Bihar

The pilgrimage spot
Bihar

Known for ancient monuments and temples Bihar is a testimony of rise and fall of some of the India's major dynasties and religions. This state is an important pilgrimage for the followers of Buddhism and Jainism. Ancient monuments and temples dotted all over the state represent the advancement of architecture and religion.

Major attractions of Bihar

Nalanada University
Established in the 5th century, Nalanada University was considered to be the first ever residential study centre. The university is in Nalanda, a small city in Bihar. The university had 2000 teachers over 10000 students. The university was also famous for its huge library. Built in Kushana style of architecture the ruins of the ancient university includestupas, ornamented panels, lecture halls and stairway.

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Bodhi Tree
Located in Bodhgaya, the Bodhi Tree is a descendent tree under which Gautam Buddh attained enlightenment. Near the tree is Maha Bodhi temple that is dedicated to Lord Buddha. It reflects the richness and grace of Indian architecture. Also known as ‘tree of awakening’,  the Bodhi tree is of great significance.

Rajgir hot springs
Relax your body in the soothing warm water of Rajgir hot springs locally known as Brahmakund. The water comes through spouts from Saptdhara, which passes through theSaptaparni Caves. It is believed that Lord Buddha and Mahavira bathed in these hot springs.

Thai temple
The only Thai temple in India is located in Bodhgaya and is adorned with sloping and curved roof. The temple houses a beautifully carved 25m gigantic bronze statue of Lord Buddha.  The atmosphere inside is serene and peaceful. The temple displays the elegance of Thai architecture.

Golghar
Golghar meaning round house is a pillarless marvel of British times. The beautiful attraction has 147 stairs to reach the top and 3.6m thick walls for support. A wonderful panoramic view could be seen from the top of the building. The monument is situated in Patna.

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Shopping in Bihar
Explore the markets of Bihar for hand-woven raw Tussar silk, exquisite Madhubani paintings, ethnically designed silver jewelleries, clay pottery, bamboo work, brass work and many more.

How to reach
Patna airport in Bihar offer regular flights to the major cities of India. It is also well connected by road to the nearby cities.

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