Bhagalpur is one of the oldest cities of Bihar. It is also known as the 'Silk City'. The
place holds religious and historical significance and it is home of a large number of
tourist attractions. The city is situated on the banks of river Ganges and boasts of highly
fertile land. Presently, it serves as the educational hub of Bihar. Bhagalpur is also one of
the most popular Buddhist destinations in India. By booking Bhagalpur holiday
packages, you can enjoy a relaxing weekend.
Tourist Attractions in & around Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur is a popular district of Bihar state and features a number of tourist destination
that you can explore on your visit to this city. These are some of the sightseeing points
Situated close to the River Ganges, Sultanganj is a popular religious site 26 km away
from Bhagalpur. A large number of pilgrims visit this place to carry on a trek to Deoghar
in month of Shrwana from Hindi calender.
Mandar Hill is located 30 km away from Bhagalpur and is known for its fabulous
background. The hill is also mentioned in Hindu Mythology, as per which, 'Samudra-
Manthan' was carried out in the place. Along with mythological importance, the hill is
also renowned for its rock cut sculptures that portray various Brahmanical images.
Colganj Rock Cut Temples:
Colganj Temple is renowned for its rock cut carvings, which date back to Gupta period
(5th-7th Century CE). These carvings portray a number of god and goddesses of
different religious believes, including Hindu, Buddhist and Jain. The remains of these
structures can be seen in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.
Best Time to Visit Bhagalpur
The best season for Bhagalpur travel is in winters during months of October and March
as this time is really perfect for visiting this destination. Summer starts in Bhagalpur in
April and stays till June with an average temperature between 23°C and 40°C. Monsoon
comes in July and continues till September with heavy & regular rainfall. Winter arrives
in November and remains up to February. Temperature reaches between 16°C and
28°C. This is the best time for Bhagalpur tour.
How to Reach Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur travel is a hassle-free experience as this place enjoys great connectivity with
rest of India through all means of transportation, including air, rail and road. If you have
plans to go for a Bhagalpur trip then get the information about how to reach there before
booking Bhagalpur holiday packages.
The nearest airport to Bhagalpur is Jai Prakash Narayan Airport in Patna, which is
located at a distance of 238 km from here. The city is connected with cities like, Delhi,
Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and few others through all major airlines. On arrival at the
airport, you can take bus or car on rent to reach Bhagalpur.
Bhagalpur is an important railway station of Bihar, which is well connected with railway
network of India. Several express & superfast trains arrive and depart from this station.
You can travel Bhagalpur through trains from different cities of India.
Bhagalpur is connected with rest of Bihar & nearby states through excellent network of
national and state highways. National Highway 31 (NH 31) links the subdivisions of
Bhagalpur directly to destinations like Patna, Begusarai and Khagaria.