It was in the East India where early
industrialization took place. The development was a result of rich
hinterland, access to river and ocean commercial transport and British
investment in technology. Many of India's largest corporate houses still
dwell in Calcutta. Most of India's steel industry is located in Bihar and
West Bengal region due to its proximity to coal/ iron ore belt here.
However there are few states in the north east, that are lightly touched by
time and history. The dense forests of north east have in abundance rhinos,
orchids and birds and butterflies. There still prevails the tribal life that
is unknown and unconcerned about modern upheavals.
Once a regal and imposing Kolkata city is worth admiring and love. It
presents a unique blend of 19th century Europe and the throbbing vitality of
a metropolis of teeming millions. The city has given some of the India's
finest art, theater, literature, films, and culture, and personalities- an
output that has influenced the very course of Indian history. The names
associated with Kolkata are - Tagore, Satyajit Ray, Mother Teresa and Mrinal
Kolkata has many places to visit like the Jain Temple, Zoological Gardens,
Victoria Memorial & drive past Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort
Williams, Secretariat Building and Old Court House Street.
In eastern part of India, Bihar is situated such that it has the Himalayan
Kingdom of Nepal to its north and the states of Orissa, West Bengal, Uttar
Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh flanking its sides. Bihar is always remembered
for it has strong association with ancient India and specially with
Buddhism. The Word "Bihar" has been derived from "Vihara"
meaning Buddhist Monasteries.
Patna, the capital city of Bihar, was called Patliputra. Bihar is the
fascinating land of great religious leaders like Gautama Buddha, Lord
Mahavir and Guru Gobind Singh.
known as Soul of India, Orissa is located on the east coast. The land of
diverse past and culture and the modern today. The mystical state has
inspiring monuments, thousands of master craftsmen, numerous wildlife
sanctuary, stunning landscapes and many other attractions.
Assam is the land of sprawling tea gardens, folk songs and dances, fine
silks(paat and muga), with a wide river meandering through.
Many years ago, Assam was part of Pragjyotisha. The uniqueness of this
state lies in its folk songs and dances(Bihu songs). Assam is also famous
for the Kajiranga Wild Life Sanctuary, which has rare one-horned rhinoceros.