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The World Largest Cattle Fair In Bihar starting in november only

It takes place in late November at Sonepur, around 45 minutes from the capital city of Patna.

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Buddha began his journey at Bodh Gaya In Bihar

The most important Buddhist pilgrimage place (both in Bihar and India) is Bodhgaya, where the Buddha became enlightened.

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The Nalanda University greatest learning centers in ancient times

The world’s oldest university, indicate to us that the university was a stately structure with lofty walls and a massive gate.

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Tourist Map For Bihar

Follow the Link to visit tourist map which clearly explains the Important places must to vist in Bihar. Bihar's antiquity is evident from its name, which is derived from the ancient word "VIHARA" (monastery). It is indeed a land of monasteries. Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Muslim and Sikh shrines abound in this ancient land where India's first major empires rose and fell. Where the ruins of the worlds' earliest university slumbers in the void of time. The passage of Ganga, flowing wide and deep enrich the plains of Bihar before distributing in Bengal's deltoid zone.






            More Palces to Visit In Bihar
arrow     Bodhgaya (The Greate Bodh Temple)
arrow     Nalanda (Ancient University)
arrow     Vaishali (Ashokan Pillar)
arrow     Kushinagar (Japanese Temple)
arrow     Pawapuri (Samoahram)
arrow     Rajgir (Jain Temple)
arrow     Patna(Gandhi setu Bridge)
arrow     Ram Rekha Ghat (Buxur)
arrow     Phullahar (Madhubani)
arrow     Ahilya Asthan (Darbhanga)
arrow     Haleshwar Asthan (Sitamarhi)
arrow     Janki Temple (Punausa)
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            Historical Palces In Bihar
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Bihar Tourist Map

Bihar Map
This map Indicates Different Tourist pLaces In Bihar

Circuits In Bihar

            Buddhist Circuit

Bihar is where the Buddha began his journey to enlightenment and it's possible to follow in his sacred footsteps. The most important Buddhist pilgrimage place (both in Bihar and India) is Bodhgaya, where the Buddha became enlightened. The magnificent Maha Bodhi Temple marks the spot.
Other places of significance are West Champaran, where the Buddha left his father's kingdom; East Champaran, where the Buddha stayed at a hermitage and met his first spiritual teacher; Rajgir, where you can take a cable car up the hill to Vishwashanti Stupa; and Vaishali, also one of Buddha's favorite places. Other places of relevance to Buddhism in Bihar are Nalanda and Bhagalpur with their Buddhist university ruins and museums containing Buddhist artifacts, and the rock-cut caves built by Buddhist monks at Jehanabad.

The Mahaparinirvan Express Buddhist Train includes visits to Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda.

At:-Vaishali, Rajgir, Pawapuri, Patna, Bodhgaya, Nalanda

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            Hindu Circuit

Just 13 kilometers from Buddhist Bodhgaya, Gaya is a major center for Hindu pilgrims. The main attraction there is the Vishnupad Temple, with its huge footprint of Lord Vishnu imprinted on rock. Pilgrims come to Gaya to perform the holy "Pinda Dan" ritual for their deceased elders. It's believed to liberate their souls, as well as provide salvation and release from rebirth. According to mythology, Lord Ram visited Gaya with his wife Sita to perform the "Pinda Dan".
The Ramayana, an epic that tells the tale of Ram (the seventh incarnation of Vishnu), originated in the Bihar region and many places there have been linked with events narrated in it. These are all laid out in Bihar Tourism's Ramayana Circuit.

At:-Tar (Bhojpur), Ahirauli (Buxur), Ram Rekha Ghat (Buxur), Pretshila Hills (Gaya), Giddheshwar (Jamui), Kako (Jehanabad), Singheshwar Asthan (Madhepura),Phullahar (Madhubani), Sita Kund (Munger),Ramchura (Vaishali), Ahilya Asthan (Darbhanga), Janki Temple (Sitamarhi), Haleshwar Asthan (Sitamarhi), Panth Pakar (Sitamarhi).

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            Jain Circuit

Bihar is also an especially sacred destination for followers of the Jain religion as the 12th Tirthankara Vasupujya and 24th Tirthankara Mahavira were both born there, in Champapur (Bhagalpur district) and Kundalpur (Vaishali district) respectively. The holiest site for Jain devotees is Pawapuri, where Mahavira is believed to have attained nirvana.
Not to be missed there is the magnificent white marble Jal Mandir, which floats out on a lotus lake. A temple atop Mandar Hill in Baunsi village (in Banka district) commemorates the spot where Vasupujya attained nirvana. The view is breathtaking. Rajgir and Nalanda are also both places of significance for Jains, and there are many temples in these districts. Mahavira, in particular, spent fourteen years of his life at Rajgir and Nalanda.

At:-Rajgir, Pawapuri.

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            Sikh Circuit

Patna was the birthplace of the 10th Guru of the Sikh religion, Guru Gobind Singh. The famous gurudwara Takhat Shri Harimandirji Patna Sahib is located there. It's regarded as one of the Five Takhts (five places of worship) that are of great significance for Sikhs, and it can be visited as part of the Panj Takht Darshan. There are four more gurudwaras in the vicinity of Patna Sahib, as well as a number of other gurudwaras scattered across Bihar.

At:-Patna, Maner, Phulwari Sharif, Patna.

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            Sufi Circuit

In ancient times, Bihar used to be the center of power before Mughal rulers shifted it to Delhi. Many Sufi saints came to the region, and attracted pilgrims with their liberal mindsets and humanistic preaching. You'll find numerous sacred tombs of Muslim rulers in Bihar. Amongst the most elaborately constructed ones are Emperor Sher Shah Suri's mausoleum, built in the center of a large artificial lake at Sasaram (around 160 kilometers south west of Patna), and the tomb of Shah Daulat (known as the Choti Dargah) on the banks of the River Ganges in Maner (around 29 kilometers east of Patna).
Other sacred places include Syed Muhammad of Amjhar Sarif's tomb in Aurangabad, and the tomb of the first woman Sufi saint of India Hazrat Bibi Kamal in Jehanabad (it's famous for healing acute diseases and the mentally challenged).
At:-Patna City, Patna, Vaishali Siwan.

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Bihar, one of the largest states in India, in terms of area as well as population, is known for its association with Lord Buddha. A land-locked state, it falls mid-way between West Bengal in the east and Uttar Pradesh in the west and stands bounded by Nepal in north and by Jharkhand in south. It served as a center of power, learning and culture in ancient India and now, is regarded as a major tourist destination. Apart from its varied attractions, the state is also known for its luscious cuisine, with sweets forming a major specialty. If you want to know more about Bihari cuisine i.e. the traditional food of Bihar, make use of the information provided in the lines below.

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Sweets

Ladoo (Maner)

When the talk is about Bihari cuisine, how can one forget the laddoo of Maner. Laddoo is the name given to a sweet-ball made that is made from gram-flour, sugar and ghee. Though you will find laddoos in every sweet shop of Bihar, the ones made in Maner, about 30 km west of Patna, are the best.


Khaja (Silao)

Silao village, situated about 15 km from Biharsarif and 8 km from Rajgir, is known for its ancient tradition of khaja making. A sweetmeat prepared with maida (wheat-flour), sugar and ghee, it is available in many varieties - Chandshahi, Round, Palvidar and Gandhi Topa. Amongst these, the one with rectangular shape is the most popular.


Belgrami (Udwant Nagar)

Belgrami is another sweet preparation of Bihar, which is made from cheese, sugar and ghee. The place in Bihar that is most famous for this sweetmeat is Udwantnagar, which falls between Arrah and Buxar.


Tilkut and Anarsa (Gaya)

Gaya is not only famous for its association with Lord Buddha. It is also known as the place with Tilkut and Anarsa as its specialty. While Tilkut is made from with white sesame seeds (til) and sugar, Anarsa comprises of a combination of rice flour, white sesame seeds and sugar. The Ramna Road of Gaya is the place where you should head to, for tasting these sweets.


Malpua

If you happen to visit Bihar anytime in the future, make sure to taste the luscious malpuas that form a specialty of the state. A malpua is prepared from a combination of maida, milk, banana, grated coconut, cashew nut, raisin, sugar, water and green cardamom, fried in ghee.


Sonpapdi (Buxar and Munger)

Sonpapdi is a sweet for which the entire state of Bihar is popular. Still, it forms a specialty of the towns of Buxar and Munger. Sonpapdi is prepared by combining sugar, gram-flour and ghee.


Special Bihari Food

Dalpuri

In context of the traditional food of Bihar, dalpuri is the first name that comes to mind. It is basically a type of bread, made of salted wheat flour, which is filled with boiled-crushed gram-pulse that has been fried with special spices. Though mostly a domestic preparation, it can be had in restaurants as well as from roadside-vendors.


Litti - Chokha

Litti is another main-course dish that forms a part of Bihari cuisine. It is nothing, but wheat flour cake that has been salted and baked. Litti is filled with sattu (fried gram flour) and some special spices and served with ghee.


Baingan-ka-Bharta

Baingan-ka-Bharta, though not a traditional Bihari dish, can be commonly found in the Bhojpuri speaking belt of North-Western Bihar. It basically comprises of baked Brinjal, treated with spices.

Historical Places In Bihar

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Agam Kuan, the bottomless well, is an ancient relic of the Mauryan Emperor Ashok. located a little distance away from Ashoka's Charitable Hospital in the Kumrahar complex, is this famous Ashokan remain, the Agam Kuan,

Buddha Stupa

Sacred ashes were found enshrined in a casket here. The external of this stupa, which is now in a decaying condition, has a plain surface. One eighth of the sacred ashes of the lord Buddha were enshrined here in a stone casket

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Facing the Vaishali Museum is the good-looking lake known as the Coronation Tank or Abhishekh Pushkarni. Surrounded by flowering trees and shrubs, the water of the reservoir was assumed to be holy in the older days and all of Vaishali's selected representatives were anointed here, before their swearing in.

Fort Vishal

Fort Vishal, one kilometer lengthy fort is said to have housed the parliament of those times. This fort is named after King Vishal. The fort was a element of the oldest democracy in the world. The construction of this fort is worth giving a look. Apart from tFort-Vishal.phphe fort, the museum of Vaishali is worth visiting.

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Golghar

Golghar or the round house, the huge granary was built in 1786 by Captain John Garstin, at the request of the then proprietor, Warren Hastings. Bihar experienced severe draught that resulted in acute food shortage in the year 1770. Alarmed by the condition faced by the people, this massive granary was constructed for the British army.

Khuda Baksh Library

Set up at the turn of the century, the library has a distinguished collection of rare Arabic and Persian manuscripts, It also contains the only books rescued from the plunder of the University of Cordoba in Spain. It is one of the national libraries of India.
 

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Lauriya (District Champaran)

contains, besides an inscribed Asokan Pillar, fifteen stupa-mounds. Four of them were excavated in 1904-07 and as two of them yielded a put down of burnt bones with charcoal and a gold leaf with a mother-goddess shape (akin to the one from Piprahwa), they were regarded by the excavator to be vedic burial tumuli.

Martyrs' Memorial

Life-size statues in front of the aged secretariat compound have been put up in memory of seven brave young men who faced bullets for the freedom of the country and sacrificed their lives in August 1942 in the historic struggle for India's independence during "Quit India" movement.

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Munger Fort

The most famed and essential of the monuments at Munger is the fort, build on a rocky eminence projecting into the river Ganga which protects it from west and partly from the north, the extra sides being defended by a deep moat. the fort encloses an region of about 222 acres and has a route of 4 kms. It was construct during the time of the early, Mohammedan kings of India.

Raj Mahal

Raj Mahal is located on the eastern tassel of Bihar, on the western bank of river Ganga, Raja Maan Singh, the well-known 16th century Rajput common in Akbar's army, founded this city.

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Rohtasgarh Fort

Rohtasgarh Fort 39 kms from Sasaram are the remains of Sher Shah Suri's Rohtasgarh fort, It now occupies a part of the plateau about 4 miles east to west and 5 miles north to south, 28 miles in circumference.

Vikramshila

Vikramshila situated 252 kms from Patna, in the district of Bhagalpur, is the site of an ancient University, Vikramshila. The university was founded by king Dharmpala, in late 8th century AD. After prosperous for years, it was plundered by invaders around 1200 AD.

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More Historical Places in Bihar  

>> Agam Kuan

>> Buddha Stupa

>> Coronation Tank

>> Fort Vishal

>> Golghar

>> Khuda Baksh Library

>> Lauria Nandangarh

>> Martyrs

>> Munger Fort

>> Raj Mahal

>> Rohtasgarh Fort

>> Vikramshila

 

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