Top 10 Things to do in Bihar, India

January 3, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

Bihar (/bɪˈhɑːr/; Hindustani pronunciation: [bɪˈɦaːr]) is an Indian state considered to be a part of Eastern as well as Northern India. It is the 13th-largest state of India, with an area of 94,163 km (36,357 sq mi). The third-largest state of India by population, it is contiguous with Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, with Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges which flows from west to east. Bihar is an amalgamation of three main distinct regions, these are Magadh, Mithila and Bhojpur.
Restaurants in Bihar

1. Mahabodhi Temple

Bodh Gaya, India +91 96000 17031
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Mahabodhi Temple

One of the most sacred places for Buddhists, the temple is an imposing example of early brick structures in India. It holds the diamond throne, a colossal image of Buddha and the holy Bodhi tree.

Reviewed By Ankur B

The place is so amazing and the positive vibes experienced inside the temples is beyond description. The place is so mesmerizing that you will feel absolute peace. It is advisable to hire a guide before entering the temple otherwise you will miss interesting facts about the temple. Guides are available at the entry gate and charges approx. INR 200.00 only. Mobiles, laptops, battery banks are not allowed inside the temple. Lockers are available free of charge.

2. Nalanda University Ruins

Nalanda 803101, India
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Nalanda University Ruins

Reviewed By Vladimir M - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nalanda is a Buddhist university and monastery complex that existed in the V-XII centuries in the north of India, one of the largest educational centers of its time, in which many outstanding Buddhist philosophers from different countries worked and taught and where numerous pilgrims gathered.
The university was founded in the first third of the 5th century. Nalanda flourished during the reign of the Gupta dynasty.
In 1193 the university was destroyed because of the invasion of the predatory army led by Bakhtiyar Khalji, who planted Islam with force of arms. Thousands of monks were burned alive or beheaded, Nalanda's richest library was burned. This event dealt a great blow to Buddhism in India, which after that fell into decay.
At present, the ruins of the university are perfectly preserved and kept in a remarkable condition. It's always crowded here. Many pilgrims are brought here on excursions of schoolchildren.

3. Takht Sri Patna Sahib

Patna, India +91 612 264 1821
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Takht Sri Patna Sahib

Reviewed By Suraj S - Patna, India

Bihar is coincided by very few great Landmarks...The Harmandir Saheb is the famous seat of Sri Guru Govind Singh Has the Xth Guru of Sikhs and founder of Khalsa Panth among Sikhs. The seat is situated in the dense part of Patna ..presently called Patna City earlier was famous as Ajeemabad. The narrow roads have widened and new bypass has been designed for the pilgrimages during 2500 yrs celebration of Birth of Govind Singh jee. Govt of Bihar has toiled hard make this this holy place very approachable with ease and earned great repute from devotees came across the world. New hotels and guest houses are ready to accomodate tourists .Ganga Dafaree also may be planned by near Kangan Ghat... Colours and dedication of Sikkism is echoed through out galleries of Gurudwara....you r welcome

4. Vishwa Shanti Stupa

Nalanda District, Rajgir, India
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Vishwa Shanti Stupa

Reviewed By nitin m

You have to reach this place through a ropeway. Like other ropeways this one was also very exiciting and you get nice view on reaching the top

5. Jim Corbett National Park

Ramnagar 244715, India +91 72220 15635
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Jim Corbett National Park

Reviewed By Sandeep M

This is a very big and beautifull jungle. Having beautiful flower and tree. You can see different types of birds here.
If you are going for safari then you can easily spot dear and peacock and monkeys easily. Tiger spotting is some what difficult.
Any way you can enjoy the jungle very well if you are a nature lover.

6. Vishnupad Temple

Gaya, India
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Vishnupad Temple

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I went to Vishnupad Temple. As the name suggests, this temple was built as a dedication to Lord Vishnu and features a 40 cm long footprint of Lord Vishnu that is enclosed by a basin made of silver plates. It is great place to go.

7. Sher Shah Shuri Tomb

Sasaram, India
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Sher Shah Shuri Tomb

Reviewed By Rahul K

People call it second Taj Mahal of India. A place not known to many but it holds glorious history of Indian art and Monument. It is older than Taj Mahal and holds the same principle. If you ever come to South Bihar don't forget to visit this.

8. Bodhi Tree

Bodh Gaya, India +91 96000 17031
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Bodhi Tree

Reviewed By sactokw - Northern Cal

This is a must for the pilgrimage as this is where Gautama became the Buddha. There are many monks and pilgrims, so it can get crowded around the tree. Do take a seat and breathe in the reverence people have for the Buddha. Although the tree may be the 4th or 5th generation, it is a site to see. Many people collect the leaves as momento or gifts. To get in, there are a couple of security check points, and no cellphones or iPads allowed. You can pay 100 rubies (about $1.50USD) to bring in a regular camera.

9. Hanuman Mandir

Patna Junction | Patna, Patna 800001, India +91 72220 15635
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Hanuman Mandir

Reviewed By Vkrock

Hotel is good in tums of service.
Hotel room is spacious, aminities are providing as per standard.
Front office staff are very polite.
Housekeeping team is very good.
Food is good.
Restaurant ambience is very attractive.
Hotel located near by railway station very prime location.
Staff are very good In managers.
We can avail good service in our budget.

10. Griddhakuta Peak

Griddhakuta Hill, Rajgir, India
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Griddhakuta Peak

Reviewed By markos_prawira - Bogor, Indonesia

This is the peak where devadatta (siddhattha's cousin), tried to kill lord buddha by falling big stone onto lord buddha. Though the stone missed, but it caused little injury on buddha's foot. You hv to climb quite high, about 30 minutes walk onto the peak. The track was also the same as when King Bimbisara wants to meet Buddha

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