West Bengal Tourism
West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Limited (WBTDCL) is a state government agency which promotes tourism in West Bengal, India. It was incorporated on 29 April 1974 under the Companies Act, 1956
Best Time to Visit
West Bengal is best visited between October and March which is winter season in the state. Summers are scorching, and it is best to avoid any trip during this time. Between October and March, the weather is cold and pleasant, and one can enjoy a good time at the beaches as well as the hill stations. Most attractions in the state are open to the tourists only during these months, and one can get to see the brilliant monuments, heritage buildings and architectural marvels that the state houses.
How to Reach :-
BY AIR – There are two airports in West Bengal- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, located in Kolkata and Bagdogra airport is a domestic airport located in Bagdogra city. Regular flights operate from major cities of the country and the world. From the airport, tourists can take trains, taxis or buses to reach their destination.
BY RAIL – The state is well-known for its good rail connectivity with different parts of the country. Main railheads are Howrah railway station and Sealdah railway station. Both the rail junctions are located in the capital city Kolkata. Then, there is New Jalpaiguri railway station, located near to Siliguri. Trains connect almost nook and corner of the state. Even, the Darjeeling Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a scenic rail journey taking to the hill station Darjeeling.
BY ROAD – There is an extensive road network covering the state. The state is connected to different parts of the country via National and state highways. West Bengal is easily accessible via neighboring states like Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Places to Visit in West Bengal