The eastern plain of India is full of amazing tourist destinations. It has everything from shimmering hills stations to ebullient Ganga. It includes West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, and Orissa. The states known as seven sisters also come under eastern part of India. It constitutes of Tripura, Mizoram, Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland. The union territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal fall under eastern region.
All these places offer the visitors a unique and amazing world within India itself. Every place has its own distinct history, heritage and culture that further spice up the entire sightseeing experience. It is enriched with abundant greenery, serene hills, wildlife sanctuaries and tranquil temples. A visit to holy places in Bihar like Baidyanath Dham, Bodhgaya and Gaya is an experience of lifetime.
Go on to see the magnificent sunrise in Bay of Bengal then travel to Assam to see one-horned Rhinos in Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary. The tour is going to be incomplete without a visit to Gangtok, Sunderbans, Siliguri and Darjeeling. The splendid view of Mt Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling will leave you spellbound. The dense forests of north east are full of flora and fauna. Here, you will get the opportunity to see rhinoceros, elephants, tigers, birds, and butterflies in their natural habitat. You would be surprised to know that the tribal life still persists at some places here. The tribal’s live a carefree life away from all modern upheavals taking place in the world.
Andaman & Nicobar:
It is a cluster of 350 islands of various sizes. These islands once inhabited by tribes who were completely against any civilization. Today, the scenario is different. The splendid beaches of Andaman Islands are every tourists delight. Port Blair is the capital of this beautiful place. The tour is going to be incomplete without a visit to the historical Cellular Jail, Anthropological Museum, Marine Museum and Andaman Water Sport complex. You can indulge in various water sports like Scuba diving and see the astonishing world of fishes and marine animals closely.
Sippighat Water Sports Complex, Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Children’s Traffic Park, Viper Island, Great Nicobar, Car Nicobar, Chatham Saw Mill, Cottage Industries Museum, Anthropological Museum, Marine Museum, Fisheries Museum, Marine Park, Cellular Jail.
Popularity knows as the Land of Rising Sun Arunachal Pradesh shares its boundary with Burma in the East, Bhutan in west and China in north. The capital of the state is Itanagar. A must place to visit in capital is Jawaharlal Nehru Museum. Most part of the state is covered by the Great Himalayas. The main tourist places include Tawang, the peaceful town known for famous Buddhist monastery. If you love big cats then a visit to Namdapha Tiger Project in Changlang is must. The hanging bridges over the river Sela Lake, Bomdila will surely make hold your breath.
Assam is blessed with abundant natural beauty. The lush green surroundings and picture serene landscapes make it a popular tourist destination. It is also famous for its temples and historical monuments. The trip is going to be incomplete without visit to the finest tea gardens. The wildlife lovers will find “Kaziranga National Park” as the perfect spot to see some of the amazing birds & animals including the one horned rhinoceros.
The state known as the “Land of Buddha” has Patna as it its capital. The state is one of the major pilgrimage destinations. Pilgrims following various faiths like Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism visit these scared places throughout the year. The major tourist destinations are Nalanda, Pawapuri, Bodhgaya and Sitamarhi.
This newly formed state with state capital Ranchi has everything that a tourist dreams off – amazing wildlife, lush green forests, scenic waterfalls and picturesque lakes. The numerous holiday resorts and pleasing climate makes the stay even more comfortable. It is the ideal location for getting engaged in some thrilling adventure activates like scuba diving, river rafting, paragliding and jungle safari. Some of the prominent adventure spots are Dimna Lake, Sita Falls, Chandil Lake, Tillaiyya Dam and Hazaribagh etcetera.
The major pilgrimage spots include the tranquil Ma Chhina Mastika Temple, Jagannathpur Temple, and Sun Temple. The other tourist attractions are Betla National Park, Tribal Research Institute & Museum, Mc Cluskieganj, Tagore Hill, War Cemetery, Kanke Dam, Hundru Falls and Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary.
The state is known as “A Jeweled Land“. It is famous all over the world for its classy Manipuri dance. The capital of this magnificent state is Imphal. The prominent tourist attractions of Manipur are Keibul Lamjao National Park, Shree Govindajee Temple, Manipur State Museum, and Manipur Zoological Garden. Another must place to visit is the floating islands at Loktak Lake which is a nature’s marvel.
The word Meghalaya in Sanskrit means – House of Clouds. This beautiful state has picture serene Shillong as its capital. It is one of the main hill stations in the country. The nature has blessed Meghalaya with virgin forests, abundant sunshine, adequate rainfall, peaceful plateaus, meandering waterfalls, crystal clear water and hospitable people, which make the sightseeing an unforgettable experience. The prominent tourist destination in the state where Gods would also love to live are amazing Shadthum Falls, stunning Elephant Falls, magnificent Bishop Falls, famous Cherrapunji, Sweet Falls, Weinia Falls & Nohkalikai Falls.
Mizoram is a state is located in the northern eastern corner of India. It is known for its incredible cultural heritage. The capital of the state is Aizawl. It is one of the few states that are naturally gifted with dramatic landscape & wonderful climate. If you are touring the state then don’t forget to see Mizoram State Museum and Luangmual Handicrafts Centre.
Exquisitely charming, colorful with lush green fertile land and towering mountains Nagaland is a wonderful place that will simply take your breath away. The capital of this picturesque state is Kohima. The biggest city here is Dimapur. The prominent tourist attractions are Kohima Village, State Museum Sales Emporium, Ruins of Medieval Kachari Kingdom, Zoological Park, and Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary.
Orissa, situated in the east coast of country has splendid history, which depicts the best of Hindu, Jain & Buddhist cultures. The war of Kalinga took place here, which made Ashoka leave war for always and become a follower of Buddhism. Bhubneshwar is the capital of this state. The main cities are Konark, Puri, Cuttack, and Bhubneshwar. The main tourist centers are Jagannath Temple, ancient Lingaraj Temple, exquisite Konark Sun Temple, primeval Khandagiri Caves, regal Barabati Fort, Dhauligiri Hills & Ashoka’s major Rock Edicts.
Located in the mountains of Himalaya, the state has Gangtok as its capital. Sikkim has swiftly flowing rivers, towering peaks, lush valleys, marvelous hills. All these offer a unique experience to the visitors. The place is famous for its glaciers, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and mountains.
Tripura is a small state located in north eastern part of India. It has a common boundary with two states Assam & Mizoram towards east, and on one side, it shares international border with Bangladesh. This tiny state is known for its unique culture, handicrafts, dance & music. The places worth visiting are grand Kunjaban Palace, marvelous Ujjayanta Palace, Unakot and Debatamura rock carvings. The tranquil Fourteen Goddess Temple and peaceful Mata Tripureswari Temple are two of major religious place to visit.
West Bengal lies in eastern part of India. The capital of the state is the famous city Kolkata, which was earlier called Calcutta. The main tourist attractions are museums that are spread all over cities. The Indian Museum located in capital city is one of the largest in India. If you are looking for a place that is beautiful and peaceful then you would fall in love with Darjeeling Hill Station. The other prominent places are famous Howrah Bridge, sacred Dakshineswar Kali Temple, renowned Belur Math & the splendid tea gardens.