WEST BENGAL: PLACES TO VISIT

West Bengal is a small state sandwiched between Bangladesh in the East, Bihar in the Northwest and Odisha in the Southwest. The southern end of the state borders the Bay of Bengal. This state is renowned for being the birthplace of both Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda. It also houses the world-renowned Darjeeling of its name-sake tea.

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WEST BENGAL LOCATOR MAP

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WEST BENGAL STATS:

Total Area: 88,752 Sq. Km (34,267 Sq. Mi) Rank: 14th
Population (2011): 91,347,736 Rank: 4th
Capital City: Kolkata  
Literacy Rate: 77.08%  
HDI: 0.492 Rank: 13th
Official Languages: Bengali, English, Nepali  
Official Website: www.westbengal.gov.in  

 

Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

Dakshineswar  Kali  Temple
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Indian Institute of Technology,  Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Management Auditorium
Indian Institute of Management Auditorium

Kolkata  Metro  Railway
Kolkata Metro Railway

RAJ BHAVAN, KOLKATA
RAJ BHAVAN, KOLKATA

POET  LAUREATE  RABINDRANATH  TAGORE
POET LAUREATE RABINDRANATH TAGORE

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) fishing cat
State bird White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) White-throated kingfisher
State flower Night-flowering Jasmine (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis) Night flowering jasmine
State tree Devil Tree Devil Tree
State seal   State symbol

 

TOURIST INFORMATION:

West Bengal Tourism Centre:
3/2, B.B.D. Bag (East), Lal Bazaar
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Phone: +91-33-2248-8271

WEBSITES: www.wbtourism.gov.in/welcome.php
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