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Lauriya Nandangarh is a small town situated 28 km northwest of Bettiah famous for its beautifully erected Ashokan Pillar. Lauriya gets its name from a pillar (Laur) of Mauryan emperor Ashoka, which is sited here. Nandangarh is the name of a bank, located about 2 km to the south-west of the Ashoka Pillar. Lauriya Nandangarh is also a site for about 20 archaeological banks organized in three rows. Forty pillars were built here by Emperor Ashoka originally but today only one pillar exists in complete form, at its initial position in Lauriya Nandangarh.
Lauriya Nandangarh is a historic town in the state of Bihar and is located at a distance of 22 km from the district of Bettiah. Lauriya Nandangarh boasts of housing the Ashokan pillar, which consists of the six Ashokan proclamations. The height of the pillar is more than twelve meters and even after so many years, the Mauryan polish used on the pillar maintains its radiance and sheen. The pillar has been inscribed with six Ashokan edicts, issued by the Emperor in the year 244 BC and the top of the pillar is adorned with a lion, in a crouching position. One of the main tourist attractions of Lauriya Nandangarh is a large stupa, which is believed to be one of the biggest stupas in India. The massive stupa is 24m in height and has a circumference of almost 457 m.
Air: Patna airport is the closest one to Lauriya . There are regular flights from here to cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Luck now and Ranchi. Patna is 225 km from Bettiah.
Rail: Nearest railhead to Lauriya Nandangarh is in Bettiah. It is connected to destinations like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Jammu.Ã«_
Road: Bettiah is accessible by road from Patna by luxurious buses and taxis. From Bettiah, Lauriya is easily reachable by taxis.
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