West Bengal Tourism
Places  /  Published 16.06.22

Day trip: Village and temple-hopping in Amta, Howrah

Travel details: Amta is about 50km/2hr from Kolkata by road. You can also take the train to Amta from Howrah, and then hire a car or a toto from the station to tour the villages. Driving from Kolka...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 08.06.22

The altar of Sunderban’s demon king at Dhapdhapi

At the altar, sits an approximately seven-foot-tall idol of Dakshin Rai. It is dressed in a dhoti with a bandhgala style jacket and pair of boots, and several smaller idols of Dakshin Rai are placed a...
By Rangan Datta

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.22

Letters to the Editor: Kalbaishakhis are becoming increasingly rare

Receding storm Sir — In the month of April and May, nor’westers — kalbaishakhis in local parlance — bring relief from the stifling and sultry Calcutta summer. When d...
By The Telegraph

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.03.22

The story of a ninth-century Buddhist ‘vihara’ in Malda

As of February 2022, restoration work is underway at the site, including the construction of two on-site museums that will house some of the artefacts found here. Witnessing the layer of lime and bric...
By Rangan Datta

News  /  Published 11.03.22

In photos: Bengal Tourism Fest starts, Parno Mitra and more

By My Kolkata Web Desk


Places  /  Published 16.02.22

Bear-hunting platform or British survey tower? The mystery behind Bhalki Machan

By train: Bhalki Machan can be reached by most trains on the Howrah-Asansol route of Eastern Railway. Mankar (11 km away) is the closest station. A rickshaw can be hired from here to reach Bhalki...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 10.02.22

How to spend a laid-back weekend in Kharka

A trip to Lamahatta and Darjeeling can be on the cards with Darjeeling being a four-hour drive away, and so can a visit to Sikkim, with Gangtok being about three hours by road. Travel: Kharka is ab...
By Pooja Mitra

Places  /  Published 05.01.22

Explore heritage along the Hooghly, bend by bend

The Experience Ganges tour can be booked from the WBTDC website  Package with deluxe river-facing rooms costs Rs 8,599 Package with non-river-facing standard rooms costs Rs 7,899   Ra...
By Rangan Datta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

More cottages at birders’ hub

Mamata Banerjee will on Thursday virtually inaugurate from Calcutta more cottages at tourism complex Bhorer Alo in Jalpaiguri’s Gajoldoba, which means rooms for those looking forward to a getawa...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.21

Jalpaiguri district's religious tourism plan mooted

The Jalpaiguri district administration has prepared a comprehensive report of prospective circuits of religious tourism that can be introduced in the district and sent it to the state tourism departme...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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