India - West Bengal & Darjeeling (Chapter)
This is the West Bengal & Darjeeling chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
A sliver of fertile land running from the tea-draped Himalayan foothills to the sultry mangroves of the Bay of Bengal, West Bengal offers a remarkable range of destinations and experiences to find within a single state.
- ride the steam-driven toy train as it puffs and pants its way between the tea towns of Kurseong and Darjeeling
- enjoy 360-degree mountain views over breakfast at hilltop lodges on the Singalila Ridge Trek
- cruise the river channels of the Sunderbans through the world’s most extensive mangrove forest, to spot darting kingfishers, spotted deer and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Sunderbans Tifer Reserve, Mandarmani, Up the Hooghly, Bishnupur, Shantiniketan, Nabadwip & Mayapur, Murshidabad & Berhampore, Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri, Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Kurseong, Darjeeling, Singalila Ridge Trek and Kalimpong.
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