One of the most beautiful states in India, West Bengal is home to each and every type of tourist attraction, and hence it is frequented by tourists from all over the world. Ranging from beaches to hill stations and historical places to religious sites, it harbours everything within its boundaries. But have you ever been to its small yet picturesque villages which have in store a lot to be explored? Apart from teaching you about the raw culture and the unknown traditions of the state, these villages also offer its tourists with scenic landscapes.
Are you keen on exploring such wondrous beauties? If yes, then following is the list of a few incredible beautiful villages in West Bengal you must consider visiting. Read on to know more about them.
Located in the deep valleys of the lush green hills in the Jalpaiguri district, Samsing is a perfect hamlet which is all set to soothe your nerves. Towering hills, luxuriant plains, echoing valleys, relaxing streams, rich wildlife, dense forests and what not, this quaint village has everything within its boundaries that will leave you stunned.
Even though it is a part of India, it is mostly inhabited by a friendly Nepali group. Doesn't it seem like a perfect place where you can learn about the cultural fusion of India and Nepal? The delightful atmosphere of Samsing is another reason that makes Samsing a small piece of paradise in West Bengal.
Another village that describes the raw nature of West Bengal, Rimbick is located in the Darjeeling district and is characterised by hills, trekking trails, camping sites, waterfalls and valleys. If you are looking for a weekend getaway from Darjeeling and other towns, then you cannot find a better place than Rimbick.
Apart from loitering around its scenic expanse and savouring its heavenly presence, you can also explore the beauty of Tuesday Baazar and buy yourself a souvenir. So, how about planning a trip to Rimbick now?
A seaside beauty in the South 24 Parganas district, Bakkhali is known amongst tourists for its uncrowded and clean beaches. As it has a history dating back to the period of the British empire, it houses a few historical monuments and ancient places.
Sir Andrew Fraser Palace is one amongst them. Do you know the region around Bakkhali is also home to two forested islands, namely, Jambudwip and Lothian? Wouldn't you love to explore them? You can also visit its fishing harbour and windmills.
Even though there is not much to explore at Junput, it is still visited by several nature lovers and photographers on account of its photogenic surroundings, which include beaches and lush vegetation. Junput is located in the Purba Medinipur district and is a perfect weekend getaway from Kolkata at a distance of just about 160 km.
If you are looking for camping amid tea estates, then you must plan a tour of Poobong. Located in the Darjeeling district, this picturesque hilly region is mainly visited by local tourists. However, for offbeat travellers, it is a perfect summer destination.
Wouldn't you love to spend your weekends at such an amazing place where you can savour the raw beauty of West Bengal away from the disturbance of a tourist crowd?
Another seaside hamlet harbouring the best of natural beauty, Mandarmani is located at a distance of about 180 km from Kolkata in the East Midnapore district and is a perfect place to capture the sunset and sunrise views. Even though it is a popular beach village in West Bengal, you can still find its shore uncrowded and unpolluted.
If you are fond of exploring historical places and learning about the age-old culture of any place simultaneously, then you must visit the beautiful village of Gosanimari in Cooch Behar. It has a history stretching back to the 11th century, and hence it is home to several ancient temples and other archaeological sites. You can also relish its natural surroundings which include green meadows and rich vegetation.