Bishnupur – Where every brick tells a story

Bishnupur is a town in the Bankura District of West Bengal about 132 km, from Kolkata. It is famous for its terracotta temples and baluchari saris. The town has a glorious past that is reflected in its rich architecture, music and handicrafts such as pottery and weaving . It prospered in the 17th and early […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Murshidabad

At one time the capital of Bengal Suba , Murshidabad formerly known as Makhusabad, is named after Nawab Murshid Kuli Khan, a Diwan of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa under Emperor Aurangzeb . Murshidabad , on the eastern bank of the Bhagirathi ( Ganga ) is intimately related to events that ultimately changed the history of […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Malda-Gour-Pandua

Malda has many medieval historical relics. The nearby Gour which came into prominence as a kingdom during the reign of Sasanka was once the capital of ancient Bengal for several centuries . In the 12th century A.D. and it is during the reign of Senas that Gour became known all over India as a seat […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Darjeeling – What next?

So, we witnessed a historical treaty today and everyone is hoping for the best. This writeup is not meant to discuss the if’s and but’s, neither we are going to go into the Tarai – Dooars controversy. The most important thing is everyone is hoping for the best. Here stands and lies the basic question, […]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Tajpur- The untouched beach

Tajpur, the untouched beauty and latest addition of travel spot in West Bengal is located in East Midnapur, almost 180 kms away from Kolkata. It is one of the most natural beaches in India. Tajpur is situated on the Kolkata – Digha route and just 5 Km from Chaulkhola (way to Mandarmoni – another virgin […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Rafting in Teesta and Rangit River

River Rafting This leisure sport gained its recognition in the year 1970 when it was included in the Munich Olympic Games . But it was first journalized by the Lieutenant John Fremont of the U.S. Army in on the Platte River in 1842. Teesta or Tista River starts flowing from the state of Sikkim after […]

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Top Destination – Puja 2009 – Kalimpong

Kalimpong Kalimpong is a beautiful hill station in the Darjeeling Hills at a height of 1,250 metres (4,101 ft) situated in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kalimpong is known for its educational institutions many of which were established during the British colonial period. Kalimpong, located on a ridge overlooking River Teesta, is a tourist […]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Top destination – Puja 2009 – Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of India’s most famous hill stations situated at West Bengal at the height of 2134 m or 7000 ft above sea level. Darjeeling is known as queen of Himalayas. The city covers a total area of about 3149 square km and is connected by road and rail network. Darjeeling also has its […]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

WBTDC introduces special package for Durga Pujo ’09

West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Limited (WBTDC) has introduced a special package with accommodation in star hotels for Durga Puja festival this year. The Corporation has also reintroduced pandal tour after a gap of five years and has increased the number of buses and launches for this year’s Durga Puja. These buses are used for […]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009