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Bihar, North India, History, Mughal, Musuem, Temple

Muzaffarpur is a city in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar, India. It is situated on the banks of river Burhi Gandak. It is one of the gateways to Nepal. Food grains and Clothes traded between Muzaffarpur and Nepal. In Northern Bihar it is the largest city. This place is named after Muzaffar Khan who was a revenue officer in the 8th century. Buddhist Viharas and Ancient sites can be seen here. Litchi Gardens is other attraction of this place.


What to see in Muzaffarpur:

Shri Ram Temple: It is one of the Navratna Temples. People believed that, Rajasthani artist established this temple. Lord Rama and Goddess Sitha are worshipped here. In this temple visitors can see Mahadev Shrine. This is the 3rd largest Shivalingam in India.

Baba Garibnath Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is known as second Baidyanath. It is believed that earlier at this place there was a banyan tree. At the time owner of the tree cutting the tree he found Shiva lingam. On that night he found Garibnath in his dream. Lord order to construct temple at this place. So he constructed this temple.

Jubba Sahni Park: This Park is named after freedom fighter Jubba Sahni. It was constructed by Hemchandra Shirohi in Mithanpura colony.

Khudi Ram Bose Memorial: It was constructed on the honour of Khudi Ram. He was arrested in 1908 for throwing the bomb on the British district.

Kali Mata Temple: Kali Mata Temple of Sikandarpur was constructed in 1932. Darbhanga Maharaj Kamlesh Singh constructed this temple.

Chaturbhuj Sthan Temple: Temple is dedicated to Lord Chaturbhuj. It is believed that idol of this lord found in Turki village later it was shifted to Muzaffarpur.

Ramna’s Tripur Sundari Temple: In 1941 this was constructed by shri Umashankar Prasad.

Simri Mai Temple: It is located very close to Muzaffarpur Engineering College. Goddess Bhagwati worshipped here. It is believed that an old lady used to meditate here during night time for long time. On the 17th day of Navarthi she took Samadhi here.

Ram Chandra Shahi Museum: This is located inside the premises of Jubba Sahni Park. Various art objects, artefacts, rare postage stamps can be seen here.


What to see around Muzaffarpur:

Rajkhand: From Aurai Block Headquarters it is located 5kms away from Muzaffarpur. Major attraction of this village is Old Bhairav Nath Temple. During Mahashivrathri Festival, annual cattle fair organises very grandly at this temple. Nearby attractions is Ramna Gurudwara, Badi Masjid at Company Bagh, Radha Krishna Temple, Hathilwa Math.

Katra Garh: It is located 35kms away from Muzaffarpur. At the time to Mughal period it was known as Akbarpur. At this site visitors can see several earthen pots, ornaments, important idols and other articles.

Ambara Chowk: It is located 34kms away from Muzaffarpur. This is the home to Amrapali who is the beautiful courtesan of Vaishali.


Getting to Muzaffarpur: Muzaffarpur is well connected with road and railways. From Faridabad, Jaipur, Nagpur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Dehradun, Hyderabad, etc buses come to this place. From Goa, Madurai, Pondicherry, Bangalore, Delhi etc trains come to this place. Muzaffarpur is also having airport facility. Nearest airport to Muzaffarpur is Patna which is 63kms away from the city.


Getting around Muzaffarpur: Plenty of buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Muzaffarpur.


Best time to visit Muzaffarpur: Best time to visit this place is in the months of February, October , November and December.


Where to stay at Muzaffarpur: Plenty of accommodations are available at this place. Best hotels of this place are Meenakshi international, Lichchavi Vihar Hotel, Hotel Atithi, Jyothi Hotel.


Where to eat in Muzaffarpur: Plenty of restaurants are available at this place. Best resturents are Frineds resturents, Bharat Jalan, Vaishali Pastry Shop, Kavery.

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