Tourist places in Bihar

Here are the top 18 places to visit in Bihar in 2023:

1. Bodh Gaya

4.5 /5

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Bodh Gaya is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in Gaya District of Bihar. Famous for the Mahabodhi Temple, It was here under the Bodhi tree that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment.

Best Time: October to March

2. Patna

4.1 /5

2 out of 18
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Prospering along the southern banks of river Ganges and set in the backdrop of a glorious historical past, Patna boasts of a dominating presence in history and enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest cities in the world. In addition to being one of the major and most popular tourist destin...

Best Time: October to March

3. Nalanda

3.9 /5

3 out of 18
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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...

Best Time: October to March

4. Vaishali

3.0 /5

4 out of 18
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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 Ma...

Best Time: October to January

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5. Madhubani

4.2 /5

5 out of 18
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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.

Best Time: October to February

6. Muzaffarpur

3.0 /5

6 out of 18
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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 education...

7. Bhagalpur

3.0 /5

7 out of 18
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This historically significant city of Bhagalpur lies on the southern banks of the river Ganges. Bhagalpur, also known as the silk city, it is the 3rd largest city of Bihar. Bhagalpur is well known for being a major educational centre, apart from being the commercial and political centre. The city nu...

8. Rajgir

4.5 /5

8 out of 18
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Rajgir is town where the air that surrounds its beautiful sceneries carries hints of spirituality and vibrant hues of history with links with both Buddhism and Jainism.

Best Time: October to March

9. Pawapuri

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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...

10. Hajipur

10 out of 18
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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 ot...

11. Sitamarhi

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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 histor...

12. Lauriya Nandangarh

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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 Pi...

13. Valmiki National Park

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Located in the West Champaran district, Valmiki National Park is situated on the India- Nepal border on the banks of river Gandak. Sprawling over a humongous area, the park is divided into two sections- the wildlife sanctuary declared in the year 1978 covers and area of 545 sq km and the national pa...

14. Chhat Puja

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An ancient Hindu festival, dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya (known to be the wife of Surya), Chhath Puja is the only Vedic festival that is dedicated to the Sun God, who is supposed to be the source of all powers and Chhathi Maiya (another name for Goddess Usha from the Vedic period). The g...

15. Tomb of Sher Shah Suri

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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 ‘Se...

16. Navlakha Palace

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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 garde...

17. Jal Mandir

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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 ...

18. Mundeshwari Temple

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The Mundeshwari Devi Temple lies within the Kaimur district of Bihar. It is an ancient temple dedicated to worshipping the eternal duo of Shiva-Parvati. It is considered as one of the oldest temples in India, perhaps being as old as 625 CE. Built of stone, the temple architecture follows a rare octa...

FAQs on Bihar

What is not so good about Bihar?

Densely populated so may get crowded during peak seasons. High incidence of petty crime. Some areas are underdeveloped and not tourist friendly.

How much does a package cost for Bihar?

The packages for Bihar start at INR 7251 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 places to visit in Bihar?

The top things to do in Bihar are Bodh gaya, Patna, Nalanda, Vaishali, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur. You can see all the places to visit in Bihar here

Who should visit Bihar?

For wildlife enthusiasts, there are many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. It has a rich religious history of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Jainism and has many places of worship. The rural landscape is endearing to anyone who is a wanderlust and wants to enjoy the rustic village life.

What is the best time to visit Bihar?

The summers can get scorching in Bihar, and this can severely limit outdoor activity. The best time to visit this state is after the monsoon and before summer during the months of October to March. However, since tourist destinations can get very crowded during this season, it as advisable to book all arrangements in advance to avoid last minute disappointment. 

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What is the local food in Bihar?

Bihari cuisine spreads a little beyond Bihar to Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mauritius, Fiji, some cities of Pakistan, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago as these are the places where one can find several people from Bihar. There are also many Bihari meat dishes, with chicken and mutton being the most common. Common dairy foods including yoghurt known as Dahi as well as buttermilk known as mattha, ghee, lassi and butter are favourite. While Litti, Malpua, Sattu Paratha, Gol Gappa, Motichoor ke ladoo, Pakoda and a few more are the dishes with which the outside world identifies Bihar's Cuisine. You should also try the Sattu drink and the mutton curry if you're in Bihar anytime!
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