North East India Travel Guide
North East India is a least explored, most mysterious and arguably the most beautiful region of India. It shares its border with four neighbouring countries China, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan and it is the only gateway to Bhutan.
North East also referred as the ‘Seven Sister States’ referring the states named Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. India’s seven well known national parks are found here named as Kaziranga, Manas, Uran & Pobitora in Assam; Namdapha in Arunachal Pradesh; Sipajijola in Tripura, Keibul Lamjao in Manipur and the World famous one horn rhino is found here.
Green lush mountain ranges intermingled with magnificent dense forests, passing through Buddhist stupas and monasteries, windy roads, glacial lakes, and a climate to die for. The North East will surely take your breath away, and keep you coming back for more.
West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Aruanchal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura
Bodhgaya, Kolkata, Kaziranga National Park, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Tawang, Ziro Valley, Tiger Hill, Nathula Pass, Cherrapunji
24°C to 45°C
(April to June)
21°C to 35°C
(July to Sep)
10°C to 27°C
(Oct to Feb)
Unplug the Un-spoilt…Getaway to the picture-perfect landscapes & cultural diversity
East India includes Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and also the union territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The seven sisters often mentioned along with east India, own their popular identity of north-east India. The eastern states of India, have rich natural deposits of minerals, abundance natural beauty, wildlife like none have, colourful festivals, heritage that narrates old world charm, beautiful beaches and lip-smacking food. Places of prime importance in this zone include Kolkata, Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Kalimpong in West Bengal; Bhubaneswar, Puri, Konark in Odisha; Rajgir, Bodhgaya, Ranchi and others in Bihar and Jharkhand. Wildlife lovers must explore the Simlipal & Sundarbans.
East India is home to a several World Heritage Sites. Odisha displays inherent architectural expertise in marvels like the Sun Temple in Konark (World Heritage Site) and the ancient Jagannath Temple in Puri. Mahabodhi Temple of Bodhgaya (World Heritage Site) is related to life of the Buddha and his attainment of Enlightenment. On the other hand Kolkata in West Bengal is rightly termed as the Cultural Capital of India. This place boasts 19th-century architectural awes like the Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge and others.
The ancient temples and other places of worship here date back to bygone eras. Be it the Gupta Dynasty Bodhgaya relics or the ethos of Jagannath Temple of Puri, religious teachings & believes are deep rooted here. In Bihar, the Thai Monastery, Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, Bodhgaya, Durgeshwari Cave Temple, Baidyanath Temple, Pataliputra Theerth (Jain Temple), and the Vishnupaada temples are very revered and popular. Similarly, Kalibari Temples across Kolkata and Dakshineswar Kali mandir and Kali Ghaat Kali Mandir are amongst the most popular ones. Synonym to Odisha, Jagannath Dham, says it all.
Puri is one of the oldest towns in India and is popular for The Jagannath Cult. The capital Bhubaneswar - the city of temples, is dotted with more than 1000 temples. The prominent ones being Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, Parshuram Temple, Ram Mandir, Brahmeswar Temple and many others.
The topography here is a mélange of nature’s attributes. From high raise Eastern Ghats to the coasts of Bay of Bengal, through the gangatic plains, this zone is a perfect habitat and breeding ground for many species of flora & fauna. Although east India might not have the opulence of the north and south India, yet it is beyond comparison in its abundance of natural richness and tribal culture. The wooded hills and wildlife destinations here draw tourists to explore this unspoiled haven. The most popular ones being Simlipal (Odisha), Bhitarkanika (Odisha), Chilka lake (Odisha), Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary (Odisha), Sundarbans (West Bengal), Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary (Jhankhand), and Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary (Bihar). Various unspoiled beaches and caves in Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand, have become recent choice of globe trotters.
Bengali in West Bengal, Odiya in Orissa and Bihari, Bhojpuri & Maithali in Bihar & Jharkhand, are the local languages. Nevertheless Hindi is understood across most parts of East India. The Cuisines & flavours here are subtle and delicately spiced. People relish both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Bengali fish delicacies and sweets lure everyone in Kolkata and the soft & juicy sweets of Odisha like Chhena Gaja, Chhena Poda and Rasmalai are mouthwatering. The savoury Litti-Chokha of Bihar is not to be missed. The dance, music, literature and other art forms here ass colour & vibrancy to life. Be it the Sambalpuri folk dance of Odisha or Rabindra Sangeet of Bengal or be it Pattachitra of Odisha or Madhubani paintings of Bihar, these creative indulgences are sure to leave any travellers mesmerizing.
Popular Hill Stations of North East India
Popular Tour Packages of North East India