Capital : Kolkata
Population : 74.5 million
Language : Bengali
Area : 87,853 sq km
Literacy Rate : 50%
Best time to visit : October to March
Airport : Dumdum, Kolkata
: Bangladesh and Assam.
: Orissa, Bihar and Nepal
: Sikkim and Bhutan
: Bay of Bengal
Indian Museum, Rabindra Bharati Museum, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, Asutosh Museum of Indian Art, Nehru Children's Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall Museum.
: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Museums and Natural History Museum.
: Bakarnath Shiva Temple and Mahisasurmardini Temple.
: Temples of Haneswari and Vasudev.
: Headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission founded by Swami Vivekanand.
: Temple of Kali.
: Kali temple associated with Ramakrishna Parmahansa.
: Famed for Ganga Sagar Mela in January and for Kapil Muni Temple.
: Birthplace of Saint Ramakrishna.
: Temple of Gourange. Headquater of ISCON.
: Birthplace of Sri Chaitanya.
: Temple of Tara Devi. Acentre of Tantrik culture.
(2127m) Railhead - Darjeeling.
(1450m) Railhead - Siliguri 68 km, New Jaipaiguri 77 km.
(1450m) Railhead - Darjeeling 32 km.
Mirik (170m) Railhead - Darjeeling 49km - Siliguri 52 km.