Bihar is situated on the eastern part of India. Earlier it was known as ‘Vihara’. If you want to see the old destinations of, then don’t miss the tourist places in Bihar. As it is one of the oldest state of India. Many dynasties have ruled on it like Nanda Dynasty, Shishunag Dynasty, Maurya Dynasty and many more. Bihar was the center of trade, in the ancient times. It touches the border of 3 states which are West Bengal, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. Bihar is having a good position in the terms of temples, as it having is the oldest temple of Hindu religion and also the Harmandir Takht, which is the birth place of Shri Guru Gobind Singh. The world’s longest Wi Fi range can be found here. There is an international library, which attracts the people from all over the world. Places to visit in Bihar are:

AURANGABAD

places to visit in Aurangabad

Aurangabad was known as Chittorgarh of Bihar, in ancient times. It is situated at the banks of Tapi River.  It is mainly famous for its historical monuments. Now it is the part of red corridor. If you are like to see the historic places, then it is the best tourist places in Bihar. Many ancient temples, which were designed by kings, according to the beautiful architecture, can get to see there. Places to visit in Aurangabad are:

  • Amjhar Sharif
  • Deo Kund
  • Umga Temple
  • Deo-Surya Mandir
  • Piru
  • Siris
  • Forts of Pawai ,Mali and Chandangarh

PATNA

places to visit in patna

Patna is the capital of Bihar and also the largest city, of this state. This was founded in 490 BCE. It is one of the oldest place, in the world. One of the old tourist places in Patna. At the time of independence of India, two famous movements are started from here, which are named as Quit India Movement and Indigo Plantation.  Gautam Buddha have passed his last years of life in Patna. Shri Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th guru of Sikhs, were born here. Many IAS officers, of India are from this city. The first mathematician of India, Aryabhatta was from this city. Places to visit in Patna are:

  • Patna Museum
  • Agam Kuan
  • Kumrahar
  • Golghar
  • Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Garden
  • Sri Krishna Science Centre
  • Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurudwara
  • Jalan Museum
  • Patan Devi Temple
  • Patna Planetarium
  • Nalanda University
  • Khuda Baksh National Library
  • Mahavir Mandir
  • Gandhi Maidan
  • Buddha Smriti Park
  • Jalmandir Temple
  • Sun Temple
  • Begu Hajjam’s Mosque

MUZAFFARPUR

places to visit in MUZAFFARPUR

Muzaffarpur is situated at the banks of river Burhi Gandak. It is the second largest city of Bihar. This place was established in 1875. The name of this city was kept after Muzaffar Khan, who was the revenue officer. If you want to see the trees of Lychee at very high scale, then it is the best “tourist places in Bihar”.  Muzaffarpur is also known as ‘the Land of Lychee’ or Lychee Kingdom, because of having the large cultivation of Lychee. Mainly in all over India this fruit is exported from Muzaffarpur. It is the educational and industrial hub of Bihar. Places to visit in Muzaffarpur are:

  • Litchi Gardens
  • Jubba Sahni Park
  • Baba Garibnath Temple
  • Khudiram Bose Memorial
  • Ramchandra Shahi Museum
  • Durgaasthan Mandir
  • Ramna Devi mandir
  • Chaturbhuj Sthan Temple
  • Shri Ram Temple

BHAGALPUR

places to visit in BHAGALPUR

Bhagalpur is situated in the eastern part of Bihar. It is the third largest city of this state. The name Bhagalpur is derived from Bhagdatpuram, which means Good Luck. . If you like to see the archeological sites, then it is the best tourist places in Bihar. This place is mainly known for the silk industry. The silk production is done on the large scale, as it is supplied to the whole country. In the international market, this silk is highly demanded, as many types of silk is produced here. There are many historical and religious destinations to visit. Places to visit in Bhagalpur are:

  • Mandar Hills
  • Vikramshila
  • Colganj Rock Cut Temple
  • Mount Mandar
  • Kuppa Ghat
  • Sultanganj
  • Burhanath Temple

VAISHALI

places to visit in Vaishali

Vaishali was established in December, 1972. The name Vaishali was kept after the name of king Vishal. If you like to see the Buddhist monastery, then it is also situated there. The first republic in the world is Lichhavi republic. There are many scriptures, which were written about this place, in Mahabharata. The place is mainly surrounded by banana and mango trees. There is the ‘Vaishali museum’ also which will tell about the history of Bihar in detail, so it is an important tourist places in Bihar. Some of the famous destinations of Vaishali are:

  • Ashokan Pillar
  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa
  • Buddha Stupa
  • Abishek Pushakaran
  • Bawan Pokhar Temple
  • Ramchaura Mandir
  • Raja Vishal Ka Garh
  • Kundalpur

GAYA

places to visit in gaya

Gaya is located at the banks of river Phalgu. The word Gaya is derived from the religious word Gayasur. This city is the mixture of religious, historical and natural beauty. As, there are many shrines related to every religion, if you have no limits, then don’t miss these tourist places in Bihar. Mainly the people who are of this Hindu religion visits this place. If we talk about the historical spots of Gaya, then they are beautifully designed by the various architectural designs. For nature lovers there are many hilly and landscapes spots to see. Places to visit in Gaya are:

  • Vishnupad Temple
  • Mahabodhi Temple
  • Dungeshwari Cave Temple
  • Bodhi Tree
  • Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum
  • Thai Temple and Monastery
  • Royal Bhutan Monastery
  • Barabar Caves
  • Chinese Temple and Monastery
  • Muchalinda Lake
  • Jama Masjid Gaya

NALANDA

places to visit in Nalanda

Nalanda is very famous learning point, in the ancient times. There is the Buddhist Monastery, which was earlier the kingdom of Magadha. Earlier Nalanda was the part of Patna, but it has become the separated district from it. There are many UNESCO world heritage sites and also having known as the tourist places in Bihar. This place is having the large value from the vedic period. Earlier there are many schools and temples, in which the teaching of students is done. Gupta Empires had also ruled this place. Some of the famous destinations of Nalanda are:

  • Nalanda University
  • Mian Talab
  • Tara Maa Mandir
  • Kargil Park
  • Shiva Mandir
  • Bihar Sharif
  • Nalanda Archaeological Museum

RAJGIR

places to visit in Rajgir

Rajgir, this name was derived from Rajagriha, which means ‘the house of king’. This is the place which will help you to know about the history of Bihar. This is located in the beautiful green valley. This place will give you the stunning view of scenic beauty like green valley, hills, rivers etc. and also the beautiful place of Bihar tourism. As it is surrounded by the seven hills which are named as Chhatha, Ratna, Udaya, Vaibhara, Saila, Vipula and Sona. There are some hot water springs also available, which will help for the medical and therapy reasons. Places to visit in Rajghir are:

  • Ajatshatru Fort
  • Bimbisara Jail
  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa
  • Cyclopean Walls
  • Jain Temple
  • Hot Springs
  • Venu Vana
  • Gridhakuta (Vulture’s Peak)
  • Maniar Matth

BEGUSARAI

places to visit in BEGUSARAI

Begusarai is located at the banks of river Ganga and in the north side of Bihar. It is called as the industrial capital of Bihar. The name of this district is derived from the Queen which mainly comes at Ganga River, as its tourist spot. In the ancient times sometimes it was called as ‘Leningrad of Bihar’. This district was established in 1870. Beautiful landscapes and historical monuments, makes it an interesting tourist places in Bihar. Places to visit in Begusarai are:

  • Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary
  • Begusarai Museum
  • Jaimangal Garh Temple
  • Naulakha Temple
  • Simaria Ghat
  • Ajatshatru Fort

DARBHANGA

places to visit in Darbhanga

Darbhanga is situated in the heart of Bihar. It is the fifth largest city of this state and also the preferred tourist places in Bihar. It is also known as the cultural capital of Bihar, because of having the large number of architectural sites to see and having the various forms of dance, music & art. This town was founded by Darbhangi Khan, as the name of this town was kept after him. The land of this place is very much fertile, that anything can be grown here easily. Places to visit in Darbhanga are:

  • Darbhanga Fort
  • Shyama Kali Temple
  • Chandradhari Museum
  • Ahilya Asthan
  • Kusheshwar Asthan Bird Sanctuary
  • Maharaja Laxmiswar Singh Museum

OTHER TOURIST PLACES IN BIHAR ARE:

BIHAR SHARIF

ARRAH

MUNGER

RAJGIR

PURNIA

SASARAM

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