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With a circuitously twisting border that extends from sea level up to high mountainous elevations, West Bengal encompasses two broad natural regions; the Gangetic Plain in the south and the Himalayan area in the north. Often called the eastern bottleneck of India due to the narrow geography of the Siliguri Corridor that separates northeast India from the rest of the subcontinent, West Bengal borders the countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh as well as a substantial coastline of the Bay of Bengal within the Ganges delta region. The Darjeeling Himalayan hill region in the northern extreme of the state belongs to the jagged eastern Himalaya while the narrow Terai region, where the great Ganges crosses the state before spreading out into Bangladesh to the east, separates this region from the plains. This broad range of regions gives West Bengal one of the widest varieties of climate in all of India, ranging from tropical savanna in the southern portions to humid subtropical in the north. Many visitors find West Bengal to encompass a broad range of opportunities available in India, making it a frequent destination unto itself. Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal and the third-most populous metropolitan area in India, is also known as the cultural capital of India. Kolkata is religiously and ethnically a diverse center of culture in India and also is the main commercial and financial hub of East and North-East India. As the former capital of British India, Kolkata still retains a rich colonial presence both in its architecture and its history. Darjeeling, perched high atop a steep mountainous ridge, is a treasured haven surrounded by the lush tea plantations on nearby hills and by the brilliantly white Himalaya range off in the distance. On the time of Britshi Raj, Darjeeling developed as a hill station for british officers spend their summer. This is still true and the city remains a very popular destination for international visitors and vacationing Indians alike.
Kolkata is the capital of west Bengal state also known as culture city of India . As the capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is known as the “Cultural Capital of India” and the third largest city in India and the most important center in the east of the country. It is one of the Indian cities with the greatest history, long capital and important commercial center. The city is Located on the Hooghly River eastern side, It is main cultural and business, and education centre in eastern india. Kolkata port is the oldest working port in India. Kolkata the nearby cities of West Bengal worked as the nucleus of the Indian Renaissance of the Nineteenth and twentieth century’s which created huge innovation in the art, theater, Local traditions, drama and also literature and have get wide audiences both domestic and the international community. As the former capital of British India, Kolkata still retains a rich colonial presence both in its architecture and its history.
The Victoria Memorial: this memorial known as the Victoria Memorial Hall, it is built in honor of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom. The design of the structure represents a union of British and Mughal architecture with the facades constructed from white Makrana marble, the same quarry used to supply the construction of the Taj Mahal.
The Birla Planetarium: This circular structure is designed in the typical Indian style and resembles the Buddhist stupa at Sarnath. Situated adjacent to the Victoria Memorial, it is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world with a capacity of 500 viewers.
The Maidan: Literally translating to “open field”, this is the largest urban park in Kolkata and serves as a historical and cultural center of Kolkata as well as a center of leisure and entertainment for local Calcuttans. It is home to numerous play grounds including the famous several football stadium, cricket ground and Kolkata Race Course. Due to the freshness and greenery it provides to the metropolis, the park serves as the “lungs of Kolkata” in addition to its visual attractiveness.
The Shaheed Minar: Formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument, or the Martyr’s Monument, this slender white tower was erected in 1825 to commemorate the victory of the East India Company’s armed forces over the Gurkhas in the Anglo-Nepalese War. The tower is a mix of styles with the foundation based on the Egyptian. The column has a classical fluted column with a Syrian upper portion and a Turkish dome.
The Howrah Bridge: Although seen as a typical steel bridge by modern standards, this monumental structure was incredibly significant is a symbol of technical engineering and national pride. This suspension type balanced cantilever bridge spanning the Hooghly River was commissioned in 1943 to join Kolkata with the neighboring city of Howrah. With a typical daily traffic load of approximately 100,000 vehicles and more than 150,000 pedestrians, it ranks as the busiest cantilever bridge in the world.
Kalighat Kali Temple: it is the most famous Hindu temple in Kolkata and dedicated to goddess Kali and it is most visited by pilgrims from domestic and as well as foreign tourist, it is also main attraction of Kolkata. The thousands of devotees who came daily to the Kalighat temple, they believe kali like a human mother and bringing their problems to her and prayer for happiness and prosperity in family. Again they return here after the fulfilled their wishes and express to their thankfulness to Kali.
SUNDERBANS TIGER RESERVE
This area is a national park, a tiger reserve and a biosphere reserve located in the Sundarbans delta near the wide expansive mouth of the Ganges River into the Bay of Bengal. This area is densely covered by mangrove forests on 55 small islands crisscrossed by several tributaries of the Ganges. It is home of bengal tigers approximately more than 400 Bengal tigers lives there and a variety of birds, sankes and invertebrate species, here including the salt water crocodiles. As a novel form of transport, the only means of traveling through the park is by safari cruise boats down the various lanes formed by the many flowing rivers.