Day 9 of Lock-down: My India Travel List Part 2

River Ganga at Varanasi
Photo by Aimanness Harun on Unsplash

Yesterday I wrote about the list of places in the North-East of India that are on my travel wish-list. Today, I move towards the East and parts of the North.

Sikkim: Yumthang valley is deep in the north of Sikkim, close to the border with China (Tibet). Any place in the Himalayas is special, but photos I have seen online mark this as a place worth making the effort to get to.

West Bengal: Kolkata remains the only place that I have visited in the East of India. There are two places I would really like to visit here. One is Santiniketan and the other is the erstwhile princely state of Cooch Behar.

Orissa: The temples of Bhubaneshwar, Puri and Konark are must-sees for me. In addition, I would be tempted to camp by the banks of the Mahanadi river at Satkosia Nature Camp.

Bihar: Bodh Gaya and Nalanda are not too far from each other, so should be possible to cover in one trip.

Jharkhand: Jharkhand is definitely on the tourist radar. It will be interesting to visit the city of Jamshedpur and try the street food.

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi is possibly the place right at the top of my wish-list at the moment. One of the oldest, continually inhabited cities in the World, and one of the holiest as well.


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