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.
The tourist Places are as follows
In the epic Mahabharata it is mentioned that this town was the capital of the kingdom Anga ruled by Karna. The Jain Tirthankar Mahavira stayed here for three rainy seasons as per the Jain text, Kalpa Sutra. It is also believed among Jain devotees that Tirthankar Vasupujya was born at this place. There are two important Jain temples situated here, one of Swetambaras and other of Digambaras. tradition.