Bihar has a glorious history right from BC to post India independence era. Bihar has wrapped historical evidences of glorious ancient India dynasties and pilgrimage destinations witnesses Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavira, God Ram, Goddess Sita, Ganga, Ramayana & Mahabharata , Guru Govind Singh and many more along with fascinating tourist attractions like Wildlife sanctuaries & Safari , Tiger Reserves, Bird Sanctuaries, Rare Historical Monuments & Archeological sites , best village tour sites, Trekking & Camping , Golfing, River Cruise, Ancient Dynasties galore, mouth watering cuisine, Colorful Festivals, Art & Culture and what not.
Lord Buddha Enlightenment: Bihar Tourism witnesses great stories behind Lord Buddha. On a full-moon day under the Bodhi tree he sat in deep meditation and said. "I will not leave this spot until I find an end to suffering." He attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Gaya in Bihar. He gained here the most supreme wisdom and understood things as they truly are.
The Land of Goddess Sita & Ramayana: It is said that Goddess Sita Birth Place is Bihar. Being daughter of King Janak, who was a king of Mithila (a part of Bihar), story behind Mata Sita, God Ram and Ramayana also revolves around Bihar. This leads to many mythological stories and pilgrimage sites fall under Tourism in Bihar.
Earth's First Republic / World’s Oldest Republic: Vaishali is a place in Bihar which is named after famous King Vishal (King of one of the Ancient Dynasties)and has a great importance in Bihar Tourism. Vaishali was the capital of one of the first republican states. The Chinese travelers Fa-Hien and Hieun Tsang also visited this place in early 5th and 7th centuries respectively and wrote about Vaishali. Being World’s Oldest Republic, Tourism in Bihar offers Republic Holidays & Republic Tours (North India Tours) which is quite rare and unique. Republic Holidays & Republic Tours are the rarest yet beautiful flowers in the bouquet of North India Tour Packages.
The Land of Ancient India Dynasties: Ancient India Dynasties had grown in the parts of Bihar and been the centre of Indian Politics in the ancient times. King Ashoka and many others to name took this place to the acme of glorious Indian History and all these memories Bihar Tourism has clubbed to offer.
Religious River Ganga: The River Ganga is not just a river but is the Holy River which has all curative power and associated with Indian Mythology. It is said that all the sin committed gets washed off after taking a bath in this river. At the bank of River Ganga people offer pooja (Prayer) which has a great significance in Indian Mythology. There are many festivals celebrated by the side of this river and “Chhath Pooja” is the most popular amongst all. Tourism in Bihar offers various packages based on Ganga Cruise and are supposed to be one of the most exciting North India Tour Packages.
Lord Mahavira: Jainism is the most peaceful religion and been carried forward through its Thirthankars. Bihar witnesses birth of the 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 24th Tirthankaras. Mahavir Swami or Vardhaman (24th Thirthankar) is associated with the land of glorious Bihar. He was born at Vaishali (World’s Oldest Republic) in a noble family. Lord Mahavira gave his first sermon on the Vipula Peak at Rajgir (Bihar). Pawapuri is a place in Bihar where Lord Mahavira obtained nirvana.
Birh Place of Guru Govind Singh: This is the place associated with the Birth of Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Gobind Singh was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became the tenth Guru of Sikhism. Succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur he became Guru at the age of nine. He was a leader of Sikh faith, a Philosopher, a Poet and a Warrior.
World's Oldest University: Nalanda University is the oldest University of the world where students from different parts of the world use to study during the Ancient India Era. Historical studies indicate that Nalanda University was one of the first universities in the world, founded in the 5th Century BC, and reported to have been visited by the Lord Buddha during his lifetime. During its peak, in the 7th century AD, Nalanda held around 10,000 students when it was visited by the Chinese scholar Xuanzang.
.Historical Monuments: There are historical monuments galore in Bihar which tells the story of greatest dynasties and mythology of Bihar (india). Few of them are:
- Agam Kuan,
- Buddha Stupa,
- Tomb of Shamsher Khan
- Ancient site of Vikramasila Monastery
- Ruined fortress at Nandangarh
- Buddhist Stupa
- Asoka column known as Laur pillar
- Vedic burial mounds
- Sculptures of various Hindu deities carved on the southern and eastern faces of some rocks and boulders of Kauwadol Hill
- Siva temple
- Ancient Stupa and other remains locally known as Sujata garh
- Ancient monolithic pillar known as Lat
- Vadathika Cave
- Statue of Buddha
- Relic Stupa
- Raja Vishal ka Garh
- Coronation Tank,
- Raj Mahal,
- Martyrs' Memorial,
- Lauria Nandangarh,
- Khuda Baksh Library etc.
Wildlife Sanctuaries: Bihar with amazing wildlife presence offers gamut of interesting options for wildlife lovers. World’s first tiger census had been carried out in Biahr at Palamau in the year 1932. At present Bihar boasts of 2 national parks and 21 sanctuaries. These include the country’s only hideout for wolves, a crocodile centre, a sanctuary for dolphins, a welcome jheel (lake) which is resort to numerious variety of birds migrating from Central Asia. Betla Wildlife Reserves, The Valmiki National Park, Palamau Tiger Reserve, The Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary. Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary and Bhimbandh Sanctuary etc are famous places where wildlife lovers would get to see interesting species which are rare and hard to find anywhere else. We can easily say that Bihar Wildlife is one of the greatest picks of North India Tour Packages and Bihar Tourism.