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

Boutique hotel that’s an easy walk to the Indian Museum and the Park Street Cemetery.

Restaurants in West Bengal

The second choice, after Kewpie’s, for Bengali food.

Things to do in West Bengal

Visit this sophisticated textile gallery and wander around in a daze induced by the wealth of crafts traditions (among other things, India invented block printing, calico, chintz, crewel, and tie-and-dye), and also somewhat sticker-shocked by the price tags on saris of embroidered kantha cloth or