Places To Visit In Vaishali

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Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Vaishali:

1. The Ashoka pillar

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3 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Vaishali

King Ashoka became a great follower of Buddhism after the massacre of Kalinga and erected his one his famous Ashokan pillar in Vaishali which was to memorialize the last sermon of Lord Buddha that took place here.

2. Vishwa Shanti Stupa , Abhishek pushkarni (coronation tank) and Archeological museums

Must visit 3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Vaishali

A 125ft, tall peace pagoda which was built by the Buddh Vihar society in collaboration with Japanese government was excavated in 1969. It is a really huge, white, beautiful stupa surrounded by enormous greenery, serenity and a pond where you can spend some leisure time boating and breathing in the fresh air.

3. Buddha's stupa

Must visit 3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Vaishali

There are two Stupas, Stupa 1 and Stupa 2 which are named on the basis of their discovery and excavation. Both of them have the ashes of Lord Buddha (which were divided into eight parts) preserved in stone caskets.

4. Vishal Fort or Vishal's Garh

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45 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Vaishali

Vaishali gets its name from Raja Vishal from Ramayan age. The Vishal fort is a ruin of a 1 Km huge parliament house of Lichchavis. It is believed that around seven thousand representatives used to gather here to discuss about political affairs.

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5. Hajipur

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39 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Vaishali

In the headquarters of Vaishali, Hajipur at a distance of just 15 Km you will find some of the most marvelous places of interest. One of which is Nepali temple, located on the west of Hajipur is mainly made up of wood embellished with fine wooden engraving.

6. Bawan Pokhra temple

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Vaishali

Housing some of the beautiful images of Hindu gods and goddesses situated on Bawan Pokhar's northern end, Bawan Pokhar temple is a piece of ancient art work built during the rule of Pal dynasty.

7. Sonepur Mela

7 out of 7
places to visit in Vaishali

The Sonepur Cattle Fair is one of the largest fairs of animals in Asia that takes place annually in the Vaishali district of Bihar. Situated on the bank of the river Gandak, the city of Sonepur holds the annual livestock fair, commonly known as 'Sonepur Mela'. This year it is going to be held on 20th November 2019. Though famous as a cattle fair, Sonepur Mela has a common proverb to its name which goes as: One can buy everything in Sonepur Mela, from a needle to an elephant. The saying, however, does not hold any longer, for the sale and purchase of elephants has been declared illegal since 2004, after the implementation of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. However, the Sonepur Mela still has much to offer to its visitors, who come from all across the country as well as abroad from handicraft stores to trade of Dogs, Buffaloes and Donkies. The Mela stretches from 15 days to a month.

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How can I commute within Vaishali?

Vaishali is a famous tourist spot and this has lead to a boom in transport facilities. There are easy availability of buses, auto or even traveler buses.
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How much does a package cost for Vaishali?

The packages for Vaishali start at INR 10000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Vaishali?

The top sightseeing places in Vaishali are The Ashoka pillar, Vishwa Shanti Stupa , Abhishek pushkarni (coronation tank) and Archeological museums, Buddha's stupa, Vishal Fort or Vishal's Garh, Hajipur, Bawan Pokhra temple.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Vaishali?

Day 1: Arrive in the city and start by visiting the famous Ashoka Pillar. It was built by King Ashoka as a mark of respect when he converted to Buddhism after the massacre of the Kalinga War. Proceed to visit he Vishwa Shanti Stupa which was built in collaboration of the Japanese government. Next visit the Buddha’s Stupas- Stupa 1 and Stupa 2, both of which have the ashes of Lord Buddha in stone caskets.
Day 2: Spend the first half of the day visiting the ruins of Vishal Fort. It has a 1 km huge governing house of the Lichchavi tribe. Visit the Bawan Pokhra Temple for some beautiful images of Hindu gods and goddesses. Before ending your visit, spend some quiet time in Abhishek Pushakaran. It is believed that the water of the pool is sacred and it was used for the coronation of the previous kings.
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