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June 15 2021

First rail link between Bengal and Sikkim promises boost for tourism

The Sevoke-Rangpo Rail Project was proposed when Mamata Banerjee was Railway Minister

By Information Desk

June 13 2021

Barrackpore, the ancient town the British 'adopted'

Long before it became India's first British cantonment, Barrackpore was an ancient settlement

By Information Desk

June 10 2021

Darjeeling on foot, an experience not to be missed

Experience Darjeeling from a different perspective with a heritage walk

By Information Desk

June 07 2021

State tourism department begins India’s first vaccination drive for indus...

A total of 6 lakh vaccine recipients have been targeted

By Information Desk

June 05 2021

This monsoon, put Hilsa Tourism on the map!

Drive down to a hilsa hotspot and take your pick of fresh catch

By Information Desk

May 01 2021

Tea garden bungalows of North Bengal come alive in new book

The heritage homes are scattered across Darjeeling and the Dooars

By Information Desk

April 29 2021

Beautiful Bankiput, the treasure nobody knows about

Bankiput is a little over 16 km from Kanthi

By Information Desk

April 28 2021

Gombhira, one of Bengal’s richest folk art forms

Gombhira is still performed by artistes from Malda

By Information Desk

April 27 2021

Icche Gaon, the mountain paradise in Kalimpong

Echey Gaon means ‘topmost’ in the Lepcha language

By Information Desk

April 24 2021

Jhargram Rajbari retains all its past glory

Raja Narasingha Malla Deb revamped the royal palace

By Information Desk

April 22 2021

On Earth Day, why not give ecotourism a boost?

Gajoldoba and Lamahatta are two of Bengal’s foremost ecotourism destinations

By Information Desk

April 21 2021

Pathra, the temple town of Paschim Medinipur

Pathra is only 14 km from Medinipur town

By Information Desk

April 17 2021

Spend a perfect weekend at Diamond Harbour

Located close to the Gangasagar delta, Diamond Harbour was formerly known as Hajipur

By Information Desk

April 15 2021

Domestic tourism and the travel-crazy Bengali

A tendency to go off the beaten track has taken the Bangali to all corners of the world

By Information Desk

April 13 2021

Mama Bhagne, the natural wonder of Birbhum

Mama Bhagne has become a tourist attraction in the Dubrajpur area

By Information Desk

April 10 2021

The house that Sarat Chandra built

Sarat Kuthi is the house where the author wrote some of his greatest works

By Information Desk

April 09 2021

Chalsa, queen of the Dooars

What truly sets Chalsa apart is its proximity to two of Bengal’s most famous forest reserves

By Information Desk

April 03 2021

Junput and Udaipur, Bengal’s hidden seaside jewels

For solitude and serenity, these two are perfect weekend getaways

By Information Desk

April 01 2021

Top 10 summer destinations of West Bengal - Part II

The second part of our summer tourism roundup

By Information Desk

March 30 2021

Top 10 summer destinations in West Bengal - Part I

In no particular order, here are Bengal’s top 10 summer retreats

By Information Desk

March 27 2021

Govt eco-resort near Sandakphu set to open doors to guests

The resort is at Tonglu, between Manebhanjan and Sandakphu

By Information Desk

March 25 2021

Jagajibanpur, Malda’s best kept secret

Had it not been for Jagajibanpur, the history of the Palas would be incomplete

By Information Desk

March 23 2021

Make a trip to Coochbehar Palace, a dream built in brick

Modeled after Buckingham Palace, it was built by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan

By Information Desk

March 21 2021

On International Day of Forests, here’s looking at Baikunthapur and its t...

For 2021, the theme of the International Day of Forests is ‘Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being’

By Information Desk

March 19 2021

Kurumbera Fort, a centuries-old mystery

The fort displays the architecture of ancient Odisha, but what was it built for?

By Information Desk

March 17 2021

Why Bengal is a haven for heritage tourism

Its colonial past is certainly not the only heritage that Bengal boasts of

By Information Desk

March 11 2021

Why the Bishnupur Museum in Bankura is a must visit

Bankura has a history of human habitation since prehistoric times

By Information Desk

March 09 2021

Gajoldoba, a tourism hotspot in the making

Located by the Teesta river, Gajoldoba is close to the Baikunthapur forest

By Information Desk

March 06 2021

Sittong, Bengal’s orange and quinine county

The first sight of luscious oranges hanging from trees is delightful

By Information Desk

March 03 2021

On World Wildlife Day, make a pledge to save the Sundarbans

Four protected areas in the Sundarbans are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 25 2021

The ancient charm of Tamluk

In ancient India, Tamralipta was a thriving business port

By Information Desk

February 24 2021

Chandannagore’s Alo Hub

One-stop destination for Light Wizards

By Information Desk

February 23 2021

The Jagat Seth House, once Bengal's central bank

Today, the principal mansion is a museum

By Information Desk

February 20 2021

Buxa National Park, where nature and history live together

The incredibly diverse ecosystem of Buxa makes it a highly attractive tourist destination

By Information Desk

February 18 2021

Paschim Medinipur, the birthplace of heroes

From ancient archaeology to modern history, Paschim Medinipur has it all

By Information Desk

February 16 2021

As tourism grows, Lamahatta says no to plastic

Tourists may bring in money, but they also bring plastic bottles, empty plastic packets, and every other kind of rubbish

By Information Desk

February 12 2021

Celebrating Gorumara, Bengal’s natural wonder

Gorumara is home to some of the richest animal and plant life in the country

By Information Desk

February 10 2021

JOLOSHREE -- The Restaurant Boat in Chandannagar

Chandannagar shows the way for River Tourism in Bengal

By Information Desk

February 09 2021

State Tourism Department launches Bengal Himalayan Carnival

The carnival has come as a timely shot in the arm for the hills

By Information Desk

February 06 2021

Nabadwip, once a capital, now an amalgam of religion and history

Nabadwip was the capital of Bengal under Ballal Sen and Lakshman Sen

By Information Desk

February 05 2021

Serampore’s churches tell of its European past

The French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Danes, all had ‘kuthis’ here

By Information Desk

February 02 2021

Susunia Hill, Bankura’s ancient attraction

Susunia Hill is an ancient geographical formation located between Bankura and Purulia

By Information Desk

January 30 2021

By visiting the Sundarbans, you contribute to their preservation

The Sundarbans have often been called a natural safeguard for nearly 40 million people

By Information Desk

January 28 2021

On your next trip to Darjeeling, watch out for film crews!

Once in great demand as a shooting location, Darjeeling is reclaiming that popularity

By Information Desk

January 25 2021

On National Tourism Day, Bengal is confident of a better year

This year, the theme of National Tourism Day is ‘Dekho Apna Desh’

By Information Desk

January 23 2021

Malda, the ancient pride of of Bengal

Malda was once the hub of Bengal’s flourishing cotton and silk industries

By Information Desk

January 21 2021

Visit Bishnupur not just for its temples, but for the Heemputul

Heemputul of Bishnupur seems to be enjoying a revival of sorts

By Information Desk

January 19 2021

A magical cruise through the Sunderbans

Take a two-day boat trip through the world’s largest mangrove forests

By Information Desk

January 17 2021

Kagey, the village with a view

Kagey is a predominantly agricultural village, where all farming is strictly organic

By Ajanta Sinha

January 14 2021

Hetampur – the cultural heritage site of Birbhum

Hetampur is undoubtedly a tourist destination and a history lover’s delightful journey to the past

By Information Desk

January 12 2021

Shankarpur, the still hidden jewel

This quiet fishing town has come into its own as a tourist destination

By Information Desk

January 07 2021

Bishnupur Music Festival gears up for another edition

Bengal’s only classical music gharana is alive and well

By Information Desk

January 05 2021

Across all its properties, the WBTDCL scripted a success story in the latte...

Despite the gloom of 2020, the state’s Tourism Department staged a remarkable turnaround in the second half of the year

By Information Desk

December 29 2020

Lamahatta, the ‘accidental’ tourist destination

One of the newest entrants on Bengal’s tourism map, Lamahatta is unspoiled and picture perfect

By Information Desk

December 26 2020

In the lap of nature- Chhota Mangwa

Jewel of the Darjeeling Hills

By Information Desk

December 24 2020

Natural Oasis of Bengal, Marble Lake of Ayodhya Hills

Lake that holds many secrets

By Information Desk

December 22 2020

Kolkata Christmas Festival gets underway

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the annual Christmas Festival at Allen Park

By Information Desk

December 19 2020

A trip to Bagora, a trip to paradise

The little village of Bagora is the highest point in Kurseong, offering unparalleled views across a stunning valley

By Ajanta Sinha

December 18 2020

Covid or not, Kolkata will get its Christmas Carnival

Kolkata will end the year on a high with the Park Street Christmas Carnival 2020

By Information Desk

December 17 2020

Slice of Turkey in Kolkata- Baklava Box

Turkish delights in the City of Joy

By Information Desk

December 15 2020

Kolkata kicks off the winter with season’s first tourism fair

The Nandan complex has just hosted a tourism fair. Several more are scheduled across various districts

By Information Desk

December 12 2020

This winter, go places you have never been before

Three rarely frequented destinations in Bengal offer the chance of a perfect getaway

By Information Desk

December 10 2020

The ‘fair’ season begins in Bengal

Like every year, the state government will organize winter fairs across the districts this year

By Information Desk

December 08 2020

Business conference on the Hooghly, anyone?

The state tourism department has launched an all new river cruise

By Information Desk

December 03 2020

Sisamara, the birder’s paradise of North Bengal

Bananto Nibash is the place to meet wildlife

By Debjani Lahiri

December 02 2020

Joynagarer Moa-the brand that defines a town

Joynagar is also about stalwarts and an illustrious past

By Shuvra Dey

December 01 2020

Where in Bengal peacocks reign? Visit our very own Mayur Mahal

Bask in the glory of colourful plumes

By Information Desk

November 29 2020

Tajpur- Bengal in a new light

Virgin and Serene beaches turn into tourist hotspots

By Paramita Samanta

November 26 2020

Bandel Cheese from Bengal

Did the Portuguese teach Bengal how to make this cheese?

By Information Desk

November 24 2020

Hospitality and folk culture, Bengal’s perfect recipe for tourists

The next time you stay at a WBTDCL property, you may well be in for a cultural treat

By Information Desk

November 21 2020

The morabba of Siuri was introduced by Portuguese

Colonial influence on Bengal’s sweets

By Information Desk

November 19 2020

As Darjeeling is set to host tourists again, let us look back at a few lost...

The Darjeeling agitation of 2017 cost the Queen of the Hills a few losses to its heritage

By Information Desk

November 17 2020

Gadiara, where the rivers meet

A wonderful weekend retreat

By Information Desk

November 13 2020

Exploring the forests of Kankrajhore

Off the beaten track, Kankrajhore is a perfect example of everything that embodies Jhargram

By Information Desk

November 11 2020

The perfect Tibetan monastery in the heart of Kolkata

Very few Kolkatans know about this Buddhist monastery and stupa on a quiet south Kolkata bye-lane

By Information Desk

November 04 2020

Rishyap, from where you have the best Himalayan view

Unknown until the late 1990s, the little hamlet of Rishyap is today a gem of the mountains

By Information Desk

October 28 2020

Lepchajagat, the land of golden silence

Not too many tourists visit Lepchajagat, which is what keeps its pristine serenity intact

By Information Desk

October 23 2020

Connect with a Kolkata you’ve never seen before

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

By Information Desk

October 14 2020

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

By Information Desk

October 13 2020

Kolkata’s iconic Double-Decker buses launched today! Brings Nostalgia bac...

CM Mamata Banerjee flags off this special service

By Information Desk

October 09 2020

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

By Information Desk

October 06 2020

You now have a sweet reason to visit Santiniketan

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

By Information Desk

October 03 2020

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

By Information Desk

October 01 2020

Durga Puja conducted tours by the Department of Tourism

West Bengal Tourism Department announces its Puja parikrama, 2020

By Information Desk

September 29 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

By Information Desk

September 27 2020

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

By Information Desk

September 26 2020

Sonajhurir Haat, Santiniketan, reopens its golden doors

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

By Information Desk

September 22 2020

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2020

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

By Information Desk

September 17 2020

This Puja, rediscover Bengal

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

By Information Desk

September 15 2020

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

By Information Desk

September 13 2020

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?

By Information Desk

September 10 2020

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

North Bengal's magnificent forests are only a drive away

By Information Desk

September 07 2020

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

By Information Desk

September 03 2020

Sandakphu, a magical trek among the Himalayas

Why you absolutely must take a walk to Sandakphu

By Information Desk

September 01 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

August 28 2020

Prakriti Bhavan, a little gem of a museum

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

By Information Desk

August 26 2020

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

By Information Desk

August 23 2020

Lost in divine lunacy, the Bauls of Santiniketan

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

By Information Desk

August 21 2020

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

By Information Desk

August 19 2020

Walking among the clouds at Delo

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

By Information Desk

August 14 2020

The fascinating birds of Kulik Bird Sanctuary

Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary is gradually gaining in popularity

By Information Desk

August 13 2020

The amazing natural heritage of Jaldapara

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

By Information Desk

August 12 2020

Bakkhali is a destination like no other

The timeless charm of Bakkhali

By Information Desk

August 11 2020

Mukutmanipur, the charm never fades

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

By Information Desk

August 08 2020

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

Still remains a favourite sweet from Bengal

By Shuvra Dey

August 07 2020

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

By Information Desk

August 05 2020

The unspoilt beauty of the Ayodhya Hills

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

By Information Desk

August 03 2020

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.

By Information Desk

July 28 2020

Bengal welcomes you back

Tourism Properties start operations to welcome guests

By Information Desk

July 23 2020

Neora Valley Trek

One of the most adventurous treks of India

By Information Desk

July 22 2020

Majestic Himalayan villages of North Bengal open to tourists

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

By Bapi Ghosh

July 12 2020

Picturesque mountain hamlet of North Bengal

Latpanchar-The birders’ paradise

By Information Desk

July 10 2020

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

How did this delicacy make its way to Bengal

By Information Desk

July 08 2020

Darjeeling in Monsoon

Monsoon moments from Darjeeling in stunning photographs

By Tanmoy Chatterjee

July 05 2020

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

By Information Desk

July 02 2020

Tarafeni – The Picturesque Barrage of Belpahari

Near Jhargram, this place is heaven on earth

By Reetwika Banerjee

June 28 2020

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

Movie hotspot for its pristine nature

By Reetwika Banerjee

June 25 2020

Chilki Garh – the mystery gem of Jhargram

Shrouded in forests and ancient temples

By Reetwika Banerjee

June 24 2020

Head to Bengal’s Hilsa hotspots this monsoon

From Diamond Harbour to Kolaghat, this year its raining Hilsa

By Information Desk

June 20 2020

Romancing in the beaches this monsoon

Get ready for a seaside trip

By Information Desk

June 19 2020

Bengal’s khichuri and romancing Kolkata’s monsoon

The soul food that we die for!

By Information Desk

June 17 2020

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

Non-descript village steeped in 17th century history

By Information Desk

June 14 2020

MANGO MANIA! Two historical mango recipes from Bengal

Tracing the historical trail of how mango dishes were popularised

By Shuvra Dey

June 10 2020

Bengal’s Dhaniakhali saree and dhoti are going global

Simple, yet comfortable, they are answer to Indian summer

By Information Desk

June 05 2020

Dhuturdaha – haven for anglers and fish lovers

Get lost in a fisherman’s cove

By Reetwika Banerjee

May 29 2020

Cook up some Panta Bhaat with a dash of lime and onions this summer

Bengal’s indigenous ‘cool-cool’ dish

By Information Desk

May 28 2020

Devrali Dara – a dreamy escape on Bengal-Sikkim border

Where birds tweet and temple gongs send a divine charm

By Reetwika Banerjee

May 24 2020

Jorepokhri --- the Lake District of North Bengal

Twin lakes and their charming salamander

By Reetwika Banerjee

May 23 2020

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

Tracing the history of 124 rare varieties of mangoes from Bengal

By Information Desk

May 20 2020

Algarah – the gateway to the Silk Route still holds on to Lepcha traditio...

Historical hamlet shrouded in clouds and conifers

By Reetwika Banerjee

May 17 2020

Road Not Taken – The Green Seclusion of Joypur Forest

Escape in the Sal forests close to Bishnupur

By Reetwika Banerjee

May 13 2020

Tashigaon – Lepchakha trek, a route worth a try

One and a half hour hike through forests

By Information Desk

May 03 2020

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

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

By Reetwika Banerjee

May 01 2020

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

Preserving the culture and heritage of an ancient tribe

By Information Desk

April 29 2020

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

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

By Reetwika Banerjee

April 25 2020

Divine tourism circuit of Bengal – Jairambati and Kamarpukur

Seat of Ramkrishna Paramahamsa and Ma Sarada

By Information Desk

April 24 2020

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

Bengal’s Posto Bora can beat any yummy fritter

By Information Desk

April 19 2020

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

By Reetwika Banerjee

April 11 2020

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

Where birds, photographers and ornithologists meet

By Information Desk

April 10 2020

Get lost with feathered friends at the swamps of Gajoldoba

Birder’s Paradise to be turned into International Tourist hub

By Information Desk

April 04 2020

Bindu – the last village on Indo-Bhutan border

Enjoy the gushing Jaldhaka and the blue hills

By Information Desk

April 03 2020

Visit the ruins of Dacoit Ratnakar at Gopiballavpur

Did sage Valmiki live amidst the mysterious temple ruins?

By Reetwika Banerjee

April 01 2020

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

Pristine stopover along the Silk Route

By Information Desk

March 29 2020

Udaipur Beach --- virgin stretch of untamed waves and sand dunes

Best destination for a romantic honeymoon

By Information Desk

March 27 2020

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

Have a coffee date or just stay by the blissful river

By Information Desk

March 25 2020

Kagey near Kalimpong is like a page out of a fairytale!

Enjoy a Lepcha lifestyle at Kagey

By Information Desk

March 22 2020

Dance with the waves, sing with the sea at Henry’s Island

Pristine beach destination of Bengal

By Shuvra Dey

March 18 2020

Monchasha – Rural retreat to a rustic life

Enjoy a soul-searching trip amidst nature

By Madhuparna Das

March 15 2020

Baguran Jalpai – the new virgin beach destination of Bengal

Secluded and un-spoilt, Baguran is paradise on earth

By Information Desk

March 13 2020

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

Murshidabad’s lost legacy of a beautiful graveyard

By Reetwika Banerjee

March 11 2020

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

Hike through the picturesque jungle trail

By Reetwika Banerjee

March 01 2020

Dawaipani, the new hill paradise near Tiger Hill

Heaven for trekkers and hikers

By Information Desk

February 28 2020

Chitre – the tonic for your tired soul

Visit this Himalayan abode of Bengal

By Information Desk

February 23 2020

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

Lose yourself amid livestock farms and orange orchards

By Information Desk

February 22 2020

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

Exquisite architecture blended with Bengal’s Terracotta art

By Reetwika Banerjee

February 16 2020

Be at Motijheel – The Lake of Pearls

Where history meets nature

By Reetwika Banerjee

February 04 2020

Virgin Gurdum --- an escapade for honeymooners and trekkers

Where hills rise to the songs of birds

By Information Desk

February 14 2020

Hanseshwari Temple of Bansberia reflects Russian architecture!

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

By Reetwika Banerjee

February 11 2020

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

Offbeat destination close to Darjeeling

By Reetwika Banerjee

February 09 2020

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

Enjoy the virgin and unadulterated nature of Mousuni

By Information Desk

February 07 2020

Doladanga – the new tribal paradise of Bengal

Spend the hues of Spring at the quaint hamlet of Doladanga

By Information Desk

February 02 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

January 31 2020

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

Of mist, clouds, Mt Kanchenjungha and royal charm

By Reetwika Banerjee

January 28 2020

Far from the madding crowds, the Lepcha village of Charkhole is the new hot...

Do not miss the panoramic view of Mt Kanchenjungha

By Reetwika Banerjee

January 26 2020

Discover a mini Bishnupur in the heart of Burdwan

Travel to the terracotta temple town of Debipur

By Information Desk

January 23 2020

Golden era of Gour inscribed on Boro Sona Masjid

Do not miss the grandeur of Malda

By Reetwika Banerjee

January 17 2020

Colours and charm of Gangasagar Mela behind the lens

Confluence of global tourists and pilgrims

By Pradyut Choudhury

January 14 2020

107 delegates from 37 countries joined Destination 2020

An International Tourism Buyer-Seller Meet in Kolkata

By Information Desk

January 04 2020

Connect to silence of the hills at Kalimpong’s Tharpa Choling Monaste...

Enjoy one of the best views of Kanchenjungha

By Information Desk

December 26 2019

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

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

By Reetwika Banerjee

December 24 2019

Poush Mela starts today at Tagore’s land

Melting pot of global tourists

By Information Desk

December 23 2019

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

Look out for the oldest grave in the Dutch cemetery

By Reetwika Banerjee

December 22 2019

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

Thriving Portuguese town that received Bengali name from ‘Bondor’

By Reetwika Banerjee

December 15 2019

River, sea and lighthouse – welcome to serene Junput

The perfect beach holiday this winter

By Information Desk

December 14 2019

Greek Orthodox Church of Kolkata still bears testimony to the city’s ...

From Grecian shores to Kolkata’s Murgihatta

By Information Desk

December 11 2019

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

By Information Desk

December 08 2019

This winter savour Bengal’s date palm jaggery through famous Joynagar...

Seasonal sweet of Bengal, famous worldwide!

By Information Desk

December 08 2019

Enjoy a gurgling Mal River at Bengal’s Toonbari

Perfect getaway for an adventure loving trekker

By Shuvra Dey

November 29 2019

This winter enjoy some lost Pithe recipes of Bengal

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

By Information Desk

November 27 2019

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

Where Rangeet and Teesta meet in an eternal confluence

By Reetwika Banerjee

November 16 2019

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

By Information Desk

November 12 2019

Play a game of hide-and-seek like Nawabs at Malda’s Lukochuri Gate

Ancient gate of Bengal’s Gaur kingdom

By Information Desk

November 10 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

November 06 2019

Quaint weekend getaway -- Gopegarh

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

By Sumit Narayan Chowdhury

November 03 2019

Bengal’s Tea Tourism gets a big revenue boost: State Government eases...

Rule Rejig for Allied Tea Tourism Industry

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November 01 2019

Vidhyang – Lesser-known Jewel of North Bengal

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

By Reetwika Banerjee

October 28 2019

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

On the trail of a famous heritage sweet of Bengal

By Information Desk

October 25 2019

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

Then be at the Bandopadhay residence of Somnagar

By Reetwika Banerjee

October 23 2019

This winter be at second oldest tea estate and highest tea factory of the w...

GB takes you on a trek to Happy Valley Tea Estate

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October 18 2019

Tarun Niketan, the century-old pice hotel near Rashbehari

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

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October 03 2019

Royal Panchkot Durga Puja where even Gauhar Jaan had performed

Month long musical Durga Puja at the Royal Panchkot Thakurdalan

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October 02 2019

Around 450-year-old Haldarbari Pujo of North Kolkata

Famous Bonedi Bari pujo with Koshtipathhor idol

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October 01 2019

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

WBTDCL Packages for Dashami Ichhamati immersion

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September 30 2019

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

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

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September 28 2019

Women Idol Makers of Kumartuli

Artists who broke barriers of patriarchy

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September 27 2019

Enjoy a Kolbalish hug at West Bengal Tourism hotels

Romancing Bangaliana, enjoying with the side pillow

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September 26 2019

Bonedi Bari Bakulia House Pujo started by famous Bengali entrepreneur

House of Bishweswar Mookerjee serves a special Panta Bhog

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September 25 2019

Wish to have a Duck Bhog this Durga Pujo?

Head to centuries-old Kanak Durga Temple of Jhargram

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September 22 2019

How about enjoying Durga Puja on a River Cruise?

Not to miss exciting WBTDCL packages this year!

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September 20 2019

Not to miss the Durga Puja conducted by Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa ...

Be at Janbazar’s Rani Rashmoni household

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September 18 2019

Bengal learnt kite flying from Nawab Wajid Ali Shah!

Fly your kites high today and remember the historical tale

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 18 2019

Get pampered this Durga Pujo with special WBTDC packages

What’s on offer at a glance

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September 15 2019

Kulik Bird Sanctuary is the largest Heronry of India!

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

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September 14 2019

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

110 year old eatery where poet Nazrul Islam frequented

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September 11 2019

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

Unique sweet, that has an interesting brown appearance

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September 09 2019

Walk through the exquisite Rose Garden of Kathgola Palace

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

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September 08 2019

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

Exclusive video on horse carriages that ply around Victoria Memorial

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September 06 2019

Most picturesque drive – Mirik to Darjeeling

Land of lakes, pine forests and orange orchards

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September 02 2019

Enjoy romantic Santiniketan this monsoon

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

By Aparupa Basu

August 29 2019

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

By Santanu Paul

August 23 2019

On Janmashtami visit the ‘Mini Vrindavan’ of Murshidabad

Famous Radha Madhav Temple of Kumarpara

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August 16 2019

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

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

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August 12 2019

Rajabhatkhawa, the gateway to Buxa Tiger Reserve has a rich history

Not to miss the museum and orchid garden!

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August 06 2019

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

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

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August 02 2019

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

Pack your cameras and head to exotic and quaint Rashikbil

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July 27 2019

Enjoy Ganga Aarti Banarasi style at Howrah’s ancient ghat

Visit Ramkrishnapur Ghat for divine bliss

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July 24 2019

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

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

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July 21 2019

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

Bangaliyana on a Kolapata – luchi and kochuri to die for

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July 20 2019

Silence of the Hills – Misty lands of Takdah 

British-era hill station of North Bengal

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

July 18 2019

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

From breathtaking mountain views to organic food

By Urvashi Basu

July 15 2019

Do not miss the Grand Canyon of Bengal!

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

By Saheli Mitra

July 13 2019

This Hilsa season try some lip-smacking Ilish recipe

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

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July 11 2019

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

July 10 2019

Live life king-size at Jhargram Palace of Bengal!

The palace where even Uttam Kumar stayed

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July 06 2019

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

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

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July 04 2019

250-year-old Silver Rath of Murshidabad

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

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June 27 2019

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

Devi Chadhurani and Bhabani Pathak might have led the Sanyasi Movement

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June 24 2019

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

An eatery loved by Uttam Kumar and Basanta Chowdhury

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June 21 2019

Bengal’s eye of the needle – Kantha fabric art

From bedspread to ashon, Kantha has a universal appeal

By Information Desk

June 13 2019

Paragliding at Deolo Hill

Laze, sleep, eat and just enjoy nature

By Saheli Mitra

June 10 2019

Morgan House, the Ivy laced charming mansion of Kalimpong

One of the best WBTDC properties of Bengal

By Saheli Mitra

June 07 2019

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

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

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June 02 2019

Sip that exotic cuppa and enjoy the lush Makaibari Tea Estate

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

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June 02 2019

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

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

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June 02 2019

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

By Information Desk

May 31 2019

Enjoy a heady tribal dance and nature’s splendour at Kankrajhor

The new travel destination near Jhargram

By Information Desk

May 28 2019

Join the Muslin Trail of Murshidabad

The exotic weave of Bengal that has won the world

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May 23 2019

This Eid do not miss Royal’s Biriyani

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

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

May 22 2019

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

Watch the rare Great Hornbill amidst Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

By Aparupa Basu

May 15 2019

Lava – The Land of Mist and More

Not to miss one of the oldest monasteries of India

By Amita Ray

May 05 2019

Orange orchard paradise of Daragaon

Visit this new destination of North Bengal

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May 03 2019

The palace in Murshidabad where Satyajit Ray shot Jalshaghar!

On his birthday, let’s visit Nimtita Palace

By Information Desk

April 28 2019

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

April 26 2019

Romancing the beaches of Bengal

Mandarmani – the longest drive-in beach of India

By Urvashi Basu

April 24 2019

Margaret’s Deck – exclusive tea-lounge of Kurseong

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

By Saheli Mitra

April 21 2019

Romance with the Hills at Keventer’s terrace cafe

More than century old Keventer’s of Darjeeling

By Information Desk

April 13 2019

Gajon – vibrant rural folk festival of Bengal

Celebrated in Chaitra before Bengali New Year

By Arpita Chanda

April 12 2019

Did you know Emperor Akbar started Bengali New Year Calendar?

How was the Poila Baisakh calendar different?

By Information Desk

April 11 2019

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

Paramount was once a meeting place for revolutionaries

By Information Desk

April 08 2019

Kantha – The intricately embroidered quilt of Bengal

Do not miss a visit to the Kantha Museum of Kolkata

By Information Desk

April 07 2019

Unknown jewel of Murshidabad – Footie Mosque

The Unfinished Mosque of the Nawabs of Bengal

By Reetwika Banerjee

April 05 2019

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

Yummy pastries that whip up childhood memories

By Information Desk

April 02 2019

Take a dip in the signature Taki dishes

From Gotar Jhol to Mourala Shukto

By Sunanda Bose

March 23 2019

Bengal is fast catching up on Tea Tourism

Sourenee Tea Estate of Darjeeling is one such upscale destination

By Information Desk

March 21 2019

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

The festival of colours that attract tourists from across the globe

By Information Desk

March 19 2019

Visit the Palash Forests of Bengal this Spring!

Biharinath Hills is a riot of colours

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March 16 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

March 14 2019

Classical maestros perform at the Bishnupur Music Festival

Bring to life the oldest classical gharana of Bengal

By Information Desk

March 12 2019

Great Bengal Quiz enhances knowledge on Bengal

The quiz that took place in various districts

By Information Desk

March 09 2019

West Bengal Tourism Department awarded at the national level

Mangrove Forests of Sunderbans are the ‘Most Iconic Landscape’

By Information Desk

March 08 2019

Spirit of yuletide at Kolkata Christmas Carnival

Do not miss one of the largest Christmas Carnivals of India

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March 03 2019

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

An umbrella where all converged and made it a success

By Information Desk

March 01 2019

 India’s first integrated tourism hub comes up at Gajoldoba

Bhorer Alo – the mega-tourism hub of North Bengal

By Information Desk

February 24 2019

UNESCO World Heritage Event in Kolkata

Bishnupur and Durga Puja made its due impact

By Information Desk

February 17 2019

West Bengal has potential of a new Buddhist Tourist Circuit

Travel India 2019 brings forth Bengal’s link with Buddhism

By Information Desk

January 31 2019

Bishnupur Festival being launched with greater grandeur this year

Bengal government revives lost glory and heritage of Bishnupur Gharana

By Information Desk

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