About West Bengal

West Bengal, is bounded on the north by Bhutan and the state of Sikkim , on the east by Bangladesh and the state of Assam , on the south by the Bay of Bengal, on the southwest by the state of Orissa & Jharkhand, on the northwest by Nepal and the state of Bihar and on the south by Bay of Bengal. Its capital, Kolkata is one of the largest and most developed cities in India. The vast majority of the people in West Bengal are the Bengalis.

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Darjeeling derives its name from the Tibetan DORJE-LING meaning "place of the thunderbolt." The district town of extreme northern West Bengal lies at an elevation of about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) above sea level. District Headquarter is also called Darjeeling, situated 305 miles north of Calcuttaand is well connected by major road, rail, and air connections with the metropolis.

The town is situated on a long, narrow mountain ridge of the Sikkim Himalayas that descends abruptly to the bed of the Great Rangit River.


Kalimpong is a small hill station between Siliguri and Gangtok. The road is one of the most scenic routes in this part of the nation. The swift flowing Teesta river runs by the side of the road adding to the beauty of the scenery. The name, Kalimpong, has three different origins.

One, it means the place where the local tribesmen gathered to organize field sports, second, it takes it's name from the Bhutanese king's minister's stronghold and thirdly.

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