Destination Details
Destination:   Bihar
Destination Type:   Cities
City:   Bihar
Country:   India
Hotels in Bihar

Bihar is a the ninth largest state in area in India and second largest in population. Bihar is bounded on the north by Nepal, on the south by Orissa, on the east by West Bengal and on the west by Uttar Pradesh. 

It is the land of great religions, like Buddhism, making it a great pilgrim centre for Buddhist's. This state has made all round developments in the field of Industry and agriculture but at the same time preserved its rich heritage and culture.

 

Languages: Hindi, Maithili, Urdu.

 

Places to Visit : 

 

Barauni: Industrial Centre.

 

Betla:  National Park.

 

Bhagalpur: Tasar & Silk Centre.

 

Bodh Gaya: Most sacred Buddhist pilgrim centre. Gautam Buddha attain enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi Tree. Mahabodhi Temple & Museum.

 

Buxar: A Hindu pilgrim Centre with Vashishta ashram.

 

Chittaranjan: Locomotive plants.

 

Darbhanga: Famous as a centre of Maithili culture & handicrafts.

 

Dehri-on-sone: Industrial centre at Dalmiyanagar. India's longest railway bridge on river Sone.

 

Deoghar: Baidhyanath Temple, which is known as one of the Jyotirlings.

 

Dhanbad: Coalfields, Research Institute.

 

Dumka: Holiday resort.

 

Gaya: One of the most sacred Hindu pilgrim centre. Temples, nearby Stupas & Buddhist caves. Vishnupad temple, Akshayawat, Brahmayani hill, Gandhi Mandapam.

 

Ghatshila: Holiday resort, copper mines.

 

Hazaribaug: National park & holiday resort.

 

Jamshedpur: Known as "Steel city" - India's first planned city. First steel plant in India.

 

Jharia: Major Coalfields.

 

Kodarma: Major Mica mines.

 

Kothihar: Major railway junction.

 

Madhubani: Centre of Madhubani paintings & Maithili culture.

 

Madhupur: Holiday resort.

 

Maithon: Dam-site holiday centre.

 

Maner: Bari Dargah of Sufi saint. Picnic spot.

 

Mandu: National park near Daltonganj.

 

Munger: Historic town.

 

Nalanda: Ruins of ancient Buddhist University. Nearby Kandalpur & Pavapuri are major Jain pilgrim centre. Bihar Shariff is a major Muslim pilgrim centre.

 

Neterhat: Holiday resort on a hill station in forest setting.

 

State  Bihar 

 

Capital Patna 

 

Main Language Hindi 

 

Roads Surfaced: 30,491 Kms, Unsurfaced: 54,424 Kms 

 

Railways 5,333 Kms 

 

Airports Gaya, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur 

 

Climate Summer: 47 C to 20 C       Winter: 28 C to 4 C  Monsoon: June to October 

 

Bhagalpur-Silk Centre 

Bodhgaya-Most sacred Buddhist pilgrim centre. 

Gaya-Major Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrim centre, Temples, nearby Stupas and Buddhist caves. 

Nalanda-Ruins of ancient Buddhist University, Museum, Buddhist Research Institute. 

Patna-Museums, Ruins of ancient Mauryan Pataliputra. 

Vaishali-Ancient Capital, Buddhist & Jain pilgrim centre, Jain Temples. 

Major Towns: Patna, Ranchi, Bhagalpur. 

 

 

Bhagalpur-Silk Centre 

Bodhgaya-Most sacred Buddhist pilgrim centre. 

Gaya-Major Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrim centre, Temples, nearby Stupas and Buddhist caves. 

Nalanda-Ruins of ancient Buddhist University, Museum, Buddhist Research Institute. 

Patna-Museums, Ruins of ancient Mauryan Pataliputra. 

Vaishali-Ancient Capital, Buddhist & Jain pilgrim centre, Jain Temples. 

Major Towns: Patna, Ranchi, Bhagalpur. 

 

 

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