Tourism in BiharBihar, the land where the Buddha once lived, the land of monasteries. Bihar is today one of the most attractive regions of India for tourists who are looking for inner peace.
Bihar, the land where the Buddha once lived, the land of monasteries.
Bihar is today one of the most attractive regions of India for tourists who are looking for inner peace. Travelers who want an idea of tribal culture and experience life in rural India and those who would like to take a look at India's glorious past.
A favorite destination for Buddhists and Janians given the high number of monasteries found throughout the Bihar territory.
The spiritual importance of Bihar derives from the fact that it is the place where the Buddha once lived and reached Nirvana. His steps can be traced through his teachings and the monuments that stand up to the present day, serving to guide people and show them the right path.
Bihar is a blessed land since it was here under a Bodhi tree that Prince Siddhartha meditated to achieve enlightenment and became known as the Buddha. Bihar is a famous destination not only for Buddhists but also for Jainists and Hindus. It is the union of religion, spirituality, history and education that makes the state unique. While every city in Bihar has something to offer, some of the main attractions are Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Patna, Vaishali, Pawapuri and Nalanda.
The name Bihar derives from the Sanskrit word "Vihara", which means monastery. Bihar is located in the north-eastern part of India, located in the gangetic plains, and shares its borders with Uttar Pradesh to the west, Jharkhand to the south, West Bengal to the east and Nepal to the north.
Main attractions of Bihar
Bodhgaya is obviously the best known and most frequented among the sacred places related to the main events of the life of the Buddha and is undoubtedly the most visited place for Buddhists around the world. The history of this city is famous: after years of ascetic life in the forest, Prince Siddhartha, one step away from death, reconsiders his spiritual journey and after accepting a bowl of rice from a young woman he sits under a Pipal tree and swears to himself not to get up until he has reached enlightenment. Thus he became the Buddha, and from that moment the tree was called the Bodhi Tree. The following week he spent meditating in various places near the tree and then left for Sarnath where he gave his first speech.
Bodhgaya is located in one of the poorest areas of India, in the state of Bihar which is considered to be one of the most dangerous for travelers, although in recent years the situation has improved somewhat.
Patna is the largest city and the capital of the state of Bihar.
Located on the south bank of the Ganga river, it boasts some ancient sacred places as well as places of tourist interest.
The cultural heritage of Bihar is reflected in its many ancient monuments. Kumhrar and Agam Kuan are the sites of the Ashokan Pataliputra ruins. Didarganj Yakshi remains an example of Mauryan art.
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