West Bengal "A Land Of Festivals"

It’s October!

What a pretty month, isn’t it? And most importantly, this year is full of delightful festivals and holidays, and what would be more fun-loving to move to West Bengal during this month!

Fantastic West Bengal, well known for its rich cultural and historical legacy and politics and business, is regarded as the “think-tank” of India and the “intellectual capital of India.”

Gopalkrishna Gokhale once said, “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow.” Bengal can perhaps be justifiably proud of producing men and women whose ideas helped shape modern India. Ram Mohan Roy, Vidyasagar, Ramakrishna, and Vivekanand, led social and religious movements, Bankimchandra Chatterjee, Madhusudan Dutta, Rabindranath Tagore, among others ushered in an era of new literature. A movement to evolve a proper “Indian art form” found its expression in Gaganendranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandlal Bose, Jamini Roy, and others. Proscenium theatre came into the country with Satyajit Ray’s “Pather Panchali,” and the new wave in Indian cinema began. In this glorious land, India’s freedom movement found some of the great songs like Sir Suren Banerjee, C. R. Das, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Maulana Azad, and inspiration from Rishi Aurobindo.

This land of irrepressible Bengalis, who are considered to be the most appreciative audiences, connoisseurs of art, and highly cultured people, ever ready to stand up for a justified cause and have a deep conviction that truth shall always prevail. Their love for travel, sports, and food is also legendary. West Bengal is also recognized for hunting Rabindra Sangeet and Durga Puja. It is also the only State in the country, which sprawls from the snowy summit of the Himalayas in the north to temperate coastal plains in the south. It is the gateway to the exotic east and studded with beautiful beaches, flat riverbeds, deltas, picturesque hill stations, historic towns, and modern industrial cities.

Travel Viewpoint will further make you admire the Durga Puja, the most significant occasion of the year in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. The festival sees huge, elaborately crafted statutes of Goddess Durga installed in homes and beautifully canopied podiums (called pandals) all over the city.

Basically, you don’t want to miss any of this, and we won’t let you do so. There is enough information on Travel Viewpoint, and through this, your traveling will be easier!

You will crave another visit because one would never be enough!

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Khushi Anand

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