About Bodhi Bihar

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Buddhist symbol

Bihar State is located in the northern direction of the country. Spread over an area of 94,163 square kilometers, this state is the third largest state in India in terms of population.

The state of Bihar is famous worldwide for its indigenous style. The colloquium and culture here have a distinct identity in the whole country.

In ancient times, the state of Bihar was a major religious place for Buddhist and Hindu people. Even today, there are many such religious places in Bihar, which are widely recognized. Bihar – The state of Bihar is also known as the birthplace of Mahavira, the founder of Buddhism. Also, his Nirvana also took place in this state.

If we talk about history, then the state of Bihar also has an important contribution in this area. If history is to be believed, the state of Bihar has been witness to the rise and fall of Maurya and Gupta dynasty.

Bihar is nestled on the banks of the holy river Ganga in the eastern part of India. The state shares its borders with Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal. Bihar derives its name from a word “Vihara” that means monastery since the place in the past was a major learning centre of Buddhism. Ruled over by many great empires, it is renowned for its glorious past. 

Every nook and corner of this sacred land is dotted with historical monuments and Buddhist monasteries. Bihar is also renowned for its religious places. There are many Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Muslim and Sikh shrines, which abound this ancient land. Some of the noteworthy Bihar travel destinations are Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodh Gaya, Patna,Vaishali, Vikramshila, and Pawapuri.

Bihar Tourism with its numerous ancient monuments, famous pilgrimage sites and natural scenic beauty attracts a large number of tourists from all across the world. Bihar Tourism Development Corporation has taken major initiatives to showcase the potential of various tourist places of Bihar to the world.

Bihar Tourism Development Corporation provides infrastructure like Tourist Bungalow, Cafeteria, Restaurant, Transportation facilities and Ropeway at various tourist spots in the state. The comprehensive website of Bihar Tourism India provides all travel related information to tourists who are planning to visit Bihar.

In order to promote tourism in Bihar, Bihar Tourism Development Corporation organizes interesting city tours, wildlife tours, Buddhist tours and offers cheap holiday packages that cover major tourist destinations of Bihar. Bihar tourism guide provided by Bihar Tourism Development Corporation carries all relevant travel information about Bihar.

The ideal time to visit Bihar is during winters when the weather is cool and pleasant.

Harminder Sahib, Martyr’s Memorial, State Museum, Sher Shah’s mausoleum, Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Park, Har Mandir Takht, Pathar ki Masjid, Khuda Baksh Oriental Library, Gandhi Setu Jalan Museum, Bihar Institute of Handicraft and Design, Golghar, Kumhrar Bagh are some of the major tourist attractions in Bihar.

By Air : Patna, the capital city of Bihar is connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal by regular flights operated by various low cost carriers and full service airlines such as Jetlite, Indian Airlines, and Kingfisher red airlines.

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By Rail : Patna is well connected to all major cities in India by many express and super fast trains like Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express.

By Road : A good network of highways and roads connects Patna with all major towns of Bihar. Regular direct bus services connect Patna to Calcutta, Rajgir, Nalanda, Pawapuri, Vaishali, Gaya-Bodhgaya, Ranchi, Raxaul, Muzzafarpur, Sasaram.

  • Currency:Indian Rupee
  • Population:99.02 million
  • Time Zone:GMT+5.30 hours
  • Area:94163 km2
  • Capital:Patna
  • Official Language:Hindi
  • Capital’s calling code:+91-612

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Tourist Places in Bihar

There are many such historical and religious places in the state of Bihar which are very important from the point of view of tourism, and millions of tourists from all over the country and abroad are drawn to see it.

Come, know about the major sites of the state of Bihar

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Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in the state of Bihar, located in the city of Gaya in Bihar. In the context of this temple, it is believed that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment here. This temple is a major religious site of Buddhism.

Information about Mahabodhi Temple
  • This temple is located in Gaya city of Bihar state. The distance of this temple from Gaya railway station is 17 km. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  • It takes 1 to 2 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free

Mahavir Mandir

Mahavir Temple is one of the major temples of Hindus which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Devotees come here in large quantities for darshan. On the auspicious occasion of Ramnavami, devotees queue up here.

Information about Mahavir Mandir
  • This temple is located at a distance of 7 km from Patna railway station. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  • It takes 1 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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Mahavir Mandir

Patan Devi Temple

This temple is one of the major religious places of Bihar, located in Patna, the capital of Bihar. According to mythological belief, the right thigh of Goddess Sati fell here. This temple is considered to be the main center of Shakti worship. During Navratri, lakhs of devotees visit here.

Information about Patan Devi Temple
  • The temple is located at a distance of 11 km from Patna railway station. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  • It takes 1 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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Patna Devi Temple

Mangla Gauri Temple

According to Adi Shankar, Mangla Gauri Temple is one of the Mahashakti Peethas. The Upa Shakti Peetha in this temple is considered a part of Lord Shiva’s body. According to Hinduism, this temple is considered to be the abode of Shakti. Not only this, this temple is also given prominence in Tantric works.

Information about Mangla Gauri Temple
  • This temple is located at a distance of 4 km from Gaya railway station. Taxis etc. are available to reach here.
  • It takes 1 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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Mangla gauri temple

Takht Sri Patna Sahib

It is a historical place associated with the faith of Sikhs. This Gurudwara is one of the five sacred planks of Sikhs. It was founded in the 18th century. At the time of Prakashotsav, there is a crowd of tourists.

Information about Takht Sri Patna Sahib
  • t is located at a distance of 13 km from Patna railway station. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  • It takes 1 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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Patna Sahib

Golghar

It was built in 1784 – 1786 by the British Governor General Warren Hastings. It was mainly constructed for storage of grains. About 140,000 tons of grain can be stored in it.

It is located to the west of Gandhi Maidan in Patna, the capital of Bihar state. A large part of Patna city can be seen from its terrace.

Information about Golghar
  • It is located at a distance of 5 km from Patna Junction. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  • It takes 1 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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GolGhar

Patna Museum

The museum is affectionately called the magician by the local people here. It contains many more valuable things like the remains of Lord Gautam Buddha, idols of Didarganj Yakshi. This place is quite good for history lovers.

Information about Patna Museum
  • This temple is located at a distance of 7 km from Patna railway station. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  • It takes 2 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Rs 15 / person (for Indian tourist)
  • Rs 250 / person (for foreign tourist) (Approx Changeable)
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Patna Museum

Bihar Museum

Bihar Museum is a newly constructed museum opened in Patna district, which was opened in the year 2015. More than 100 works of art are stored in this museum as compared to Patna Museum.

Information about Bihar Museum
  • This museum is 5 km from Patna railway station. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  •  Monday closed
  • It takes 2 to 3 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Rs 20 / person (for Indian tourist)
  • Rs 250 / person (for foreign tourist) (Approx Changeable)
  • Rs 2 / person (for group of students)
  • Rs 2 / bag (locker room)
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Bihar Museum
Buddha Relic Gallery 
  • Rs 100 / person (for Indian tourist)
  • Rs 500 / person (for foreign tourist) (Approx Changeable)
Camera Charge 
  • Mobile Camera – 20 / –
  •  Flash Camera – 100 / –
  • Video Camera – 500 / –
Guide Charge
  • For 1 person – 25 / –
  • For 2 – 5 persons – 50 / –
  • For 6 – 10 persons – 100 / –

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park was established in 1969 but it started in 1973. It is located in Patna, the capital of Bihar. It attracts about 20 lakh tourists every year. Spread over an area of 152.95 acres, a total of 70 species of animals are found in this garden. Apart from this, 35 species of fish, 5 species of snakes and about 300 types of trees are found here.

Information about Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
  • The park is located 6 km from Patna railway station. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  •  Monday closed
  • It takes 2 to 3 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Rs 30 / person (for adults)
  • Rs  10 / person (for children)
  • Rs 5 / person (for group of students)
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Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park

Barabar Caves

Barabar caves are the oldest of the rock-cut Indian caves. These caves were used by sanyasis of various sects such as Jainism, Buddhist sect and Aajeevika sect. During monsoon, these monks used to take shelter in these caves to protect themselves from the rain.

Information about Barabar Caves
  • It is 33 km from Jehanabad railway station, 31 km from Gaya railway station. Private taxi facility is available to reach here.
  • It takes 2 to 3 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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Barabar Caves

Buddha Smriti Park

This Buddha Smriti Park is located in Patna, capital of Bihar state, which is spread over 22 acres of land. A stupa 200 feet high has been built in the middle of this park, the remains of Buddha’s bone are kept in this stupa. The park is a center of attraction among Buddhist tourists from all over the world.

Information about Buddha Smriti Park
  • The park is located at a distance of 4 km from Patna railway station. Taxi facility is available to reach here.
  • It takes 2 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Rs 10 / person (for 2 hours)
Mediation Center Entrance Fee
  • Rs 200 / person (for 2 hours)
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Buddha Smriti Park

Kakolat Waterfall

Kakolat Falls is also referred to as the Kashmir of Bihar state. Its natural beauty is admirable. The height of Kakolat Falls is about 160 feet. In the summer season, there is a crowd of tourists on this waterfall, a crowd of tourists from the country and abroad come here to have a picnic.

Information about Kakolat Waterfall
  • This waterfall is located in Nawada district of Bihar state. It is located at a distance of 33 km from Nawada Railway Station. You can take a private taxi to reach here.
  • It takes 2 to 3 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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Kakolat Waterfall

Srikrishna Science Center

It is a very important place in terms of tourism. This is not only important from the point of view of tourism, but by coming here you also get important information related to science. Many wonderful interactive exhibitions are held here to make science interesting.

Information about Srikrishna Science Center
  •  It is located at a distance of 5 km from Patna railway station. You can take a taxi to reach here.
  • It takes 2 to 3 hours to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Chargeable
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Srikrishna Science Center

Sher Shah Suri Tomb

Sher Shah Suri’s tomb is located in Sasaram district of Bihar state. This mausoleum is a unique example of Afghan architecture. This tomb of Sher Shah Suri is famous for its historical significance as well as its unmatched beauty. 

In 1998, the United Nations decided to include this tomb in the world heritage. The marvelous and finely sculpted art of this tomb attracts tourists a lot.

Information about Sher Shah Suri Tomb
  •  This mausoleum is located at a distance of 2 km from Sasaram railway station. You can take a taxi to reach here. Apart from this, even if you want to go on foot, this place is not far away.
  • It takes 2 to 3 hours to roam here.
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Sher Shah Suri Tomb

The Great Buddha Statue

This Buddha statue located in the city of Bodh Gaya in the state of Bihar is the main religious place of the people of Buddhism. This Buddha statue is 25 meters high, in which Lord Buddha is sitting in meditation posture. This form of Buddha is peace-giving.

Information about The Great Buddha Statue
  •  The Great Buddha is 16 km from Statue Gaya railway station. You can take a taxi to go here.
  • It takes 1 hour to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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The Great Buddha Statue

Rohtas Fort

Rohtas Fort, located in Rohtas district of Bihar state, is one of the oldest fortifications in India. It was built in the 17th century.

Information about Rohtas Fort
  •  It is located at a distance of about 120 km from Rohtas district.
  • It takes 1 hour to roam here.
 
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Rohtas Fort

Jal Mandir ( Pawapuri )

Jal Mandir is a temple built in the middle of a pond where the foot pad of Lord Mahavira is kept.

 It is believed that the last rites of Lord Mahavir were performed near this pond. Since this temple is situated in the middle of water, a moment of 600 feet long is made to reach this temple. While this temple is important for religious faith on one side, on the other hand its beauty is also attractive.

Information about Jal Mandir
  •  This temple is located 10 km from Pavapuri railway station, its distance is 94 km from Patna railway station, while it is 80 km from Gaya railway station.
  • It takes 1 hour to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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Jal Mandir ( Pawapuri )

Mundeshwari Temple

This temple is located near Ramgarh in Kaimur district of Bihar state. This temple is historically very old temple. If history is to be believed, this temple has been worshiped for the last 1900 years. 

The special feature of this temple is that the animal is sacrificed here in a sattvic manner, that is, it is offered to Bali but the life of the animal is not ended. During the time of Navratri, a crowd of devotees is seen here.

This temple is not only important from religious point of view but also from historical point of view.

Information about Mundeshwari Temple
  •  This temple is located at a distance of 22.3 km from Kaimur city.
  • It takes 1 hour to roam here.
Entrance fees 
  • Free
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Mundeshwari Temple

Viewers, this is the main places to visit in this state. Apart from this, the places worth seeing here are Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Venu Van, Gandhi Museum etc.

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