Top ten Tourist destinations in Bihar
28-05-2012 Submitted by: Rajni Sharma
Bihar is a beautiful state of India. This pilgrimage destination of India also includes botanical gardens, national parks and historic destinations, which tourist would love to visit. A visit to Bihar alone gives you a picture of India, Indian values and Indian culture. Some famous tourist destinations of Bihar are listed below for you to know Bihar better.
1. Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park is situated in Patna the capital of Bihar. This biological park is one of the largest national parks of India. This park alone has as many as 300 different species of trees, herbs and shrubs. It is a home to approximately 800 animals. It also contains a snake house and an aquarium.
2. Har Mandir Sahib of Patna
This beautiful holy shrine of the Sikhs is made up of white marbles. It is again situated in Patna. This shrine is of Guru Gobind Singh, he was the last guru of the Sikhs.
Rajgir is one of the most significant tourist places of India. Rajgir has a complex of temples and monasteries. Besides being a significant tourist place Rajgir is also a holy destination as it has been an ideal spot of Buddhism. Beautiful scenic views and small hills covered with lush green forest is the identity of Rajgir.
4. Valmiki National Park
This national park is a home to the great Bengal tigers of India and hence is also a tiger reserve of India. Valmiki National Park is situated in the west Champaran District of Bihar. It is contiguous to Royal Chitawan National Park of Nepal. Gandak River flows through it.
5. Shanti Stupa
This place Shanti Stupa is situated on a 400mts tall hill. It is built in stunning white marble. The main attractions of Shanti Stupa are its four corners. These four corners are sparkling statues of Lord Buddha. To get to this place you need to take the ropeway.
6. Barabar Caves
Barabar caves are situated in Gaya, one of the Hindu pilgrimage cities of Bihar. These caves are carved on Nagarjuni hills. This historic place of Bihar consists of 7 caves out of which 4 caves have carvings of the life of Lord Buddha.
7. Mahabodhi Mandir, Gaya
This memorably decorated temple of Lord Buddha is situated in Gaya. The temple alone is 170 feet tall and it consists of a beautiful large image of Lord Buddha. This temple is a historic temple built by the King Ashoka in the 3rd century BC.
8. Mahavir Mandir, Patna
This modern Temple of Lord Hanuman is situated in Patna. The attraction of this place is in the nights when the temple is lit up with the pink and neon color lights.
9. Mahatma Gandhi Setu
This bridge is the longest River road Bridge in the World. The length of the bridge is exactly 5.575km. The bridge contains a two way roadway and a two meter wide footpath.
10. Vikramshila Museum
This museum is a wonder. The museum exhibits a variety of ancient monuments, art pieces, ancient utensils, coins, jewelry and also ancient weapons. The magnificent museum is situated at the entrance of the Excavation site.