The Kharagpur West Bengal Region


Regions Home

The two main people groups in the Kharagpur West Bengal Region’s 5,000 villages are the Bengalis, known as patrons of classical culture, and the Santals, India’s most primitive tribal group. The Santals are a closed community who prefer living near forests. They provide for their families by fishing and hunting with bows and arrows.

Most of the people in the Kharagpur Region are farmers, but business and industry also thrive here. The silk saris produced in this region, traditionally worn by Indian women, are in high demand.

The southern portion of the Kharagpur Region touches the Bay of Bengal, and marine biologists carry out scientific research along the beaches. Further inland, forests are home to wildlife such as bears, wild pigs, elephants and panthers.

This region is also known for political revolution. Unrest, violence and an intense fear of terrorism make it difficult to move around freely without stirring up suspicions of being underground revolutionaries.

Regions

The Bardhaman West Bengal Region

Read More

The Central Jalpaiguri Jaigaon Region

Read More

The Darjeeling Region

Read More

The East Jalpaiguri Jaigaon Region

Read More

The Kolkata West Bengal Region

Read More

The Malda West Bengal Region

Read More

The Purulia West Bengal Region

Read More

The Siliguri Jaigaon Region

Read More

Photo Gallery

The Kharagpur Region is comprised of lush forests and rivers.

The Kharagpur Region is comprised of lush forests and rivers.

Thousands pass through this railway station in the Kharagpur Region, which is a main rail junction for West Bengal.

Thousands pass through this railway station in the Kharagpur Region, which is a main rail junction for West Bengal.

Rice paddies provide income and food for thousands who live in the Kharagpur Region.

Rice paddies provide income and food for thousands who live in the Kharagpur Region.

 

Regions Home

None