West Bengal is a vast land of diverse landscape and people. The capital Kolkata is famous for its beautiful attractions, lively people and delicious delicacies. West Bengal is also the state where beautiful hill station Darjeeling is situated. The holy river Ganga flows through this state and the UNESCO World Heritage site Sunderbans, the mangrove forest is also located here.
The handicrafts of West Bengal portray the legacy of the state, which is renowned. The famous textiles of West Bengal have found a unique place in the world market with its Baluchari Sarees, Silk and Tasar Textile etc., which are produced in districts like Murshidabad, Birbhum, Bankura, Hoogly and Nadia in West Bengal. Moreover, handloom of these districts is also popular. Other crafts like jute crafts, wood and cane crafts, conch-shell crafts, brasswares, Dokra art and folk dolls are also popular crafts of West Bengal. Every district of West Bengal practices a number of handicraft activities out of which they specialize in one or two.