Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Birbhum Tourism Tourist Attractions West Bengal

Birbhum Main Tourist Attractions : Santiniketan , Sriniketan University Tarapith , Suri ,
 Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary , etc.
 DistrictsAlipurduar . Bankura,... Bardhaman... Birbhum .... Cooch Behar ... Darjeeling  ... East Midnapore ...Hooghly  ... Howrah ... Jalpaiguri ... Kolkata ... Malda ...Murshidabad ...Nadia ...North 24 Parganas ... North Dinajpur, ...Purulia...  South 24 Parganas, ... South Dinajpur ... West Midnapore

Santiniketan is near Bolpur, in the Birbhum District of West Bengal. Famous worldwide, as it was the hometown of the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath. Better known as the university town in West Bengal, Santiniketan is a great tourist attraction, because Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of his literary classics here only. Though the place can be visited all throughout the year, the Poush Mela deserves special mention. A 3 day fair, it usually starts on the seventh day of the Bengali month Poush, which falls in the last week of December. More

Sriniketan University

Merely 3 km from Santiniketan, the university town in West Bengal, is Sriniketan, a rural reconstruction center that was established in 1922. A sister unit of Shantiniketan, Sriniketan was mainly established to bring back life in its completeness to the villages and help people solve their problems on their own. Today, Sriniketan is a shopper's paradise, offering traditional handicrafts, such as batik, pottery, weaving kantha embroidery and dokra. Apart from this, major attractions in Sriniketan include Kala Bhavana, Rabindra Bhavana, Uttarayan Gardens and Deer Park.


Sited in the village Tarapur, Tarapith is a religious and sacred place. While some believe that Tarapith is so called because the eye ball (tara) of Sati fell here, the others are of the opinion that Sage Basistha worshipped Goddess Sati in the form of Tara, at this place. The latter belief says that the place is not a shaktipeeth and owes its sanctity to Sage Basistha. Whatever be the opinion, Tarapith is a must-see for tourists in Birbhum.


Suri, better known as Suiri, is just the place for those who want to taste rustic beauty and rich cultural heritage in Birbhum. The picturesque exquisiteness of the place, coupled with rolling green farms, blissful ambience and aromatic atmosphere, gives way to a perfect holidaying experience. Though Suri is the district headquarters of Birbhum, the city is a hidden gem of West Bengal and is far away from the evils of the city life. It boasts of a glorious past in the bygone era, the rich culture heritage and ancient monuments promising the facts.

Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary

Birbhum offers explorers and those in quest of excitement and thrill an excellent opportunity to indulge in adventure escapade. Located near Shantiniketan, in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum District, Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1977. Popularly known as Deer Park, the sanctuary is home to a number of wild animals, including the blackbuck and spotted deer. Apart from this, the fauna of the region includes jackals, foxes and a variety of water birds. The eco system of the sanctuary is excellent.

Suri Vidyasagar College , Birbhum
Suri Vidyasagar College :-

Suri Vidyasagar College,
Birbhum was established
in 1942. The college is a govt.
sponsored and one of the biggest
colleges in the Birbhum district of
West Bengal. It is
affiliated to University of Burdwan
and teaches arts, science and
commerce. It was formerly
affiliated with the University of
Birbhum Rajbari
Birbhum Temple

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Taj Mahal , Akshardham Temple , Golden Temple , Hawa Mahal , Kerala Backwaters , Victoria Memorial , Gateway of India , Charminar , Ajanta Ellora Caves , Bodhi Temple, Mysore Palace ....

Main tourist Attractions of India Tourism in India Packages Hotels Operators Guide Visiting Places

Taj Mahal

Located in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh, the world famous Taj Mahal is one of the seven 'Wonders of the World.' Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal stands as a symbol of eternal love for centuries.

BY AIR- Indian Airlines (Domestic Airline in India) runs daily flights from Delhi to Agra. Kheria Airport (Airport of Agra) is about 6 km from the Agra city

BY RAIL -Well connected by excellent train services to Delhi such as The Shatabdi Express (2 hrs), Taj Express (2.5 hrs), Intercity Express (3 hrs).

Akshardham Temple

The massive temple is located in Delhi, on the banks of the river Yamuna. The temple complex sprawls over 100 acres, is an amazing world of Indian culture ornate with 20,000 statues, floral motifs, arches and intricately carved pillars.

Location - East Delhi, on Yamuna bank near Nizam -ud-Din Bridge.

How to Reach -Take an auto or cab or disembark at Indraprastha Metro station

Golden Temple

The Golden Temple or Sri Harmandir Sahib or Sri Darbar Sahib, is situated in Amritsar, Punjab. Built by Guru Arjan Sahib, the temple is visited by thousands of devotees throughout the year.

How to reach the Golden Temple

Air : Flights operate to the Rajasansi airport at Amritsar from many national destinations. Rail : Regular trains operate between Amritsar and national capital Delhi. Road : Buses are available to Amritsar from Delhi and other destinations of Punjab. Amritsar is at a distance of 234 kms from Chandigarh and 464 kms from Delhi.

Hawa Mahal-Situated in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Hawa Mahal is a major landmark of Rajputs rulers. Built in the traditional Rajpur architecture, the five story palace offers the breathtaking view of city. How to Reach -By Air Jaipur is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Kolkata and Varanasi by domestic flights.By Rail Jaipur is well connected to major cities of India by rail. The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the country.By Road Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala is famous worldwide for its tranquil backwaters, which offer amazing boating experiences. The backwaters are created by to and fro motion of sea waves in the forms of lagoons, lakes and estuaries.

Air -The two international airports in Kerala - Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and Kochi International Airport, and a domestic airport in Kozhikode are strategically located. All public and private airlines operating regular flights link these airports to major airports in India as well as abroad.Rail- Most of the places in and out of Kerala are interconnected by 200 Railway Stations . Direct trains to Kerala can be availed from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Calcutta and other major Indian cities

Victoria Memorial ( KOLKATA )

The memorial situated in Kolkata, West Bengal was built in attempt to match the Taj Mahal. The neo-classical marble building, opened in the year 1921, is a blend of classical western and Mughal architecture style.How to Reach:Air: There is N.S.C. International airport at Dumdum in Kolkata. Regular flights to rest of India and world are available here.Rail: Kolkata is very well connected to rest of India through two major railway station, Sealdah and Howrah.Road: Kolkata is connected to the rest of India by excellent road network.

Gateway of India

Situated in Mumbai, Gateway of India is one of the famous landmark of the city. The historical monument consists of a central hall with big archways.

Inaugurated in:1924 AD Highlight:It is an excellent example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

How to Reach - One can easily reach Gateway of India by hiring taxis or autos, or by boarding buses or trains from the city.


Charminar the landmark of Hyderabad city, got its name from its four minarates (towers). It was Built in 1591 by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shahi, the 56 metre high monument has beautiful galleries and arches. Places Nearby Worth Visiting:

Mecca Masjid is a very nice masjid at the distance of 1 km.Golkonda fort is around 16 kms from the Minar.Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hydrabad city. Nice place to g for evening walk. Salarjung art museum.Falaknuama PalaceChilkur Balaji Temple

How to Reach - Hyderabad is well connected with the rest of the country by air, railways and roads. Once in Hyderabad, the local transport like auto-rickshaws and taxis should get you to Charminar.

Ajanta Ellora Caves-The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ajanta Ellora Caves are situated in Aurangababd district of Maharashtra. The caves have many temples of Hindus, Jains and Buddhists faiths.By Air : The nearest airport from Ajanta caves is the Aurangabad domestic airport (99 kms). By Rail : Aurangabad is directly linked to Mumbai and Pune by rail. Jalgaon, a railhead on the Central Railways line, is 59 kilometres from Ajanta. Two trains Tapovan Express and Devgiri Express depart daily from Mumbai to Aurangabad.By Road :Well connected to rest of India

Bodhi Temple

The Bodhi Temple located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar is one of the sacred places of worship for Buddhists. The magnificent Bodhi temple is an architectural blend of many cultures.dfsaa How to Reach - Air : The nearest airport is Gaya (12 Kms) and Patna (135 Kms).. The flights of Indian Airlines connect Patna to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi, Lucknow and many other cities.Rail : Gaya Railway Station (12 Kms) is the major rail head. .Road : Bodh Gaya is well connected by good network of roads to Gaya (12 Kms), Patna (135 Kma), Nalanda (101 Kma), Rajgir (78 Kms) and Varanasi (252 Kms). Regular buses run from Gaya, Patna, Nalanda, Rajgir and Varanasi. Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation run buses from Patna twice a day.

Mysore Palace

The palace also called as the Amba Vilas is the main palace of Mysore.. The architecture of the palace is the amalgamation of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Roman and Oriental styles.

How to Reach- By Train-Mysore is connected with a number of trains to Bangalore. The super fast luxury train the Shatabdi Express connects Mysore to Madras. The quickest and most comfortable way to reach Mysore is via Bangalore.

By Air - The nearest airport to Mysore is Bangalore (139 km). By Road -Mysore is 139kms to the south west of Bangalore, well connected with rest of India.