Gaya

Gaya is the second largest city of Bihar, India, and it is also headquarter of Gaya District. Gaya is situated 100 km south of Patna, the capital city of Bihar. This ancient city grew on the banks of Phalgu River (Niranjana, as mentioned in Ramayana). This place is considered holy among the Hindus, the Buddhists and the Jains. It is surrounded by small rocky hills (Mangla-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan, Ram-Shila and Brahmayoni) by three sides and the river flowing on the fourth (eastern) side. Gaya derives its name from the mythological demon Gayasur (which literally means Gaya the demon).

 

Nalanda
The name Nalanda resonates as an inspiration to anybody who heard about this place as the nurturing ground of the first residential international university of the world for great learning during the era when most of the other countries of the world were at the very nascent stage of development. Today, even as the ruins of that glorious past continue to mesmerise the present. The district, well -connected by network of roads and railways, had been a cradle of multiple religious evolutions. Apart from Buddhism, the Jainism, Sufism and Hinduism have also flourished in this region with the patronage from the generations of benevolent rulers. The district situated at the south of Patna .

 

Bhagalpur
Located at the Southern part of Bihar, it is one of the oldest districts of Bihar known for producing very good quality silk fabric and was once famous as ‘Silk City’. The jade coloured majestic river Ganga with the silvery sand banks flows next to the NH- 80 (connecting Bhagalpur with Patna and other cities) for a considerable stretch which renders a marvellous panoramic view to the travellers. The fertile river plain consists of the greenery of abundant mango groves, lychi trees and stretch of cornfields that spread across the horizon. Only the sprouting chimneys of the brick making industry on the banks of the river stir a premonition of the impending pace of urbanisation.

 

Patna
;The capital city of Bihar located at the southern bank of the river Ganga, Patna is the largest town of the state. The history of this city stretches beyond 2500 years back. The ancient name of this city was Pataliputra which remained as the capital of Magadha under multiple dynasties for about thousand years.

 

East Champaran
Located at the border of Nepal the northern region of Bihar, Champaran, is presently divided into separate districts as East and West. The name Champaran originates from Champa-aranya meaning forest of Champa trees. Besides a lot of forest land, this district has many rivers and plenty of streams flowing from the Himalayas. The tourist Places are as follows

 

Vaishali
Located at the border of Nepal the northern region of Bihar, Champaran, is presently divided into separate districts as East and West. The name Champaran originates from Champa-aranya meaning forest of Champa trees. Besides a lot of forest land, this district has many rivers and plenty of streams flowing from the Himalayas. The tourist Places are as follows

 

West Champaran


 

Jehanabad
Jehanabad is mentioned in the ‘Ain-i-Akbari’, written by Mughal emperor Akbar’s court historian and poet Abul Fazl. It says that in the 17th century the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb established a relief centre for the famine affected people at this place and named it as ‘Jahanara’. Jahanara Aurangzeb’s sister supervised the Mandi herself and spent a lot of time at this place. Later, the area became known as Jehanabad.