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Top Tourist Destination Bihar

Bihar is an East Indian state bordering Nepal, divided by River Ganges. Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Patna are some of the famous holiday places in Bihar. There are several luxury resorts in Bihar for your comfortable holiday experience. The state of Bihar is known for the historical sites and the noteworthy places belonging to different religious groups, specially those of Buddhism, Jainism, and Sufism. The entire state is enriched with beautiful scenic beauty along with the colorful fairs and festivals, handicrafts, and wildlife reserves. Some of the most worthy visiting spots under the Bihar tourism are like Rajgir, Patliputra or modern Patna, Vaishali, Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Patna Saheb among others. Between the months of October and March, Bihar tourism sector is flooded with tourists from all parts of the world.
Bihar was a great religious centre for Jains, Hindus and most, importantly Buddhists. It was at Bodh Gaya that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Nearby Nalanda, was a world famous Buddhist university in the 5th century AD, while Rajgir was associated with both the Buddha and Jain apostle, Mahavira. It was here that Lord Mahavira, the founder of another great religion, Jainism, was born and attained nirvana. Bodh Gaya is an excellent place to visit if one wants to study Buddhism and Rajgir, Sasaram and especially Nalanda are some of the most fascinating places one will find off the usual tourist trail. Bihar remained an important place of culture and education for many years. The Gupta Empire that originated from Magadha in 240 AD is referred to as the Golden Age of India in science, mathematics, astronomy, commerce, religion and Indian philosophy.