Eastern India stretches from the land of Sikkim to the waters of Mahanadi. The states of West Bengal, Sikkim, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand are in this region of the country. These five states are stereotyped as the rural part of India but do not be fooled. Eastern India has some amazing destinations which you cannot find anywhere else in India.

Things To Do In Eastern India

You might lose yourself in the crowd at Kolkata. Thus, those who love bustle can enjoy the mad rush. For the lovers of Gothic architecture, there are several colonial buildings which will blow your mind. Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha. Plus, it is a clean and smart city to visit. Bhubaneswar is the definition of sustainable development. Ancient temples and big malls go hand in hand.

The landscape of Gangtok attracts many tourists. Scenic mountains build up the boundary of the city. Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand. However, it does hold much interest for tourists. Chattisgarh’s capital, Raipur, is the best place to go shopping in Eastern India. It is from Raipur that textiles are transported to other regions of Eastern India, and all throughout India as well.

The vibrant green tea plantations provide a scenic backdrop to the colonial town of Darjeeling. When you visit this city, you will travel back to a time when India was under British control. Religious sites and beaches rarely go together. However, that is not the case in Odisha. In the city of Puri, there is a popular beach adjacent to the famous Temple of Lord Jagannath. To feast on nature, visit Sunderbans where you will glimpse the vast Mangrove forests.

Getting Around:

You will find that India is a land of diverse ethnicities and dialects. In West Bengal people speak Bengali, in Odisha they speak Odia; Chattisgarh speaks Hindi; Sikkim speaks Nepali. Furthermore, in urban areas, there are educated people who can converse in English. Trains get you around easily and quickly. However, if you are one for cleanliness get on a bus.

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December 9, 2016 3:21 pm Published by

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