(Last Updated on : 02/02/2010)
West Bengal primarily reflects the traditional culture and heritage of the Bengalis. West Bengal, the state of culture, sweets and sports offers an articulate diction to the term "Unity in diversity". The various divisions of West Bengal stand as the logo of dream and heritage whilst bearing the hangover of the British colonialism in ancient Bengal.
West Bengal districts are grouped under 3 divisions. In fact there are 19 districts in this state.
The administrative allocation of cities of West Bengal is as follows -
- This division includes the districts of Bankura, Bardhaman Birbhum, East Midnapore, Hooghly and Purulia. While some of these districts are popular for craftsmanship, others are well known for their culinary items and desserts.
- This division includes Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Malda, North Dinajpur and South Dinajpur districts. These districts in the Jalpaiguri divisions are important tourist destinations as well.
- Howrah District, Murshidabad District, Nadia District Uttar 24 Parganas and Dakshin 24 Parganas are included in this particular division. People from all over the state of West Bengal often throng these districts. Religious monuments, sweets, attires, art and crafts in these divisions are quite renowned.