Thursday, August 16, 2018
Bihar

Bihar Tourism

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About Bihar

Bihar finds mention in the Vedas, Puranas, Epics etc and was the main scene of activities of the Buddha and the 24 Jain Tirthankaras. It is also one of the important places in the annals of Indian history which has seen the rise and fall of major empires. With its historical past, there are many tourist destinations especially pilgrim centres in the state like Patna, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Vaishali and ruins of the the world famous, ancient university of Nalanda etc. The best time to visit is from October to March. Temperature varies from 43 C- 21 C in summer and 20 C - 6 C in winter.

Pilgrimage tour has been divided into the Buddhist Circuit, Hindu circuit, Jain and Sufi circuit. Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation organises trips for Rajgir, Nalanda etc. from its headquarters in the capital Patna. Biharís Buddhist circuit to places like Bodhgaya, Gaya, Vaishali etc has modest back-up facilities by way of accommodation, international dining and surface transport.   

Buddhist Circuit
Gaya district - Bodhgaya (80 ft Buddha statue, Mahabodhi temple, Thai Monastery, Sujata Garh), Kauva Dol, Dungeshwari Temple; Nalanda district - Rajgir (Bimbisara Jail, Giriyak hill, Satparni hills, Bhagalpur, Patna, East Champharan, Vaishali,  West Champharan, Jehanabad Rajgir Pawapuri, 

Jain Circuit
Nalanda district - Rajgir (Satparni hills, Son Bhandar, Maniar Math), Kundalpur, Pawapuri, Samwasaran; Bhagalpur district -Nath Nagar, Vasupujya Swami Jain Temple

Hindu Circuit
Gaya, Nalanda, Bhagalpur, Aurangabad, Banka, Jehanabad, Kaimur, Sitamarhi

Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation
(A Govt.of Bihar Undertaking)
Bir Chand Patel Path, 
Patna. 
PIN-800 001. 
Bihar. India.

TOLL FREE NUMBER- 1800-3456-112, +916122506048, +916122506075, +91-8544418305
Phone: +91-612-2225411, 
Fax: +91-612-2506218. 
Email: contact@bstdc.gov.in, bihardarshan2014@gmail.com 
Web Site: http://bstdc.bih.nic.in/

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