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Magadha : Bihar-sharif
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A town in central Bihar state, northeastern India, located east of the Paimar River, a tributary of the Ganges (Ganga) River. It served as the capital of the Pala dynasty (10th century ce) and contains a 5th-century-ce Gupta pillar and several mosques and Muslim tombs, the best-known being the tomb of Malik Ibrahim Baya atop Pir Pahadi Hill. Nearby lie the remains of Odantapuri, a great vihara, or college of Buddhist learning, from which the name Bihar was derived. In 1869 the city was constituted a municipality. It is now a road and rail hub, as well as an agricultural trade centre. It has several colleges affiliated with Magadh University at Bodh Gaya. Nalanda, a Buddhist monastic centre, lies southwest of Bihar Sharif. Pop. (2001) 232,071.

District headquarter of Nalanda.

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By Road

Situated on National Highway-31

Well connected with Patna(80KM), Ranchi(250KM), Jamshedpur(325KM), Gaya(90KM), Bhagalpur(230KM), Rajgir(22KM), Nalanda(13KM), Pawapuri(11KM)


Well connected with Patna, Delhi, Kolkata, Rajgir, Varanasi(situated on loop line (Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir section of ECR)

By Air

Nearst Air Port is Patna

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You can Visit Rajgir, Nalanda, Pawapuri & Bodhgaya.








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