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Bihar is one of the holiest states of East India. Patna, a beautiful and famous city for tourist attractions is the capital of Bihar. Bihar state displays a rich cultural heritage and offers its tourists ancient civilizations, history, culture and religion that India is known for. Bihar is given the importance as it is the birth place of two major religions of India, Jainism and Buddhism. The biggest tourist attraction of this place is the world's earliest university. Bihar is also the birth place of the first president of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. This state serves thousands of Buddhist and other religion tourists as it is the main Buddhist pilgrimage centre of the country. Museum in Patna contains a collection of Hindu and Buddhist sculptures. There is one more important place, Bodhgaya where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.

Famous Cities in Bihar

» Araria
» Bhagalpur
» Darbhanga
» Lakhisarai
» Patna
» Siwan
» Aurangabad
» Bodhgaya
» Gaya
» Motihari
» Purnia
» Balia
» Chapra
» Khagaria
» Muzaffarpur
» Samastipur

Tourist Attractions in Bihar

Nalanda - Nalanda is the world's oldest university. This is also the seat of ancient Buddhist philosophy founded in 5th century by the Gupta emperors. Thousands of teachers and students from all over the world were the part of this University. This place was considered as one of the most contemporary centers of learning and religion in the world.

Rajgir Rajgir is very famous tourist destination of Bihar for several reasons. The main two reasons of being famous are that this place is Lord Mahavira's birth place and this is the venue for first Buddhist council. Rajgir is nestled with archaic monuments belonging from 3rd to 12th century. Other tourist attractions of the place are Venurva, Amarvana, Vulture's Peak, Ajatshatru's Fort and Bimbisara's Jail.

Bodhgaya This place is considered the most religious place among all Buddhist tourists. Bodhgaya is the place where the 'Bodhi Tree' is situated. This is the tree under which Lord Buddha meditated and attained enlightenment. Bodhgaya is located in Gaya district of Bihar. This city is also an important Centre of Hindu Pilgrimage. To the east of this magnificent sanctum stands a temple built by Emperor Ashoka.

Patna Patna is the capital city of Bihar. Patna city is famous for many reasons. There are lots of ancient, beautiful, historical monuments and pilgrimage places in the heart of this city. Some of the major tourist attractions of the city are Golghar, Agam Kuan, Patna Museum, Gandhi Maidan and National Institute of Technology.

Vaishali Vaishali district is very near to the capital of Bihar. Vaishali is the place where the second Buddhist council took place. This is one place where Buddha delivered his last sermon after attaining Parinirvana. This place is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

Pawapuri Pawapuri has also its importance in terms of religious place. This place is worshipped among the Jain people as here Lord Mahavira breathed his last around 500 B.C. and was cremated. Today here at this place stands a marble temple, the "Jalmandir". There are some more tourist attractions in this city and they are Harminder Sahib, State Museum, Martyr's Memorial, Sher Shah's mausoleum etc.

Famous Cities of Bihar

Bihar is the state or one can say the land of old and historic cities. All the cities of Bihar have their own importance and significance in history. Most of the cities are attached with Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira. Patna, capital of Bihar is the gateway to the Buddhist circuit in Bihar. One can easily experience the Buddhist touch in this city. Other major cities which reflect the Buddhist touch in their atmosphere are Muzzafarpur, Gaya, Rajgir, Bodhgaya and Vaishali. Travel this holy state and experience the most rich and glorious cities of ancient India. The most famous cities of Bihar state are Patna, Bhagalpur, Madhubani, Aurangabad, Gaya, Nalanda, Varanasi, Viashali and Vikramshila.

Hotels in Bihar

As Bihar has been the hub of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism, it entertains thousands of tourists every year. This state is recognized for its diverse culture and traditions. There are lots of tourist attractions in Patna like Jalan Museum, Sher Shah's Mosque, Begum Hajjam, Mauryan Palace, Patna Museum and Padri ki Haveli which are visited by several tourists every year. To cater all the needs of tourist from all around the world, Bihar presents several budgets to luxury class hotels for accommodation. Various cities of Bihar have hotels that come with various categories depending upon the tastes and individual preferences of the guests. These hotels are well known for their best of hospitality. Some of the most famous hotels of Bihar are below mentioned:

» Hotel Siddhartha International, Bodhgaya
» Hotel Delta International, Bodhgaya
» Hotel Maurya, Patna
» Hotel Chanakya, Patna
» Hotel Indo Hokke, Rajgir
» Hotel Satkar, Katihar
» Hotel Jyoti, Forbesganj
» Hotel Royal Residency, Gaya