Private tailor-made journeys of a lifetime 1 888 263 2574
  • AUS
  • DEU
  • AUS
  • DEU
Enchanting Travels East India Tours Tea Gardens

What are the top ten things to do in East India?

Plan your East India vacation around the top things to do in East India.

From verdant tea plantations high up in the mountains to endangered rhinos in lush green national parks, there’s much to see and do in East India. Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, is a melting point of diverse cultures and home to an eclectic cuisine. See the mangroves of Sundarbans, savor the hill station charms of Darjeeling, explore the dramatic landscapes of the Himalayas, immerse yourself in the serenity of Gangtok – there are so many things to do in East India.

If you are wondering when is the best time to visit East India and which cities and attractions you should not miss, our destination experts are waiting to craft your perfect vacation. Here is a list of the top ten things to do in East India that should definitely be part of your India vacation!

Enchanting Travels India Tours East India Indian one horned rhino in Kaziranga National Park of Assam in India
Excellent / 4.9 out of 5
Bhubaneshwar - Things to do in East India

1Discover the Temples of Bhubaneswar

In the city of Bhubaneswar, there are hundreds of ancient Hindu temples built between the 7th and 15th centuries, little wonder then that the city is often referred to as the Temple City of India!

The city is home to the striking Mukteswara Temple, the Parasurameswara Temple that was built in the 7th century and the Raj Rani Temple, which is built of sandstone.

Enchanting Travels India Tours Darjeeling Tea Gardens

2Revel in the Charm of Tea Plantations

Visit the tea plantations of Darjeeling and learn all about the cultivation and production of one of the best tea varieties in the world. Enjoy high tea, a tribute to the region’s colonial past, as you sit surrounded by verdant tea bushes and stunning views of the lofty Himalayas.

When in Darjeeling, don’t forget to go on a ride on the narrow meter gauge Himalayan toy train!

Things to do in East India - Gangtok

3Soak in the Serene Ambiance of Gangtok

The monastery town of Gangtok houses some of the most important Buddhist monasteries, including the Rumtek Monastery and the Labrang Monastery.

Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura that the town is bathed in as you soak in stunning views of the Himalayas!


4Enjoy a Stay in Quaint Kalimpong

In the picturesque Himalayan town of Kalimpong, you will find colorful flower gardens, lush green tea plantations and a fantastic mountain panorama.

On your tour of Kalimpong, don’t miss its many flower nurseries as well as a trio to the popular Glenburn Tea Estate.

Enchanting Travels East India Tours Victoria Memorial, Kolkata , India

5Discover Colonial Kolkata

The lively colonial city of Kolkata was once the heart of the British Empire. Embrace impressive palaces and villas, spacious parks and, of course, the famous Victoria Memorial.

Go on a cruise on the Hooghly river and enjoy feasting on authentic Bengali cuisine on your Kolkata tour!

Sunderbans - Things to do in East India

6Visit the Sunderban Delta Region

On a boat trip through the Ganges Delta in the Sunderbans, experience rich mangrove forests and Indian tigers living wild.

The region is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is also home to diverse birdlife.

Things to do in East India

7Go Hiking in Yuksom

The picturesque Yuksom is a paradise for hikers. From here you can visit the unspoiled mountain world and the mystical Dubdi Monastery.

It is believed that the sleepy town was the birthplace for Buddhism in Sikkim and several Buddhist gompas (monastery or temple) can be found here. today it a hotspot for trekkers, keen to explore the beauty of the surrounding mountains.

Rhino Kaziranga National Park

8See Dolphins and Rhinos at Kaziranga

Take a look at Ganges Dolphins on a boat trip within Kaziranga National Park. The reserve houses a host of other wildlife, including tigers, leopards, and elephants. There is a wide variety of birdlife in the park as well.

Go on a jeep safari as you try and spot the magnificent Indian one-horned rhino! Confined to the northeastern part of India, Bhutan, and Nepal, few of these ponderous beasts remain in the world. Track them with experts on a jeep safari in Assam!

Sun Temple near Puri Things to do in East India

9Visit Puri’s Jagannath Temple

Watch the colorful hustle and bustle around the Jagannath Temple in the pilgrimage town of Puri and at the Konark Sun Temple nearby.

You must also visit the Atharnala Bridge, an example of 13th century Indian engineering.

Royal Bengal Tiger in Jim Corbett National Park

10Go on a Safari in Corbett

On a safari in Corbett National Park, the oldest wild animal reserve in India, you can observe majestic pachyderm, swamp crocodiles and numerous bird species. You can also go angling in this expansive park.

Experience the hidden jewel of India on your East India tour. Our specialists will be pleased to advise you.

from the blog
Indien: Norden oder Süden?
By: Prakriti
8 min

North or South India: Which is the one for you?

With a vast country like India, choosing a region is no mean feat! Here's your comprehensive guide on what North and South India have to offer to help you decide on the best tour for you.


Top Must-see Forts on Your India Tour
By: Penny
4 min

Top Must-see Forts on Your India Tour

When traveler’s think to visit India, you naturally think forts and palaces. It’s quite natural then, that these architectural wonders have featured in myriad documentaries, movies and photos, and remain the go-to destinations to include in your India travel plans!  India’s conundrum and charisma has for centuries mesmerized the imagination of infinite artists, literati, poets, […]


popular trips to india

North India’s Golden Triangle

10 Days: $ 5,090 $ 4,190 / person
This round trip of North India’s Golden Triangle takes you to the cultural and natural highlights of the region. Starting in the capital Delhi, you will explore the three cities of the Golden Triangle.
Details Inquire
Nepali women replacing prayer flags, Namche Bazaar village, Sagarmatha Park, Himalayas, Nepal

North India: Mysteries of Kumaon

13 Days: $ 4,290 / person
This India vacation introduces you to both India’s culture and heritage as well as pristine landscapes. In the Golden Triangle of North India, you will discover Mughal and Rajput-era architecture such as the Taj Mahal.
Details Inquire
Enchanting Travels India Tours Farmers harvest Oolong tea leaves in a tea plantation on the morning time

Eastern Gems: Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya

16 Days: $ 5,090 / person
Explore some of the most pristine destinations in India! Set in the far east, the states of Assam, Nagaland, and Meghalaya offer lush green hill landscapes, picturesque towns and villages and unique cultures of their own.
Details Inquire

Safe & Secure

Our global network of partners on the ground are able to share the most up-to-date advice and recommendations on COVID-19. We only offer hotels and vehicles with the highest health and safety standards.

Financial Protection & Flexibility

We believe in complete transparency. We are bonded members and license holders of all leading travel organizations. Your booking is flexible and completely secure with us.

Fully Supported Travel

Your dedicated and personal trip coordinator is available around-the-clock throughout your trip to accommodate requests, take care of the details, and handle any unforeseen situations.

Authentic & Unique

Go off the beaten track. Our award-winning, licensed local guides provide incredible insights and insider tips, passionately bringing alive unique and exclusive experiences for you.

Personalized & Private

Discover our enchanting world your way. Our experts completely customize your private tour to match your interests and preferences through their comprehensive knowledge of each destination.

High Quality Experiences

All our accommodations and services are personally tested by our team. Tell us your travel dream and we will create an itinerary packed with the best experiences your destination has to offer.

what our guests say

Through my conversations with Swati and some changes that evolved the trip was perfectly planned and brilliantly executed. Her interest into my goals on this trip, produced an incredible experience.

Rating 5/5
Enchanting Travels Guest - Traveled to North India

Kenneth Alan Tepper USA

Enchanting Travels customizes every aspect of our travel which perfectly suits our needs. The staff is knowledgeable, professional, patient, fun and personable, as well as attentive to all our needs throughout our trip. We also enjoy all the private transportation, private tours and luxury accommodation. We feel like the kings and queens when we travel with Enchanting. Enchanting offers the perfect travel experience for us!

Rating 5/5
Enchanting Travels Guest - Traveled to North India, Maldives, Sri Lanka

Alison LoveUSA

I cannot imagine being without Enchanting Travels for my first trip to India. With new and different things to acclimate to and customs I was not privy to, ET made my journey a breeze. I was able to see and enjoy the entirety of all places visited without worrying about tickets and transfers and luggage and hotels and anything that might take me away from being “in the moment”. Usually one fourth of my trip is spent making arrangements but not so with Enchanting Travels as it is all done for you. Kudos to ET.

Rating 5/5
Enchanting Travels Guest - Traveled to North India, South India

Judalon WyattUSA

Do you have a vacation in mind? Let us help you create the trip of a lifetime.