Top Places to visit in East India

Here is the list of 24 Top Places to visit in East India

1. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim
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Known For : Nathula Pass MG Road, Gangtok Rumtek Monastery

Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. The mesmerising prismatic beauty and the beautiful winding hill roads are even more breathtaking if seen from a bird’s eye view in a cable car.

Best Time: Throughout the year

33 Gangtok Attractions

2. Kaziranga National Park, Assam - Home to the One Horned Rhino

Kaziranga National Park, Assam - Home to the One Horned Rhino
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Home to two-thirds of the world's one horned rhinoceros population, this national park has been declared as a World Heritage Site.

Best Time: October to June

3. Majuli, Assam - World's Largest Fresh Water Island

Majuli, Assam - World's Largest Fresh Water Island
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Known For : Kamalabari Satra Dakhinpat Satra Garmur

Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, pristine and pollution free fresh water island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city.

Best Time: July to March

5 Majuli Attractions

4. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas
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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

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Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. This scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometres away from Kolkata.

Best Time: February to March, September to December

23 Darjeeling Attractions

5. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - The birthplace of Dalai Lama

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - The birthplace of Dalai Lama
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Known For : Sela Pass Tawang Monastery Madhuri Lake

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Located at a height of about 3048m, is known for many important and beautiful monasteries and is famous as the birth place of Dalai Lama.

Best Time: September to March

9 Tawang Attractions

6. Bodh Gaya, Bihar - Buddha, Mahabodhi Tree and the land of Nirvana

Bodh Gaya, Bihar - Buddha, Mahabodhi Tree and the land of Nirvana
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Known For : Mahabodhi Temple Great Buddha Statue Tibetan Refugee Market

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One of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, Bodhgaya is a village in the state of Bihar. It was here under the Bodhi tree that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. The place is bustling with pilgrims all through the year who come to pay their homage in the monasteries, shrines and temples. It also attracts tourists from India and abroad owing to its magnificent Buddha statue, the Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree.

Best Time: October to March

26 Bodh Gaya Attractions

7. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East
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Known For : Umiam Lake Elephant Falls Police Bazar

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A beautiful city encircled by pine trees, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak. Standing as tall as 1496 meters, Shillong provides a relief from the heat across the country. This hill station is known for its picturesque sights and traditions. The soothing climate makes Shillong suitable to visit in all seasons. The light drizzles and the cooling gentle wind adds to the joy of visiting this hill station. This place is also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’. One can find descendants of the Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Mallaisohmat, Bhowal and Langrim tribes.

Best Time: September to May

31 Shillong Attractions

8. North Sikkim, Sikkim

North Sikkim, Sikkim
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Known For : Gurudongmar Lake Lachung Yumthang Valley

One of the most uninhabited areas of the country, yet extremely beautiful and charming, North Sikkim shares its boundary with China and Nepal.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

10 North Sikkim Attractions

9. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
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Known For : Tarin Fish Farm - Paddy cultivation Kile Pakho Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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The cradle to a unique tribal group and a balmy climate, Ziro is the peace seeker's paradise. Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields.

Best Time: Throughout the year

8 Ziro Attractions

10. Kolkata, West Bengal - The city of Joy

Kolkata, West Bengal - The city of Joy
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Known For : Victoria Memorial Fort William Kolkata Belur Math

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Kolkata, India's second biggest city, is a perpetually ongoing festival of human existence, concurrently luxurious and squalid, refined and frantic, pointedly futuristic, while beautifully in decay. A vibrant 350-year-old metropolis located on India's Eastern Coast, the capital of West Bengal thrives on contradictions and imposing spectacles; nothing is commonplace in this city. Famously known as the City of Joy, Kolkata is, in every sense, the artistic, cultural and intellectual capital of the country. Kolkata's streets are vivid, hectic, chaotic, and yet, brimming with life and creativity. Driven by the indomitable spirit of the self-made middle class, the city has created a beautiful juxtaposition of the old colonial-era charm with the nascent upcoming hipster culture that thrives amongst the city's millennial residents.

Best Time: October to March

79 Kolkata Attractions

11. Dooars, West Bengal - India's gateway to Bhutan.

Dooars, West Bengal - India's gateway to Bhutan.
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Known For : Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary Sumsing and Suntalekhola Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

Starting from river Teesta in the East to river Sankoshi in the west, Dooars is a local name given to the floodplains of North-East India around Bhutan. The name 'Dooars' has emerged from 'door' as Dooars is the gateway to Bhutan.

Best Time: Throughout the year

4 Dooars Attractions

12. Gopalpur, Odisha

Gopalpur, Odisha
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Known For : Gopalpur Beach Ramha (Chilika) Gopalpur Lighthouse

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In the southern coastline of Odisha just 15 km from the city of Behrampur is located a quaint, tiny town of Gopalpur which was a sea port, bustling with trade and commerce, in the Colonial Era.

Best Time: November to February

9 Gopalpur Attractions

13. Konark, Orissa - The city of the Sun Temple

Konark, Orissa - The city of the Sun Temple
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Known For : Sun Temple, Konark Chandrabhaga Beach ASI Museum

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Konark, in the state of Orissa is renowned world over for the Sun Temple which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Annual dance festival and its beautiful sandy beaches.

Best Time: September to March

5 Konark Attractions

14. Mirik, West Bengal - The Valley of the Sun

Mirik, West Bengal - The Valley of the Sun
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Known For : The Mirik Lake Pashupati Nagar Orange Orchards

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Located on the banks of a huge lake, the hill town of Mirik adds to North Bengal's bounty. Amidst the Himalayan Valley, Mirik has more to offer than just beautiful mountains and lakes.

Best Time: March to July

9 Mirik Attractions

15. Nameri National Park, Assam - An exciting Himalayan foothill

Nameri National Park, Assam - An exciting Himalayan foothill
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Nameri national park is famous for its elephants and other animals including tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, etc. and also for being a bird watchers paradise.

Best Time: November to Apr

16. Serchhip, Mizoram - A hidden colour of Mizoram

Serchhip, Mizoram - A hidden colour of Mizoram
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Known For : Vantawng Falls Chhingpuii Thlan Thenzawl

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Most famous for being the district with the highest literacy rate in India, Serchhip in Mizoram is a place that can provide you a unique and vibrant experience.

Best Time: Throughout the year

4 Serchhip Attractions

17. Sibsagar, Assam

Sibsagar, Assam
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Known For : Talatal Ghar Rang Ghar Ahom Museum

Dating back to the Ahom dynasty, this cultural town is full of historic tourist attractions from forts with underground architecture to numerous temples.

Best Time: October to March

9 Sibsagar Attractions

18. Tura, Meghalaya - An unexplored bit of the Garo Hills

Tura, Meghalaya - An unexplored bit of the Garo Hills
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Known For : Tura Peak Siju Caves Balpakram National Park

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Located in the West Garo hills, Tura provides a spellbinding as well as serene environment being quite an unexplored town.

Best Time: Throughout the year

9 Tura Attractions

19. Mawsynram, Meghalaya

Mawsynram, Meghalaya
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Known For : Mawsmai Caves Mawsmai Falls Nohalikalai Falls

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Acknowledged as one of the wettest place in the world, the mesmerizing village of Mawsynram is a nature lover's delight and the perfect destination to behold the beauty of the rains. Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee by a slight margin in being the wettest place in India.

Best Time: September to November

5 Mawsynram Attractions

20. Aizawl, Mizoram - The land of Mizos

Aizawl, Mizoram - The land of Mizos
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Known For : Durtlang Hills Reiek Vantawng Falls

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Neatly tucked in the beautiful North East, Aizawl is home to the Mizoram State Museum, along with being the cultural and religious capital of the Mizos.

Best Time: Throughout the year

15 Aizawl Attractions

21. Kurseong, West Bengal - The Land of White Orchids

Kurseong, West Bengal - The Land of White Orchids
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Known For : Tea Gardens in Kurseong Ambotia Shiva Mandir Eagle's Craig

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Also known as the 'Land of White Orchids', Kurseong is a hill station located close to Darjeeling famous for its waterfalls, temples and Buddhist gompas apart from the excellent view that the place provides.

Best Time: April to May, August to October

9 Kurseong Attractions

22. Digha, West Bengal - A blissful and untouched beach town

Digha, West Bengal - A blissful and untouched beach town
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Known For : Marine Station/Aquarium of Zoological Survey of India New Digha Beach Udaipur Beach

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Beach town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its untouched beaches and scenic views, especially among people in West Bengal.

Best Time: July to March

9 Digha Attractions

23. Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches

Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches
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Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Chilika Lake Puri Beach

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One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple.

Best Time: July to March

28 Puri Attractions

24. Jorhat, Assam - Tea Capital of India

Jorhat, Assam - Tea Capital of India
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Known For : Majuli Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar

Famous for its culture, mosques, tombs, gardens and most importantly - its tea plantations, Jorhat is also known as the tea capital of India.

Best Time: October to March

21 Jorhat Attractions

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