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Eastern India

  • Bankura, West Bengal, India
Bankura, West Bengal
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Location Type: Region
This region of Eastern India lies on the Bay of Bengal, and borders Bangladesh and Nepal. The states forming this region - Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, and Jharkhand - form part of the Indo-Gangetic plain - the most populous region on Earth. Most travellers venturing to this part of India visit Kolkata and Darjeeling, then head north to the Himalayan state of Sikkim.
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Wikipedia - East India

Eastern Indian States

East India is a region of India consisting of the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa. The states of Orissa and West Bengal share some cultural and linguistic characteristics with Bangladesh and with the state of Assam. Together with Bangladesh, West Bengal formed the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal before Partition in 1947. Historic region of Bengal which was ruled by Nawabs of Bengal comprises present Eastern India and Bangladesh from where British started their conquest of India. ... read more

Wikitravel - Eastern India

Eastern India, regions of India

The East of India is a mostly rural region stretching from Sikkim in the Himalayan South to the coast of the bay of Bengal. Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is the largest city in the region, also the temple cities of Puri of Lord Jagannath fame and Bhubaneswar are both in Orissa. ... read more

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