In West Bengal you can find the bustling city of Kolkata, a city of nearly 16 million people and former capital of India. It was founded in 1690, when the British East India Company started trading in Bengal. Kolkata has great artistic heritage, so make sure to dive deep into the music, literature and arts on your visit!
The gem of West Bengal is the heavenly hill station of Darjeeling. Here you can find neverending green hills, on which the world’s finest tea is grown. Take a ride on the Toy Train, a world heritage train that winds through breathtaking landscapes. Walk up to the viewpoint of Tiger Hill and enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan panorama. Darjeeling is also a bird watcher’s paradise, in the diverse landscape of the hills you will find a great variety of species.