From the mighty Himalayas to the greenery of Gangetic planes, from serene beaches to mangrove estuaries, West Bengal , a land of many natural splendours. Adding to its charm and appeal are the magnificent heritage architecture, colourful folk festivals, beautiful arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary music, theatre and films and delicious ethnic specialties that make West Bengal truly a brilliant experience offering unique diversities.
“You want your cities clean and green; stick to Delhi. You want your cities, rich and impersonal; go to Bombay. You want them high-tech and full of draught beer; Bangalore’s your place. But if you want a city with a soul: come to Calcutta”
– Vir Sanghvi
the cultural capital
Think NYC, and all that you can hear are the voices from Broadway , and other flashy sights such as the fashion street and times square, with Sydney comes to the Grand Opera House in all its glory and when whispers about Kolkata are heard, the chain of thoughts quickly trickle down to something more personal, something richer; the people of the city itself. Because that’s Kolkata for you; it’s the city with a soul.
old world charm
Indulge yourself in the magnificence of imperial Kolkata and its colonial architecture with a peaceful afternoon at the Gothic styled St Paul’s Cathedral, an evening walk around the greenery of Maidan overlooking Victoria Memorial or by visiting the largest and oldest museum in India, the awe-inspiring Indian Museum.
The city is steeped in culture and history characterized by a legion of people with vibrancy and many layers. Known for its rich cultural heritage, grand colonial architecture, and a strange homely feeling, Kolkata is indeed the ‘cultural capital’ of the country.
Dive into the picturesque land of the Royal Bengal Tiger, sundari trees and mangroves, the land which literally translates to “Beautiful forest” in local language.
THE ROYAL BENGAL TIGER
Captivate your senses with a thrilling boat ride along the canals and creeks in the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve to steal a glimpse of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger in all its glory or spend a quiet evening by the riverside watching rare species of birds overlooking the paddy fields.
WORLD'S LARGEST MANGROVE
World’s Largest Mangrove forest – Sunderbans is a UNESCO world Heritage Site and a perfect destination for those who wish to spend time exploring the multitudinous facets of Mother Nature herself. Sunderbans is an excellent getaway destination for people from all around the globe and we at Mansfield Global provide you great packages for the same.
“She is our own, the darling of our hearts, Shantiniketan. Our dreams are rocked in her arms. Her face is a fresh wonder of love every time we see her, for she is our own, the darling of our hearts.”
– Rabindranath Tagore
HOME TO TAGORE
Shantiniketan, a small town in the Bolpur district of West Bengal, is the abode of peace and learning and rightly so, as it is the home to Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel Laureate, who also founded the Visva Bharati University to nurture creativity, art and relish both Indian and foreign cultures.
The month of December marks the onset of the auspicious Poush Mela, a colorful rural carnival, filled with the invigorating folk melodies of Baul musicians, tribal dancers and artisans which attract a horde of visitors from across the world. The mela is hosted every year on the seventh day of the Bengali month of Poush at Shantiniketan Mela ground and is the perfect site for the amalgamation of different cultures and traditions.
A RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE
With the beginning of Spring, comes the joyous Spring festival or Basanta Utsav (Holi) marked by cultural programmes by locals and the students of Visva Bharati University, and “rong-khela” with abeer(a kind of colored powder).
Mansfield Global will transport you to the exotic countryside of Shantiniketan giving you an insight to the rich cultural heritage, the alluring sights and the natural charm that it has to offer. So gear up because we have got some exciting packages just for you, moulded according to your needs.