CHECK THESE TOP REASONS AND DELVE INTO THE UNEXPLORED PEARLS OF BIHAR
An underrated tourist destination of India, Bihar offers everything to experience from splendid beauty, to rich cultural heritage, spontaneous magnetism to inherited charisma. It is like an unexplored pearl of an ocean. Every nook and corner of the state is dotted with historical monuments and Buddhist monasteries. Ironically, Bihar was once the most prosperous kingdoms in India and present-day it suffers listlessness when we talk about India tourism.
Here is Bihar from the eye of an avid traveler and for the sake of convenience the list has been split into different sections so that you do not leave any stone unturned. Without any further ado, let us start our journey into the great ancient land.
The earliest history of Bihar can be traced in Ramayana; Mithila was the birthplace of Sita, wife of Lord Ram. In ancient history, Bihar's journey started from the post-Vedic age when there were many Mahajanapadas like Vaisali, Magadha, and Videha. The first kingdom in Bihar was founded by Bimbisara and Ajatshatru. During this period two great persons, Gautama Buddha, and Jaina Mahavir took birth and preached two great religions of Buddhism and Jainism respectively.
As the wheel of history turned Bihar saw one the greatest empire of India. The Mauryan Empire under Chandragupta Maurya and Ashok flourished with the name of Magadha kingdom with Pataliputra as its capital. In this period Nalanda and Vikramasila flourished as international universities.
Great empires of Gupta's and Harshavardhana also consists part of Bihar which further enriches its historical contents. In the medieval times, Bihar was at its peak during the reign of Sher Shah Suri who started his journey to Delhi from Sasaram, Bihar. This region provided strong resistance to British forces during 1857 under Kunwar Singh. In 1917, Gandhiji started his political career with Champaran Satyagraha in Bihar.
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Bihar
Bihar has numerous tags attached to it. It is a land of a variety of religious tourist spots. The rich culture and heritage are quite evident from the monuments that are dotted all over the state. A wonderful place with a rich history presents numerous reasons, why you should visit Bihar. Let's look at the top 10 reasons:
How to Reach
BY AIR -Bihar has an airport at Patna connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Calcutta, and Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
BY RAIL -The state has a well-developed railway network with almost all the major and minor places connected through good trains in Patna, Dhanbad, Muzaffarpur, and Gaya.
BY ROAD -There is a good network of roads connecting all the major parts of the state with Patna.
The best time to explore Bihar is after the monsoon and before summer during October to March.