If you wish to explore the rich and diverse history of Bengal, Gour is the place for you. Located along the banks of the Ganges, this is one of the oldest residential colonies existing in West Bengal. As far known from the history, Gour was initially named as lakshmanvati after lord lakshman. Although the place is now in ruins, its unique history and magnificent architecture are more than enough to attract tourism from places far and wide. This settlement was the capital of ancient Bengal and was also a center of political and state affairs relating to the realm. These ancient relics and remains are now carefully preserved by the archaeological survey of india. So, students and others who have a knack for the historical details of this state ,do give a visit once.