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Bhagalpur Travel Guide

Being one of the oldest cities in the state of Bihar in southern part, Bhagalpur is known nationwide for its silk fabric. Once it was called as Silk City. Not forget to mention the panoramic view that is made by the Jade colored majestic river Ganges with the silvery sand banks flow next to the national highway that is connecting city to Patna and other cities. It is also famous for its Lychi trees and fruit. Rural area around the city is truly famous for its agriculture. However, there are also some historical places to explore in and around Bhagalpur that will surely keep one enticed and spell bound for the time to come.

Among some of the famous destinations name of Champapur comes on the top. The beautiful city is known for ancient time or the time of Epic Mahabharata. It was the capital of the kingdom of Anga Ruled by Karna. Moreover, Jain Tirthankar Mahavir Swami also stayed here for three rainy seasons that is mentioned in the Kalpa Sutra – the Jain Text. It is said that Jain devotee Tirthankar Vasupujya was born at this place. And the evidences can be seen in the Jain Temples named Swetambaras and Digamabras.

Ruins of Vikramshila University are also famous and draw the attention of tourists from across the country. Ruins were flourished from 9th century CE till 13th century CE. It was established by the Dharmapala from Pala dynasty. It was known as the Buddhist University that had more than hundred teachers and above thousand students. Subjects like theology, philosophy, grammar, metaphysics, logic etc. were taught here but the most important branch of learning was Tantrism.

Vikramshila Shetu, Ghantaghar, etc are also must see destinations during your tour to Bhagalpur that you will be exploring. Ajgaibinath Temple is also famous that is a 16th-century revered Shiva temple for the Hindus is situated near Sultanganj 25 km west of Bhagalpur city.

Hotels in Bhagalpur

You will find some luxurious accommodation options in Bhagalpur to stay during your tours. Marvellous Holidays offers attractive tour packages to explore the real charm of the state in your own way. Our tour packages will go well your budget and requirement.

How to Reach Bhagalpur?

By Air : Patna is the nearest airport to reach Bhagalpur by air. However, another airport will be effective by 2016 at the distance of 100 km from Bhagalpur. It is proposed and construction is running in Deogarh.

By Rail : Bhagalpur is the main rail head. There are direct trains from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and other main tourist places to reach Bhagalpur by train.

By Road : Bhagalpur is well connected via road through NH-80. You can take taxi or bus from Patna to reach there.

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