One of the most visited tourist destinations across the world, India has so much to offer that every visitor and tour organizer is often at loss in deciding which destinations to be included and which one they can afford to skip in the itinerary.
Traditional Tour Itinerary
Visualization of a prospective Trip to India starts with consideration of places like Kashmir, numerous exotic hill stations, Fortes and deserts of Rajasthan, golden shinny sea beaches in Goa, or the God’s own country, Kerala. However, there is much more than that and especially the repeat and regular visitors may be looking for something that is yet to be explored too much; the India unknown.
In fact very little has been told or publicized about the states in the eastern part of the country.
For instance; Orissa, now Odisha, the state famous as the land of Lord Jagannath figures only for the Puri Jagannath temple and the temple city of Bhubaneswar among the India Tourist Attractions. Little is however known about numerous other attractive spots it has. Similar is also the case of West Bengal where only the metropolitan city of Calcutta and hill station Darjeeling have been highlighted as well as that of the North East frontier states like Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim bisecting Nepal and Bhutan.
Odisha – The Less Explored State
Some of the highly attractive tourist destinations in Odisha are the Simlipal reserve forest in Mayurbhanj district, Khandadhar waterfalls with water falling from a height of 400 feet in the districts of Sundargarh and Keonjhar, the unique flat sea beach at Chandipore in the district of Balasore, natural sea beach at Gopalpur in the district of Ganjam, and a host of flora and fauna in the dense forests of north-west and south-west part of the state.
Many of these spots have the capabilities of becoming center of Tourist Activities in India.
North East Frontier States & West Bengal
Whether it is religious destinations like the famous Kamroop Kamakhya temple, or the wildlife sanctuaries like Kajiranga or the famous Sunderbans in West Bengal, they have an abundance of natural beauties, flora and fauna for the visitors. In addition exploring the two longest rivers of India, the Ganges and Brahmaputra on boat gives an extraordinary experience to the visitors. Add to this the primitive tribal people residing in various parts of this region of the country and it will open up an altogether different version of the trip to India.
Trip to India thus is not merely visiting the tourist places in Delhi and not even the exploration of the well known and publicized spots. It is also a less explored part of the country, the real India unknown.