Top 5 Travel Destinations in East India Catering to Distinct Holiday Moods

A long coastline running parallel to Bay of Bengal, sprawling blocks of mangrove forests and tea gardens, fascinating tropical islands secluded from the mainland India and fortunes of historical, religious and architectural wonders – that’s East India for you. No matter what holiday plans you have on mind, the region promises to fulfill them to perfection. Choose from the following list of tourist places in East India the place of your dream holiday.


Ideal for: Honeymoon couples, nature-lovers, wildlife travelers


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Slopes carpeted with lush green tea estates and magnificent views of the lofty Himalayan peaks attract tourists in huge flocks to this picturesque hill station of West Bengal. The rich wealth of flora comprises of oaks, orchids, sals and alpine forests while Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and the nearby Jaldapara National Park preserves exotic Himalayan fauna. Don’t miss the thrilling ropeway ride, colonial heritage and a riveting journey in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (a World Heritage Site).

 How to Reach: Bagdogra has the nearest airport while the closest railway station is New Jalpaiguri. By road, it is a scenic trip from Siliguri and other cities to Darjeeling.

Best Time: Throughout the year


Ideal for: History and culture buffs, architecture and heritage lovers

Konark Sun Temple

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The beach town of Konark in Odisha is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Konark Sun Temple and among the best places of tourist attraction in East India. The majestic structure, also known as Black Pagoda because of its black granite construction, imitates the chariot of Sun God as depicted in Hindu Mythology. Richly carved 12 wheels of the chariot which is shown driven by seven horses create a splendid sight. Other highlights include the Dance Hall (with mesmerizing sculptures), Sun Temple Museum, Chandrabhaga Sea Beach and Konark Dance Festival (December).

How to Reach: Bhubaneshwar is the nearest airport and railway station. Bhubaneswar to Puri Taxi is the best possible way to travel on road via Konark.

Best Time: October-March

Sundarbans National Park

Ideal for: Wildlife enthusiasts, nature-lovers

Sundarbans National Park

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Hosting the world’s largest single block of tidal mangroves, Sundarbans is a World Heritage Site and a popular abode of royal Bengal tigers. An exhilarating boat safari through the paradise lets one explore the animals like tigers, leopards, fishing cats, jungle cats and flying foxes, birds like kingfishers, falcons, coots and more and other species like Oliver Ridley Turtles.

Bodh Gaya

Ideal for: Pilgrims, peace-seekers

Bodh Gaya

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One of the must visit places in East India, the peaceful town of Bodh Gaya in Bihar is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Mahabodhi Temple Complex commemorating the episode is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is thronged by people of all religions and regions of the world. Huge Buddha Statue, Bodhi Tree, the descendant of the original tree under which Buddha meditated, and numerous Buddhist temples constructed by devotees from Sri Lanka, Japan, China, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries add to the spiritual wealth of the place.

How to Reach: Bodh Gaya International Airport. The nearest railway station is at Gaya. Also Bodhgaya can be reached easily via taxi from Patna, the capital city of Bihar by booking a taxi in Patna to Bodhgaya.

Best Time: October-March

Havelock Island

Ideal for: Adventurers, beach holidaymakers, honeymoon couples, nature lovers

Havelock Island

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When you wish to escape from the chaos of life, places like Havelock Island offer the perfect refuge. Located in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands group in the middle of Bay of Bengal, it is a tropical wonderland. Beaches like Radhanagar, Kalapathar and Elephant let one relax near serene waterfront while adventures like snorkeling (with an elephant) and scuba diving introduces one to the fascinating world of colorful corals. Most importantly, you enjoy seclusion to reinvent the lost peace and relaxation.

How to Reach: By air to the nearby Port Blair Airport.

Best Time: October-May

Don’t delay planning one of these wonderful trips if you are looking for a rewarding break from routine life.

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