Bihar is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world and has rich cultural heritage. It derived its name from Sanskrit and Pali word 'Vihara' meaning 'Abode'. Bihar is a state in East India, bordering Nepal. It is divided by the River Ganges, which floods its fertile plains.
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Bihar is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world and has rich cultural heritage. It derived its name from Sanskrit and Pali word 'Vihara' meaning 'Abode'. Bihar is a state in East India, bordering Nepal. It is divided by the River Ganges, which floods its fertile plains. Important Buddhist pilgrimage sites include the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya's Mahabodhi Temple, under which the Buddha allegedly meditated. In the state capital Patna, Mahavir Mandir temple is revered by Hindus, while Sikhs worship at the domed, riverside Gurdwara of Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji. Bihar holds an important place in Indian history, culture and heritage
Facts & Figures
Capital : Patna
Area : 94,163 km2
Population (2011) : 103,804,637
Climate : Diverse Climate with extreme summer and winter
Spoken Languages : Hindi, Urudu, Maithili, Angika, Magadhi, Bhojpuri.
Clothing Required : Cotton in summer and woolen in winter
Best Time To Visit : October – March
Major Festivals : Chhath, Deepawali, Shravani Mela, Teej, Chitragupta Puja, Makar Sankranti, Saraswati Puja, Holi, Eid-ul- Fitr, Eid-ul- Adha, Muharram, Kali Puja/Shyama Puja/Nisha Puja, Ram Navami, Rath yatra, Rakshabandhan, Maha Shivaratri, Durga Puja, Lekshmi Puja, Christmas, Mahavir Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Jivitputrika, Chitragupta Puja, Gurpurab, Bhai Dooj
Tourist Attractions : Rohtasgarh Fort, Munger Fort, Sasaram Fort, Palamu Fort, Maner Fort, Jalalgarh Fort, Rajmahal,Patna Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Setu,Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, Gaya, Vaishali, Pawapuri, Nalanda, Rajgir, Kesariya, Vikramshila, Areraj, Patliputra, Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb
Day 01 : Arrive Patna
Arrive at Patna. Check into hotel. Sightseeing of the city. Visit Patna Museum. Explore the wonderful historical relics and artifacts preserved at the museum. Later, a visit to Kumhrar that has the ancient ruins of the ancient city of Pataliputra. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : Patna – Nalanda - Rajgir
After breakfast, transfer to Rajgir. Enroute visit NALANDA, where Lord Buddha preached his suttras at the mango Grove. Visit the once world-renowned Nalanda University which thrived between 5th and 12th century. Also visit the well-managed museum containing Buddhist and Hindu terracottas, Bronzes and sculptures. Arrive at Rajgir. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Rajgir – Bodh Gaya
Morning sightseeing tour of Rajgir. The ancient Rajgir was the capital of the great empire of Magadh. Also visit Sattapani caves, Girdhakuta Hill and three kms away the sulphur springs surrounded by small temples. Afternoon depart for Bodh Gaya by surface. Upon arrival, check in and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04 : Bodh Gaya
Full day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya and Gaya. Explore the many Buddhist temples of the place including the one that is famous for Bodhi Tree. Overnight stay.
Day 05 : Bodh Gaya – Patna - Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the Patna airport for return journey.
- Accommodation as per you chosen hotel (03/ 04/ 05 star)
- Daily Breakfast in the Hotels
- Airport / hotel transfers, city tour and sightseeing as per the itinerary by PVT car.
- All applicable hotel taxes, toll tax, parking charges & Driver allowance however, any other tax as and when levied by the Government shall be extra.
- Any meal unless specified above.
- Any airfare / train fare
- Guides services
- All entrances fees to monuments.
- Personal nature expenses like telephone / laundry bills etc.
- Airports tax and travel insurance etc.
- Services not specified above.
- GST 4.50%