Eastern India

Long considered to be the cultural capital of India, Calcutta’s local Bengali people are known for their humour, art, poetry and politics. Calcutta also has the finest remnants of colonial architecture in the country.

To the south of Calcutta Orissan architecture predominates, with awe-inspiring pilgrimage centres at Bhubaneshwar, Puri and Konark, while the local tribal villages culture surrounding Jeypore   is accessible for the intrepid.

From the north of Calcutta you can venture north to the small Buddhist Himalayan state of Sikkim with its monasteries established on the Himalayan trade routes and  the old Raj hill station of Darjeeling – famous for its tea but also as one of India’s most spectacular regions – and continue to the magical states of Assam.

Take a visual journey through what we consider to be some of Eastern India’s unmissable highlights.

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Eastern India : WHERE TO GO