350th birth centenary celebrations of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj is going to be celebrated at Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib from 1st to 5th January 2017. The Prabandhak Committee & Government of Bihar along with others have made free accommodation, transport and langar for more than one Lakh pilgrims visiting the shrine during the period.
*TAKHAT SRI HARMANDIR JI, PATNA SAHIB DELEGATION MEETS PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI REGARDING 350TH PRAKASH PURB OF SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI TAKING PLACE IN JANUARY 2017*
Bihar State Tourism Development provide Hotel facility at Tourist Bungalows manage a premier chain of budget hotels in Bihar offered at moderate prices and are well maintained. Rooms at Tourist Bungalows/Hotels are also provided for special occasions (Marriage etc.). Halls and Lawns are also provided at a very affordable price.
Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation provides Tourist Coach and Taxis for local Site seeing as well as outstation sites. Corporation also operates some buses on daily basis on certain routes. Corporation has its own fleet of several Buses, Cars, Vans etc. which can be given on hired basis at a very moderate rate.
we list certified, well-trained tour guides who can be contacted before or after your arrival. On visiting our home page, you can avail of thousand of government-certified tourist-guided networks, post your travel itinerary and get introduced to guides for each leg of your tour, compare the services on offer and settle for the best by making a direct booking .
The historically rich land of Bihar is equally famous for the plethora of delicacies that feature in its cuisine. The scrumptious and exotic Bihari dishes are highly capable of tingling the taste bud of every food connoisseur. We bring to you some of the must-try Bihari food dishes, dishes which are beyond the staple Sattu or Parval ki Mithai, which will surely leave you craving for more!
The climate of Bihar is most often divided into three seasons- the summers, the monsoons and the ideal time to visit. If you are planning a trip to Bihar, the best time to do so are the months of October through February,
The Mahabodhi Vihar (महाबोधि विहार) is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya (located in Gaya district) is located about 96 km (60 mi) from Patna, Bihar state, India. Mahabodhi temple, Mahantha place, kusha grass temple, sujata stupa, sujata temple and Dhamaran Hindu and Buddhist temple .
Guru Gobind Singh ji (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708) was the tenth Guru of Sikhism. He was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years, succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. In the Sikh society, Guru Gobind Singh is considered a perfect example of manhood; highly educated, skilled in horsemanship, armed combat, chivalrous, and generous in character.
Vaishali was one of the earliest republics in the world (6th century BC).It was here that Buddha preached his last sermon. Vaishali, birthplace of Lord Mahavira is also Sacred to Jains.
Even before the advent of Buddhism and Jainism, Vaiśālī was the capital of the vibrant republican Licchavi state. In that period, Vaiśālī was an ancient metropolis and the capital city of the republic of the VAISHALI state, which covered most of the Himalayan Gangetic region of present-day Bihar state,
This Stupa is in fact one of the many memorable stupa remarkable event in the life of Buddha. Kesaria has a lofty brick mound capped by a solid brick tower of considerable size, which it self is the remain of a Buddhist Stupa. The mound is a ruin with a diameter of 68 feet at its base and a total height of 5½ ft. originally it was crowned by a pinnacle which must have stood 80 or 90 ft above the ground. General Cunningham dated this monument to AD 200 to 700, and held that it was built upon the ruins of a much older and larger Stupa.
It is the highest Stupa found in the country with a height of about 104” from the base.
A great centre of Buddhist learning, Nalanda came into prominence around the 5th century BC and was a flourishing university town with over ten thousand scholars and an extensive library.
Nalanda was initially a prosperous village by a major trade route that ran through the nearby city of Rajagriha (modern Rajgir) which was then the capital of Magadha. It is said that the Jain thirthankara, Mahavira, spent 14 rainy seasons at Nalanda. Gautama Buddha too is said to have delivered lectures in a nearby mango grove named Pavarika and one of his two chief disciples, Shariputra, was born in the area and later attained nirvana there. This traditional association with Mahavira and Buddha tenuously dates the existence of the village to at least the 5th–6th century BCE..
Rajgir,19 kms from Nalanda, was the ancient capital of Magadha Empire. Lord Buddha often visited the monastery here to meditate and to preach. Rajgir is also a place sacred to the Jains, Since Lord Mahavira spent many years here.
The Maniyar Math is situated in the middle of the valley of Rajgir, near the main road. This structure has been created in the shape of a stupa and has been provided shelter through a conical corrugated iron shade. It has been named after a small shrine that was discovered here in an excavation held at the site. The structure is a hollow stupa having stucco Buddha photos on its outer walls.
In Pawapuri, or Apapuri, 38 kilometres from Rajgir and 90 kilometres from Patna, all sins end for a devout Jain. Lord Mahavira, the final tirthankar and founder of Jainism, breathed his last at this place.
Pawapuri or Pava is a holy site for Jains located in the Nalanda district in the Bihar state of Eastern India. It is located about nineteen kilometers from Rajgir and 101 kilometers from Patna, the capital of Bihar.
Sasaram sometimes also spelled as Sahsaram, is the administrative headquarter of the Rohtas district in the Indian state of Bihar. Rohtas, an historical place, became a District, carved out of the district of Shahabad, in the year 1972. It is famous for production of stone chips, and for quarrying industry. Major languages spoken in this region are Bhojpuri, Hindi, and Urdu; local religions include Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The tomb of Sher Shah Suri is in the Sasaram town of Bihar state, India. The tomb was built in memory of Emperor Sher Shah Suri, a Pathan from Bihar who defeated the Mughal Empire and founded the Suri Empire in northern India. He died in an accidental gunpowder explosion in the fort of Kalinjar on 10th day of Rabi' al-awwal, A.H. 952 or 13 May 1545 AD.