

Try a typical Bengali breakfast at 250-year-old Adi Haridas Modak

Bangaliyana on a Kolapata – luchi and kochuri to die for

Silence of the Hills – Misty lands of Takdah 

British-era hill station of North Bengal

Want a healthy holiday? Visit Tinchuley, the organic village of Bengal

From breathtaking mountain views to organic food

Do not miss the Grand Canyon of Bengal!

Gangani – where river Silabati makes deep gorges like Colorado of USA

This Hilsa season try some lip-smacking Ilish recipe

Bengal’s kochu and hilsa go so well! Like fire on ice!

Hook! Line! Sinker! Try some Mahseer fishing in Teesta

The angling destination of Bengal where you get the prized Golden Mahseer

Live life king-size at Jhargram Palace of Bengal!

The palace where even Uttam Kumar stayed

Century-old telebhaja shop of Kolkata that was Netaji’s favourite

Lakshmi Narayan Shaw & Sons still distributes free telebhaja on his birthday

250-year-old Silver Rath of Murshidabad

Bengal’s famous businessman Jagat Sheth’s connection with this Rath

Howrah’s Deulti is all about author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhya

Quaint village along Rupnarayan throws open Sarat Chandra’s memories

Bankim Chandra’s Devi Chaudhurani still alive in a Jalpaiguri Temple

Devi Chadhurani and Bhabani Pathak might have led the Sanyasi Movement

Almost century old Basanta Cabin of College street holds on to its charm

An eatery loved by Uttam Kumar and Basanta Chowdhury

Bengal’s eye of the needle – Kantha fabric art

From bedspread to ashon, Kantha has a universal appeal

Paragliding at Deolo Hill

Laze, sleep, eat and just enjoy nature

Morgan House, the Ivy laced charming mansion of Kalimpong

One of the best WBTDC properties of Bengal

Biswa Bangla Restaurant: Kolkata’s world-class food hangout

Get an unforgettable view of 300-year-old Kolkata from the top

Sip that exotic cuppa and enjoy the lush Makaibari Tea Estate

The Estate of Kurseong that produces the world’s most expensive tea

Ninety plus, still running. Anadi Cabin’s Mughlai Paratha

The old-world charm of this cabin restaurant still holds true

If you are a Haleem addict, do not miss the Fishy Iftar this year!

Fish and Iftar? Zakaria Street opens up to a new food choice

Join the Muslin Trail of Murshidabad

The exotic weave of Bengal that has won the world

This Eid do not miss Royal’s Biriyani

The biriyani joint of Kolkata that started more than a century ago

If you are tired of the Hills, head to Birder’s Paradise Latpanchar

Watch the rare Great Hornbill amidst Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Walk with red crabs at Bankiput – the serene beach of Bengal

This summer enjoy the tranquil charm of the shoreline

Lava – The Land of Mist and More

Not to miss one of the oldest monasteries of India

Orange orchard paradise of Daragaon

Visit this new destination of North Bengal

The palace in Murshidabad where Satyajit Ray shot Jalshaghar!

On his birthday, let’s visit Nimtita Palace

When a saree tells a tale -- on a Baluchari trail

Bishnupur’s weavers script history on a six-yard wonder

Romancing the beaches of Bengal

Mandarmani – the longest drive-in beach of India

Margaret’s Deck – exclusive tea-lounge of Kurseong

Sip on that hot cuppa while sitting within a tea estate!

Romance with the Hills at Keventer’s terrace cafe

More than century old Keventer’s of Darjeeling

Gajon – vibrant rural folk festival of Bengal

Celebrated in Chaitra before Bengali New Year

Did you know Emperor Akbar started Bengali New Year Calendar?

How was the Poila Baisakh calendar different?

This summer do not miss the 100-year-old sharbat joint of Kolkata

Paramount was once a meeting place for revolutionaries

For the best view of Kanchenjungha visit Ichhegaon

The wishing Himalayan hamlet of Bengal

Kantha – The intricately embroidered quilt of Bengal

Do not miss a visit to the Kantha Museum of Kolkata

Unknown jewel of Murshidabad – Footie Mosque

The Unfinished Mosque of the Nawabs of Bengal

What Flury’s is to Kolkata, Glenary’s is to Darjeeling

Yummy pastries that whip up childhood memories

Take a dip in the signature Taki dishes

From Gotar Jhol to Mourala Shukto

Lepchajagat of Bengal is a paradise on earth

This April head for this tiny Himalayan hamlet

Bengal is fast catching up on Tea Tourism

Sourenee Tea Estate of Darjeeling is one such upscale destination

Basanta Utsav of Santiniketan was started by Tagore’s ‘Shomi&rs...

The festival of colours that attract tourists from across the globe

Visit the Palash Forests of Bengal this Spring!

Biharinath Hills is a riot of colours

More than 70-year-old Sabir’s restaurant and Kolkata Rezala!

Did you know Hazi Ali Sabir first cooked the Kolkata Rezala?

Did you know Morabba of Siuri was introduced by Portuguese?

Colonial influence on Bengal’s sweets

Classical maestros perform at the Bishnupur Music Festival

Bring to life the oldest classical gharana of Bengal

Great Bengal Quiz enhances knowledge on Bengal

The quiz that took place in various districts

West Bengal Tourism Department awarded at the national level

Mangrove Forests of Sunderbans are the ‘Most Iconic Landscape’

Spirit of yuletide at Kolkata Christmas Carnival

Do not miss one of the largest Christmas Carnivals of India

Bengal’s tourism festivals in districts prove to be a big hit!

An umbrella where all converged and made it a success

 India’s first integrated tourism hub comes up at Gajoldoba

Bhorer Alo – the mega-tourism hub of North Bengal

UNESCO World Heritage Event in Kolkata

Bishnupur and Durga Puja made its due impact

West Bengal has potential of a new Buddhist Tourist Circuit

Travel India 2019 brings forth Bengal’s link with Buddhism

Bishnupur Festival being launched with greater grandeur this year

Bengal government revives lost glory and heritage of Bishnupur Gharana