India is known for its rich culture and heritage. However, Bihar has always been an underrated tourist destination in India. From the last few years, we have seen many tourists swarming towards this state. But, they were also limited to fewer and more famous places. Carrying a history of Buddhism, Jainism, Mughals, and Britishers, Here is a quick guide of the places which you should visit in Bihar.
Built-in the year 1786 with the purpose of a storehouse, Golghar is located in Patna. It is called Golghar because of its shape and, you can take a glimpse of the whole Patna city from the top of it. If you want to spend some quality time with your family in this state, then this place is a perfect choice for you.
Patna Museum was constructed during the British in 1915 to preserve the different architecture found in the vicinity of this state. This place is perfect for those who have an interest in archaeology displaying different coins used during Mughals, architecture tools, bronze sculptures, and different British Paintings. Generally closed on Mondays, you can visit this place during 10:30-4:30 all day a week.
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Established in the year 1973 in Patna, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park is India’s 16th largest park. You can visit this place with your children and let them explore the different varieties of plants and flowers. This place is open every day of the week except for Monday.
Takht Shri Harminder Ji Patna Sahib
Also Known as Patna Sahib, this place is the birthplace of the tenth Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh. This place is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Sikhs. Every year many tourists visit this place irrespective of their caste, religion, tribe, and seek blessings.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu Bridge
Constructed over the river Ganges, the Mahatma Gandhi Setu Bridge connects the capital of Bihar to the south Hazipur. It is the 3rd longest bridge with a length of over 5000 meters and was inaugurated in the year 1982.
Funtasia Water Park
Funtasia water is the first water park in Bihar and is located in its capital. A perfect place to enjoy with your family and spend some quality time with them.
Agam Kuan is known for the cruelty and torture Emperor Ashoka used to give to his brothers and the other prisoners. It is said that, in this well, Ashoka dumped his 99 brothers after brutally torturing them. Some visitors throw coins in this well, as it is considered as auspicious.
Navlakha Palace is a perfect example of how our governments are ignorant of the heritage of this state. Situated near Madhubani district of Bihar, Navlakha palace was built by Maharaja Rameshwar Singh. It is said that this palace was suffered extensive damage during the earthquake of 1934, and since then, no renovation work has been done, and thus palace remains in ruins now.
It is probably one of the oldest universities in the world. This university was established during the 3rd century and was known for its advanced Vedic learning. However, during the 12th century, this university was ransacked by Bakhtiyar Khilji.
Khuda Baksh Library
Khuda Baksh Library is one of India’s national library located in the capital of the state Bihar. This library was established by Maulvi Khuda Baksh in 1891. Currently, this library contains over 21000 Manuscripts in Urdu, Arabic, Persia, Turkish, Hindi, Sanskrit, and 2.5 Lakh books. A perfect place for book lovers and writers.
Begu Hajjam’s Mosque
One of the oldest mosques in Patna is Begu Hajjam’s mosque. This mosque was originally constructed by Khan Muazzam Nazir. Later, Begum Hajjam renovated the structure of this mosque. And that’s how this mosque got its name.
Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall
As the name already suggests, this place was built in the memory of the Chinese traveler Hieun Tsang. Located in Nalanda, this place gives you all the information related to Hieun Tsang’s life in India. It is believed that he visited our country in the 5th century.
Vishwa Shanti Stupa
It is one of the seven peace pagodas in India. Located in Rajgir, this place contains different statues of Buddha in four directions. This place is a must-visit in Bihar.
Sher Shah Suri Tomb
The tomb of Sher Shah Suri is built in 1545 in Sasaram. He was a Pathan from Bihar, who defeated Mughals and established the Suri dynasty.
Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary
Located in the district of Begusrai, Kanwar Lake is Asia’s freshwater lake. It is considered as the heaven for the migrating birds. Due to the negligence of government and regular people, this place is losing its charm.
It is believed that under this tree Gautam Buddha, attended enlightenment. This tree is located in Bodh Gaya and is also known as Boo Tree. The present Bodhi Tree is the 5th succession of the original tree.
Keshariya Baudh Stupa
The Baudh Stupa in Keshariya is known as the tallest stupa in India and is one of the famous tourist attractions for the Buddhist monk. This stupa was built in 200-700 AD
Barabar Caves are one of the oldest rock-cut of our Country. Located in the twin hills, Barabar and Nagarjuni, Barabar caves are said to be used by the Ajivika sect.
Sonepur Animal Fair
Held on the Kartik Poornima, Sonepur Animal Trade is one of Asia’s Largest animal Trade fair. This fair is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela and has its origin from the reign of Chandragupta Maurya.
Chhath Puja At Ganga Ghat
Chhath Puja is one of the most auspicious and significant festivals of Bihar. If you ever plan to visit this state then, do try to witness this festival at the Ganga Ghat.