Friday, October 12, 2007
Pathar ki Masjid: Adjacent to Har Mandir Sahib, on the bank of the Ganga, is this beautiful mosque built by Parwez Shah, son of Jehangir, when he was the governor of
Sher Shah Suri Masjid: Sher Shah Suri built this mosque in 1545 to commemorate his reign. Built in the Afghan architectural style, it is one of the many beautiful mosques in Bihar, and one of the impressive landmarks of
Sadaqat Ashram: The Ashram is the headquarters of Bihar Vidyapeeth, a national university.
Air: The flights of Indian Airlines, Sahara
Road: All - weather motorable roads connect
One can stay in western style air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned hotels. There are also a number of moderately priced hotels around the railway station and the airlines office. Tourists can also stay at the Tourist Bungalow (Kautilya Vihar) of Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation.
Beer Chand Patel Path,
Phone: 91-0612-2225411, 2210219, 2210242.
Rooms available: AC Room, Non-AC Deluxe, Economy and Dormitory Beds.
Mela: One of the most astonishing cattle fairs to be held in
Maner: 30 km. Sacred to the memory of the 13th century Sufi Saint Maneri. Bari dargah, his cenotaph and the tomb of his disciple Shah Daulat are visited by streams of Muslim pilgrims. Area around the shrine is a picnic spot.
Bodhgaya: 135 km.The site of Buddha's attainment of enlightenment. One of the holiest place for Buddhist devotees.
Rajgir:110 Km. Situated amongst lush green hills. The ancient capital of the Magadha emperors it became an important venue for pilgrims from not only Buddhist and Jain faiths but also for Hindus and Muslims.
Vaishali: 55km. Famous for its association with the Buddha and Lord Mahavira. Vaishali is credited with the world's first republic. Vaishali is now well connected with Patna by a bridge over the river Ganga.