Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That Are A Must Visit

bihar: Culturally diverse and historically affluent, replete with religions and home to many forest reserves, Bihar is one of the off-beat destinations in the country that truly deserves our attention. It has remained an underrated tourist destination in India for many years now. Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Vihara’, which implies religious community, Bihar has a sublime legacy with regards to Indian history.Also Read – ‘Take Off Your Hijab’, Bihar Bank Stops Muslim Girl From Withdrawing Money; Tejashwi Trains Guns at CM Nitish | Watch

Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That You Shouldn't Miss

Planning to travel? Check out these top 5 tourist attractions In Bihar (Source: Britannica)

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is quite famous while other places as Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Vaishali, Rajgir, Pawanpuri, and Kesaria are amongst the top listed destinations in Bihar that witness tourists from across the country and abroad as well. Also Read – Angry Groom Refuses to Get Married, Flees Wedding Venue After Baaratis Were Served Food Late

Also, now that Bihar Board Inter Result 2021 is announced by The Bihar School of Examination Board (BSEB), students will have ample time at hand before they get into the books and become bookworms again. So, in case if you are planning to travel, India.com has taken this opportunity to bring to you the list of top 5 tourist attractions in Bihar that are totally worth visiting. Also Read – Wait, What?! Team of Surgeons Extract Entire Glass Tumbler From Man’s Colon in Bihar. Doctor Gives Possible Explanation

Check Out The Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That Are A Must-Visit

Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That You Shouldn't Miss

This famous site is where Lord Buddha got his enlightenment. (Source: TripSavvy)

As you all know, Bihar is where the Buddha began his journey to enlightenment. This is considered one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage places in the world as Lord Buddha became enlightened while meditating under a bodhi tree here. The magnificent Mahabodhi Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marks the spot. If peace and some quiet time is what you are looking for, then you should pay a visit here. Bodhgaya also has many Buddhist monasteries and temples, with varying architectural styles. Check them out on your trip here.

  • Ruins Of Nalanda University
Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That You Shouldn't Miss

Nalanda, a popular tourist spot, is located 90 kms away from Patna. (Source: FabHotels)

Located 90 km from Patna, the extensive ruins of Nalanda University date back to the fifth century, making it one of the world’s oldest universities. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016. As you’d already know that Nalanda was a significant center for Buddhist learning with an estimated 10,000 monks and students. It survived until the twelfth century when it was ransacked by Muslim invaders and its library set on fire. According to reports, more than nine million manuscripts are thought to have been destroyed.

  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Rajgir
Vishwa Shanti Stupa In Bihar

Vishwa Shanti Stupa, known as the World Peace Pagoda, is located in Rajgir. (Source: Nalanda.nic.in)

Vishwa Shanti Stupa, known as the World Peace Pagoda, is located in Rajgir. It is one of the 7 Peace Pagodas built in India and is truly an example of Japanese-style architecture. The pagoda was built in 1969 and has four statues of Buddha that represent the four important phases of Buddha’s life—birth, enlightenment, teaching, and death. A must-visit.

Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That You Shouldn't Miss

It is located at about 50 kms east of Bhagalpur(Bihar). (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Vikramashila was one of the two most important centers of learning in India during the Pala Empire, along with Nalanda. It was allegedly destroyed by the forces of Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji around 1193. A visit to these ruins is totally worth it.

Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That You Shouldn't Miss

The Sonepur Fair in Bihar is a vibrant rural fair that is held every year. (Source: Adotrip)

Interestingly, the annual Sonepur Mela in Bihar is a vibrant rural fair that combines spirituality, animal trading, and amusement. Street magicians, religious gurus and tantriks, pilgrims, snack stalls, handicrafts, rides, circus performers, martial artists and dancers all create a carnival like no other. It attracts visitors from all over Asia and held over the months of November and December.

Other Things To Explore In Bihar

Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That You Shouldn't Miss

Litti Chokha in Bihar needs no introduction. Made with wheat and sattu, these are kneaded into small balls made too spicy cooked in ghee.

  • Explore the Ruins of Navlakha Palace
  • Experience the Chath Festival
  • Shop for Madhubani Art
  • See a Chhau Dance Performance
  • Explore Emperor Sher Shah Suri’s Mausoleum
  • Besides, you can also savor kebabs, litti chokha, Bihari boti, Bihari chicken masala, sattu paratha (parathas stuffed with roasted gram flour) and much more.

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