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Munger

Bihar, North India, Fort, History, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary

Munger town is located in Munger district, Bihar, India. Other name of this place is Seat of Rule. This place is also mentioned in Mahabharata. It was the kingdom of King Karna. Munger Guns is having more than 200 years old history. Prominence for these guns started during the First World War period. Gupta emperors founded this town during 4th century.

 

What to see at Munger:

Munger Fort: This fort was under the control of Mohammed Bin Tughlaq between 1325 to 1351. Within the fort complex there are two hills namely Rectangular Mound and karnachaura. Fort was annexed by British, Mughals, Nawabs of Bengal, Lodis, Tughlaqs, Khiljis. Inside this fort, first Yoga University in the world is situated.

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary consists of hot water springs and dense forests. Major wildlife attractions of this place are Panther, Tiger, Nilgai, Chital, Wild Boar, Sambar.

Baptist Mission: This is famous for New Hindi Testaments. It was established in 1860. Baptist missionaries came to this place to translate the New Hindi Testaments and died during the course of work.

Tomb of Pir Shah Nufa: This tomb is dates back to 1177. It is situated at southern gate of Munger Fort. Every year, on 1st January music programme conducts at this place.

Haha Punch Kumari: It is a waterfall area. This is named after 5 daughters of Hindu Raja of Kharagpur.

Bihar School of Yoga: Swami Satyananda Saraswati established this Yoga centre in 1964 inside the Munger Fort. In the world this is the first yoga university. From Australia, UK and USA students come to this place.

Karnachaura: It is natural rocky hillock. Raja Karna constructed a house at the top of the hill.

Other attractions of Munger: Other attractions of Munger town are Rectangular Mound, Palace of Shah Shuja.

 

What to see around Munger:

Kharagpur Lake: It is located 3kms away from Munger. Maharaja of Darbhanga built this lake. This is located very near to 5 princess waterfalls. Hot springs is other attraction of this place.

Maruk Hill: It is situated 13kms away from the town. This is named after Maharukh Tree. Maruk hill is ideal picnic spot.

Sita kund: It is located in Munger district. This kund is surrounded by Shatrugan Kund, Bharat Kund and Lakshman Kund. People believed that Sita took bath at this place after she came out of the fire.

Rishi Kund: This is hot water spring. It is located 6kms away from Sita Kund.

Rameshwar Kund: This is also hot water spring which was dug accidentally by Muslim General.

Kastaharni Ghat: People believed that Lord Rama and Goddess Sita took bath at this place while they were returning to Ayodhya.

Other attractions near Munger: Other attractions near Munger are Bhimband, Pirpahar, Sri Krishna Vatika, Chandisthana, Manpathar, Shringirishi, Malnipahar.

 

Getting to Munger: Only way to reach this place is through road. From Raipur, Rourkela, Bokaro, Ranchi, Patna, Bangalore, Varanasi, Lucknow etc buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Patna which is 136kms away from Munger.

 

Getting around Munger: Buses are available to visit the places of Munger. Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Munger.

 

Best time to visit Munger: Best time to visit this place is between October to March.

 

Where to stay in Munger: Budget, midrange and luxury hotels are available to stay in Munger. Best hotels of this place are Sitariya Hotel, Rajhans Hotel, Raj palace hotel and Namita Hotel. Along with hotels, guest houses are available to stay at Munger.

 

Where to eat in Munger: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat at Munger. Best options to have food are in-house restaurants.

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