With its root deep into the grandeur of past, Bihar proudly displays the evidences that show the origin of Buddhism. The state is the birth place of Siddhartha Gautam who attained enlightenment in later life and became Gautam Buddha. This truth puts Bihar in a significant place in the spiritual history of India. Tourists and Buddhist across the globe are drawn towards Bihar for visit at Bodhgaya.
The state has a historical significance as several stately structures have been excavated from Bihar. Excavated hall of Mauryan dynasty named Kumrahar has been dug out of earth of which the pillars of sandstone are the only remnants. The renowned higher learning center of ancient India, Nalanda University is also within the boundaries of Bihar. The relics of the noversity still have a lot to show and cover a stretch of 150,000 square meters. The sprawling site of Nalanda will take you to the glory that Indian education once attained, while you stroll at different parts of the university.
The mark of Lord Buddha is present largely in Bihar and excavated Buddha Stupas at Vaishali made archeologist discover the noble ashes of Lord Buddha, which were preserved in a stone casket within the stupas. A peek onto the history of Bihar will explain the multiple influences of different kingdoms. As a consequence the state houses several palaces within its precincts. The Raj mahal of Raja Maan Singh in East Bihar stands on the bank of river Ganga and draws crowds of tourist. There are innumerable monuments that still stand boldly in Bihar and silently narrate the state’s history.
Vaishali in Bihar was supposed to have great strategic importance in ancient Inida as it has several monuments of historical importance. Vishal fort, named after King Vishal, is one of the pillars of ancient democracy and visiting the fort is a must when you are in Vaishali. Some of the prized excavations are preserved in the museum of Vaishali which is worth a look. Rohtasgarh Fort at Sarasam is one more wonder as it is the strongest Hill fort made in India so far.
The state of Bihar is perfect for those tourists who want to explore India’s past. The wonders the country had during old times can be revisited through a tour to Bihar. Opt for an educational tour to the state of Bihar.