Thursday, June 30, 2022

Bihar Tourism

»Vaishali »Bodhgaya

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.

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.   

Tourist Information Centres

  • Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation
    Tourist Bhawan, 
    Beer Chand Patel Path 
    Patna 800001
    Phone: 222622, 225411,226721  
    Fax: 0612-236218


  • Department of Tourism, 
    Government of Bihar, 
    9-D, Hutment, 
    Main Secretariat, 
    Telefax: 0612-224531.


  • Bihar Tourist Information Centre, 
    Nilkanth Bhawan, 
    F Block, IInd Floor, 
    26/B Camac Street, 
    Phone: 033- 2440821


  • Bihar State Tourist Information Centre,
    216 Kanishka Shopping Plaza, 
    19, Ashoka Road, 
    New Delhi 110 001.
    Phone: 011-3368371,3723371,3324422

How to get there

Air :
Bihar has two airports at Patna connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Calcutta, and Katmandu. Indian Airlines and Sahara Airways have direct flights to Patna from Delhi.

Rail : 
Bihar has well developed railway network with almost all the major and minor places connected by good trains. Major railway stations like Patna, Muzaffarpur, and Gaya are connected to all the major cities of India by regular trains.

Road : 
There is good network of roads connecting all the major parts of the state with Patna, the state capital. National highways like 2, 31, 28, 23, 30, and 33 connect the state from places all over India. Distance of some of the major places in the state from Patna are Sonepur (25 km), Vaishali (55 km), Nalanda (90 km), Gaya (97 km), Bodhgaya (117 km) and Rajgir (102 km).