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WEST BENGAL

FACTS

Languages

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Bengali

Crops

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Forest products, Betel leaves, fruits, jute, pulses, rice, sugarcane, tea and wheat.

Industries

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Automobiles, chemicals, coal, cotton, textiles, engineering, iron and steel, jute, Leather, locomotives, paper and tea.

Airports

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Calcutta, Koch-Bihar, Malda, Balurghat.

Time to visit

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October to March.

Festivals

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Pous Mela-Dec, Baisakhi-April, Durga Puja- Sept, Diwali-Nov.

West Bengal

Bounded on the north by Sikhism and Bhutan, on the east by Assam and Bangladesh, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, and on the west by Odisha, Bihar, and Nepal, West Bengal geographically consists of two parts; the northern districts of Darjeeling, Japaiguri and Koch- Behar and the rest of the state.

West Bengal is a land of cash crops and booming industry. Its capital is Kolkata, one of the greatest cities of the world. This state extends from the Himalayan heights to the tea ranges. It is also famous for its plantation industries and fertile jute fields.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Kolkata
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Capital of the state, Haora Bridge, gardens, museums, Hindu and Jain temples, Mosques and cultural center.
Chittaranjan
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Industrial center.
Darjiling
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Major hill resort, trekking, gardens, art Galleries, temples, Handicrafts and Fishing.
Diamond Harbor
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Riverine picnic spot, fort.
Durgapur
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Industrial center, gardens.
Gaur
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Ancient capital, remains of Muslim rules, fairs and festivals.
Kalimpang
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Hill station, plantations, handicrafts, handlooms, and Buddhist monasteries.
Koch Bihar
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Palaces and temples.
Shanti Niketan
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Tagore's Viswa Bharathi University, handlooms, textiles, Deer and bird Sanctuary.
Murshidabad
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Ancient capital, palaces, handloom silks.
Sunderbans
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Swamp forests, wildlife sanctuary.
Tarapith
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Hindu pilgrim center, temples.