Bihar, a popular state in India is stuffed with plenty of tourist attractions which can be experienced via a number of wholesome Bihar Tour Packages. Apart from Patna, which is the capital city here, there are many appealing and spiritual places that are seated in Bihar.
- Bodh Gaya:Bodhgaya is a holy place that is associated with Gautam Buddha. Here at Mahabodhi Temple, he attained enlightenment and gave the world a great religion named Buddhism. This tourist spot sits nearby the capital city, Patna with just a quick to cover distance of around 125 km. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, Bodhgaya is a village in the state of Bihar. It was here under the Bodhi tree that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. The place is bustling with pilgrims all through the year who come to pay their homage in the monasteries, shrines and temples.
- Nalanda:Important attractions of Nalanda include the classical ruins of Nalanda University – a prominent centre of learning where great philosophers including Buddha had taught. Along with this you will be taken to Surya Mandir, Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall – dedicated to the Chinese traveler, NavNalandaVihar and Nalanda museum. Nalanda flourished under the patronage of the Gupta Empire in the 5th and 6th centuries, and later under Harsha, the emperor of Kannauj.The liberal cultural traditions inherited from the Gupta age resulted in a period of growth and prosperity until the ninth century CE. Nalanda was destroyed thrice but was rebuilt only twice.
- Sonepur: It has its origins during ancient times. This is when Chandragupta Maurya (340 – 297 BCE) used to buy elephants and horses across the river Ganges. The Sonpur Cattle Fair once used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. It is settled 25 km away from Patna. There are many small traders who flock in here to sell their livestock. Visitors have the opportunity to attend the Agro-based exhibitions. This tourist spot also features a temple of Hariharnath that is greatly respected by Hindus.
- Rajgir:Rajgir has been mentioned in ancient Buddhist and Jain scriptures and also in the travelogues of Buddhist travelersHuen Tsang and Fa Hian who visited India during the Mauryan and Gupta times. The city is divided in two parts, the old fortified city which lies in the valley surrounded by seven hills (Chhatha, Ratna, Saila, Sona, Udaya, Vaibhara and Vipula) and the new city established by Ajatshatru, the son of Bimbisara and a contemporary of Lord Buddha.