Hajipur is one of those cities of India which has connected the past and the present in a smooth transition over the years. Though scarce and scattered, Hajipur keeps coming back in the pages of Indian history - be it the time of Lord Buddha or the rule of Islam or the British era, in some way or other, Hajipur is always there.
Distance from Patna: 19 km
Sitamarhi, a town and the district headquarters of the Sitamarhi District in Bihar is the birthplace of the wife of Lord Ram, Sita. Bordered by Nepal in the North, Muzaffarpur in the south, Champaran and Sheohar in the west and Darbhanga and Madhubani in the east, Sitamarhi is a town of great historical importance and has a large number of modern tourist attractions.
Distance from Patna: 132 km
Known For : Kapileshwar sthan Saurath Nagar Fort
An ancient city, Madhubani in Bihar is known for the richness in art and culture that the district strives for. Mentioned in the Ramayana, the city is known for the world popular Madhubani paintings whose origin lie here. Madhubani emerged from the Darbhanga district of Bihar in 1972 during the reshuffling of territorial boundaries.
Distance from Patna: 173 km
Best Time: October to February
Situated in Rajnagar on the eastern bank of River Kamla, near Madhubani district of Bihar, Navlakha Palace, also known as Rajnagar Palace, is an ancient royal palace which is a popular heritage building in the region. Built by Maharaja Rameshwar Singh, the palace formerly boasted of well paved gardens, tinkering ponds, temple complexes and the like.
Distance from Patna: 184 km
Known For : The Ashoka pillar Vishwa Shanti Stupa , Abhishek pushkarni (coronation tank) and Archeological museums Buddha's stupa
Located in the interiors of Bihar, Vaishali is a small district which is also a revered Hindu, Buddhist and Jain worshipping site. It is the city where Lord Mahavir was born. Considered as the first republic of the world, Vaishali is believed to have been named after King Vishal, from the time of Mahabharat.
Distance from Patna: 63 km
Best Time: October to January
Known For : Nalanda University Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall The Great Stupa
The most popular Mahavihara of the ancient times, a significant Buddhist seat of academic excellence and a modest pilgrim center, all wrapped in a wisp of spirituality, Nalanda continues to be an equally enriching location in the present. It offers vibrant substance of spirituality, history, culture, architecture, and tourism.
Distance from Patna: 82 km
Best Time: October to March
Known For : Litchi Gardens Garib Sthan Mandir Jubba Sahni Park
The Litchi Kingdom, Muzaffarpur is located in the north of Bihar. Lying on the banks of Burhi Gandak River, along with the rivers Bagmati and Lakhandayee, Muzaffarpur is one of the major towns of Bihar. Being the administrative headquarter of the Muzaffarpur district, the city is a hub for educational and commercial establishments.
Distance from Patna: 73 km
Located in Pawapuri in the state of Bihar, Jal Mandir is a revered Jain temple which is dedicated to the 24th Tirthankara- Lord Mahavir. Also known as Apapuri, the gorgeous white marble temple marks the cremation spot of Lord Mahavir and is a sacred pilgrimage centre of Jainism. The gorgeous temple is constructed within a huge water tank that is filled pretty pink lotus flowers.
Distance from Patna: 86 km
Harmandir Takht Shri Patna Sahib, popularly known as Patna Sahib Gurudwara is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Sikh community. Located on the banks of holy Ganga, this Gurudwara in Patna, Bihar attracts thousands of tourists from all over the country, irrespective of their religious beliefs, faiths and regions.
Distance from Patna: 14 km
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.
Distance from Patna: 94 km
Known For : Mahabodhi Temple Great Buddha Statue Tibetan Refugee Market
One of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, Bodhgaya is a village in the state of Bihar. It was here under the Bodhi tree that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. The place is bustling with pilgrims all through the year who come to pay their homage in the monasteries, shrines and temples.
Distance from Patna: 130 km
Best Time: October to March
Situated in the town Sasaram in the state of Bihar in India, Tomb of Sher Shah Suri is a stunning mausoleum which has been dedicated to the memory of Emperor Sher Shah Suri. Boasting of Indo- Islamic architecture, the tomb is one of the most popular tourist spots in town and is also known as the ‘Second Taj Mahal of India’ colloquially.
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