West Bengal – The paradise that is present in the west of the subcontinent. The first thing that would hit anyone’s mind when they think about West Bengal is the affiliation that people have for literature. It has produced some of the best poets of the country, which includes Nobel Literature Rabindranath Tagore. But West Bengal is not about people with poetic language. There is a lot more the state can offer. Since there are not many industries in the state, the entire state is blessed with an abundance of nature, especially when it comes to rivers. The state has a lot of beautiful rivers which is one of the main reasons for so much greenery. In this article, we will see in detail about the phenomenal rivers in West Bengal.

The Ganges


The majestic Ganges is one of the largest rivers in the nation. It is very famous and also has a religious history to it. Thousands of people visit the Ganges daily. According to the Hindu religion, it is believed that the Ganges purifies your body and mind. Taking a bath in the Ganga is more than just a dip in the river. This is also a reason why The Ganges is very popular. Even though the Ganges has more of a religious affinity, it is the sole purpose, is of the fertility of many lands. The contribution of The Ganges to the development of agriculture is something that cannot be explained in words. We have no second thoughts on the fact that it is a must-see place not just in West Bengal but in the whole of India. If you are looking forward to having the amazing dip and also cleanse your soul Ganges is without a doubt the ideal place for you. 

Hooghly River


The iconic Hooghly River is the one that passes below the Howrah Bridge. The 260 Km long wonder is one of the most sort out tourist destinations in the country. It is because of the feeling that you have when you take a dip is literally out of this world. Various water sports are available there. If you are an adventurous person, there are perfect possibilities that you will enjoy it to the core. The best part about the Hoogly River is that it can cater to all kinds of audience. It does not matter whether you go with your family or you are going with a bunch of friends. You will have a great time. The most important part is the great food that you can get on the banks of the river. If you are a person who loves to hog some good food, you will get some fresh food. 

Damodar River

damodar river

The Damodar is almost 600Km long. The water from the river is mostly used for irrigation purposes. If you are a person who loves to spend some time with nature, you will love the Damodar river. The river is very clean, and a bath in the river will be so refreshing. Just a few kilometers walk from the riverbank you will find a lot of green fields. All of them are blessed with the richness of nature. There are also a few parts of the river where they take you for boat rides. The water current in the river is really strong. If you are not confident enough, you can go ahead and go for a swim. If not it is better to stay on the bank of the river and enjoy the magnificent view of the river.

Teesta River

teesta river

Teesta River is one of the most preferred places in the world for people who love trekking. There is a very dense forest nearby which is not at all dangerous. It is said that a perfect trek would consume an entire day. River at the end of the forest is the without a doubt for a perfect end for a tying trek. There are also various spots near the river where you can set a camp and have an amazing time with your loved ones. The other side of the river is filled with green fields and villages. It would be a perfect getaway from routine life. Escape the concrete jungles and take a step closer to nature. We can assure you that you will have the time of your life and it will be an experience that you can treasure for the rest of your lives.  

Rupnarayan River

rupnarayan river

Rupnarayan river is a comparatively small river that extends over 80 kilometers. Even though there is not much of a crowd or any visitors, this is a kind of place that would be an ideal getaway. If you are someone who loves to have a silent time away from your routine life, this is one of the best spots in the country. The nearby villages are absolute bliss. For people who have always been living the cities, the Rupnarayan River and the villages by the riverside is an experience that you will cherish forever. It is because of the experience that the place renders. The food that is offered in the place is something that deserves a special mention. 

Jalangi River

Jalangi river

Jalangi is also a well-known river and without a doubt one of the first suggestions that you will get from a localite. It is the kind of river that you instantly fall in love at that moment when you see it. The river is also one of the cleanest rivers in all of the country. The place serves as one of the biggest water suppliers for irrigation and also for domestic purposes. It is more like the life source for the nearby villages and towns. The water is very pure and tasty. It is definitely worth spending some time in the amazing river.