North Bengal is truly a treasure hunt for nature lovers, especially for those who are looking for a periodical escape from the hectic chores of the modern city life. Lying in the Northern half of the State of West Bengal and encircled by international boundaries of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, North Bengal offers a unique combination of a varied landscape - from the high mountainous region in the extreme north to the vast Gangetic plains in the extreme south. The geographical diversity blended with the cultures of different ethnic groups has placed North Bengal in the most treasured tourist destinations in Northeast India. North Bengal comprises of seven districts - Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Alipurduar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, and Malda.
The landscape, history, and cultures of each district have a distinguished character. While nature has showered his bountiful beauties in Darjeeling with great Himalayan ranges passing through it, Jalpaiguri, lying in the sub-Himalayan foothills, presents rich biodiversity with dense forests, varied faunal and floral life forms. Coochbehar is a city of old palaces of Koch kings, with temples and large water bodies. North and South Dinajpur are basically agricultural plains and Malda again is an old civilization and has its own importance from the archeological point of view for the famous ruins of Gour kingdom.
From the tourism aspect, North Bengal has immense potential to cater to the needs of all kinds of travelers. For luxurious leisure tours, adventures high and low altitude treks, exciting jungle safari, elephant safari, daring white water rafting, remote village tourism, ethnic tourism, cultural tourism, angling tour, ornithology tour, heritage tour and much more North Bengal is just the place one needs to go.
Darjeeling district is mostly a hilly area bounded on the west by Nepal, on the east by river Teesta, on the south by North Dinajpur district, and on the North by the state of Sikkim.
The town of Kalimpong is situated at an altitude of 1300 meters (about 4200 feet) close to the Bhutan - Tibet - Sikkim border on the eastern part of the Darjeeling Himalayas. The
The Himalayan Foothills of North Bengal are known as Dooars. The forests, tea gardens, undulating plains, and people of different cultures and ethnicity; all create a heady brew that
The Two Dinajpur Districts of North Bengal, South and North Dinajpur, and tourism in the area
The district headquarters town is located 365 km north of Kolkata & 260 km south of Siliguri. It was formerly known as English Bazaar as an English factory was established here in 1771. Lying