Travel destinations in Bihar

Bihar Known for the origin of Buddhism, Bihar has gained a special position especially among all Buddhist Pilgrims because it is believed that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment in Bihar and it is from this city that he gave the world a new path to follow, which is named as Buddhism. Also, on the other hand, Bihar is regarded as one of the most important pilgrimage city for Sikh community as it is the birth place of Shri Guru Gobind Singh. A tourist to this destination can see all the religious centers like mosques, temples and monasteries. Yes, we can definitely say that Bihar is the best ticket to enlightenment. Few of the famous Travel and Tourist destinations in Bihar are as follows :

Mahabodhi Temple : Situated in Bodhgaya, Buddhist pilgrims from all around the world visit this destination as this temple is considered as the main shrine among them. One can see a trademark pillar of Emperor Ashoka in this temple. A construction of the second century, Mahabodhi Temple also gained the fame of being called as a World heritage Site by UNESCO later on. The temple is spread over an area of 45 sq m, with a height of 54 m above the ground. The stones on the exterior wall of Mahabodhi Temple very well showcase the carvings that perfectly reflect the scenes from the life of Buddha. The famous Bodhi Tree is believed to provide shelter to Lord Buddha, under which he attained enlightenment.

Vaishali : This destination is situated at a distance of 55 Km from Patna. Vaishali holds a big importance for Buddhists as well Jains because Vaishali is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha gave his last preaching (his last sermon before he died) and also it is the birthplace of Mahavira. The stupas, pillars and the Ashoka Pillar that are built in this temple are some of the main attractions in Vaishali. Other than above, some of other best attractions in Vaishali are Sonepur, Ashokan Pillar, Coronation Tank, Archaeological Museum, Bawan Pokhar Temple, Buddha Stupa-I, Buddha Stupa-II, Raja Vishal ka Garh, Shanti Stupa, Kundupur, The Lion Pillar at Kolhua, etc.

Nalanda : University of Nalanda is famous as the ancient seat of learning. This university is situated at a distance of 62 km from Bodhgaya and around 90 km to the south of Patna. The ambiance and the architecture of this university are unique in its own way. Nalanda has also gained fame for being the first residential international university of the world, which resides 2,000 teachers and 10,000 monk students. Biharsharif, Dargah or tomb of Malik Ibrahim Baya, Nalanda museum & Nava Nalanda Mahavihar, Nalanda University Ruins Archaeological Complex, the monasteries or “Viharas”, Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall, Silao, Surajpur Baragaon, etc are some of the famous attractions in Nalanda.

Tourist Places in Bihar

Patna Sahib , Bihar

Harmandir Sahib Patna : This gurudwara is one of the famous pilgrimages in Bihar as this is the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh. Sikh community calls this place as Patna Sahib. Inside the gurudwara, one can see many relics, all belonging to Guru Gobind Singh like a ‘Pangura’ (cradle) with four stands, four iron arrows, and sacred sword of the Guru, along with a pair of his sandals.

Pathar Ki Masjid : This pilgrimage is famous by many names like Sanji Masjid, Saif Khan’s Mosque and Chimmi Ghat Mosque. The beauty and the grandeur of this marvel that is situated right adjacent to Harmandirji and by the side of River Ganga contributes greatly to make Bihar, a wonderful place to tour.

Bihar is popular among various religions, renowned for the age-old university and also famous for the colorful festivals that are celebrated in the state. This makes the state a prominent tourist

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