Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Barabar Caves

The Barabar Caves are perhaps the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, mostly dating from the Maurya Empire (322–185 BCE), some with Ash..

Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi tree at the Mahabodhi Temple is called the Sri MahaBodhi. According to Buddhism, after his Enlightenment, Buddha spent a whole week in front..

Historical and Heritage

Buxar Fort

This fort is situated in Buxar and hence the name.It is one of the best known for the ancient looks and culture. It is the land of saint Vishwamitra. ..

Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Cankamana

The raised platform with lotus flowers mark the spot where the Buddha kept his feet while walking...

Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Janki Mandir

Janaki Mandir is a Hindu temple in Janakpur in the Mithila region of Nepal, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita...

Historical and Heritage

Kesaria Stupa, Kesaria

Kesariya Stupa is a Buddhist stupa in Kesariya, located at a distance of 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Patna, in the Champaran (east) district of..

Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Mahabodhi Temple

The site contains a descendant of the Bodhi Tree under which Buddha gained enlightenment, and has been a major pilgrimage destination for Buddhists..

Historical and Heritage

Nalanda University

Nalanda was an acclaimed Mahavihara, a large Buddhist monastery in the ancient kingdom of Magadha (modern-day Bihar) in India. The site is lo..

Historical and Heritage

Patna Museum

Patna Museum is the state museum of the Indian state of Bihar. Started on 3 April 1917 during the British Raj to house the historical artefacts fou..

Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Pavapuri Jain Temple

Pawapuri or Pawa is a holy site for Jains located in the Nalanda district in the Bihar state of Eastern India. It is located about nineteen kilometers..

Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Rajgir

The name Rajgir came from R?jag?iha 'house of the king' or "royal house", or the word rajgir might have its origin in its plain literal meaning, "roya..

Historical and Heritage

Sher Shah Suri Tomb

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 w..

Historical and Heritage

Sonepur Fair

The Sonepur Cattle Fair  is held on Kartik Poornima (the full moon day) in the month of November in Sonpur, Bihar, on the confluence of river..

Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Takhat Shri Harimandirji Patna Sahib

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, was born in Patna, Bihar, in 1666. He also spent his early years here before moving to Anandpur. Besides be..

Historical and Heritage

Vikramshila Ruins

The monastery, or residence for the Buddhist monks, is a huge square structure, each side measuring 330 metres having a series of 208 cells, 52 on eac..

Historical and Heritage, Pilgrimage

Vishnupad Temple

This temple is located along the Falgu River, marked by a footprint of Lord Vishnu known as Dharmasila, incised into a block of basalt. The Bhumihar B..