West Bengal

West Bengal Travel Guide

Articles about West Bengal

By Travel + Leisure Staff
By Rebecca Mead
Manish Chakraborti lives in the city of Kolkata—known until recently as Calcutta—where he is an architect and a historical preservationist. Chakraborti, who is 35 years old, is a man of great enthusiasm and energy; he is also a master of understat...
By Guy Trebay
“What a weird dog,” said a stalwart traveling buddy of mine as our taxi curved around the driveway of the Tollygunge Club in Calcutta. Something piebald and mangy stood at the edge of a putting green. “I don’t think that’s a dog at all,” I repli...

Hotels in West Bengal

The Grand has been a source of civic pride and a landmark of social arrival for more than a century.

Restaurants in West Bengal

Tuck into a plate of yellow lentils and the river fish called begti at this landmark restaurant in the southern part of town.

Things to do in West Bengal

This, the country’s largest museum, is a vast and stolid colonial edifice full of unheralded oddities and treasures hidden in plain sight.