Discover Top Bird's Eye Views of NE India

India's Mega-Stadium in West Bengal
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Salt Lake Stadium: Kolkata, West Bengal,


Streamon created this aerial video of India's Salt Lake Stadium (Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan), which hosted the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup football tournament.  With current seating capacity of 85,000, it's the largest in India.  Before its renovation in 2011, it seated 120,000, and was the world's largest football stadium.  In 1997, the stadium packed in almost 132,000 spectators for a tournament, a record which still stands.  Salt Lake Stadium is located in Bidhannagar, part of metropolitan Kolkata.

Behal: Suburb of Kolkata
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Here's a great top-down aerial video of one of the suburbs of Kolkata, India, compliments of contributor Travelogueonereel.  Behala is located to the southwest of central Kolkata (once known as Calcutta), in the east Indian state of West Bengal.  Kolkota is the capital of the state, the country's fourth most populous.  While Kalkota proper is not one of India's largest cities, it's the center of the country's third most populous metropolitan area, with an esimtated population of about 15 million.  

Assam: Brahmaputra River
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Mahabahu Brahmaputra


The Brahmaputra is one of the three great rivers of southern Asia, along with the Ganges and the Indus.  It rises in Tibet and flows through great stretches of northeastern India before entering Bangladesh, where it merges with one of the two main Ganges distributaries and thereafter forms the great Ganges Delta. At 3.8k km (2.4k mi.), it's the world's fifteenth longest river.  In this drone video by Cpborgohain, you'll get an epic drone's eye view of this magnificent waterway flowing through the Indian state of Assam. 

Namchi: Himalayan Foothills
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Namchi, South Sikkim

Tapas GHosh

Sikkim is one of India's least populous state and second smallest in terms of land area.  It is situated  near the narrow area which connects Northeast India with East India.  Until 1975, it was actually an independent kingdom.  Tapas Ghosh created this drone video of Namchi, a city in the state's South Sikkim district.  Get a bird's eye view of this beautiful city in the Himalayan foothills, including shots of its Guru Rinpoche statue, in honor of the patron saint of Sikkim.

North Bengal: Great Plain of India
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Timelapse: North Bengal at Sunrise

Avijit Sarkar

Northern India's dominant physical features are the Himalayan Mountains and the great Indo-Gangeatic Plain which runs to their south.  The latter is one of the world's great "flat spots" and its fertile soil feeds hundreds of millions.  In this drone video by Avijit Sarkar, you'll get a bird's eye view of the magnificent plain in North Bengal, the northern area of the Indian state of West Bengal.  Note both the vastness of the plain and the rather sudden shift to the mountainous north in the distance.  

Manipur's Phumdi Lake
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Loktak Lake, Manipur


Check out this amazing drone video from a famous lake in the far eastern corner of India.  Loktak Lake is located in the state of Manipur, which is the easternmost of India's 29 federal states.  The lake covers almost 300 square km (111 square mi.) but is quite shallow, with an average depth of just 2.7 meters (just under 9 ft.).  It's known for its giant phumdi's, floating islands made of decaying organic matter.  The largest of these is over 40 square km, over 10% of the lake's surface area! 

India's Andaman Islands
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Local Transport in Rivers of India


Indian's Andaman Islands, located far to the east of the mainland, are home to some of the world's most well known mangrove forests.  Mangroves are trees which can thrive in the brackish and saline waters of river estuaries.  Contributor created this remarkable drone video of some of the watercraft which ply these wetland areas.  The video was shot on a journey from one of the small outlying islands to Rangat, a small town on the interior of the main island.  

Berhampur Stadium, Odisha
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Largest Image of a Human Foot

eureka apta

In this remarkable video by Eureka Apta, you'll get a bird's eye view of a spectacular display of the power of aerial imaging.  In it, a drone was used to film a large crowd of people assembled into what is believed to be the largest ever image of a human foot.  It was filmed in the Sports Stadium of Berhampur in the state of Odisha in eastern India.  While we don't know if this was an officially certified record, it would be hard to imagine that it's not - that is a VERY big foot! 

India's Andaman Archipelago
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India's Andaman Islands


India's Andaman Islands actually lie far off the east coast of India, between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.  The islands are part of an archipelago, some of which is controlled by India and some by Myanmar.  The islands are home to a culturally distinctive ethnic group called the Andamanese.  In this video, contributor Pixeldo gives us an aerial tour of this tropical paradise, which bears more resemblance (and is geographically closer to) Thailand or Myanmar rather than India.  


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Rural Bengal

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North Sikkim In November

Tapas GHosh