According to the geographical size, the population of Bihar is the third and twelfth largest state. The word Bihar is derived from the word “vihar” which means monastery. Bihar Jain was a great religious center for the Hindus and, most importantly, Buddhists. It was in Bodhgaya that Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment. Here, another great religion, the founder of Jain religion, Lord Mahavir, was born and he attained Nirvana. The border of Bihar state is from Uttar Pradesh, in the west, Nepal in the north, northern part of West Bengal and Jharkhand in the south.
Best Time to Visit
October to March are the best months to visit Bihar. While Bihar sweats in the scorching heat during Summers, the state experiences high rainfall and humidity during Monsoon. October to Bihar, when the weather is pleasant with sunny days and cool nights, rainfall is moderate, and the paddy fields look resplendent, is the best time to visit Bihar.
How to Reach :-
BY AIR – Bihar has two airports at Patna and Ranchi connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Calcutta, as well as Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Indian Airlines and Sahara Airways have direct flights between Patna and Delhi.
BY RAIL – The state has a well-developed railway network with almost all the major and minor places connected through good trains. Major railway stations like Patna, Dhanbad, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, and Ranchi are connected to all the major cities of India by regular trains.
BY ROAD – There is good network of roads connecting all the major parts of the state with Patna, the state capital. National Highways like 2, 23, 28, 30, 31, and 33 connect the state to places all over India. The distance of some of the major places in the state from Patna are Sonepur 25 km, Vaishali 55 km, Nalanda 90 km, Gaya 97 km, Bodhgaya 110 km, and Ranchi 289 km.
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