A journey through the eastern state of West Bengal is a treat to the senses and the state has something to offer to every kind of traveller. Its mangrove forests are home to the Bengal tiger while tea estates in the north grow muscatel-flavoured brews. There are little-known towns that nurture vibrant folk arts and a university town with an alternative education system. Bengal’s history spans centuries, and the cities by the Ganga offer both Raj-era charm and stories of nawabs and traders. Every shot captured here could tell a different tale of the region.
Kounteya Sinha is a mountaineer, explorer and an urban nomad with a compulsive knack of running away from home since the age of five. After being a journalist for 16 years, his latest medium of storytelling is through images that he says nourishes his soul.