One thing you cannot miss for the world when you are in West Bengal is its vibrant environment comprising music, dance and theatrical performances. It was one of the first settlements of the British in India and innumerable architectural monuments developed then are still present in their full glory, ready to amaze you. From picturesque hill stations and laidback villages to bustling cities, West Bengal has a distinct beauty of its own and is always ready to welcome you.
- Best time to visit:
October to March
- Recommended minimum duration:
4 nights/5 days
Culture and Heritage
There are three different ways to explore this spectacular destination. Depending on the kind of traveller you are, we welcome you to choose the right one.
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- Photography Tours led by award-winning professional photographers.
- Designed specifically for photography enthusiasts.
- Real-time photography guidance and off-field photography sessions during the Tour.
- Non-photographers are recommended to explore the other two travel options.
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- A wealth of wildlife learning.
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If you want to spend a leisurely and fulfilling holiday to relax and rejuvenate yourself, then West Bengal is the ideal destination for you. It is home to world-famous hill stations, historical monuments, architectural marvels, pristine beaches, dense forests and religious sites that attract pilgrims from around the world. West Bengal is a land of many wonders and will give you a sense of contentment which you will not find anywhere else.
Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal and it has many iconic monuments, parks and architectural marvels like Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Pashupatinath Temple, Indian museum and Eden Gardens. The temples at Kalighat and Dakshineshwar attract thousands of pilgrims every day. Especially recommended is Kolkata’s impressive street food, which is the best in India, and a must-try for you especially if you are a foodie.
The Vishwa Bharti University, established by the poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, is located in Shantiniketan near Bolpur. The entire university complex contains innumerable memories of Tagore, and the peace and serenity of the university will leave you contented.
Various festivals and fairs are celebrated with a lot of grandeur in Shantiniketan, most notably the Poush Mela and Basanta Utsav. These festivals will dazzle you with a riot of colours and give you a chance to hear the famous Baul singers singing the soulful songs of the land.
Bishnupur is another destination whose beauty must be seen to be believed in. There are myriads of ancient temples made of terracotta in this town. If you love architecture, you must treat yourself to the sight of the intricate carvings on these temples.
The other attractions of West Bengal are Digha and Mandarmani, two popular seaside towns along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. If you are fond of wildlife, you can go on safaris in the Jaldapara National Park in North Bengal to see the endangered one-horned rhinoceros and elephants. The Tiger Reserve in the massive Sundarbans in Southeast Bengal is home to the majestic royal Bengal tigers.
Darjeeling is a picturesque hill station in West Bengal which is celebrated worldwide for its serene beauty. The clear view of the Kanchenjunga Mountains and the Himalaya ranges that you can get from here on a clear day will leave you mesmerised, and you will not feel like leaving the town ever. The world-famous Darjeeling tea is grown in the tea gardens of this area and its distinct taste will leave your tastebuds delighted and contented. Complete your tour of West Bengal by taking a ride on the Darjeeling Toy Train and visit the tranquil Ghoom Monastery nearby to fill your soul with peace and joy.
At Toehold, we are passionate about travel and photography just as you are, which lets us understand your needs and travails perfectly. And we use our insight and experience to plan your vacation to perfection, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself and make memories for a lifetime.
Here are just some reasons you should leave your next holiday to us:
How different are your Personalised Vacations from other holidays?
Unlike travel agents who plan your vacation from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, our Personalised Vacations offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the knowledge of experts who know the places first-hand. Besides, your holiday will be meticulously planned by making use of the best local contacts we have at every destination.
What is the scope of services you offer as a part of a Personalized Vacation package?
Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
For whom is this destination suitable?
Anybody with an interest in travel and exploration, and all the myriad marvels of nature, and is over the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian) can go on a personal vacation to this destination.
Will you book my flight tickets if needed?
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too.
Do you rent camera equipment?
Toehold offers an exhaustive array of cameras and lenses for hire, so you can always hire what you need. Click here to see what we offer. What’s better, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all equipment hired on Toehold Personalised Vacations