States Bihar

BIHAR TRAVEL GUIDE

A land that gave birth to two important religions Buddhism and Jainism, Bihar let the travellers come across its numerous famous pilgrimage sites and ancient monuments. With diverse culture and tradition, Bihar let the tourists explore an important gem from the Indian treasure chest. Also, being a land where Buddha once lived, Bihar is dotted with a number of Buddhist monasteries and is one of the best tourist destinations in India for the peace seekers. In addition to this, Bihar was once ruled over by great empires, and for this reason, it is one of the preferred travel destinations for those who are keen on learning about the past. For those planning to visit the state, the Bihar Travel Guide will let one know what all to be covered when holidaying in Bihar.

Capital: Patna Location: Eastern India

Best Time to Visit Bihar:

A trip to Bihar can be planned during the winter season when the weather is cool and pleasant making it comfortable for a sightseeing tour and exploring the popular tourist attractions.

Why Visit Bihar?

For cultural tourism, heritage walks, sightseeing tour, religious tour, art and craft, local delicacies.

Temperature
  • 24°C to 42°C

    Summer
    March to June

  • 31°C to 35°C

    Monsoon
    July to September

  • 8°C to 10°C

    Winter
    October to February

An Insight into Bihar Tourism

Nestled in the eastern part of India, Bihar is one such underrated destinations in the country which has remained lesser explored. Ironically, when it comes to heritage and religious tourism in India, the state has a number of tourist attractions that let the travellers explore and learn about the culture and tradition of Bihar. Also, a tourist destination where the renowned religious leader, philosopher and teacher Gautam Buddha once lived, Bihar is one of the top Buddhist tourist destination in India with the much visited destination Bodh Gaya.

Nestled in the eastern part of India, Bihar is one such underrated destinations in the country which has remained lesser explored. Ironically, when it comes to heritage and religious tourism in India, the state has a number of tourist attractions that let the travellers explore and learn about the culture and tradition of Bihar. Also, a tourist destination where the renowned religious leader, philosopher and teacher Gautam Buddha once lived, Bihar is one of the top Buddhist tourist destination in India with the much visited destination Bodh Gaya.

Coming to a wide array of tourist attraction of diverse interests, Bihar is dotted with a number of temples, monasteries, monuments and other pilgrimage sites. A visit to Nalanda, Rajgir and Bodhgaya which are the three important cities of the state along with the capital city Patna lets one cover more or less all the important point of interests in Bihar. A visit to Nalanda which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site will let the travellers witness the world’s most ancient university. Apart from the Nalanda University, tourists can head to the Nalanda Archeological Museum where one can witness a collection of Buddhist and Hindu Bronzes, terracotta jars and undamaged statues of Buddha and more. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda Multimedia Museum, Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall, Xuanzang Memorial Hall are few other must-visit places when in Nalanda.

Heading to Bodhgaya, the town has a lot for every traveller as it has both historical and archaeological sites, holy shires and iconic monsters. On visiting Bodh Gaya, one can feel the divine presence of Lord Buddha which offers peace and power to the tourists. Tourists can head to attractions including Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Shaivite Monastery, Tibetan Monastery, Bodhgaya Archeological Museum and Bodhi tree.

Depicting the history of Bihar, Patna is a great place for the history buffs as the city boasts of a number of historical monuments including Maner Sharif, Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Patthar Ki Masjid, Mahavir Mandir. Other important point of interests in Patna includes Gandhi Ghat, Patan Devi, Eco Park, Agam Kuan, Phulwari Sharif, Golghar, Patna Planetarium and more.

Some of the other must-visit tourist attractions in Bihar include Royal Bhutan Monastery, Thai Temple and Monastery, Chinese Temple and Monastery in Gaya, Vaishali which is an important archaeological site, Navlakha Palace in Raj Nagar, Jal Mandir in Pawapuri, Griddhakuta Peak in Rajgir, Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Rajgir, Sher Shah Suri Tomb in Sasaram, Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary in Begusarai and more.

Coming to the fairs and festivals which has always been an essential part of Bihar is celebrated with passion and zeal by the people. Even though the state celebrates a number of festivals but Chhath Puja remains unique to Bihar. Apart from this ancient and important festival of Bihar, the other fairs and festivals exhibiting the cultural wealth of the state, include Kalachakra Festival in Bodh Gaya, Pitrapaksha Mela in Gaya and Rajgir Dance Festival in Rajgir. Sonepur Cattle Fair which is considered to be the largest cattle fair in Asia.

Bihar Tourism offers the travellers an opportunity to try a variety of cuisines. As Bihar is influenced by the Buddhist and Hindu values, the prime cuisines of the state are predominantly vegetarian. Some of the must-try delicacies from the platter of Bihar include Litti Chokha, Dal Pitha, Kheer Makhana, Thekua/Khajuria, Dal Puri, Parwal Ki Mithai, Sattu Paratha, Chana Ghugni and Khaja.

The state is indeed a land of wonderful art and craft that is clearly visible in Madhubani, an age-old art and an important part of Bihar's culture. Also, the vast industry of handloom and handicraft in the state is worth the praise which produces cotton materials, fine silk, sand gamchas, fine tussar, mulberry, matka silk and more. In addition to this, a visit to Bhagalpur which is known best as the Silk City of India will let the tourists shop from a variety of silk that is sure to fill one’s heart with delight.

Last but not the least, Bihar is also a destination for the Yoga lovers. Heading to Munger which reckoned to be one of the oldest cities of Bihar is an eminent centre of Bihar School of Yoga. On visiting Munger tourists will get an opportunity to learn Yoga and develop a different perspective towards life.

A trip to Bihar is not just for the historians or an archaeologist's delight, but there are many other popular things to do and see in Bihar that is best for travellers of all genre. Tourists can make the most of their holidays with the best tourism package for Bihar when choosing Tour My India as the travel partner. The Bihar travel guide proffered by us comprises of all the important information including places to visit, shop, eat and how to reach. The Bihar tour packages are well curated that let the tourists choose according to their needs and preferences.  

Popular Tourist Attractions in Bihar

A blessed land with the base of the first Indian empire, Bihar is steeped in historical and religious places to explore. On visiting Bihar tourists will get the opportunity to learn about Buddhism and Jainism as most of the popular tourist attractions of Bihar are some way or the other related to them.

Best Places to Stay in Bihar

A renowned state in the eastern part of India, Bihar has numerous hotels that offer warm hospitality to the tourists. Making it an ideal destination for travellers of all kind, Bihar has accommodation options right from luxury to mid-range and budget hotels, that suits the traveller’s budget and preference. These hotels are located in Patna, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Bokaro and Jamshedpur which offers an incredible experience with best of comfort and luxury in terms of food, lodging and associated services. No matter where the travellers choose to stay, the hotels and resorts in Bihar are symbols of traditional elegance which let the tourists make their holidays in the state a wonderful one. The hotels in Bihar will give the tourists an opportunity to unwind and relax amid a calm and peaceful setting.

Top Things to Do On Your Holiday Trip to Bihar

Renowned for the beautiful architecture temples and monasteries, Bihar has a plethora of things to offer that that make the holiday in the state a memorable one.  Right from seeking blessings at the ancient temples to exploring the antique art and artefacts in the museums, from indulging in a relaxing yoga to trying out the local cuisines of Bihar, from learning about the culture and tradition to exploring the wildlife, the state offers an incredible experience to the travellers of all genre. There are plethora of other things to do that will give the tourists a unique experience like never before.

Bihar Travel Information at a Glance