India, Jan. 14 -- India has innumerable sea beaches, some of which are very popular and are always bustling with hordes of holiday goers in their boisterous avatars, while some are quiet and reflect the sombre mood of a meditative Yogi.

Historically, the state of current day West Bengal has always been politically important to the various empires due to its waterways and access to the sea. The mighty Bay of Bengal has served well to increase the overseas trade and made the Bengal region prosperous in ancient as well as in modern times. From an early age, the Eastern Indian overland could establish trade contacts with several other countries because of the Bay of Bengal. Gradually, in current times, the shoreline of West Bengal saw variou...