East India Cities
The capital of Orissa, Bhubaneswar has its mentions in the epic of Mahabharata. This Temple City of India houses more than its fair share of temples. It is also a thriving hub for commerce and business. Travellers often visit here to explore its architecturally rich temples like Parasurameswara Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Lingaraja Temple, Brahmeshwara Temple, etc.
Cuttack is the second biggest city in Orissa which is also a hub of all commercial activities of the state. Handicrafts displayed here are exported to all parts of India. Here you can find some rare handicraft items defining the classic Oriyan form of art. Cuttack is known for its vivid cultural activities and hosts numerous festivals all year long.
Darjeeling conjures visions of serenity, of vibrant green hills steeped in splendour, a land of breathtaking beauty crowned by the majestic Himalayas.Darjeeling is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. This heavenly retreat is bathed in hues of every shade. The flaming red rhododendrons, the sparkling white magnolias, the miles of undulating hillsides...
The city of Joy, Kolkata can be rightly called as the 'Cultural capital of India'. This colourful capital of West Bengal brings to you a melange of culture, history, literature and art. It has numerous landmark wonders under its horizon. Explore the impressive architecture of the iconic Victoria Memorial.
Konark (lat. 19.53'N; long. 86.06'E) is a small town in Puri distrit. The Bay of Bengal is barely 4 kilometer away. It is 70 km from Bhubaneswar. The name Konark is a variant of Konark which means the Arka (Sun) of Kona (corner), the corner being that of Trikona on the bank of the Kushabhadra.