While you may be thinking that Bihar is a troubled state and should not venture into a place turbulent by eventualities, you just forgot that every coin has two sides and are exactly opposite to one another. Ok you have seen the bad side of Bihar, but does that restricts you from relishing the better half of Bihar, of course not. The better half of Bihar lies in its rich cultural background and sites of tourist interests which still lie scattered across the region in its most preserved and natural forms.
Topography wise Bihar is guarded by Uttar Pradesh on one side, while on the other it is lined by Nepal border, which makes it a foot hill Himalayan land scape. For a tourist aspiring to venture into Bihar for religious and vacational needs, Bihar offers some of the best places to visit; the place is well connected by air, railways and roads to nearly all the major cities and airports of India. Not to mention the recently developed national highways also cater to the communication means for the tourists who wish to be enchanted by countryside firsthand experience. An amazing feature of Bihar and its people is that they have not lost their touch with the soil and represents India in its
crude old form and the tourists’ experiences the aroma of Indian yesteryears. Baati and Liti chokha one of the most sought after delicacies of the region. Its unique traditional taste is enjoyed by both rich as well as poor. This scrumptious Bihar dish is tastier than the cuisine served at the finest Las Vegas hotels!
There are a number of places to visit in Bihar.
Rajgir: Rajgir is situated 34 Km from Gaya and 102 km from Patna, Bihar. Tourist Attractions: Amaravana, Venuvana, Ajatashatru's Fort, Bimbisara's Jail, Swarna Bhandar, The Cyclopean Wall, Griddhakuta, Jain Temples, Hot Springs, Pippala Cave, Jarasandha Ka Akhada. More on Rajgir and how to get there.
The Sonepur Fair/Mela: Sonepur fair in Bihar, India has its origins during ancient times. This is where Chandragupta Maurya used to buy elephants and horses across the river Ganges from Patliputra (Patna of ancient times). Now Sonepur mela is one of the biggest and the world’s greatest fair. More on Sonepur Mela.
Vaishali: Vaishali is situated 35 Km from Hazipur and 55 km from Patna, Bihar. Tourist Attractions: Ashokan Pillar, Bawan Pokhar Temple, Buddha Stupa-I, Buddha Stupa-II, Raja Vishal ka Garh, Shanti Stupa, Kundupur, Coronation Tank. Best Buys: The city has not much to offer, but 100 km ahead is Madhubani, famous for its paintings with same name. Festivals: The Vaishali Mahotsav in April celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira. Nearest Tourist Destinations: Patna, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, Madhubani. When to Visit: The best time to visit this place is October to March. Places to visit in Vaishali.
These are the top tourist destinations of Bihar:
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Learn more about Bihar:
Patna - History of Patna - The legend of Patna - Sonepur mela - Historical facts on Bihar - Bihar History - Ashoka - Meaning of the word Vihara - History of - Ancient Magadha - Bihar at the time of Buddha - Nalanda University - Bodh Gaya - Historical Mahavira of Magadha