The city shows the perfect confluence of natural beauty and architectural marvels. Sasaram has a vivid historical past. The city was conquered by many monarchs under whom the land prospered. The city was an important trading city under the Britishers and hence played an important part during the revolt of 1857. The city was the birthplace of rulers like the fearless Rani Laxmi Bai or Raja Harishchand. Their legacies are now preserved with the monuments they left behind. The historic city has many places of interest. These places would surely make you visit the city and the neighboring areas.
Bihar, a beautiful state and tourist attraction in our country, has an equally perfect weekend getaway for a perfect vacation. This place is the city of Arrah. It is located 40 kms from capital Patna, in Bhojpur district of Bihar. It is the headquarters and houses the Municipal Corporation. The town is surrounded by the rivers Ganga and Son.
One of the most beautiful districts in the state, Begusarai is the industrial capital of Bihar. The name of the town is divided to two parts, ‘Begum’ and ‘Sarai’, which mean queen and inn respectively. The Queen of Bhagalpur used to come on the banks of the River Ganga for a pilgrimage, which influenced the name of the district.
Bihar, a beautiful state in the east of our country, is the most flocked by tourists for vacations as well as religious tours. An important trade, commercial, educational and economical contributor, Bihar is also ahead in offering tourist destinations. One of these many tourist places is Purnia, the biggest city in the north-eastern part of the state.
Bihar is an Eastern Indian state with fertile plains and the river Ganga flowing right through the middle of it. In Ancient India, the state was considered as a pioneer in education, learning and culture. Major empires rose up from the plains of Bihar and left behind relics of their legacy. Also known for its bio-diversity, let us look at the top 5 National Parks (or Wildlife sanctuaries) in Bihar.
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is a 50 kilometer stretch of area situated on the river Ganga. The sanctuary is located in the district of Bhagalpur in the state of Bihar. Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary was initiated as a protected area for the conservation of River Dolphins by the government of India in the year 1991. The species of dolphins found in the sanctuary were classified as endangered in the year 2006 by IUCN and intense measures have been taken to ensure their survival and re-population ever since. The span of Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary extends from Kahalgaon in east Bhagalpur to Sultanganj in the west, harboring within it a multitude of aquatic species. The Gangetic Dolphin holds immense significance for India as it is the national aquatic animal of the country and also one of the four species of river dolphins. However, in the past century, the population of these aquatic angels has seen an unsettling decline due to various human-made factors including motorized boats and fishing. The sanctuary serves as a useful resource for the study of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
One of the significant cities of north Bihar located in the heart of Mithilanchal, Darbhanga, is a wonderful tourist destination in Bihar. Full of architectural marvels and religious places, rich in its musical form, folk arts and century’s old tradition, it is considered as the cultural capital of Bihar. The name Darbhanga is a blend of two words- “Dwar” meaning gate and “Banga” meaning Bengal, giving way to “Gateway of Bengal”. Situated between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and Ganga River, it is only 50 km away from Nepal. Do not get startled if you come across songs written by renowned Maithili poet Vidyapati on social occasions. Darbhanga is also known for its mangoes, especially Maldah variety. Here goes the list of top five attractions of Darbhanga that you cannot give a miss.
Bihar Sharif is the district headquarters of Nalanda district in the state of Bihar. Revealing the leftovers of medieval Islamic design of the Gupta era in the form of mosques and tombs, Bihar Sharif portrays the depiction of an active town of rich times of yore. Being intimately linked to Buddha’s life, here lays a trail of pilgrimages. It was the capital of the Pala rulers and contains a 5th century AD Gupta pillar. It is also famous for housing the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Sharfuddin Yahya Maneri and Langot fair at Baba Maniram Akhara. Being situated on the bank of river Panchanan in the Hiryana Prabhat Parvat, Alluvial soil makes the land very fertile. Here are some of the must-visit places to see in Bihar Sharif:
Known as the ‘Silk City’ of India, Bhagalpur is among the oldest cities in Bihar and is famous for housing the 1st lady doctor in South Asia, Kadambini. It derives its name from ‘Bhagduttpuram‘, which translates as ‘City of Good Luck‘. Bhagalpur is one of the prime Buddhist destinations in India and is home to large number of religious and historic tourist attractions. Here is the list of top five places that you must see in Bhagalpur.
Rajgir is a place of historic importance situated in the state of Bihar. It is in the district of Nalanda. Besides being a historical location, Rajgir stands as a religious place for both Buddhism and Jainism, as this region is said to be related to both Gautama Buddha and Mahavir. Rajgir was known for its royal importance during the earlier times. So, most of the sites attracting the tourists are either religious or historical places. Visiting Rajgir and not visiting any one of them would be a great loss. Listed below are 7 such popular tourist destinations of Rajgir.