What is the first word that comes to your mind when someone says West Bengal? Is it the rich history and culture, the aroma of mustard-cooked fish or the sweetness of sandesh?

From scenic beaches and historic sites to the beauty of the Sunderbans, West Bengal is a perfect blend of colours and for the same reason, it's every photographer's dream destination. We recently stumbled upon an Instagram account called onlyinbengal and it shows the shades of the state better than anything we've ever seen.

Isn't it spectacular?

From picturesque streets...

... to amazing food, Bengal is bound to mesmerise your soul.

You will find sheer beauty in commonplace things here. And believe us, it's totally worth it.

Try visiting Kolkata during Durga Puja and find out for yourself why it is called the city of joy.

This is one of the amazing terracotta temples of Bishnupur.

And this is the Vidyasagar Setu. Isn't it beautiful?

How can anyone forget the charming Howrah bridge?

And the proud home of the Royal Bengal tigers i.e. the Sunderbans!

West Bengal truly has an old, quaint charm waiting to be explored. So, what are you waiting for?

All images sourced from onlyinbengal Instagram.

Masthead image source: Group Outing