West Bengal Tourism

West Bengal is a state in eastern India. With Bangladesh, which lies on its eastern border, the state forms the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. To its northeast lie the states of Assam and Sikkim and the country Bhutan, and to its southwest, the state of Orissa. To the west it borders the state of Jharkhand and Bihar, and to the northwest, Nepal.

West Bengal: Referred as Banga in the Epic Mahabharata, this area has a long history that predates the Aryan invasions of India. It was part of the Mauryan, Gupta, Pala, Mughal & British Empires. This place has a great historical importance in the history of India in various points of view. With Maharashtra & Punjab, then the Bengal played a major role in the struggle for India's Independence. Not only in Militant Nationalism, but also in other aspects of civilization, like that of in literature, art, crafts, Science & mathematics, Bengal was a forerunner in the time of the British rule. It was the capital of the British India.

There are three distinct types of landscape in West Bengal. In the west, the red soil gives its rich colour to the terracotta temple of Bishnupur. The Ganges delta in lower Bengal has dense tangled mangrove swamp where the Bengal tigers meander. The third is the charming Raj-era hill stations of Darjeeling and Kalimpong which are located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern part of the state.

The handicrafts of Bengal are famous all over the world. Bishnupur's metal works, clay dolls from Krishnanagar get lots of acclaim from the art Mayapur loving people. Rasogolla & other sweets are also very famous.

West Bengal is the industrial hub of the eastern India. Major industries include iron & steel, cotton textiles, jute, engineering, tea, food processing, power, Software Industries etc. A number of other projects are coming up in the State.


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