Tuesday, 14 August 2012

East India: The Land of Sunrise in India

East India is a land which meets the rays of the Sunshine before the rest of the nation. As per the Political Map, East India consists of Four Indian States which are West Bengal (Pascim Banga), Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha. Now from Traveling point of view, East India also consists of North Eastern India comprising states like Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and so on. There are a total of around Eight North Eastern States in India. All the states of East and North East India are well connected by Air and Road and quite well by Rail also.
Princep Ghat beside Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata [ Courtesy : flickr.com ]

West Bengal consists of interesting places like its State Capital Kolkata, Shantiniketan, Digha and Darjeeling. Kolkata, the City of Joy is also known as the Cultural Capital of India, Shantiniketan is famous as a Tourist Spot as the Legendary Indian Poet Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore lived over there, Digha is known for its beaches and Darjeeling is a famous hill station of East India, with New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri as the nearest Broad Gauge Base railway stations. Jharkhand consists of important Industrial Cities like its State Capital Ranchi, Jamshedpur (Tata Nagar), Dhanbad and Bokaro. Odisha is famous for its cities like State Capital Bhubaneswar and Puri which is a famous Holiday Spot as well as Pilgrimage Destination. Bihar is famous for its cities like State Capital Patna, Gaya which is a Pilgrimage Destination for Buddhist Tourism and the remains of Nalanda University.  All these Four States in East India are very well connected by the Indian Railways.
One - Horn Indian Rhino [ Courtesy : journeymart.com ]

In North East India, Assam is famous for places like State Capital Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park and Kamakhya Devi Temple. Cherrapunji is a city in Meghalaya which is said to have received the Highest World’s Highest Amount of Rainfall. Arunachal Pradesh who’s State Capital is Itanagar, is considered to be the First State in entire India to witness Sunrise. All these North East Indian States are well connected by Air as all their State Capitals have got good National Airports.
Nohsngithiang Falls, Cherrapunji [ Courtesy : indiatravelblog.net ]

The Rail Network in North East India is still under development. The Broad Gauge Network of Indian Railways is present uptil far flung places like Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. A Meter Gauge Rail Network has been launched few years back in the North Eastern State of Tripura between Kumarghat and Agartala. Thus, traveling in East India can surely be a magical experience for any person in the World.


  1. Wonderful.I suggest you add Cuttack which is a heritage city of 300+ years.
    Thanks for includingbNE states under this heading.

  2. That was me,KS GOPAL

    1. Thanks a lot Gopal Sir. Cuttack is also a Heritage City ... this is also to be kept in mind :-)