Bihar, inhabited since the last 3000 years, is home to several tourist attractions and is visited by over 6 million tourists per annum.
Bihar known for its hospitality, received Megasthenes, the noted Greek geographer in 4th century BC. The tradition continued with the likes of Dionysius, son of Megasthenes; Hsuan-Tsang and I Ching.
Bihar’s capital Patna, erstwhile Patliputra, was also the capital of the Magadhan dynasty and is strewn with relics of history. Today travellers to Bihar can indulge in history by visiting famous archaeological sites such as Kumhrar, Agam Kuan, Barabar caves, Nalanda, and Vikramshila among others. These sites showcased India’s illustrious past like no other.
Travellers to Bihar also see glimpses of ancient Indian culture through its various temples such as Vishnupada Temple – supposed to bear the footprints of Lord Vishnu; Mahabodhi Vihar – a Buddhist monastery and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Sasaram – the birthplace of Sher Shah Suri among others.
The state also has renowned sites for pilgrimage tourisms for not only Hindu pilgrims, but also Sikh pilgrims, Buddhist pilgrims, Islamic pilgrims, Jain pilgrims and also Christian pilgrims.
It also hosts Sonepur Cattle fair, the biggest one of its kind in Asia, and draws its lineage back to the era of Chandragupta Maurya. Plan your next holiday to Bihar with Tybros Holidays – your personal travel desk and have an unforgettable vacation.