West Bengal, the state that is known for its beauty, is also regarded as the ‘Intellectual Capital of India’. Let us know more about this state.

West Bengal - The Land Of Beauty & Intellect
Last Updated: 2009-11-13T16:37:49+05:30
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Let a streak of shiver run down your spine, as we unfold for you the beauty and splendor of West Bengal. Situated on the eastern side of India, West Bengal is a mecca for people who wish to experience everything in a single trip. Drenched in the glorious past, the state forwards its visitor an experience of a lifetime. Right from the colonial structures and holy temples to the immaculate beaches, rich forestlands and exquisite hill stations, the captivating charm of West Bengal is sure to leave you spell bounded!!
Strategically situated in the eastern part of India, West Bengal serves as the gateway to the north-eastern region of India. The state shares its eastern border with Bangladesh, while the states of Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar lie on its west. The northern part of the West Bengal touches Assam and Sikkim as well as the international borders of Bhutan and Nepal. Stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, West Bengal is divided into 19 districts. The holy Ganges is the main water body of the state, which flows as the Bhagirathi and Hooghly River.
Fondly known as the cultural capital of India, West Bengal has produced some of the greatest known poets, painters, filmmakers and intellectuals, who have earned worldwide distinction by their merit. The state is also sometimes referred to as the Intellectual Capital of India, as it extends rich culture and heritage of the yesteryears. For those who have an urge to satiate their intellectual senses, Rabindranath Tagore’s Shantiniketan and the temples of Vishnupur would be a great place to explore and find out about the age old traditions and practices.
So, be it the snow-capped Himalayas or the sandy beaches, the repository of wildlife or the imposing structures, the grandeur and opulence of West Bengal would surely set any traveler's eyes rolling and heart thumping. If you are game for all this and much more, West Bengal would surely be your next destination!!

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