Explore Bihar
Bihar
A veiled gem of India

Bihar is a historically affluent state with diverse culture and traditions. The roots of civilization have been found in Bihar, the ruins of which make the state the land of sacred soil. It is home to several historic relics, quaint monasteries and temples, wildlife sanctuaries, lakes and a part of River Ganga flows through the state. Revel in the wonderful history of the state and find innate peace at the pilgrimage centers especially the Buddhist circuit. 


Popular Cities:


  • Patna

  • Gaya 

Climate
Climate of Bihar is humid subtropical. The best time to visit the state is between October to March.

  • January — Cold
  • February — Dry
  • March — Hot
  • April — Hot
  • May — Hot
  • June — Wet
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Wet
  • October — Dry
  • November — Cool
  • December — Cold
Things to do
History & Heritage
Golghar in Patna is an iconic landmark in Bihar because of its unique structure. Built in 1786, it is a whitewashed dome with a spiral staircase standing its ground without any support of pillars which makes it one of a kind. It provides a panoramic view of the entire city and the holy River Ganga. The Ruins of Pataliputra is one of the ideal place...    (Show More)
Museums
Patna Museum displays over 20,000 exhibits. It houses several historical and archeological finds from in and around Patna. Jalan Museum houses some of the most exquisite artifacts such as Chinese porcelain pieces from Hang and Ching's dynasties, Napoleon's bed, Tipu Sultan’s ivory palanquin, among others. Bihar Museum, Gandhi Sangrahalay, Archeolog...    (Show More)
Wildlife
Rajgir or Pant Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in Nalanda Forest Division, is reckoned to be haven for a number of wild animals such as Jungle cat, Nilgai, Chital, Indian crested porcupine; birds such as Painted sandgrouse, Eurasian thick knee, Painted spurfowl; and several amphibians. Valmiki National Park is home to nearly 40 tigers including the B...    (Show More)
Lakes & Rivers
Gandhi Ghat is one of the popular ghats on the banks of Ganga River in Patna. Inspired by Varanasi and Haridwar, a magnanimous Ganga Aarti is held here which is worth attending. This holy ritual is performed at dusk and the views from the ghats at this hour are truly magical. Kanwar Lake in Begusarai is India's largest freshwater Oxbow Lake. It off...    (Show More)
Temple/Pilgrimage
Mahavir Mandir in Patna is one of the largest temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It's home to an enchanting idol of Lord Hanuman and a floating stone from the legendary Ram Setu. Built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to commemorate the birth of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Govind Singhji, the Takht Sri Patna Sahib is home to the relics of the guru like weapon...    (Show More)
How to spend time / how long will it take?

A major chunk of Bihar can be covered within a week. Start off at Patna spending a day or two exploring the city and its history through the heritage sites. Further moving to Gaya, you can visit Bodhgaya and spend two days exploring the stupas and monasteries. Spend a day at Valmiki National Park as its rich flora and fauna is ideal for any avid traveler. From here you can go to Munger and practice yoga at the ashrams to attain peace of mind before leaving the state. 


Cuisine
  • Bihar is an agriculturally rich state so their recipes are a perfect blend of heavenly flavours and nutrition. Some of the famous dishes like Litti Chokha, Mutton Kebabs, Reshmi Kebabs, Dal Peetha, Sattu, Chanda Ghugni are highly capable of satisfying the taste buds of every food connoisseur. The sweet dishes like Chendrakala, Khaja, Laung-Latika, Rasia, Malpua, Pantua and Parwal ki Mithai will surely leave you craving for more.
Costs
  • While the meal prices can vary, you can still expect to have a hearty meal at an average cost of 150 INR.
  • Sim card cost depends on the package you opt for but the starting price is mostly 200 INR. Certain important documents may be required for identity proof purposes.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card holders do not require a Visa
  • Others need to apply for an Indian Visa
Season to Visit
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 5 - 7 days

Known For
  • Monasteries
  • Temples
  • Lakes
  • Wildlife
  • Monuments
Areas to Visit
  • Gaya for Buddhist Pilgrimage center of Bodhgaya
  • Northeast of Gaya for ancient Durgeshwari Caves
  • Munger for historical relics and Yoga teaching ashrams
  • Valmiki National Park for wildlife and forests

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