Top things to do in West Bengal

Top Choice Tea Estate in Kurseong

Makaibari

If you like tea, you should visit this celebrated organic and biodynamic Darjeeling tea estate. Walk-in visits to the processing factory, with huge sorting and drying machines, typically last 30 to 45 minutes (morni…
Top Choice National Park in Darjeeling

Singalila National Park

Singalila National Park covers the Indian side of the scenic Singalila Ridge, the Darjeeling region's finest trekking area, along the India–Nepal border west of Darjeeling. As well as providing fantastic views of th…
Top Choice Historic Site in Darjeeling

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, known affectionately as the toy train, made its first journey along its precipice-topping, 2ft-wide tracks in 1881 and is one of the few hill railways still operating in India. It h…
Top Choice Cultural in Shantiniketan

Poush Mela

The high point of Shantiniketan's festive calendar, Poush Mela fair brings together artists, musicians, artisans and poets from nearby villages and far-flung continents. You can spend time with the bauls (the wander…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Darjeeling

Glenary’s

Popular Glenary's sits above the famous bakery-cafe of the same name and is a classy Darjeeling staple. Of note are the Continental and Chinese dishes and the tandoori specials; try the beef steak or roast pork or t…
Top Choice Tea in Darjeeling

Nathmulls Tea Room

The Darjeeling area produces arguably the world's finest teas and Nathmulls is one of the best retailers, with more than 50 varieties. Expect to pay ₹200 to ₹400 per 100g for a decent tea, and up to ₹2500 for the fi…
Top Choice Cafe in Kalimpong

Art Cafe

Cool cafe with a breezy terrace offering fine views over the hills and valleys to the west and north. It does good coffee, shakes and lemon mint coolers (served in Mason jars) and good things to eat too, from potato…
Nature Reserve in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

The 2585-sq-km Sundarbans Tiger Reserve has 100-plus Royal Bengal tigers lurking in its impenetrable mangrove forests and sometimes swimming its delta channels. Other residents of the forest include Gangetic dolphin…
Palace in Murshidabad & Berhampore

Hazarduari

Literally meaning 'house of 1000 doors', the Hazarduari was built in very English Neoclassical style for Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah in 1829–37. Not all of its 1000 doors are real, though: some are just motifs on walls.…
Multicuisine in Shantiniketan

Rustic Flavours

Mitali Homestay's garden restaurant gives everyone the chance to enjoy the wonderful home-style cooking of hostess Sukanya Ray. Her Bengali meals are a delicious journey through a gamut of flavours and textures, and…