Bhagalpur district is one of the districts of Bihar, India. Other name of this place is Silk City. Bhagalpur town is located at the centre of the district. District is situated on the banks of River Ganga. Bhagalpur is famous for Tussar Sarees and Tussar Silk. It serves as best educational centre of Bihar. From neighbouring states thousands of students comes to this place.
What to see at Bhagalpur:
Colganj Rock Cut Temples: These rock cut temples are dates back to 5th to 7th century. Temples belongs to Gupta Period. Plenty of Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu deity’s carvings can be seen on these temples. Remains of these structures discovered from Kahalagaon and Sultanganj of Bhagalpur district.
Vaasupujya Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Mandir: It is the birth place of 12th Jain Tirthankar Vasupujya. It is located 4kms away from Bhagalpur railway station. He had 5 kalyanas. All the marriages performed here.
Mandar Hills: These are located in Bhagalpur district. These hills are located 30kms away from Bhagalpur town. On this hill, foot prints of Lord Vishnu can be seen here. Other attraction of this place is lake at this peak. It is believed that Panchajanya (Conch Shell) used in Mahabharata War was discovered here. People also say that Lord Vishnu killed the demon Madhusudana at this place.
Ghuran Peer Baba: To seek the blessings of Peer Baba, people of different religion such as Christians, Parsi, Sikhs, Muslims, and Hindus come to this place on every Friday. People believe that baba will bless with divine powers. It is located 2.2kms away from Bhagalpur town.
Budhanath Temple: This temple is located in Jogsar on the banks of river Ganga. Other name of this temple is Dudheshwar mahadev Temple. Lord Shiva is worshipped here. It was built in 17th century. In the month of August thousands of pilgrims come to this place and serves Lord Shiva with flowers, Gangajal, Bel and Milk. It is located 4.2kms away from Bhagalpur town.
Ancient Vikramsila University: This is located in the town of Vikramsila which is 38kms away from the Bhagalpur town. To teach Tantric Buddhism it is a best education centre. Dharmapala who was the king of Pala established this university. At this place along with 108 small temples, Confluence of Kosi and Ganga rivers can be seen here.
What to see around Bhagalpur:
Naugachia: It is located 29kms away from Bhagalpur town. This is situated on the banks of River Ganges. Naugachia is most popular for Yellow Maize.
Kahalgoan: It is located 32kms away from Bhagalpur town. This place is famous for centre of Buddhism learning. Students across the world come to this place.
Getting to Bhagalpur: Bhagalpur is well connected with road and railways. From all the major cities such as Gurgoan, Jaipur, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi etc trains come to this place. From Cuttack, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Patna, Kolkata etc buses come to this place. Nearest airport is located at Patna which is 235kms away from Bhagalpur town. This is an international airport which is well connected with all the important cities of India.
Getting around Bhagalpur: Buses and taxis are available to visit the places within the district of Bhagalpur and around the places of Bhagalpur.
Best time to visit Bhagalpur: It is necessary for every tourist to known the best time to visit before visiting any place. Best time to visit this place is throughout the year.
Where to stay at Bhagalpur: Plenty of accommodations starting from budget to luxury hotels are available to stay at this place. Best hotels of the town Bhagalpur is Hotel Shiva International, Vineet Hotel, Mahavir Hotel, Sriyash Regency hotel, Sanan Hotel.
Where to eat in Bhagalpur: Plenty of restaurants are available to have food at Bhagalpur.