Discover Bihar

Travel to Araria, Arwal, Aurangabad, Banka, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Buxar, Darbhanga, East Champaran, Gaya, Gopalganj, Jamui, Jehanabad, Khagaria, Kishanganj, Kaimur, Katihar, Lakhisarai, Madhubani, Munger, Madhepura, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nawada, Patna, Purnia, Rohtas, Saharsa, Samastipur, Sheohar, Sheikhpura, Saran, Sitamarhi, Supaul, Siwan, Vaishali, West Champaran.

Bihar  is a state in eastern India. It is the third-largest state by population and twelfth-largest by territory, with an area of 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq. mi). Bihar borders Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, and with Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges, which flows from west to east.  Bihar is also the world’s fourth-most populous subnational entity.

Araria:  Araria district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India. Araria district is a part of Purnia division. The district occupies an area of 2,830 km². Araria town is the administrative headquarters of this district.

Raniganj Vriksh Vatika   ‘Raniganj Vriksh Vatika’ is located 30 km west of Araria District Headquarters of Bihar    State. It is situated at a distance of 25 km from the east side of S.H. 77, which is 310 km north-east of Patna and   forbesganj four-lane (NH 57) to South Kursela. This site is the forest land notified by the Bihar government. The ‘Raniganj Vriksh Vatika’ area was formerly known as Hasanpur Balu Dhima. This area spread over 289 acres has been developed as a natural forest area. Its changed nature has been given attractive look as per the needs of tourists.

Bio-Diversity Park Kusiargaon    Bihar’s first biodiversity park is ready in Kusiargaon of Araria. Where it creates a path for researchers. At the same time, the park is also promoting tourism. The park is not able to escape from the sight of those who come from far away due to being at NH-57 at a distance of just 10 kilometer from the district headquarters. 

Arwal :  Arwal district is a part of Magadh division. It came into existence in August 2001 and was earlier part of Jehanabad district. This District has one subdivision and five blocks ie. Arwal, Kaler, Karpi, Kurtha and Suryapur Vanshi. This District has two assembly constituency. 214-Arwal,215-Kurtha.It comes under Jehanabad Parlimentry Constituency. Nearest airport is at Patna and railway station is at Patna. By road, Arwal is linked with Jehanabad, Patna and Aurangabad and Bhojpur(Through Arwal Sahar Bridge). Economy of the district is totally agriculture Based and this area does not have any presence of any Industry. Paddy, wheat and maize are the main crops. Though most of the area of the district is well irrigated but due to lack of infrastructure and power- farmers are not benefitted.

Gautam Budh Mandir  The Buddhist pilgrimage circuit in India is being revived proactively and Bodh Gaya is an integral part of it. In this pursuit, the place where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment will soon house his largest reclining statue, 100 feet long-30 feet high. Buddha International welfare Mission is making the idol. Lord Buddha will be seen in a sleeping posture in the statue. The construction of the statue started back in 2019. Sculptors from Bengal are being engaged in building the fiberglass statue.

Madhusrava Ashram  Sadaqat Ashram is located in Patna, Bihar, beside the main road of Digha area, on the banks of the River Ganges, almost seven kilometres from the airport. This was one of the residences of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, who lived there after retirement and spent the last days of his life there. It was established by Mulana Mazharul Haque in 1921. Spread over 20 acres, ashram’s land was donated by his close associate Mulana Mazharul Haque’s friend Khairun miyan to the national movement. During the independence movement important meetings between eminent freedom fighters like Brajkishore Prasad, Maulana Mazharul Haque, Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha, and Rajendra Prasad took place here. After Independence, Jayaprakash Narayan launched his historic movement during the 1970s from the Sadaqat Ashram.

Aurangabad: Aurangabad is sometimes called the “Chittorgarh of Bihar” because of its large Rajput population of the Suryavanshi lineage. Since the first Indian general elections in 1952, Aurangabad has only ever elected Rajput representatives. In ancient times, Aurangabad was located in the Mahajanapada kingdom of Magadh (1200 – 322 BCE). The ancient rulers of the town included Bimbisara (late 5th century BCE), Ajatashatru (early 4th century BCE), Chandragupta Maurya (321 – 298 BCE) and Ashoka (268 -232 BCE).

Deo Kund   Deo Kund is noted for its historical worth that forms one of the major elements of Aurangabad tourism. It is positioned 10 km to the south-east of the border between Aurangabad and Jehanabad. Deo Kund houses an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The enthusiasm and joy is to be witnessed throughout Shivratri festival, when thousands of worshippers visit this temple which is worth witnessing. It is widely believed that Chyawan Rishi took shelter in this temple.

Amjhar Sharif  Amjhar Sharif has immense religious significance for being an important Islamic pilgrimage centre of the city. The pilgrimage of Amjhar Sharif is the heavenly abode of an ancient mazaar (grave) of a Muslim saint named Hazrat Saiyadana Mohammad Jilani Amjhari Quadri. Thousands of Muslims visit this pilgrimage centre on the anniversary of the great saint which is held during the first week of June. The holy hair of Baba Hazrat is on display for pilgrims on this holy occasion.

Umga  Umga is one of the famous tourist attractions in Aurangabad and is located 26 km to the east of the city. This pilgrim hub houses a Vaishnava Temple. The architecture of the temple is distinct, as it bears resemblance to the Sun Temple built at Deo. Square granite blocks are used to build the splendid Vaishnava Temple. The temple worships the deities of Lord Ganesha, Sun God and Lord Shiva.

Deo  Deo is located 20 km to the south-east of Aurangabad; Deo is known as the home of the celebrated Sun Temple. The 15th-century-old temple is supposed to be built by a Chandravanshi king of Umga. The temple has an impressive structure; it is 100 ft tall with an umbrella-like top. The most important custom of worshipping the sun god includes taking a holy dip in its Brahma Kund, which dates back to the era of King Ayel. The temple witnesses numerous visitors during Chhath festival and even during other months.

Pawai, Mali And Chandangarh  Pawai, Mali and Chandangarh are a delight for people who are interested in archaeology and even otherwise it’s a sheer pleasure to witness its treasures. The place is filled with archaeological treasures like remains of old forts of the rulers who may have migrated from Rajasthan.

Piru  Piru was known as Pritikoota in ancient times and was the birthplace of the legendary poet, Banabhatta. Visitors throng this location because of its serene surroundings and fresh and lively atmosphere.

Siris  Siris is another important location on the map of Aurangabad tourism. Situated at a distance of 14km from Aurangabad, Siris was a pargana during the rule of Sher Shah and the Mughal Empire. Over the years, the place became the playground of some unsung heroes of The Revolt of 1857. Siris has a mosque, which was built during the reign of Aurangzeb.

Begusarai  Begusarai town is the administrative headquarters of Begusarai district, which is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India. Its total area is 1918 sq Kilometers. According to census 2011, its total population is 2970541 and its literacy rate is 59.13%. The district lies on the northern bank of river Ganga. It is located at Latitudes 25.15N & 25.45N and longitudes 85.45E & 86.36E. Places of visit includes Jai Mangla Temple, Nauo Lakha Temple, Kabar Lake.

Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary  A natural habitat filled with migratory birds, this bird sanctuary has natural access to the Kanwar Lake, which is Asia’s largest freshwater lake. Local birds as well as other unique species of birds migrate here during harsh winters.  Kanwar Lake is in a natural oxbow formation. It was formed due to the diversion of one of the major tributaries of River Ganga, the meandering River Gandak. Birds like Oriental white vulture, Kestrel, cranes, Spotted eagle, Long billed vulture etc can be seen here. In recent times, chemicals and pollution have deteriorated the water and the lake’s surroundings. Poachers, trappers and commercial land deals have put a great risk on the lives of species here.

Begusarai Museum  Established in the year 1981, this government museum houses physical evidences that witnessed the rich cultural history of Begusarai. Stone sculptures of Lord Buddha, Lord Ganesh, Sun God and Lord Vishnu etc. can be seen here. Coins, ranging from the period of Pal rule, Mauryan Rule to the end of British Era in India are treasured in the museum. Other attractions include manuscripts, terracotta and pottery specimens. Art objects are collected from all around the town, though the centuries.

Naulakha Temple  Located in the heart of the town, this age-old temple is adorned with beautiful paintings and carvings on its walls. The word ‘Naulakha’ means ‘Nine Lakhs’ in English. This is the exorbitant cost of constructing the temple. It is believed that the temple was built in the 17th century by Mahanth Deer Das. In the year 1952, Mahanth Mahavir Das undertook the task of restoring and renovating the temple. The deity is adorned with glittering jewellery and head gear and beautiful clothes. Hundreds of devotees’ flock here to seek blessings and pray for their fortune and long life.

Jaimangal Garh Temple  This historical site is located in the village of Manjhaul. Jaimangal Garh Temple is a beautiful heritage and architectural location and is known as Shakti Peeth. The Goddess is known to fulfill any wishes that devotees pray to her for. The temple belongs to the Pali era and houses an idol of Lord Vishnu as well. Allegedly Tantra i.e. black magic was practiced here in olden times. The Kanwar Lake lies besides the temple premises. Buddhist relevance also had been found during archaeological work. The village also has a big market place and is an important place for commercial activities and education.

Ajatshatru Fort  Ajatshatru fort is a major tourist attraction in suburb Begusarai. It was built in the 6th century by the king of Magadha, Ajatshatru. The son of King Bimbisar and Queen Chelna, he was known as the most feared and powerful king to ever rule over Magadha. Traditions in Jain and Buddhist differ a little in small details, but he was a follower of both traditions. He ruled over majority of Northern India and he was the one who built Pataliputra, now known as Patna, the capital of the state. He has eight wives, according to Jain legends. He is known to die in 461 BC. The fort is an important defending fortress and is now mostly in ruins. It is of high historical importance.

Bhagalpur  Bhagalpur is a city on the southern banks of the river Ganges in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the 3rd largest city of Bihar and also the headquarters of Bhagalpur district and Bhagalpur division. Known as the Silk City, it is a major educational, commercial, and political center, and listed for development under the Smart City program, a joint venture between Government and industry. The Gangetic plains surrounding the city are very fertile and the main crops include rice, wheat, maize, barley, and oilseeds. The river is home to the Gangetic dolphin, the National Aquatic Animal of India, and the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is established near the town. Manasa Puja  and Kali Puja  are the two most important festivals in and around the city.

Vikramshila Ruins  Vikramashila  was one of the three most important Buddhist monasteries in India during the Pala Empire, along with Nalanda and Odantapuri. Its location is now the site of Antichak village, Bhagalpur district in Bihar.

Vikramashila was established by the Pala emperor Dharmapala (783 to 820 AD) in response to a supposed decline in the quality of scholarship at Nalanda. Atiśa, the renowned pandita and philosopher, is listed as a notable abbot. It was destroyed by the forces of Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji around 1193.

Mandar Hill (Parvat)  Mandar Parvat, also known as Mandar Hill is a small mountain situated in Banka district under Bhagalpur division of state of Bihar. It is about 700 ft high and approximately 45 km south of Bhagalpur city of Bounsi, a place located on the state highway between Bhagalpur and Dumka. Mandar Hill is a great place of pilgrimage although it is not so well known now. On top of the hill are a Hindu and a Jain temple.  A carnival is organised every year at Makar Sakranti.

Vaasupujya Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Mandir   Another yet important religious place to visit at Bhagalpur is Vaasupujya Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Mandir. The sacred Jain temple is located at Champapur of Bhagalpur. The place is regarded to be the birthplace of 12th Jain Titrthakar Vasupujya. It is believed that Lord Vasupujya has 5 Kalyanaks all of them had been performed here. Adjacent to the temple is a beautiful Jain Bhawan, which serves as a peaceful accommodation area for the devotees visiting the place.

Ajgaibinath Temple   Ajgaivinath Temple of Lord Shiva is located in Sultanganj, a town in Bhagalpur district of Bihar in India. Also known as Gaibinath Mahadeo, this is one of the rare ancient Hindu temples where the deity Lord Siva has existed as ‘Swayambhu’. Ajgaivinath Shiva Temple has been constructed on a rock which is projected out from the holy river Ganges. To reach here, there are boat services from Murli Hills of Sultanganj.

K. Das’s Driftwood Museum & Park Das Driftwood Museum & Park makes an amazing spot to have a look at the art and culture and also to spend some fun time at the same. The museum sees its place on the only island in River Ganga. Das Driftwood Museum & Park sits in the core area of “Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin” Sanctuary (Asia’s only Dolphin Sanctuary). This “Driftwood Park” houses 3 – 16 feet high amazing driftwood art and sculptures which are rare to find anywhere else in the world. Apart from the art riches park, the place also holds “Das Driftwood Museum”, which possesses around 80+ Driftwood arts to display. The Museum also displays the first driftwood art; a stunning 2.5 X 2 x 2 feet elephant head which was discovered by Mr. Das in a waterfall at a place known as Dirdah (inside dense forest area in Jamui District, Bihar). Apart from the aforementioned ones, the park and the museum have many more antiques and unique things of driftwood to display.

Burhanath Mandir   Burhanath Mandir situated at Adampur in Bhagalpur, Bihar, is one of the best tourist places in Bhagalpur. Among some of the famous places in Bhagalpur, this ancient temple situated on the banks of holy Ganges emerges as one of the top places near Bhagalpur to visit. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this holy place of worship for Hindus is one of the religious visiting places in Bhagalpur.

Ghuran Peer Baba  Ghuran Peer Baba is a well-known tourist attraction in Bhagalpur, Bihar. This is a dargah dedicated to a Muslim saint, Baba Ghuran. He was claimed to be a saint with miraculous powers. He was always keen to serve the people and after his demise, a dargah was built in his memory. People visit the site on a huge scale.

Colganj Rock Cut Temples  The origin of the Colganj Rock Cut Temples dates back to the Gupta period and is said to be built between the 5th and 7th centuries. It is a cave fort like temple. The temple is an epitome of the rock-cut sculpture which is an art where the artists produce structures by cutting out solid rocks.

Rabindra Bhawan Named after Rabindranath Tagore, it was established in 1948. The building contains a musical school (known as Geet Bhawan),  a library with books on and by Tagore, and an auditorium, known as Rabindra Bhavan, which is an important theater in Patna where cultural and theatrical activities takes place.  The programme of performances ranges from theatre, to live music, comedy, dance, visual art, spoken word and children’s events.

Mahershi Mehi Ashram Kuppa Ghat (Hindi: कुप्पाघाट) which signifies ” A large number of Tunnels ” is a place located on the banks of the holy river Ganges at Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. According to legends and mythology the great maharshi spent nearly ten years in the caves . The beautiful garden located near the bank of the ganga is known for its reference in Ramayana.

Bhojpur: The present Bhojpur came into existence in 1972. Earlier  this district was part of old Sahabad district. In the year 1972 Sahabad district was bifurcated in two parts  namely  Bhojpur  and  Rohtas. Buxar was  a subdivision    of old Bhojpur district. In 1992, Buxar became a separate district and rest of   Bhojpur district has now three sub-divisions – Ara Sadar,Jagdishpur and Piro. Ara town  is the headquarters of the district and also its principal town.

Bhojeshwar Temple  The Bhojeshwar Temple (IAST: Bhojeśvara) is an incomplete Hindu temple in Bhojpur village of Madhya Pradesh, India. Dedicated to Shiva, it houses a 7.5 feet (2.3 m) high lingam in its sanctum. The temple’s construction is believed to have started in the 11th century, during the reign of the Paramara king Bhoja. The construction was abandoned for unknown reasons, with the architectural plans engraved on the surrounding rocks. The unfinished materials abandoned at the site, the architectural drawings carved on the rocks, and the mason’s marks have helped scholars understand the temple construction techniques of 11th-century India. The temple has been designated as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Manatunga Acharya Shrine  Acharya Manatunga (c. seventh century CE) was the composer of famous Jain prayer, Bhaktamara StotraAcharya Manatunga is said to have composed the Bhaktamara Stotra when he was ordered to be kept in prison for not obeying the orders of King Bhoja to appear in his royal court. He was kept in the prison tied up under chains and 48 locks, and upon chanting the Bhaktamara Stotra all the 48 locks were broken and Acharya Manatunga miraculously came out of the prison.

Manjhar Kund The Manjhar Kund waterfalls also called the Manjhar K Waterfall is situated in Sasaram, the district headquarters of Rohtas District in Bihar. This waterfall is one of the finest falls in India.

Buxar The present district of Buxar consists of areas under Buxar Sadar and Dumraon Sub-Division of the old Bhojpur district and came in existence in the year 1991. Buxar town is the headquarter of the district and also its principal town. The district is bounded on the north by Ballia district of U.P., on the south by Rohtas district, on the west by Ghazipur and Ballia districts of U.P. and on the east by Bhojpur district. Buxar district consist of 2 Sub-division and 11 Blocks. Of the 11 Blocks, 7 are in Dumraon Sub-division while 4 in Buxar Sadar Sub-division. A town is located each in Buxar and Dumraon Sub-division.

Brahmeshwar Nath Temple  Brahmapur is a large village and corresponding community development block in Buxar district of Bihar. It is known for its temple of Shiva, its religious practices, and its cattle fair. People visit Brahmapur to perform religious rituals in the temple of Shiva. As of 2011, the population of Brahmapur was 17,057, in 2,554 households, while the total population of the block was 196,070, in 28,826 households.

Sita Ram Upadhyaya Museum  Sitaram Upadhya Memorial Museum is one of the top and best destinations for family and friends in the field of Art museum, Art gallery and Art category in Buxar. It is Also known as Art museum, Art gallery and Art category and much more. Here you can find location, address, phone number, contact number, contact details, reviews and ratings, images of Sitaram Upadhya Memorial Museum, Buxar.

Buxar Fort  Buxar Fort is a fort located in Buxar, Bihar, India. Buxar is a city in the state of Bihar in the eastern part of India bordering eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Buxar District. The fort was established by King Rudra Deo in 1054 . The city is known for its cultural heritage as it is the place where Lord Rama killed the demon Taraka and also the site of Sage   Vishvamaitra’s Ashram.

Katkauli Ka Maidan  Katkauli ka Maidan, in Buxar, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in and around the region. The reason for the popularity of this site is the historical Battle of Buxar which was fought here between the East India Company and Mir Qasim (Nawab of Bengal), Shuja-ud-Daulah (Nawab of Awadh) and Shah Alam II (Mughal Emperor).

Bihari Ji Temple  Bihariji Temple is one of the most revered places in Buxar that is frequented by pilgrims, locals and tourists alike. It is situated approx. 15km away from Buxar. The temple was constructed in 1825 on orders of the then Maharaja of the erstwhile Dumraon, Jaiprakash Singh. The temple gained popularity in the world of art and culture Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan along with his father used to play Shehnai here. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and devotees from different parts of Bihar come here to offer their holy prayers.

Darbhanga: Darbhanga is the fifth-largest city and municipal corporation in the Indian state of Bihar situated centrally in the Mithila region. Darbhanga is the headquarters of the Darbhanga district and the Darbhanga division. It was the seat of the erstwhile Khandwala dynasty. It was the capital of Mithila. Darbhanga is regarded as ‘The Cultural Capital Of The State Of Bihar’ owing to its rich heritage and cultural significance. It is one of the oldest cities in India. Musical, folk art, and literary traditions in Sanskrit and Maithili have been passed down generations in Darbhanga and constitute the city’s strong cultural background.

Shyama Kali Temple Narayan Mithila University that hosts the Shyama Kali Temple is the right place for you. Built in the year 1933, also known as Shyama Mai, this place buzzes with a lot of activities and festivity in December for the annual Shyama Mai festival. Believed to have been built in the funeral ashes of Maharaja of Darbhanga, the temple complex has 6 temples built around a central pond (said to be made up of water of 7 rivers). Wide expanse, lush greenery with multiple temple structures greet you giving a soulful experience and positive energy. It is also believed that Goddess Kali grants wish of those who pray with full faith and belief. Along with the Kankali temple, it is considered one of the major tantric temple of North Bihar. It can be easily reached from Darbhanga Railway station.

Ahilya Asthan Ahilya Asthan stands in a village called Ahiya Gram which along with the temple is said to date back to the time of Ramayana. It is dedicated to Ahilya, wife of Gautam Rishi. According to mythology, he had cursed her to turn into a stone. But when Lord Rama’s feet touched the stone on his way to Mithila, she regained her human form. This famous temple is located at a distance of 3 km from the Railway Station of Kamtaul in the Jale block. Festival of Ramnavmi is celebrated here with high enthusiasm every year in late March-early April. Besides this temple, the village hosts many other temples and mosques.

Chandradhari Museum If you are a history buff, Chandradhari Museum is a perfect place to collect information about ancient period of this region. You will be mesmerized by the 11 galleries that contain rare artefacts made of glass, metal, wood, ivory and clay along with coins of different ages and library facilities. Established in 1957, it is located on the eastern bank of Mansarovar Lake. Costly gems and stones are showcased in the natural history section. Statues of Buddha from Nepal and Tibet, brass statues of gods and goddesses and rare paintings on themes from the Ramayana and Jaidev’s Geet-Govinda are some of the highlights of this place. There is no entry fee and it is closed only on Mondays.

Kusheshwar Asthan Bird Sanctuary Kusheshwar Asthan Bird Sanctuary is a perfect tourist spot for all the wildlife lovers. It consists of 14 villages that come under Kusheshwar Asthan block in Darbhanga that remain waterlogged most of the times. These wetlands are winter capital to at least 15 endangered species of migratory birds from places as far as Mongolia and Siberia. Under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, these villages (spreading over 7019.75 acres) have been declared as Kusheshwar Asthan Bird Sanctuary. You can spot Dalmatian Pelican, Indian Darter, Bar-headed goose, Siberian Crane and many more between November and March. Kusheshwar Shiva Temple lies nearby from which the name of this place is derived.

Darbhanga Fort A wonderful tourist destination bounded by beautiful mango trees, Darbhanga Fort is another attraction of this beautiful city. This imposing heritage monument is a large complex which used to be the residence of Darbhangha Royal family of Zamindars. Successors of royal clan still stay inside the fort. Also known as Raj Qila, it hosts numerous palaces like Ram Bagh Palace and Nargona Palace. Modelled after the fort in Fatehpur Sikri, the fort houses Kankali Temple.

East Champaran: First Creation of Champarn District : 1866 On 2nd November 1972 Champaran district was split up Into two districts, viz. Purbi Champaran and Paschim Champaran.  East Champaran is a part of Tirhut Division. The headquarter of Purbi Champaran district is at Motihari .Presently Purbi Champaran consists of Six Subdivisions and Twenty Seven Blocks. Nepal makes its northern boundary, Sitamadhi and Sheohar eastern while Muzaffarpur South and with part of Gopalganj bounds it in western side. The name Champaran owes its origin to Champa-aranya or Champkatanys. Champa or Champaka means Magnolia and aranya mess forest. Hence, Champaranya means Forest of Magnolia (CHAMPA) trees. It is popularly believed that the nomenclature here was made while the vest forest part was inhabited by solitary ascetics. It is needless to say that has Purbi means Eastern Side.

George Orwell Birth Place   George Orwell, a world-renowned novelist of English literature, was born on June 25, 1903, near Gopal Sah High School located in the city of Motihari. Orwell’s father was a minor British official in the Indian Civil service; his mother, with French lineage, was the daughter of a teak merchant in Burma (Myanmar). Among the famous works of George Orwell, the novels ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and ‘The Animal Farm’ are landmarks in English literature.

Gandhi Memorial Chandrahiah  Chandrahiya is a village in Bihar’s East Champaran district. Chandrahiya holds a special position in the Champaran movement. On April 16, 1917, Gandhi was stopped at this village when he was on his way to the hamlet of Jasaulipatti to listen to problems faced by farmers who were being forced to cultivate indigo instead of food crops. A police official, riding a horse-driven buggy, had served a notice to Gandhi, issued by then Champaran collector WB Heycock, ordering him to leave the district limits immediately. Gandhi ji had obeyed the order and returned to Motihari on a bullock cart. But he refused to leave Champaran and, two days later, appeared in the court of the sub-divisional magistrate and gave reasons for not leaving Champaran, leading to the beginning of the Champaran Satyagraha.

Someshwar Shiv Mandir, Areraj Areraj is a holy city of North Bihar which is 28 Km. south West from Motihari linked with pucca road. The famous Someshwar Nath Mahadev Temple is age old which attracts lakhs of pilgrims from other districts as well as Nepal on the occasion of Shrawani Mela (During July-August). Areraj a village has developed up to town and now it is the Headquarter of Areraj Subdivision. Also at Areraj lies an Ashokan pillar attracting tourists throughout the year.

Ashokan Pillar, Lauria Areraj This Lofty stone column erected by priyadarshee Lord Ashok in 249 BC in village Lauriya under Areraj subdivision is situated on the left side of Areraj – Bettiah road. The pillar, known as “Stambh dharma lekh”, which bears in well preserved and well cut letters six of his edicts, is a single block of polished sandstone, 36 ½ feet in height above the ground with a base diameter of 41.8 inches and a diameter at the top of 37.6 inches. The weight of this portion only is very nearly 34 tons, but as these must be several feet of the shaft sunk in the earth. The actual weight of the whole block must be about 40 tons. This pillar has no Capital. According to a report that pillar was crowned with a statue of an animal, but it was transferred to the Kolkata museum.

Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Motihari The foundation stone of this Gandhi memorial pillar was laid on june 10, 1972 by the then Governor, Mr. D.K.Barooch and if was dedicated to the nation by Mr. Vidyakar Kavi, a gandhian, on 18 April 1978. This memorial pillar has been designed by the famous artist of Santiniketan Mr. Nand lal Bose to commemorate the memory of Champaran Satyagah of Mahatma Gandhi who first raised voice against the atrocities of the British Indigo planters against poor peasants of Champaran.

Kesaria Baudh Stup , Kesaria Historical importance of Bihar has been established again with the discovery of “biggest ever Buddhist Stupa “ at Kesaria in East Champaran district about 120 K.M. from Patna and 30 miles from Vaishali on Indo Nepal border. A team of Archaeological survey of India Officials discovered this Stupa in year 1998 after excavation. The ASI officials have declared that Bihar has the proud privilege of housing the tallest ever-excavated Stupa in the world.

Gaya: Gaya is a city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of Gaya districtand Magadh division of the Indian state of Bihar. Gaya is 116 kilometres (72 mi) south of Patna and is the state’s second-largest city, with a population of 470,839. The city is surrounded on three sides by small, rocky hills (Mangla-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan, Ram-Shila, and Brahmayoni), with the Phalgu River on its eastern side.

Mahabodhi Temple Mahabodhi Temple stands tall and proud portraying the architectural splendor of the past. Standing on a 48 square feet tall basement, the structure resembles a pyramid but for its cylindrical top. Belonging to the 7th century, the temple was reconstructed in 1880 and has since had many facelifts. Though the main deity is Lord Buddha, the temple promotes tolerance towards other religions. The Chatras built at the top of Mahabodhi temple preach sovereignty of religion. Apart from followers of Buddhism, Hindu devotees too consider this site important to them, as they consider Buddha as the ninth incarnation of god Vishnu. A 9th century Shivalingam is also found in the temple.

Vishnupad Temple Located on Falgu River banks, Vishnupad temple is considered to be constructed on Lord Vishnu’s footprints and hence the name. This ancient temple was reconstructed in the year 1787 by Indore’s queen Rani Ahilya Bai. The footprint is 40 cms in length. The huge temple complex displays images of various gods and goddesses. Temple for Lord Nrisimha is found in the courtyard of Vishnupad temple. A special feature of this temple is that its eastern side is dedicated to god Shiva.

Dungeshwari Cave Temples Referred to as Mahakala caves, Dungeshwari Cave temples gain spiritual importance as Buddha spent many years here before he headed towards Gaya and enlightenment. If you are looking to see something interesting inside the caves, may be you will end up being disappointed. On the contrary, if you are looking to see inside you in a soul-searching attempt, this could be the right place. It is a great destination to meditate in a serene atmosphere.

Barabar Caves An excellent spot that reaches out to the hearts of those who love anything ancient, Barabar Caves date back to Mauryan era that span between 322 BC and 185 BC. They proudly hold the top rank of being the most ancient surviving rock-cut caves in the land. Four caves comprise Barabar caves out of which the most fascinating caves are Lomas Rishi caves. Its construction shares similarity to wooden huts, which were home to Buddhist monks. Lomas Rishi caves are the oldest of all rock-cut caves as well and they influenced many to come in the following centuries. The Hindu sculptures and Jain sculptures found in the caves date back to 273 BC to 232 BC. The inscriptions on the walls depict the history and growth of Buddhism.

Bodhi Tree Bodhi Tree is considered sacred by followers of Buddhism as Buddha attained spiritual enlightenment here. The tree, which is situated on the southern side of Mahabodhi temple is not the where Buddha’s enlightenment occurred but it is the fifth generation of the original tree. Going by myth, Emperor Ashoka’s wife uprooted the original tree, as she was jealous about the devotion of her husband to Buddha. It is believed that after the tree was fell down on his wife’s order, he poured milk on the roots of the tree after which it revived. The tree was destroyed again in 600 AD and this time it was by King Sesaka. However, a sapling from the original tree was planted in 620 AD by King Purnavarma.

Chinese Temple And Monastery Chinese temple is located near Mahabodhi temple. The temple is a pure influence of Chinese architecture. It was built by the government of China and Buddhist monks of China in the year 1945. 200-year-old Buddha statue found in the temple is said to be from China. The temple also houses three golden statues of Buddha. Chinese temple underwent renovation in the year 1997. The travelogues written by Chinese scholars who visited India during various periods give an insight into the culture of the past.

Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum Established in the year 1956, Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum is home to several relics unearthed from this part of the world. Some of the rare collections include sculptures belonging to 1st century BC, antiques and images of Hindu deities and Buddha made of various metals including gold, silver and bronze.

Muchalinda Lake Muchalinda Lake is considered a sacred place for followers of Buddhism. It is said that while Buddha was into the sixth week of meditation by the side of Muchalinda Lake, a severe storm struck. Muchalinda, the snake king protected Buddha who was deep in meditation. The temple found here houses the sculpture of Buddha and the snake in the act of protecting the god. The lake is a feast to nature lovers, as it is surrounded by lush green environment.

Thai Temple And Monastery The only Thai temple to be located in India was built in the year 1956 by Thailand Monarch following the request from the then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. The temple is a fine specimen of Thai architecture. The amazing construction with a sloping roof that is curved is a visual delight to those with architectural eye. The golden tiles over the roof look brilliant in sunlight. The serene atmosphere inside the temple and outside the monastery takes your mind to a different world. Statue of Buddha inside the temple is made of bronze. A statue of Buddha measuring 25 meter in height enhances the magic of the beautiful garden near the temple and the monastery.

Royal Bhutan Monastery Yet another monastery in Gaya, Royal Bhutan Monastery appeals to the followers of Buddhism with its wonderful depictions of the life of Buddha. Bhutan kind constructed this monastery, which ranks amongst the majestic monasteries in the land. The influence of conventional architecture strikes you the moment you set your eyes on the monastery. It houses a beautiful temple in which you can find 7 feet tall Buddha statue. The serene atmosphere makes it a wonderful place to meditate.

Gopalganj: Gopalganj is a district in Bihar State of India. It has a total of 14 Blocks in this district. The district has an total area of 2,033 sq km. There are 5 towns and 1,534 villages in this district.

Ramdhara Falls This is a very beautiful waterfall on the river Banas which is situated under Bharatpur janpad panchayat. During the month of December and January many citizen come here for Picnic.This waterfall is completely naturally developed, which disperses its beauty in the rainy days, since the waterfall is completely natural, so the local citizens are well aware of it.

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Thawe Mandir Thawe Mandir, the Temple of Maa Thawewali  is situated in Thawe, in Gopalganj District in the State of Bihar, India. It is only 6 km from Gopalganj town on the Gopalganj-Siwan National Highway. A village is situated 6 km from District headquarters in the south-west direction where there is a junction station “Thawe” of the northeastern railway of the Masrakh-Thawe section and the Siwan-Gorakhpur loop-line. In the village there is an old fort but the history of the fort is obscure.

Jamui: JAMUI was formed as a District on 21st February, 1991 as a result of its separation from Munger. It is located at a Longitude of 86º-13’E and the latitude of 24º-55’N. Its parent district Munger in North. Giridih and Deoghar district of Jharkhand State in South bound Jamui district. It is bound in East by Banka and Deoghar and in the west by Nawada & Giridih. The geographical area of the Jamui district is 3122.80 sq. km.

Jain Mandir Jain Mandir Dharamshala is mainly known as the biggest rest house for Jain pilgrims. One can always visit this place as it is on the way to Kshatriya Gram Kund which is also one of the biggest tourist destinations of Jamui districts. Inside the rest house there is a big Lord Mahavir temple. Geographically, it lies 20 km west of Jamui district in the Sikandra Block. This Jain Mandir Dharamshala is known across the nation for its grandeur and serenity.

Kshatriya Kund Gram Kshatriya Kund Gram is revered and esteemded for being the birth place of the 24th Tirthankar of Jain religion – Lord Mahavira. One of the major places to visit here is the Lord Mahavir Temple. Other than this temple, there is a beautiful place called Lachchuar situated 15 kms south of this village.

Giddheshwar Temple Giddheshwar Temple is locally known as a Shiva Temple. The place is located 15 km south of Jamui. It is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva situated on the top of boulders. As per the legends, the unforgettable fight between Ravana and Jatayu took place at this very spot. The place is full of devotees on Shivratri and Magh Purnima.

Patneshwar Mandir Patneshwar Mandir is one of the famous Shiv temples in Jamui. Legends hold that the temple was once the residence of the Goswami family. One day Goswami saw something shining in woods and on closer look he realised that it was a Shivling.

Kali Mandir Kali Mandir is situated pretty close to Jamui railway station. The place is mainly known for the big fair that takes place here. This fair is also known as Kali Mela.

Hazrat Khan Gaji Dargah Hazrat Khan Gaji Dargah is situated in Amrath Shareef near Jamui.

Simultalla Hill Station Simultala hill station is mainly credited for its scenic beauty and pleasant weather conditions. In Indian mythology, it is better known as the meditation place or tapobhumi of the great saint, Sri Ram Krishna Paramhans. The great landscapes and beautiful, mesmerising natural beauty of this place is what calls you to give it a visit whenever you need to get away from your daily hectic life.

Kumar Gram Kumar Gram harbours an ancient Devi temple also known as Netula Than. It is pilgrimage for both Hindus as well as Jains. It’s main location is in Sikandra Block.

Minto Tower Minto Tower was built to welcome the then British viceroy, Lord Irwin, to Gidhaur, by the ruler of Gidhaur. The tower, thus, holds a historical importance in modern Indian history and marks the centre of Gidhaur city. You will find the tower easily whenever you are passing through Jamui-Jhajha state highway.

Chandrashekhar Singh Sangrahalay As the name suggests, the Chandrashekhar Singh Sangrahalaya was named after Chandrashekhar Singh and was founded on 16th March, 1983. Chandrashekhar Singh was a renowned member of Indian National Congress and served as Bihar’s Chief Minister from 1983-85. The museum is known to house some of the oldest collections of great archeological importance and other 178 valuable items.

Suggi Suggi is the residence of a Kaystha family and it is situated 10-12 kms from Jamui. The place is mainly known for a Shiv mandir and Durga mandir that is situated here.

Gaya:   Gaya since 1872. The main aim behind the creation of this district was to accelerate the pace of development in tandem with tackling the problems of extremism, poverty, unemployment and underdevelopment.
Khagaria: Khagaria was a part of the district of Munger, as a subdivision. The sub-division of Khagaria was created in the Year 1943-44. It was upgraded as district, with effect from 10th May, 1981, vide Government of Bihar notification no. 7/T-1-207/79 dated 30th April,1981. As a sub-division of the old district of Munger, Khagaria was the youngest, in terms of creation of subdivision, before independence. The other three older subdivision were Munger sadar, Begusarai and Jamui. The Jamui sub-division was created on 22nd July,1864 and Begusarai sub-division on the 14th February 1870.
Kishanganj: Origin of the District:- During the period of Khagada Nawab, Mohammed Fakiruddin, one hindu saint arrived, he was tired and wanted to rest at this place, but when he heard that this place name is Alamganj, the river name is Ramazan and the Jamindar name is Fakiruddin, he refused to enter at Alamganj. After that the Nawab decided and announced some portion from Kishanganj Gudri to Ramzan pool gandhi ghat as Krishna-Kunj. As time passed by the name got converted to present Kishanganj.

 Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary (also popularly known as Kulik Bird Sanctuary) is situated near Raiganj in Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The bird sanctuary is home to 164 species of birds, and some 90,000 to 100,000 migratory birds visit the sanctuary every year. As per the MEE report, West Bengal”s Jaldapara national park and Raiganj wildlife sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh”s Sainj and Tirthan wildlife sanctuaries as well as the Great Himalayan national park have been declared as top five national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India.

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary (Pron: móhɑ́nɑ́ndaa) is located on the foothills of the Himalayas, between the Teesta and Mahananda rivers. Situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India; it comes under Darjeeling Wildlife division and can be reached from Siliguri in 30 minutes. Sukna, the gateway to the sanctuary, is only 13 km from Siliguri and 28 km from Bagdogra airport. The sanctuary sprawls over 159 km2 of reserve forest and was started as a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1959, it got the status of a sanctuary mainly to protect the Indian bison and royal Bengal tiger, which were facing the threat of extinction.

Burhana Fakir Mosque On 1st April, 1992, North Dinajpur was granted the status of a separated district of North Bengal by dividing West Dinajpur district. The district is bounded by Bangladesh on the east; Bihar on the west; Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri on the North and Malda to the South. The rivers of Kulik, Nagar and Mahananda flow through the district and provide great fertility to the soil; paddy, jute and sugarcane are grown in large numbers here.

Kaimur: The district has 17 police stations and covers an area of about 340447 Hectares, Geographically, the district can be divided into two parts viz. (i) Hilly area and (ii) Plain area. The hilly area comprises of Kaimur plateau. The plain area on the western side is flanked by the rivers The Karmanasha and the Durgawati. The Kudra river lies on it eastern side. The district of Buxar of Bihar State and the district of Ghazipur of U.P. State bound it on the North. On the south is the district of Garhwa of Jharkhand State and on the West is the district of Chandauli and Mirjapur of the U.P. State. On the East is district of Rohtas of Bihar State. The district has close linkage with the history of Shahabad, which was its parent district also. The old district of Shahabad had four subdivisions of which Bhabua was one. The present district of Kaimur has been formed from the whole of this Bhabua subdivision.

Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Bhabhua and is the largest sanctuary of the state spread out in 1342 km and has a few waterfalls and lakes too. Travellers can spot animals such as tigers, panthers, wild boars, sambar deer, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais and is the den to around seventy species of resident birds. More bird species can be spotted in the winters during the arrival of migratory birds. Fishes are found in Anupam Lake and Kalidah. There are animals like tigers, sloth bear, sambar deer, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais at the Wildlife Sanctuary. The number of birds during the migratory season increases. There is an influx of birds from the Central Asia region. The sanctuary can be accessed by road from Bhabua, as well as through rail station at Mohania.

Karkat Waterfall The spectacular Karkat Waterfalls are located in the Kaimur Hills. The waterfall is a widely loved spot for picnics as its cold waters offer a plethora of fun games and activities. The Karkat waterfalls are a must-visit for all age groups.

Maa Mundeshwari Temple The Maa Mundeshwari Devi Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shakti and is positioned in the Mundeshwari Hills. The temple is considered as the ‘oldest functional’ temple of the world as rituals have been performed here without a break. The temple also has deities of Ganesha, Surya and Vishnu. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) dates the temple to 108 AD and has been a protected monument since 1915. Mundeshwari Temple is the oldest specimen of the Nagara style of temple architecture.

Sidhanath Temple Sidhanath Temple is also known as Baba Ratan Puri Temple and is a famous Lord Shiva temple. The Sidhanath Temple is situated near the village of Bararura along the banks of the Karmanasa river. Saint Ratanpuri Baba, one of the disciples, of the revered sage Baba Gorakhnath, established the shrine. The temple has illustrious religious eminence and is a celebrated shrine among followers.

Baidyanath There is a famous Shiva temple in Baidyanath which was built by the late Pratihar dynasty rulers. It is also an important archaeological site; many old coins and other artifacts have been unearthed here.

Karmanasa River The Karmanasa River is a tributary of the Ganges and flows through the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The name “Karmanasa” literally means “destroyer of religious merit” and has many legends attached to it. The river accommodates two dams, namely the Latif Shah Bund and the Nuagarh Dam. The Grand Trunk Road also runs over a bridge on the Karmanasa river. Iron artifacts have been unearthed at the Raja Nal Ka Tila in the river valley and are important to the history of iron-making in India.

Bhabua Bhabua is one of the important cities on the map of Kaimur. It has a striking historical legacy as Bhabua is one of the subdivisions of the old district of Shahabad. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi can be found in Ekta Chowk, which is the main market place of the city. Jayaprakash Chowk and Ashabhuji Chowk are other important city hubs.

Ramgarh Ramgarh has the celebrated Mundeshwari Temple. The temple is one of the oldest temples in the state. Inscriptions of archaeological importance have been found here and mention that the temple was built as early as 635 A.D. The temple is perched on the hilltop that rises to a height of nearly 600 ft.

Adhaura Adhaura on the Kaimur Plateau, Bihar is situated at a height of 2000 ft above sea level. The beauty of Adhaura lies in its serene setting. Adhaura is crowned by lush forests, making it an ideal tourist spot.

Bhagwanpur Bhagwanpur is located 11 km towards the south of Bhabua. According to folklore and popular belief it is believed to have been the seat of power of Kumar Chandrasen Saran Singh. The village is noted for its historical merit.

Chainpur Chainpur is one of the largest villages and is a garland of festival celebrations. Kaali puja, Holi and Durga Puja are the main festivals of Chainpur. In addition to these, Janmashtami, Shivaratri, Hanuman Jayanti, Sama Chakeva, Chhath and Chaurchanare are also celebrated with great enthusiasm.

Chorghatia Chorghatia is a scenic village in Kaimur-Bhabua. It is an exceptional tourist spot with a waterfall showcased in the backdrop of beautiful scenery. Many tourists and travellers are attracted to Chorghatia, from far and wide due to it serene natural setting.

Durauli Durauli is a village and derives its substance from the existence of two ancient temples that were erected by the Cheros. The uniqueness of the temples lies in their age and also the exquisite architecture as both temples are adorned with beautiful sculptures engraved on the spire.

Bhekash Bhekash is situated in the Bhabua district and is on the banks of the river Surwara. Bhekash has an old Lord Shiva Temple located outside the village.

Katihar: Katihar district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Katihar town is the administrative headquarter of the district. The district is a part of Purnia Division. Katihar district is a located in north eastern part of Bihar State in India. It is one of the largest district which occupies area of 3,056 Sq KM. Katihar District is an Amalgamation of 3 Sub-Divisions (Katihar, Barsoi, Manihari) following by the 16 Blocks (Katihar, Dandkhora, Hasanganj, Korha, Sameli, Falka, Kursela, Barari, Mansahi, Pranpur, Barsoi, Balrampur, Azamnagar, Kadwa, Manihari and Amdabad). The district latitude and longitude is 25.5422194 , 87.5645687

Gogabil Lake The Kanwar Taal or Kabar Taal Lake or Kabartal Wetland located in Begusarai district of Bihar, India, is Asia’s largest freshwater oxbow lake.It is approximately six times the size of the Bharatpur Sanctuary. In November 2020, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) declared it the first Ramsar site in Bihar. Kanwar jheel, as it is locally called, is located 22 km north-west of Begusarai Town in Manjhaul. It is a residual oxbow lake, formed due to meandering of Gandak river, a tributary of Ganga, in the geological past.

Bari Durga Mandir Badi Durga Mandir devoted to goddess Durga, the Badi Durga Temple is exceptionally prevalent among devotees in the city as well as in the close-by urban areas and surroundings towns also. Each day is considered as a religious fair at this place. Be that as it may, the yearly Durga puja festivities are seen here amid the time of September-October. Sacrifices of Animals are not permitted at this sanctuary premises.

Bhairav Nath Mandir An ancient temple, popular with villages in the nearby areas too, has been worshipped by people of Bhairav Balia. The village draws it’s identity from this temple and Bhairav Baba. It’s customary to offer prayer and seek his blessings during any family function like, mundan, upnayan shanskar and marriage. Over the years the facilities have been developed for the convenience of the devotees who come to worship. This place is also famous for the monkeys who have made the surrounding mango orchards their home for decades. Jai Bhairav!

Guru Teg Bahadur Gurudwara The was Bhagat Jaitamal’s  house. This place is situated in Alamganj Mohalla. It was sanctified first by Guru Nanak in 1509  A.D. and later by Guru Tegh along with his family in 1666 A.D.  Bhagat Jaitamal, a Devotee of Guru Nanak was fortunate to get the blessings of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Guru Tegh Bahadur stayed for about four months here and made this place very popular among the followers of Guru Nanak’s faith. Ghanshyam, the great grand son of Adhrakha, the fourth successor of Salis Rai Johri’s Sangat(now the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh ji) was also fortunate to get blessings from the ninth successor of Guru Nanak, as it was assured by Guru Nanak during his visit to this place.

Gorkhanath Temple Gorakhnath Temple is one of the imperative Hindu sanctums situated in Katihar. This authentic sanctuary is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is trusted that this sanctuary had been assembled quite a while back. The icon of Lord Shiva, who is otherwise called Gorakhnath Mahadev, is wonderfully decorated with blooms and adornments inside the sanctuary. Shivlinga is the focal of fascination here. Shaivites visit this place on the event of Maha Shivratri to praise it.

Gauri Shankar Temple Baba Gauri Shankar Temple has its place in the list of Cultural places. This organization has an average score of 5 by NiceLocal visitors and concludes its business by the following address: Gangaura Behra, G Bihra, Saharsa — 852124. GPS coordinates are: longitude — 86°32′37.68′′E (86.543802), latitude — 25°57′38.84′′N (25.960794). Baba Gauri Shankar Temple is open for business by the following schedule: Daily: 05:00 – 19:00.

Trimohini sangam Trimohini Sangam is a confluence of rivers located near Kataria village in Katihar district of Bihar state. Here mainly the Koshi meets the Ganges, with which a small stream of the Kalbalia river originates. The Trimohini Sangam is the confluence of the Ganges, the largest north channel of India. Trimohini Sangam is also one of the 12 banks on which the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed on February 12, 1948.

LakhisaraiLakhisarai is a beautiful and important place in the state of Bihar. This district was established on the 3rd of July 1994. Before coming into existence as a new district, Lakhisarai was a sub-division within Munger District. Historians established on the basis of analysis of evidences, that this place was a reputed religious center for the Hindus in the period of Pal. The ruler of that time was fond of making Temples and other religious spots. It is one of the reasons that there are so many temples and other religious places within this region. Some significant temples and religious spots within the district are Ashokdham, Bhagwati Mandir of Barahiya, Sringi Rishi, Jalappa Asthan, Abhainath Asthan on Abhaipur Mountains, Maharani Asthan of Abhaipur, Govindbaba Asthan (Mandap) Rampur and Durga Asthan Lakhisarai etc.

Ashok Dham Temple Ashokdham Mandir also known as Indradamneshwar Mahadev Mandir is located in Lakhisarai district, Bihar. On 7 April 1977, a boy named Ashok discovered the Giant Shivlingam beneath the ground while playing tradition Gilli-danda game. On 11th Feb 1993, the Shankaracharya of Jagannathpuri inaugurated the restructure of the temple complex.

Balika Vidyapeeth Lakhisarai Balika Vidyapith, as a residential school, will maintain a sharp focus on the pursuit of knowledge and skill. In particular, it must attain the highest academic standards. In addition, drawing on its traditions and its rich history, the school should aim at the broader development of the complete personality of its students by creating.

Kiul River The Kiul originates from the Tisri Hill Range in Kharagdiha police station area of Giridih district. After forming the boundary of the district for a short distance it enters Jamui district through a narrow gorge near the Satpahari hill. It first flows in an easterly direction close to the southern base of the Girdheswari Hills. It turns northward at their eastern extremity and passes near the town of Jamui. Two miles south of Jamui it is joined by Barnar, below this point it receives the Alai, a mountain stream and near Jamui railway station it is joined by the Anjan. It then flows north-east up to Lakhisarai, It passes below the railway bridge between Kiul junction and Lakhisari station and is joined a few miles north of that place, near Rahuaghat, by the Harohar (Halahar or Harhobar), a continuation of the Sakri River. After this it turns due east and falls into the Ganges near Surajgarha. Until it meets the Harohar the Kiul has broad sandy bed and in some places is as much as half a mile wide, though it contains very little water in summer.

Lakhisarai Railway Jn Lakhisarai Junction also called Luckeesarai Junction station code LKR, is one of the major railway junctions in East Central Railway. Lakhisarai is connected to metropolitan areas of India, by the Delhi–Kolkata Main Line via Mugalsarai–Patna route which runs along the historic Grand Trunk Road.

Jagdamba Mandir Barahiya Rajeev Kumar Jha, Lakhisarai: Devotees worship Goddess Tripura Sundari Mata with reverence in Jagdamba temple located in Barhiya of Lakhisarai district of Bihar and the wishes of all the devotees who come here are fulfilled. All the people of Barhiya consider Mata Tripura Sundari as their Kuldevi and have immense love and faith in their hearts. In the Brahmamuhurta before the morning vela, a lot of men and women are seen going towards the Bala Tripura Sundari temple every day with their nuggets of worship in their hands and devotees keep coming here from sunrise to sunset.

Saheed Dwar Lakhisarai  The martyr gate of Lakhisarai is a witness to the independence of the country. For the first time in Republic India, the tricolor was hoisted at the Shaheed Gate. During the Quit India Movement on 13 August 1942, eight brave sons sacrificed their lives while fighting against the British. In the memory of those martyrs, Shaheed Dwar was constructed at that place. After the independence of the country, in 1950, the first Chief Minister of the state, Dr. Shri Krishna Singh had reached here to lay the foundation stone of Shaheed Dwar. The newly built Shaheed Dwar was dedicated in 1951. In the freedom struggle of the country, the youth had the passion to fight against the British.

Shringi Rishi Ashram Shringi Rishi’s ashram is located in Suryagarha block of Lakhisarai district of Bihar province. The distance of this place from the district headquarter is about 22 kms. Plateau area, decorated with forests, trees, water bodies, cold and hot water springs, this place is very picturesque and decorated with natural beauty.

Surya Mandir Deo Surya Mandir is a Hindu temple in Bihar, India. The temple is a Sun shrine, dedicated to Lord Sun for Chhath Puja. The temple is located in Deo Town, Aurangabad in the Indian State of Bihar. The Temple is unique as it faces west, the setting sun, not the usual rising sun. Considered to be one of The most sacred place for sun worshiping and Chhath puja.

Madhubani: Madhubani district is one of the thirty-eight districtsof Bihar, India, and is a part of Darbhanga division. Its administrative headquarters are located in Madhubani. The district has an area of 3,501 square kilometres (1,352 sq mi) and has a population of 4,487,379. Madhubani became a district in 1972 when it was split from Darbhanga district  It is believed that Baliraajgadh, an archaeological site which lies in modern-day Madhubani district was the capital of the ancient Mithila Kingdom. Madhubani art or Mithila painting was traditionally created by the women of various communities in Mithila region of India and Nepal. It originated from Madhubani district of Mithila region of Bihar, and, it is popularly called Mithila painting or Madhubani art.

Saurath This is a road side village on Madhubani-Jaynagar road and contains a temple known as Somnath Mahadev. It owes its importance to the annual Sabha held by Maithili Brahmins for negotiating marriages. Many Panjikars who keep the genealogical records of the different families reside here and outside.

Kapileswarsthan A village situated nine kilometers from Madhubani District Head Quarter. The village is noted for its Shiva Temple, also known as Kapileswarsthan. Numerous devotees congregate at the temple every Monday and particularly in the month of Shravan. A large fair is also held on the occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri.

Uchaitha The village in Benipatti block is noted for its temple of Bhagwati on the western bank of river Thumne. According to a legend, the renowned Sanskrit poet and dramatist Kalidas was blessed by Bhagwati at this place.

Bhawanipur It is a large village situated 5kms from the block headquarter of Pandaul, the village is noted for its temple of Ugaranath and traditional association with famous poet, Vidyapati. As the legend says, Vidyapati was such a great devotee of Lord Shiva that the latter began to serve Vidyapati as his servant named Ugana.

Munger: The territory included within the district of Munger (famously Monghyr) formed pent of the Madhya-desa as “Midland” of the first Aryan settlers. It has been identified with Mod-Giri a place mentioned in the Mahabharata, which was the capital of a kingdom in Eastern India near Vanga and Tamralipta. In the Digvijaya Parva of Mahabharata, we find the mention of Moda-Giri, Which seems similar to Moda-Giri. Digvijaya Parva suggests that it was a monarchical state during early times. A passage in the Sabha-Parva describes Bhima’s conquest in Eastern India and says that after defeating Karna, king of Anga, he fought battle at Modagiri and killed its chief. It was also known as Maudal after Maudgalya, a disciple of Buddha, who converted a rich merchant of this place into Buddhism. Buchanan says that it was the hermitage of Mudgala Muni and this tradition of Mudgal Risi still persists. Munger is called “Modagiri” in the Monghyr copperplate of Devapala. The derivation of the name Munger (Monghyr) has found the subject of much speculation. Tradition arcribes the foundation of the town to Chandragupta, after whom it was called Guptagars a name which has been found inscribed on a rock at Kastaharni Ghat at the north-western corner of the present fort. It is insisted that Mudgalrisi lived there. Tradition ascribes the composition of various suktar  of the 10th Mavdala of the Rigveda to Rishi Mudgal and his clan. However, General Cunnigham had strong suspicicion when he connects this original name with Mons as Mundas, who occupied this part before the advent of the Aryans. Again Mr. C.E.A. oldham, ICS, a farmer collector suggests the possibility of Munigiha,  ie , the abode of the Muni, without any specification which later corrupted to Mungir and later became Munger.

Goyanka Shivalaya (Mirchi Talab) In the chain of beautiful temples Goenka Shivalay is one of the brightest name. Being one of the oldest, it is one of the acknowledged places for Hindu pilgrims. The Shiv temple is built in the midst of a big water tank, which is full of big and beautiful fishes. A rock-solid bridge road of white marble joins it from the main campus. Around the temple a very beautiful garden with flowers and greeneries are kept fully maintained. On festive days specially associated with Lord Shiva, the campus remains full of visitors and gives the impression of a mini mela.

Mir Kasim Tunnel It is said that Princess Gul and Prince Bahar used to hide under the tunnels by the riverside in order to weak vengeance upon the British officers. They used to clothe themselves with tiger skins during the nights. Once Bahar, on his rounded in a dark might was caught sight of by a British officer who instantaneously shot the Prince dead. The truth was reveled next morning and the Prince was said to have been buried by the darga of Pir Shah-Nafah-Gul. The Prince was found dead in a man’s attire by the side of her brother’s tomb, where she was also buried. The officer, responsible for Bahar’s and incidentally Gul’s death ordered for a daily salute of guns in the evening to mourn the loss of these children.

Manpatthar (Sita charan) Very close to Kastaharni Ghat there is another place of interest called. Manpathar. It is a rock in the bed of river about two miles away from the fort. The Rock contains the impression of two feet, which is supposed to be the feet of Sita when she touched the rock in crossing the Ganga. It is 250 meter long and 30 meter wide. There is a small Mandir at that place.

kastaharani ghaat In the sixth century CE, a Hindu sage named Mudgal Muni appeared in the city and established two shrines, one at a rock at Kashtaharini Ghat. In the 26th Adhyaya (chapter) of Adi Kanda of the Valmiki Ramayana, it is mentioned that both Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana on their way back from the encounter with Taraka, the demoness, took rest at the spot. The relaxation they had given rise to the name of Kashtaharini Ghat. According to another account it was on his return journey from Mithila to Ayodhya after marrying Sita that Lord Rama bathed at this place to relieve himself from fatigue.

CHANDI ASTHAAN  Chandika Sthan is a temple situated in Munger,  in the Indian States and territories of India” state of Bihar. It is one of the fifty one Shakti Peethas, places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti. On the Northeast corner of Munger, Chandika Sthan is just two kilometers away from the Munger town.

Pir Shah Nafah Shrine In the present fort area the oldest building inside the fort is a sacred Muhammdan shrine built on an elevated piece of ground near the southern gate. It is said that it was a mazar of a Pir or Saint whose name is still unknown. He is said to have traveled from Persia to Ajmer and from there came down to Munger under the instructions from Khwaza Moin-Uddin Chisti- the famous Sufi Saint and Lived at Munger for many years and also died here in 596 A.H, corresponding to 1177 A.D. He was buried in an obscure place near the ramparts and with the lapse of years exact burial place was forgotten. Ultimately, in 1497 A.D. when the ramparts of the fort being repaired by the Governor, Prince Danyal.

Sita Kund The one Place, which puts Munger on the one of the most visited place, is known as “Sita-Kund”. This place has always been the one, which creates a lot of inquisitiveness among the visitors, as well as it gives a lot of pleasure too. The place is situated 4 miles east of the Munger town. It contains hot springs known as Sita Kund, besides this there is a Hindu temple and to the north is a reservoir of cold water, known as Ramkund, while to the west there were three more polls called after the three brothers of Ram, namely Lakshman Kund, Bharat Kund, and Satrughan Kund.

Madhepura present Madhepura district had already got the status of subdivision on 09/05/1845 in which there were seven blocks. Saharsa district today was then the revenue circle of Madhepura at that time. When Saharsa became a district on 01/04/1954, Madhepura became its subdivision. Madhepura subdivision which had seven blocks at that time, was given the status of a district on 09/05/1981.On 21/05/83 Uda-kishunganj Block was upgraded and made a subdivision of Madhepura district in the name of Uda-kishunganj. Besides seven old blocks, four new blocks came in to existence in the year 1994. There were Gwalpara, Puraini, Bihariganj and Shankarpur. First thee blocks come under uda-kishunganj subdivision and last one is under Madhepura subdivision. Later on two more new blocks were constituted in the name of Ghailar and Gamaharia, under Madhepura subdivision in 1999.

Baba Singheshwar Sthan: There is a very ancient temple of Mahadev in Singheshwar under Madhepura district of Bihar. It is said that this Shiva temple of Singheshwar was built by Lord Vishnu himself at some time. According to legends, the Putreshti Yagya was also performed here for the birth of Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram. There is also a belief that the last conflict between Maharishi Dadhichi and King Dhruta, described in the Rudra Samhita section of Shiva Purana, took place here. It is also said that Pandavas worshiped Shiva at Singheshwar after taking refuge in Bhima Dam area of ​​Biratnagar Nepal.

Muzaffarpur: Muzaffarpur District, ‘The Land Of Leechi’ was created in 1875 for the sake of administrative convenience by splitting up the earlier district of Tirhut. The present district of Muzaffarpur came to its existence in the 18th century and named after Muzaffar Khan, an Amil (Revenue Officer) under British Dynasty. Purbi Champaran and Sitamarhi districts on North, on the South Vaishali and Saran districts, on the East Darbhanga and Samastipur districts and on the West Saran and Gopalganj districts surround Muzaffarpur. Now it has won international encomiums for its delicious Shahi Leechi and China Leechi.

Garib Sthan Mandir Temple Baba Garibnath Dham (बाबा गरीबनाथ धाम) is a holy sacred place of Hinduism in Muzaffarpur in the Indian state of Bihar. Baba Garib Dham is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva and known as the Deoghar of Bihar. Devotees from all across the district and state come here to pray and wish for their better life ahead, It is believed that prayer during the month of Sawan has special significance, which helps to fulfill all wishes.

Jubba Sahni Park Shaheed Jubba Sahni Park is one of the best places to visit with kids in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. The park has many toy equipment that effectively keep the kids delighted. Engulfed in lush greenery, the park is beautified by the well-manicured garden. The flower beds are a treat to the eye. Once you enter the park, you will be separated from the chaos of the city life. The pleasant atmosphere in the park instantly uplifts your spirits. Carry a lunch box and you can enjoy a day-picnic with your family in the park. A great place to spend some quality time with dear ones, head towards this park in your free time.

Garibnath Temple One of the centres of attraction of Muzaffarpur is Baba Garibnath Temple which resides in the heart of the city. The temple is home to the Shivling of Lord Shiva as Baba Gareebnath. Legend has it that the Shivaling was acquired from the Peepal Tree where the Temple now stands. The man who cut down the tree witnessed blood oozing out of the tree, revealing the Shivling which compelled him to build the shrine that now attracts a large number of devotees. Baba Gareebnath Temple is especially crowded during the holy month of Shravan.

Litchi Gardens Muzaffarpur is one of the leaders in the production of Lychee and is famous for its lychee gardens. The district of Muzaffarpur produces a combined 3 lakh tonnes of Lychee every year. One can get the taste of some delicious garden fresh Lychees here in May & June. This is the time when the Lychees are ripe and in perfect taste. The most sought-after destinations among the tourists are the Mushahari, Jhapaha and the Bochaha Gardens. It is recommended to visit the gardens during the cultivation which happens in May & June as the cultivation period has a festive vibe in the gardens.

Ramna Devi Mandir Ramna Devi temple is one of the most popular goddess temples in the city of Muzaffarpur. The holy temple sees its location in Ramna within the city center. This holy temple is dedicated to goddess Durga and is famed as a ‘Shaktipith’. The aura of the temple and the peaceful environment and the lovely surroundings make this place divine. There is much of greenery with lots of colors of flowers surrounding the temple, adding to the beauty of it. The temple sees maximum devotees during the days of Navaratri. The temple holds the stunning golden statue of the Goddess which is the prime attraction of the temple.

Kali Mata Temple There is a grand temple of Maa Kali in Bakhorapur under Badhra block of Bhojpur district. According to the Mahant Shyam Baba here, it was a small temple during 1862, where the Goddess was established in the form of Pindi. In 2003 the grand temple was constructed and the idol of the goddess was installed.

Simri Mai Temple Buxar. Simri Kali Temple is the main center of faith for the regional devotees during Vasantik and Shardiya Navratri. Every day a large number of devotees worship Mother Rani with devotion and pray for happiness, prosperity and social harmony.

Ramna’s Tripur Sundari Temple Ramna’s Tripur Sundari Temple draws in a great many Devotees Due to its excellence and extravagance. A well off man, Shri Umashankar Prasad constructed this Beautiful and great sanctuary on 28th June 1941. It is said that it is truly shocking to see that a man made sanctuary pulls in such huge social event of Devotees. This sanctuary is likewise well known by the name of “Devi Temple” and Maa’s lovely symbol entrances the whole gang. The sanctuary is additionally called as Maa Durga Mandir.

Masjid-e-Belal Masjid-E-Bilal (Mosque) is located in Samastīpur, Bihar, India. Address of Masjid-E-Bilal is Jitwarpur Chauth, Bihar 848134, India. Masjid-E-Bilal has quite many listed places around it and we are covering at least 20 places around it on

Ram Chandra Shahi Museum Ramchandra Shahi Museum is a must visit place for all the history buffs. The Museum was constructed in 1979 in the vicinity of Jubba Sahni Park and holds exhibits of ancient utensils, artifacts and intricate statues like the Manasa Nag and Ashtadikpal. Each article is a unique attraction to the visitors.

National Litchi Research Centre The NRCL is premier national institute for conducting research and developments on litchi and provide leadership at national level. It also acts as a national repository of information on litchi production, processing, value addition, and provides consultancy services to end users. The ICAR-National Research Centre on Litchi was established on 6th June, 2001 at the fag end of IXth Plan by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to act as a nodal institution for research and development on litchi in India in a mission mode approach. The Centre started functioning from 2002 with budgetary allocation and the first batch of two scientists joining the Centre in March, 2002.

Nalanda: Nalanda district is one of the thirty-eight districts of the state of Bihar in India. Bihar Sharif is the administrative headquarters of this district. The districts contain the ancient Nalanda Mahavihara a UNESCO World Heritage Nalanda is located in the Magadh region of southern Bihar.

Nalanda University Nalanda University is a UNESCO world heritage site is located South Bihar. Considered as one of the oldest universities in the world and known as Nalanda Mahavira back in time, its origins date back to the 3rd century. Mahavira is a Sanskrit term for a great ‘Vihara'(Buddhist Monastery). Located about 85 km away from Patna, it is regarded as one of the greatest and oldest universities recorded in history. It finds references in the oldest epics of India as well as in the travels of Hiuen Tsang. The Gupta kings built various monasteries in old Kusan style of architecture. Emperor Ashoka and Emperor Harshavandhana were also patrons of this university who built few temples, viharas, and monasteries for the university. Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam pitched the idea of reviving the university in March 2016.

Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall Built as a dedication to the Chinese scholar Hiuen Tsang, this memorial is a distinct reminder of the architectural style of the Nalanda University. One will find multiple writings of Tsang preserved here.

The Great Stupa The great Nalanda Stupa is shaped like a pyramid at the top. The multiple flights of stairs surrounding the stupa, lead to its top.Beautiful sculptures and votive stupas flank the structure. These votive stupas have been built with bricks and passages from sacred Buddhist texts have been inscribed on them. It is believed that these stupas were constructed over the ashes of Lord Buddha. The most striking of all the votive stupas is the fifth one, which has been preserved well along with its corner towers. These towers are adorned with exquisite panels of Gupta-era art that include stucco figures of Lord Buddha and scenes from the Jataka tales. The top portion of the stupa features a shrine chamber that houses a pedestal, which must have been originally used to place a large Lord Buddha statue. The New Bin Tet Kon stupa in Myanmar is said to be influenced by the Nalanda Stupa.

Pawapuri Pawapuri is a holy site for the Jains. It is situated in the Nalanda district of Bihar state in Eastern India. A long time ago, Pawapuri was the twin capital of Mall Mahajanpad. Mahajanpad later became a part of the kingdom of Magadha and Ajatshatru was a devotee of Lord Mahavira. During the rule of Ajatshatru, the king of Pawapuri was known as Hastipal. When in Pawapuri, Mahavira stayed in the Rajikshala of the king. It is considered as a sacred place because Lord Mahavira was buried here in 500 BC.

Pawapuri has also been given the name Apapuri meaning sinless town since Lord Mahavira was cremated here. After the cremation had been done, there was a rush while collecting the ashes which led to the removal of a layer of soil thereby resulting in the formation of a pond. This pond was later converted into a lotus pond, and a marble temple named Jalmandir was built in the centre of the pond. The place is very rich in culture and has high heritage value. Some traditional festivals celebrated here include Rajgir Dance Festival and Chhath Puja. Various classical dances are performed in the Rajgir Dance Festival.

Nalanda Archaeological Museum Housing the ancient relics of Nalanda University, this museum offers a glance into the culture of ancient Nalanda. Pala Art is displayed through the assorted artifacts maintained here. The statues here are mainly engraved on basalt stone, but others made out of stucco, bronze, stone and terracotta are also present.

Kundalpur Located just outside Nalanda, Kundalpur is the place which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira, the 24th and last of Jain Tirthankaras. It is also the place of birth of Gautam Swamiji who was the first disciple of Lord Mahavira. A grand temple with beautiful spires has been built here to mark the birthplace with a four and half feet tall idol of Bhagwan Mahavira Padmasana. Within the complex, there is a serene Trikal Chaubeesi Jinmandir where there are 72 idols of Tirthankaras, representing 24 each of the past, present and the future age.

Surya Mandir, Nalanda This temple dedicated to the Sun God, is situated near the Nalanda University. Various Buddhist as well as Hindu deities are enshrined in this temple with the most attractive one being the five feet high idol of Goddess Parvati. The Chatth Puja is held here twice a year in the Hindu months of Vaishakha and Kartika and is celebrated with great fervor.

Nav Nalanda Mahavihara Established by the Bihar government in 1951, Nav Nalanda Mahavihara is great place showcasing the ancient tradition to the modern world. It was built as a modern center of Buddhism and today it helps in the education related to ancient Pali script and Buddha religion. This is a great place to visit if you are interested in studying the roots and history of Buddhism.

Nawada: Nawada district is situated in the southern part in Bihar and is one of the thirty-eight district of Bihar State. Nawada town is the administrative headquarters of this district. It occupies an area of 2,494 square kilometers (963 sq mi) and is located at 24.88N 85.53E. In 1845, it was established as a Subdivision of the Gaya district. On 26th January 1973, Nawada was formed as a separate district. The origin of the name Nawada is believed to lay in a corruption of the old name Nau-abad or the new town which was earlier known as ‘The Eliot Market (Bazaar)’. It is divided into two parts by Khuri River, the Portion on the left bank being the older, while that on right bank is modern and Contains public offices, sub-jail, dispensary and school.

Indrasal Cave, Parvati As per the mythology once Lord Buddha came to this place and took shelter in the cave. He spent whole one year in the cave due to heavy rain. Indra Dev king of Gods came to see Buddha and make 42 questions. The Lord Buddha give correct answers to all question. This place is about 30 KM from Rajgir and 120 KM from Bodhgaya.

Surya Mandir Handiya, Nardiganj Surya Narayan Dham Temple located in the Handaia village of Naradiganj block of Nawada district is quite ancient. It is one of those historic Sun temples that symbolises the faith of the people. During the excavation surrounding the temple, the relics of the symbol and the stone-made chariot path were obtained. It is believed that this temple has been associated with Dwapar era. A pond is located near the temple. It is believed that leprosy is removed after bathing in this water. On Sunday, a large number of people worship the bath in the pond and worship the sun temple.

Shri Gunnawan Ji Tirth Gunawan ji Tirth is located in Gonawan village of Nawada district. This temple is dedicated to Jain Muni Gandhar Gautam Swami. It is believed that Gautam Swami was a disciple of Mahavir ji. After 12 years of  salvation of Lord Mahavir, Gautam Swami got salvation at this place.It was established by the Jains. This ancient temple belongs to Lord Mahavir’s time. At present, Mr. Jain is supervising this temple, Shri Jain Shvetambar is investing in the reservoir.

Shekhodewra Ashram, Kawakole Sekhodevara village, situated about 55 kilometers from the district headquarters, is very scenic . By combining two tolas called Sekho and Deora, the Sekhodevara village is made up. Sarvodaya Ashram in the village, which was established in 1952 by Jayprakash Narayan. A rock between the forest situated about 500 meters from the ashram, was built by J.P. Known as the rock. During the independence movement of 1942, fleeing from Hazaribagh jail, the famous leader and revolutionary late Jayaprakash Narayan was hiding near these rocks.

Budhauli Monastery & 52 Kothi 53 Dwar This is situated in Budahauli Village of Budhauli Panchayat of Pakribarwan Block. It was mainly the center of religion spiritualism and knowledge. There is a large lake in this monastery, where water from all the rivers of the world have been brought into the pool. Budauli Math is made up of 1800 AD. There is still a beautiful Durga Mandap in this center. The Goddess is worshiped every year on Navratra . In past, 101 Mahatma and Purohohi were used to visit this place frequently.

Kakolat Water fall Kakolat Waterfall is a picturesque waterfall in Nawada district, popular with tourists due to its scenic surroundings. The falls also play a role in Hindu mythology, when according to legend an ancient king was turned into a python by a rishi’s curse and lived within the falls. Folklore suggests that Krishna Used to go there with his queens for taking bath. This is one of the best waterfalls in India. Water of this fall is cold for the whole year. The fall is about 150 to 160 feet, from the ground level.

Kakolat Water Falls Kakolat Falls is a picturesque waterfall in Nawada district, which attracts tourists because of its popular scenery. According to legends an ancient king was turned into a dragon by the curse of the sage and lived within the waterfall. Folklore suggests that Krishna used to come here to bathe with his queens. It is one of the best waterfalls in India and the water of the spring remains cool for the whole year. The height of this waterfall is about 150 to 160 feet above the ground level.

Patna Patna is the largest town and headquarters of Patna district, Patna division and Bihar state. Patna is the capital of Bihar state. It is located on the south bank of the river river Ganga. It is well connected by railway and road. It is mainly an administrative and educational centre of Bihar. It has however a few ancient sacred places as also places of tourist interest. Rice is the main crop of the district. It accounts for more than one third gross area sown. Other important food grains grown are maize, pulses and wheat. Non-food crops consist mostly of oil-seeds, cash crops such as vegetables, water-melons etc. are also grown in Diara belt.

Golghar This arresting beehive-shaped structure is undoubtedly the city’s most iconic landmark, dominating the list of things to explore in Patna. A unique, whitewashed dome with a spiraled staircase, Golghar was built by Captain John Garstin in 1786 as a granary for the British army garrisoned in the city. The most amazing thing to note about this structure is that the huge dome, 29 m in height and 125 m in diameter, is not supported by any pillars!

Ruins of Pataliputra Lying just a little distance away from the current city of Patna are the ruins of its predecessor – Pataliputra. The city that was ruled by 3 legendary kings – Ajatshatru, Chandragupta and Ashoka – is today just a pile of rubble, sandstone pillars, wood platforms that may have supported a staircase, foundation bricks of a Buddhist monastery and carved stone pieces. But don’t let this description dissuade you from visiting the ruins (better known locally as Kumhrar) of what was once the center of power, trade, arts and learning in ancient India.  You’ll be in good company as this is one of the most popular tourist places in Bihar, attracting visitors from around the globe.

Nalanda Mahavihara A revered seat of learning in ancient India, Nalanda was one of the earliest universities in the country and home to students from India, Tibet, China, Korea and Central Asia. Eminent Chinese scholar and traveler Hsuan-tsang visited the university between 685 and 762 AD and studied Buddhist theology, the Vedas, logic, and metaphysics.  Amply patronized by the kings of the Gupta Empire, Nalanda flourished from 5th century AD to 1200 AD. One of the most important centers of learning, Nalanda is believed to have three huge libraries – so huge, they burnt for six months when the marauding armies of Islamist invaders attacked the monastery in 1193.

Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library A book of the military accounts of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Timur Nama, Jehangir Nama; books on Persian poetry, Sufism, and even ancient medical texts – you can find all this and a mindboggling lot more at the Khuda Bakhsh Public Library in Patna. A surprise find for many, this is one of the few national libraries of India and houses may rare hand-illustrated manuscripts, printed volumes and exquisite paintings from the Rajput and Mughal eras.

Mahavir Mandir One of the largest temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Patna’s Mahavir Temple is a tranquil oasis in a crowded urban jungle. Most likely built in the 17th century, the temple started gaining popularity after India’s partition in 1947 when a large number of Hindu refugees from the newly-created Pakistan started settling down in the city. Besides the beautiful idol of Lord Hanuman, the temple is also home to a ‘floating stone’ from the legendary Ram Setu.

Takht Sri Patna Sahib Patna is revered by the followers of the Sikh religion as this is the place where the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singhji was born. Takht Sri Patna Sahib was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to commemorate the event. Also known as Harmandir Sahib, the holy shrine is built in the old quarters of Patna city in an area known as Kucha Farrukh Khan and is thronged with devotees from all over the globe. Visit it for a glimpse into Sikh history. Relics of the 10th Guru like four iron arrows, weapons, a pair of his sandals and a cradle with gold-plated stands are housed in the shrine.

Choti Dargah Just 32 km west of Patna lies one of the finest and least known Mughal structures in India – the Choti Dargah of Maner. A magnificent three-storied structure, the mausoleum was erected in 1616 in honor of the Sufi saint Makhdoom Shah Daulat who passed away in Maner and was buried here. Its beautiful dome flanked by four twelve-sided minarets, age-old walls adorned with exquisite motifs and ceilings inscribed with passages from the Quran make for memorable viewing.

Jain Temple of Pawapuri Pawapuri is one of the holiest sites for the followers of Jainism in India. Located about 93 km from Patna, near Rajgir, this is the place where Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism is believed to have attained nirvana or liberation. Jain pilgrims throng the city to visit the beautiful marble temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira and believe they will be absolved of all their sins here. Visit it for its peaceful ambience, beautiful Jain architecture and a chance to shake off all your sins, possibly!

Patna Museum A grand building constructed in 1917 especially for the museum founded by Sir Edward Gait, the then Lieutenant Governor of Bihar; the structure that houses the Patna Museum is a site in itself. Created as a place to display historical and archeological finds of note discovered in and around the city, today it displays over 20,000 exhibits. While here, focus on the fossil of a 200-million-year-old tree classified as a Dadoxylon, the Buddha Relic Casket – a soapstone casket said to contain the ashes of Mahatma Buddha, the 2300-year-old Didarganj Yakshi, an ancient sculpture, and museum’s various galleries like the Natural History Gallery, which would be endlessly amazing if you’re traveling with kids.

Jalan Museum Would you believe us if we told you that Napoleon’s bed (yes, THAT Napoleon) is lying in a museum in Patna? That, along with Chinese jade and porcelain pieces from the Han and Ching dynasties, a silver dinner set that includes a thali, believed to have been owned by Emperor Akbar’s prime minister, Birbal, Tipu Sultan’s ivory palanquin and a cabinet made for King Henry II of France…all these and more delightful finds are housed in the eclectic private collection of RK Jalan, a noted businessman from Patna who collected artefacts and antiques over his lifetime. Displayed at the family’s private residence (this is not actually a museum!) called Quila House, the collection spanning continents and centuries is an absolute must-visit attraction in the city.  Do make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance, with the family, before you go.

Purnia: Purnia has an area of 3,202 square km. It is a level, depressed tract of country, consisting for the most part of a rich, loamy soil of alluvial formation. It is traversed by several rivers flowing from the Himalayas, which afford great advantages of irrigation and water-carriage. Its major rivers are the Kosi, the Mahananda, the Suwara Kali and the Koli. In the west the soil is thickly covered with sand deposited by changes in the course of the Kosi. Among other rivers are the Mahananda and the Panar. Its major agricultural products are jute and banana.

Line Bazaar This district serves as the multi centre medical treatment facility, since almost all types of specialty doctors and physicians reside and practice here.  The biggest and most modern nursing homes and hospitals are located in and around this landmark. Ultra-modern Sardar Hospital and Doctors and Hospital Max 7 are located here. Line Bazaar also has a huge number of shops and outlets to satisfy all needs of local consumers’ and tourists. People from all over the continent come to receive medical care here.

Puran Devi Maa Temple A place of religious interest, this temple is dedicated to Puran Devi Maa. She is a form of fierce Kali Goddess. She takes the form of nine different Goddesses. The idol is adorned with beautiful jewellery and traditional Indian saris. The Shiv Ling present here is also worshipped by devotees. This temple is the oldest one of the city. She is considered as the deity of the city, because of her name. The inner chambers of the temple hold elephant tasks, linked to the story of the formation of the temple. A long time back, hundred goats were beheaded here in the name of sacrifice to please the Goddess. The festivals of Durga Pooja and Diwali are celebrated with a lot of pomp and fanfare.

Forbesganj A famous commercial place, this town holds importance in terms of its placement. This small town is located at a mere 12 kms from the city of Biratnagar in Nepal. Ironically, its name come from the ruler who presided over the town named Forbes. After independence, to give the town a more Indian oriented way, it was renamed as Forbesganj. The town is architecturally well defined and planned and British influence and relics still remain in many buildings and places. The lives of citizens still remain unchanged tradition wise, but progress can be seen in lifestyle due to economic, medical and touristic advancement. Major tourist places to visit here are College Chowk, Badi Masjid, Dal Bangla, Gandhi Maidan, etc.

Manihari Previously known as Maniharan, this village holds an essential place in Hindu mythology. It is said that Lord Krishna, while travelling through these parts, had lost a valuable here. In Sanskrit, ‘Mani’ means jewel. Hence, the name stayed. Situated on the banks of the River Ganga, this place is famous for Manihari Ghat, a beautiful picnic spot. Due to heavy monsoons, the town is drenched and almost flooded every year due to heavy water flow in the river. Notable places to see here are the annual fair during full moon, Maharishi Mehi Ashram, Gogabill lake, Peer Mazar, etc.

Jalalgarh Fort Built in the year 1722, Jalalgarh Fort is quadrangle shaped, was once the night and glory of the royal family of Purnia. The then Nawab, Saif Khan had built the fort strategically, to defend the city against Nepali invasion. This 300 year old ruin is still visited by many enthusiastic tourists. The sheer beauty, left even in the remains, holds evidence of Hindi as well as Islamic examples of architecture. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has already ordered to start restoration work of the fortress, to try and compensate the state it is now.

Rohtas Rohtas has an old & interesting history. In pre-historic days the plateau region of the district has been the abode of aboriginals whose chief representatives now are the Bhars, the Cheers and the Oraons. According to some legends the Kherwars were the original settlers in the hilly tracts near Rohtas. The Oraons also claim that they ruled over the area between Rohtas and Patna. The local legend also connects king Sahasrabahu with Sasaram, the headquarter of Rohtas district. It is believed that Sahasrabahu had terrible fight with Saint Parsuram, the legendary Brahmin Protector, as a result of which Sahasrabahu was killed. The term Sahasram is supposed to have been derived from Sahasrabahu and Parsuram. Another legend connects the ROHTAS hill to Rohitashwa, son of Raja Harishchandra, a famous king who was known for his piety and truthfulness.

Bandu Shivling About half a kilometer south-west of Bandu village, south of Rohtas hill, a Shivling is established on a platform built on a huge boulder in the stream of Sone river. According to local legends, the Shivling was established by Lankapati Ravana, due to which it was named Dashshishanath.

Gurudwara Chacha Phagumal The ninth Nanak of the Sikh sect, Shri Guruteg Bahadur Ji Maharaj, along with his wife Mata Gujari Devi, in 1666 AD, when they set out on a journey to eastern India, had their debut in Sasaram in the same sequence. At that time the tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh was living in the womb of Mother Gujari Devi. Guru ji had visited uncle Fagumal’s house and stayed here for 21 days. This place became a place of pilgrimage for the Sikhs. A Gurudwara has been built here. This is Chacha Fagumal Gurudwara.

Gurudwara Taksal Sanghat When Shri Guruteg Bahadur Ji Maharaj was going to uncle Fagumal’s house in Sasaram, his horse got stuck at one place on the way. This place belonged to Bhai Achal Singh and Jivo Mai. Guru ji said that this is definitely a holy place, so a Gurudwara will be built here whose name will be Taksal Sanghat. Jivo Mai donated this place (V. Samvat 1723) to fulfill this wish of Guruji. Later a Gurudwara was built at the same place, which is famous as Taksal Sanghat.

Gupta Dham It is a natural cave situated in a valley of Kaimur hill. A small rock made of lime deposits in the form of Shivling is called Gupteshwar Mahadev. A fair is held here on the occasions of Shivratri and Basant Panchami, in which huge crowd gather.

Megalithic tombs For the first time, archaeological exploration of megalithic or megalithic cultural sites has taken place in Kaimur hill of Rohtas district of Bihar. In addition to the Nishad-vanshi tribes-Kharwar, Munda and Santhal, the Dravidian-origin Oraon tribe has been inhabited on Kaimur hill since ancient times. The Munda and Santhal branches of the Nishad-vanshis and the Dravidian-vanshi Oraon, the tradition of megalithic burial in the three tribes is from the time immemorial. This tradition continues even today. Therefore, the remains of the megalithic culture were inevitable in the Kaimur hills. In recent times, ‘Sangora tombs’ and ‘Stone pillars’ (Menhir) have been discovered from two sites in Kaimur hills of Bihar. Of these, five megalithic sites have been discovered from Rohtasgarh.

Rock Painting / Petroglyph / Inscription  Rock Painting of Barhamsiya Maan At one place in Sasaram’s Barahmasiya rock shelter, rock paintings have been made in red color. Here are ten large anthropomorphic figures standing outstretched, which are ancient. In the rock picture superimposed on them, a man is hunting a reindeer, which is dark red in color, with arrows and bows.

Petroglyph of Hathiya Maan It was named ‘Hathiya Maan’ because of the elephants carved in Sasaram’s Hathiyamaan. In this rock shelter facing south-west, many figures have been carved on the stone in the historical period. In these, in addition to five elephants, there are three sixteen gotias for playing the game and two for playing only Chaupad or Chausar’s engraving.

Phulwariya Inscription Phulwaria village is situated in the forest on top of a hill of about 1500 feet under Tilothu block of Rohtas district. Although this village has many archaeological evidences in its hands, but Pratap Dhaval Dev, the hero of Khayarwal dynasty, has got his second inscription written here, due to which this village has archaeological importance. This inscription is a document of the Khayarwal dynasty, which reveals the complete genealogy.

Dhoop Ghadi British made this clock and established at Anicut Road, Dehri in 1871. This is the only clock that shows the time by sunlight. It was primerly used by workers of irrigation department. This watch is installed on a rock platform. Hindi and Roman numerals are inscribed in this watch.

Chaurasan Temple Located near Rohtasgarh fort, takes around 2 hrs from Rohtas block headquarter to reach this beautiful ancient temple. It takes 84 stairs to reach this Lord Shiva temple, and hence named as Chaurasan.

Karamchat Dam One of the most preferred tourist sites in Rohtas district, located near Chenari, is around 35 kms from Sasaram. The view at the time of sunrise and sunset is indeed mesmerizing and scenic. After the severe famine in 1966, the “Durgavati Reservoir Project” was envisaged to irrigate the unirrigated areas of the plains of Rohtas. The then Agriculture Minister AR Kidwai and Irrigation Minister K.L.Rao inspected the Durgavati Dam site and gave the green signal for its construction. Its foundation stone was laid on 10 June 1976 by the then Union Agriculture Minister Babu Jagjivan Ram. In the year 1977, the then Irrigation Minister Sachchidanand Singh constituted a high level committee and all its obstacles were removed. It was expected that by 1980 water would be given in the canals. But this plan kept getting eclipsed.

Dhuwan Kund Dhuwan Kund is situated on Kaimur Hill, around 15 km from Sasaram. It is a beautiful attraction amidst the green life around. During sunrise and sunset, the waterfall provides mesmerizing view, with water sparkling in its glow and spreading dazzling shade of the beauty.

Saharsa: Saharsa was created on 1st of April 1954. Earlier Saharsa district was within Bhagalpur Division. Kosi Division was formed on 2nd October 1972 comprising of Saharsa, Purnia and Katihar district with its head quarters at Saharsa. Similarly a new Civil Sub-Division Birpur was created on 01.12.1972. Consisting of 24 development Blocks viz. Raghopur, Chhatapur, Basantpur and Nirmali which were previously under supaul subdivision of this district. Two new districts Madhepura & Supaul have been formed from Saharsa district on 30.04.1981 and 1991. Saharsa district now consists of 2 subdivisions, viz. Saharsa Sadar and Simri Bakhtiarpur.

Sant Karu Khirhari Temple, Mahpura Situated on the bank of Kosi River, there is a temple of Saint Karu Khirhari who is said to have attained divinity by virtue of his Shiv-Bhakti a dedication to Cows. People from all walks of life come to offer milk to Karu Baba. Although this temple near Mahpura village-2Km away from Mahishi block office, is situated in the riverside of the eastern Koshi Embankment. It has survived on the slaught of the turbulent river. Recently the Bihar Government has announced to develop Karu Khirhari temple as a major tourist spot.

Surya Mandir, Kandaha The SUN Temple at Kandaha village is an important religious and historical place which has been duly recognized by the Archaeological Survey of India like Surya Mandir in Dev of Aurangabad district.  Kandaha Surya Mandir is situated in Pastwar Panchayat of Mahishi Block. It is at nearly 16kms west from Saharsa district headquarter. On the way to Tarasthan, Mahishi, it is located at nearly 3kms north from Gorho Ghat Chowk.

Shri Ugratara Sthan, Mahishi Shri Ugratara Mandir, Mahishi, Saharsa is situated at a distance of about 17 Kms west of Saharsa station in Mahishi village. In this ancient temple, the idol of Bhagwati Tara is said to be very old and draws devotees from far and wide. On either side of the main deity, there are two smaller female deities which are worshipped by the people as Ekjata and Nil Saraswati.

Samastipur: Samastipur is a district in Bihar which is spread over an area of 2904 sq. kms. Samastipur is bounded on the north by the Bagmati River which separates it from Darbhanga district. On the west it is bordered by Vaishali and some part of Muzaffarpur district, on the south by the Ganges, while on its east it has Begusarai and some part of Khagaria district. The district headquarters is located at Samastipur.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University,Pusa Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University,Pusa is located 20 kilometers west from Samastipur district headquarters and it is identified as the birthplace of agricultural research work in the country. In 1905 AD, the foundation stone of the Agricultural Research Institute was laid on from 30,000 thousand dollars provided by Henry Philip, an American citizen in Pusa, by the then Vice-Governor and Governor General Lord Curzon. In 1911, the institute was renamed as Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research. In the year 1916, this institute developed two variants of wheat namely Pusa-4 and Pusa-12, which was awarded the first prize in the World Food grain Exhibition. It is worth noting that through extensive research work this institute developed various advanced discernment of paddy, wheat, tobacco, pulses, vegetables, oilseed and chilli for the farmers of the state and the country. Contribution of HM Lafray, T.V. flayer and H. S. Pruthi, the then scientist working in the institute has been a pioneer for the identification and prevention of insects on major crops. Similarly, for the research work on plant diseases, this institution has been praised at world level. The then scientist E.J. Butler, W.M. Makar, M. Mitra and V.V. Mundukar contribution in this direction is remarkable. For the research on fertilizer use and water management in crops, the then scientist Dr. J. W. Leather name is taken exclusively.

Nishad’s pilgrimage Place – Baba Amarasingh Asthan Baba Amar Singh Asthan is the national pilgrim center of Nishad which is located about 05 km south-east of Patori Bazar, Samastipur.This place is situated in Shiura village and its importance is increasing continuously since the 16th century. On the occasion of Ramnavmi and Srawani Purnima , thousands of devotees of Nishad throughout the nation visit here and take blessings of Baba.Pilgrims used to do Baba’s meditation here With Gaja- Baja and Dhol-Mandar and by offering soil made-up elephants & horses and by pouring milk. According to the fables and old villagers, centuries ago, there was a devastating flood of Ganga in this area, suddenly a Jata-jutdhari sadhu appeared and flood water fell down due to their worship. Later on Baba Amarsingh became disappeared. According to fables, Baba had come here from the ship of gold, which is still buried in the soil. Whose chain can be seen in adjacent well. This temple is located on top of the same ship.

Dome’s pilgrimage place – Devdha Each person has a different way of living his life in which culture has significant impact. On each person’s cultural activities there is the effect of many saint man, Goddess/God and places. People living in Samastipur district also have some recognized Goddesses/God or saint man, and people consider his life successful by giving their reverence towards them. Like other ethnic God, Shyam Singh is recognized as the ethnic God of Domes in Hasanpur area of the district. According to the popular saga, Shyam Singh was born in Singhiya his rivalry was from the Banshidhar Vaman of Devdha, but Balaji, son of Shyam Singh, defeated the Banshidhar Vaman and killed him, then the son of Banshidhar Vaman killed Shyam Singh and Balaji both. In this way Shyam Singh and Banshidhar Vaman are worshiped in Devdha.

Khudneshwar Asthan Khudneshwar Asthan is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva located 17 kilometers southwest of the Samastipur district headquarters. The name of the temple was inherited from a Muslim woman named Khudni who found the Lingam at this location and became a devotee of Lord Shiva. Her mortal remains were buried one yard south beside the Lingam under the same temple roof. During the British Empire, Narhan estate built this temple in 1858 and appointed a priest as a caretaker. Devotees flock there yearround, but especially during its annual festival of Maha Shivratri and in the month of Shravan, crowds emerge for darshana and worship. In 2008 Bihar Religious Trust Board Chairman Kishore Kunal provided financial assistance from the board and announced it to be developed for tourists to demonstrate Hindu-Muslim unity.

Mohiudinnagar Fort Mohiuddinnagar tells the story of Mughal history. The story of Babur, Ruhale and Afghani is buried in the ruins of historic buildings present here. When Babar took over Delhi in year 1526 , Ruhale and Afghani spread to Bengal and Tirhut. When they ran towards Bihar, the Nawab of Bengal, Alivardi Khan, gave him shelter. Ruhale’s chief Shamsher Khan became the main soldier of Alivardi Khan, but was murdered by enemies. Consequently, Alivardi Khan completed her accountability and married her daughter Ayesha to Shah Mohammed Asaak and gave him the fiefdom of 20 villages in the farewell.

Chandrabhawan Chandrabhawan is situated in Patori, where the history of freedom is hidden. As you enter the building, you can easily remember Sardar Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Batkeshwar Dutt and his companion T. Paramanand, revolutionaries like Pandit Satya Narayan Prasad Tiwari, Baleshwar Singh and Baldev Chaudhary. Now the memoirs related to them in Chandrabhawan have taken the form of legend. People of the region also share their stories with their next generation and feel them blessed. Chandrabhawan is the historical site of this region where during the freedom movement, the long years of independence like Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad kept hidden in view of the freedom movement in the whole country. The tunnel in its walls still says the story of their hiding even today. T. Parmanand of Chandra Bhawan was associated with the revolutionary movement whereas Pandit Satyanarayan Tiwari was a supporter of the non-cooperation movement.

Sheohar: Sheohar is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarter is located at Sheohar and  a part of Tirhut division. This district was carved out of Sitamarhi district in 1994. The district occupies an area of 443 square  km and has a population of 656,916 (as of 2011). Sheohar is known for its greenery and cleanest. Cadamba and teak are the principle trees of this district. Nilgai or blue bull is the regional animal of this area. Agriculture is  main source of occupation. It is one of the most flood affected district in Bihar due to over flooding of the Bagmati and Budhi Gandak rivers. Devkuli is a holy place popular for ancient temple of lord Shiva. As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Bihar (out of 39), after Sheikhpura.

Saru-Maru caves Saru Maru is the archaeological site of an ancient monastic complex and Buddhist caves. The site is located near the village of Pangoraria, Budhani Tehsil, Sehore District. The site is about 120 km south of Sanchi. The site contains a number of stupas as well as natural caves for monks. In the caves many Buddhist graffiti have been found (swastika, triratna, kalasa …). In the main cave were found two inscriptions of Ashoka: a version of the Minor Rock Edict n°1, one of the Edicts of Ashoka, and another inscription mentioning the visit of Maharaha Kumara.

Vindhyawasini Mata Temple Salkanpur This sacred siddhpeeth of Vindhyavasni Beejasan devi (one of the incarnation of the “Hindu” goddess “Durga” is on an 800 foot high hillrock, in the village Salkanpur near Rehti village,
70 km from Bhopal. The deity, Ma Durga Beejasan is held in high esteem by her followers & local. Thousands of
people visit this place everyday climbing more than 1000 steps. Every year a grand fair is
held in salkanpur during Navratris. It is very old Temple but at present temple renovate by
Salkanpur Trust. The deity, Ma Durga Beejasan is held in high esteem by her followers.

All Saints’ Church Sehore – 1838 The All Saints’ Church which was built by a British political agent who belonged to Scotland in 1838. The building is an Exact replica of a church in Scotland and even the surrounding greenery, comprising mainly tall Bamboo trees, was designed to match the original.To traverse the Sehore soil is to tread upon centuries of colorful history.The best time of the year to visit Sehore and its sprawling teak forests is November with its autumn ripeness and March with its spring finery.

Cenotaphs of Kunwar Chain Singh Cenotaphs of Kunwar Chain Singh : Cenotaphs, samadhies and tombs of Kunwar Chainsingh are 2 km away in Dashahra wala Maidan on the bank of river Lotia on Sehore – Indore Road. These cenotaphs remind the historic fight between patriot Chainsingh of Narsingh Garh estate and political agent Mr.Medhank.

Ganesh Mandir Sidhha Ganesha Mandir is established in the village Gopalpur in the N-west direction,
Ganesh Mandir is 3km from the District Headquarters. As per legend, it dates
back to Vikramaditya of Ujjain and renovated by BajiRao the Maratha Peshwa. Each
wednesday, large number of devotees throng here. Ganesha Chaturthi festival is
also popular here.

Sheikhpura The district is a part of erstwhile Magadh empire and proudly follows rich culture of Magadh. A Shop Name “FAMOUS TAILOR” Is Very Famous In This District.This Shop Is Located At “Chandni Chowk, Sheikhpura”

Arghauti Pokhar This Arghauti Pokhar is famous. During Chhath festival the devotees of nearby area offer argha to the Sun God. This pokhar has been beautified by the District administration especially by Shri Anand Kishore IAS who provided lights and good ghats for the comfort of the devotees.
Shiva Nandan Prasad of Jamalpur(Sheikhpura)

Girihinda Pahar (With Temple of Lord ‘SHIV’) Girihinda hill is the identity of Sheikhpura district. Girihinda mountain is about 800 feet high. Shiva Parvati Temple is situated on the top of this mountain. Which is also known as Baba Kameshwar Nath Temple. According to the belief, this temple was built during the Mahabharata period. It is said that in the Mahabharata period, a demon named Hidimbha lived on the summit of this Girihinda mountain. When the Pandava sons had to endure the period of exile, the elder brother of the archer Arjuna, Gadadhari Bhima, stayed for some time on the mountain of this Girihinda. During this time he also had a Gandharva marriage with Hidimbha.

Samas (Lord ‘VISHNU’) Located in the middle of a mighty pond, this temple now hosts the 2nd largest Idol of Lord Vishnu in the world. The idol was made of Black Granite during the Gupta period. A part of the Idol was always visible since many years on the banks of the same pond where this temple is now built in. But after mistaking it as a simple black stone for years, it was unearthed finally in 1992 to be found that it was the second largest Idol standing 7.5 feet high made in the historic times ( The largest one being the Idol of Lord Venkateshwara, standing 9 feet high, in the Balaji Temple, Tirupati, AP.) The people of the nearby villages of Saamas, Kutub Chak, etc. are religiously involved in making a great temple with the help of the State Govt and other agencies.

Sheikh shoiab rahmatullalley Dargah in yahiapur HAZRAT MAKHDOOM SHAH SHOAB FIRDAUSI RA (BORN=1289 AD/KUJAWAN(PATNA) &DIED=1421 AD SHEKHPURA) was a famous sufi saint. He follows Firdausiya order of sifism He was the disciple of HAZRAT SHEKH DAYEM ALI BALKHI RA. Now a days .HAZRAT SHAH JUNAID FIRDAUSI is the SAJJADAH NASHEEN of this Badi dargah (at yahyapur) SHEKHPURA Distt of BIHAR STATE.

Supaul: The District of Supaul had been a part of Mithilanchal since the Vedic period. The area has been referred as the fishery area (Matasya Kshetra) in the Hindu mythology. The two oldest democracies namely Angutaran and Apadnigam are known for their existence in the Buddhist era, which comprises of today’s area of district Supaul. Supaul is situated at 25 deg 37’-26 deg 25’ N latitude and 86 deg 22’-87 deg 10’ E longitude. Soil is alluvial type. The river Koshi flows through the district which is consider as the sorrow of not only this area, but whole of the state of Bihar,tilyuga chhaimra,kali,tilawe,bhenga,mirchaiya,sursar are the tributaries to it .The type of soil is sandy. Some where it is acetic and somewhere it is basic in nature. Supaul district in Bihar covers an area of 2,420 sq km.Supaul district is part of the Koshi division.Supaul town is the administrative headquarter of the district. The district is bounded by Nepal in the north, Saharsa in the south, by Araria district in the east and on the west by Madhubani district.

Dharahara The Dharahara village is situated in Supaul District. An interesting story behind this village, which attracts many visitors. The story is if any families plant a minimum of 10 trees when a female child is born. The tree plantation had been going on for several generations. In this place, Most of the trees are mango and litchi. Now this place is becoming a very popular for every tourist.

Vishnu Mandir Vishnu Mandir is located in Supaul District. This temple is dedicated to God Vishnu, who is depicted as Supreme God. God Vishnu is also known as Hari and Narayana. Many devotees from the several parts of the country came here and worship the God in this temple.

Tintolia Tintolia in Supaul District is famous for the holy temple of Kali Mata. This place is considered as one of the major pilgrim centres. Every year many visitors from the several countries come here to celebrating Kali Puja. Everyone believed that Goddess Kali Mata is thy Symbol of empowerment.

Kosi River Kosi River is an excellent tourist destination. This place is another attraction of tourist. It is a trans-boundary River which flows through Bihar and Nepal. Kosi River is also known as Sorrow of Bihar. Bivha National Park, Koshi High Dam, Katiya Power project, Latona Church and Azgaibi Kali Mandir these all are the prime attraction of the Kosi Riverside. Now, this site is popular as an ideal picnic spot for its beautiful nature and charming weather.

Kapileshwar Mandir Kapileshwar Mandir is a historical temple of Bihar Situated in Supaul district. This holy temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mahashivratri is the major festival of this temple. During the time of the festival, this temple collects huge numbers of devotees.

Hanuman Mandir Hanuman Mandir is one of the most popular shrines situated in the city center of Supaul. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The statue of Lord Hanuman inside the temple beautifully decorated with ornaments and flowers. The wall of this temple beautifully inscribed with the goddess pictures. Every Tuesday and Saturday here many devotees came and worship the god Hanuman in this temple.

Kisan Bhawan Kisan Bhawan is one of the famous agricultural sites of Supaul District in Bihar. It is also known its popular name Farmer’s House. The government of Bihar provides information and gives better solutions for a better produce every year. Every farmer of this village come here to solving their problem about fertilisers, seeds, crops etc.

Gandhi Maidan Gandhi Maidan is a very popular site of Supaul District. This maidan is used for every purpose including sports, cultural meeting, political meeting, religious meeting etc. Now, this place is considered as a good relaxing place of Bihar. If you love adventure, so friends don’t waste your time and visit all amazing destination in Supaul District, which I have already mentioned.

Siwan: Siwan, situated in the western part of the State, was originally a sub-division of Saran District, which in ancient days formed a part of Kosala Kingdom. The present district limits came into existence only in 1972, which is geographically situated at 25.58 to 26.23 North and 84.10 to 84.47 east. The total area of the Siwan district is about 2219.00 Sq. Km. with a population of 33,30,464 as per the 2011 census. The district is bounded on the east by the Saran district, on the north by Gopalganj district and on the west and south by two districts of U.P. viz. Deoria and Balia respectively.

Sohagra Dham For the worship of Lord Shiva, Baba Baijnath Dham situated in Devgarh is famous throughout the country, where a huge crowd of devotees and Shiva devotees arise in the month of Saawan, but another Dham is famous for the glory and grace of Bholenath Lord Shiva; Of Sohagra Dham Where, in the Baba Hans Nath Temple, it is believed that there is a belief that the worship and burning of puja and burning there do not only fulfill the desires of the devotees but also get the right of the husband and the child.

Mahendra Nath Temple Mahendra Nath Temple is Situated in Mehdar village under Siswan block, about 32 km south from the district headquarters, Mahendra Nath temple of Lord Shiva attracts visitors,including foreigners, from far flung areas.

Vaishali:  Vaishali find its origin way back in history from the Mahabharata period. It is the place where democracy found its origin around 600BC. Numerous references to Vaishali are found in texts pertaining to both Jainism and Buddhism, which have preserved much information on Vaishali and the other Maha Janapadas. Based on the information found in these texts, Vaishali was established as a republic by the 6th century BC, prior to the birth of Gautama Buddha in 563, making it the world’s first republic. Being the birthplace of the last Jain “Thirthankara” Lord Mahavir gives Vaishali a very special place in history.The founder of Buddhism, Gautam Buddha delivered his last sermon and announced his Parinirvana (attainment of enlightment) on this holy soil. It is also renowned as the land of Ambapali (Amrapali), the great Indian courtesan. It is held that the district derives its name from King Vishal.

The Ashoka pillar King Ashoka became a great follower of Buddhism after the massacre of Kalinga and erected his one his famous Ashokan pillar in Vaishali which was to memorialize the last sermon of Lord Buddha that took place here. There is a life like figure of a lion flawlessly engraved, at the top of the pillar facing north, believed to be the direction of Lord Buddha’s last voyage. There is a brick stupa and a pond known as Ramkund next to the pole which sums up to make a sanctified spot for Buddhists. There is also a small tank here known as Ramkund.

Vishwa Shanti Stupa A 125ft, tall peace pagoda which was built by the Buddh Vihar society in collaboration with Japanese government was excavated in 1969. It is a really huge, white, beautiful stupa surrounded by enormous greenery, serenity and a pond where you can spend some leisure time boating and breathing in the fresh air.

Buddha’s stupa There are two Stupas, Stupa 1 and Stupa 2 which are named on the basis of their discovery and excavation. Both of them have the ashes of Lord Buddha (which were divided into eight parts) preserved in stone caskets. Both the Stupas are now in a dilapidated condition, however, still have a great reverence in Buddhism.

Vishal Fort or Vishal’s Garh Vaishali gets its name from Raja Vishal from Ramayan age. The Vishal fort is a ruin of a 1 Km huge parliament house of Lichchavis. It is believed that around seven thousand representatives used to gather here to discuss about political affairs.

West  Champaran West  Champaran District was carved out of the old Champaran District in the year 1972 as a result of re-organization of the District in the state. It was formerly a subdivision of Saran District and then Champaran District  with its Head quarters as Bettiah. It is said that Bettiah got its name from Baint (Cane) plants commonly found in this district. The name Champaran is a degenerate form of Champaka aranya, a name which dates back to the time when the district was a tract of the forest of Champa (Magnolia)  trees & was the abode of solitary asectics.

VALMIKINAGAR Formally known as BHAINSA LOTAN, it is a famous tourist spot where  a dam is built on the river Gandak (Gandak Project). This dam and its channels are the lifeline of north-western part of Bihar. This channel also irrigates some portions of eastern U.P. This dam is also generating hydro-electricity. This dam has been handed over to the nation by late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru the then Prime Minister.  For any tourist interested in exploring natural beauty, a visit to the sylvan surroundings of Valmilki Nagar is a must, where the gushing streams of Gandak break the ascetic calm of the Himalayan foothills.