Tourist Destination Bihar: Patna Travel, Bodhgaya Travel, Rajgir

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28 December 2014 - 13 January 2015

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Have you ever felt the ancient monuments’ charm?

Have you ever lived the traditional simplicity?

Have you ever been in a place where you can connect with yourself?

No, we are not talking spirituality; we are suggesting a place where you can reach your inner being in a simple, suave, and gentle way. The uniqueness lies in the fact that you can do so amidst modern luxury hotels, high tech amenities, and loads of traveling facilities at your disposal.

Welcome to Bihar, a state located in the eastern parts of India. Situated on the Gangetic plain, and sharing its borders with Uttar Pradesh on its west, West Bengal on its south and east, and Nepal on its North, Bihar stands at the top when it comes to natural beauty.  

Seemingly, Bihar might look traditional but the fact is that the scenario is changing. And, it is changing for better. However, people are largely illiterate, yet the hospitality standards are extremely high in Bihar. 

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Bihar also provides you an opportunity to bask in its rich history, which is illustrious. Bihar is indeed deep in tradition, and almost unlimited in potential.

From traveling point of view, Bihar is a state offering myriad and versatile opportunities in terms of traveling. As Bihar is a land where Buddha once walked, it is a place where spiritualism reigns supreme. Indeed, if you wish to witness one of the few glorious places in the world, it is Bihar.

For those who wish to come to Bihar for the first time, Bihar stands well connected to the major airports of the world. There is no dearth of transport facilities as far as commuting within Bihar is concerned.

Top tourist destinations

Vaishali: Vaishali was one of the earliest republics in the world (6th century BC).It was here that Buddha preached his last sermon. Vaishali, birthplace of Lord Mahavira is also Sacred to Jains.

Patna: Patna once called Patliputra the capital of Bihar, is among the world's oldest capital cities with unbroken history of many centuries as imperial metropolis of the Mauryas and Guptas imperial dynasties.

Rajgir: Rajgir,19 kms from Nalanda, was the ancient capital of Magadha Empire. Lord Buddha often visited the monastery here to meditate and to preach. Rajgir is also a place sacred to the Jains, Since Lord Mahavira spent many years here.

Pawapuri: In Pawapuri, or Apapuri, 38 kilometres from Rajgir and 90 kilometres from Patna, all sins end for a devout Jain. Lord Mahavira, the final tirthankar and founder of Jainism, breathed his last at this place.

Bodhgaya: Near the holy city of Gaya, the Buddha attained enlightenment. The tree that had sheltered him came to be known as the Bodhi tree and the place Bodhgaya. Today Bodhgaya, an important place of pilgrimage, has a number of monasteries, some of them established by Buddhists of Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka etc.

Nalanda: A great centre of Buddhist learning, Nalanda came into prominence around the 5th century BC and was a flourishing university town with over ten thousand scholars and an extensive library.

Kesaria: This Stupa is in fact one of the many memorable stupa remarkable event in the life of Buddha. Kesaria has a lofty brick mound capped by a solid brick tower of considerable size, which it self is the remain of a Buddhist Stupa.