(Last Updated on : 28/12/2016)
East Indian states consist of classical cultural backdrop. The states in Eastern part of India witnessed the rule of different historical dynasties and later the British Government.
East India consists of Bihar
, West Bengal
and also the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Odisha and West Bengal share some cultural and linguistic characteristics with Bangladesh. The bulk of the region lies on the east coast of India by the Bay of Bengal
, and on the Indo-Gangetic plain. Jharkhand
, on the Chhota Nagpur plateau, is a hilly and a heavily forested state rich in mineral wealth.
Odisha is a mineral rich state of India. The region is bounded by Nepal and Sikkim Himalayan Mountain Range
in the north, the states of Uttar Pradesh
on the west, Andhra Pradesh in the south and the Bay of Bengal on the east. It is connected to the Seven Sister States of Northeast India by the narrow Siliguri
Corridor in the north east of West Bengal.
Bihar is a state in the eastern part of India. It is the 13th-largest state of India, with an area of 94,163 square km. The third-largest state of India by population, it is contiguous with Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, with Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges which flows from west to east.
Jharkhand is a state in eastern India carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh to the north-west, Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east.
West Bengal is located in East India on the Bay of Bengal. It is India's fourth-most populous state, with over 91 million inhabitants. It has a total area of 88,750 square kilometers), making it similar in size to Serbia. A part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region, it borders Bangladesh in the east and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also has borders with five Indian states, including Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the seven union territories of India. These islands are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. The territory is 150 km north of Aceh in Indonesia and separated from Thailand and Myanmar by the Andaman Sea. It comprises two island groups, the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands, separated by the 10 degree North parallel, with the Andamans to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobars to the south. The Andaman Sea lies to the east and the Bay of Bengal to the west.
Tourism in East India
The popular and developed cities in eastern circle are Patna
, Malda Town, Durgapur
. It is also the abode of the calm and serene hill station Darjeeling. These eastern states also houses hill stations which are worth to visit. It has attractive tea farm, from where the tea is exported to other parts of India as well as abroad. The ruins of ancient Nalanda
University and Puphagiri
are found in the eastern region. This part includes many pilgrimage centers for Jain and Buddha communities. Bodhgaya
and Puri are the most famous pilgrimage centers in this region.