East India Travel
A tour of East India takes you through emerald-green tea estates, bustling cities, glorious temples and sunny tourist destinations. This region of India is perhaps the least explored though in recent years the picturesque landscape and wild profusion of flora, fauna and people of the north-eastern states is fast making it a popular tourist destination. Our guide to Travel in East India is sure to throw light on the wonders that lie on the Eastern region of India.
East India Tour
West Bengal is one of the major states of the Eastern region. Kolkata on the river Hooghly is famous for Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Birla Planeterium, Hazariduar, Howrah Bridge and Shantiniketan. Catch the Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sunderbans. Be it the rossagulas and sandesh or leather goods and cotton textiles, a visit to Kolkata is sure to be intersting and fun-filled. The picturesque hill station of Darjeeling and Kalimpong find place on many a tourist list.
Visit Orissa and take in the golden beaches and places of past splendor while on a tour of East India. Visit the glorious temples at Bhubaneshwar, Konark, Jagannath and Puri. Relax in the holiday beach resorts at Puri and Gopalpur on Sea. The ancient caves of Udaigiri and Khandgiri are considered consecrate as this was the place where Lord Mahavira addressed the people of the area.
East India Travel
Though Bihar still lags behind in infrastructure and development, you can visit Bodh Gaya and Nalanda. Bodh Gaya is the place sacred to Buddhists as it is the spot where Buddha became the Enlightened One.
Visit the Mahabodhi temple complex. Nalanda was a seat of learning in the days of yore - an institution where Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira are believed to have taught. The capital city of Patna (formerly Pataliputra) Patna is known for its magnificent past and the historical buildings.
The snow-capped mountains of Arunachal Pradesh and the tea estates of Assam are a major tourist draw. The Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for the one-horned rhinoceros. Visit Shillong nestled at a height of 1500 mts above sea level. A trip to Nagaland will acquaint you with the culture and art of the tribes found there. The royal palace of Tripura is worth a visit.