From the mighty Himalayas to the greenery of Gangetic plains, from serene beaches to mangrove estuaries – West Bengal is a land of many natural splendours. Adding to its charm and appeal are the magnificent architecture, colourful folk festivals, beautiful arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary music, theatre & films, and delicious ethnic cuisine make West Bengal a brilliant experience offering unique diversities.
Marking out Every Stop on the Way
These will be marked on the GPX as legends which can be referred to the list below. This list will be populated by people riding the trails as and when they send us updates and suggestions. We can start with a basic list to trigger it off. Also keeping in mind with IDTMT (I DONT TRASH MY TRAVEL) principles of contributing to local economy of the area – specifically LOCAL)
While most of the southern section of the Great Indian Trail passes through the plains, the highlight of the WB Trail is close to sikkim where one can experience the stunnng tea estates of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. One can either enter Sikkim through west or exit towards Assam following this trail. The weather is great all year round, But be aware of rains in the northern region from March to August.
Total Length of the trail in Kms
|Expected time to ride the trail;||4 – 12 days|
|Best time of the year;||All Year Round|
|Languages||Bengali, Hindi, English|
|Emergency Telephone; State services (police and ambulance services)||100 – Police
108 – Ambulance
Other States & Trails
A commitment to ourselves, to the earth we call home and to all the beautiful places that we travel to should govern how we use GRIT. Our footprint affects the balance. Our awareness reduces damage.
GRIT resources are in the form of GPX and KML maps. These downloadable maps are designed for use on either a dedicated GPS device or a mobile phone with GPS capabilities.
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