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Bihar

Bihar

Welcome to Bihar!
Bihar is located in the eastern part of India, part of the flat Ganges riverine plain, it is mainly an agricultural state.  The name Bihar is derived from Vihara meaning monastery and for visitors today Bihar is important as the land where Lord Buddha spent most of his life, and where Buddhist monasteries flourished. Ruled over by many great empires, it is renowned for its glorious past. It is the base of first Indian empire.

Main Attractions

Nalanda
In ancient India, Nalanda was a prime seat of knowledge and learning. It is very famous for places including Nalanda University, Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, Stupa of Sariputra and Nav Nalanda Vihar. The establishment of Nalanda dates back to the period of Lord Buddha and Mahavira. The place was named after the times of ‘Nalam’ meaning ‘Lotus’ and ‘da’ that means ‘to give’. Nalanda is also the birth place of Sariputra, the devoted follower of Lord Buddha.


Bodhgaya

Rajgir
A prominent Buddhist site in India, Rajgir is twice blessed by the virtue of the birth of Lord Mahavir. Rajgir or Rajgrih means ‘the home of Royalty’. This place has been associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. There are also some beautiful Hindu and Jain temples in the town of Rajgir. Owing to the warm water ponds prevalent in this area, numerous people come here for health reasons as well. Popular attractions are Swarna Bhandar, Ashoka Stupa Peak, Ajatshatru Fort, Vulture's Peak, Jain temples, Hot springs and many more.

Bodhgaya
Is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha.  The town is home to a  number of monasteries and an important learning centre for studying Buddhism. Main attractions are Bodhi tree, Mahabodhi temple, Dharam Chakra. Parasnath hill and so on.

Nalanda

Patna
Pataliputra or Patna of today stands as the capital of Bihar. Due to its enormous background, the city is blessed with numerous archaeological and historical sites. Patna is known for its Buddhist remains and is also a sacred place for the Sikh Community. Situated on the bank of River Ganga, Patna has one of the world’s longest bridges in the world, the Mahatma Gandhi Setu on the River Ganga.  The popular tourist places include Golghar, Patna Museum, Buddha Smriti Park, Takht Sri Harimandirji Patna Sahib, Kumhrar Park, the city Zoo and so on.

Hotels in Bihar


Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Connectivity
Air: Bihar has an airport in its capital city Patna.
Rail: The railway station is located in the centre of the Patna.
Road: The extensive roadways of National Highways 2, 23, 28, 30, 31 and 33 and state highways connect Bihar with all the important Indian cities.



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