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Bihar [1] is among India's poorest states. It lies on the Gangetic plain, with Uttar Pradesh to its east, West Bengal to its west and Nepal to its north. Jharkhand, the mineral-rich tribal belt, was part of the state, but in 2001, it was split to form its own state.



  • Patna -- the state capital
  • Bettiah
  • Bodh Gaya -- the site of the Buddha Sakyamuni's enlightenment
  • Gaya
  • Patna City -- the old & historic city of Chandragupta, Chanakya, Emperor Ashok & 10th Sikh Guru Shri Govind Singh Ji Maharaj
  • Rajgir

Other destinations



Get in

Its connected to all major cities of India by a number of Trains. Some good trains to reach the capital - Patna are as follows :-

  • From Delhi - Sampurna Kranti Exp. (overnight journey)
  • From Kolkata - Jan Shatabdi Exp. ( 8-9 hrs.)
  • From Mumbai - Rajendra Nagar Lokmanya Tilak T. Exp.
  • From Varanasi - Vibhuti Exp. (6 hrs.).

A regional flight from New Delhi, costs $150 round-trip

Get around





  • Dal bhat chhokha
  • Litti-Chokha


Stay safe

Bihar is not the safest state in India. Avoid venturing out in the night time, travel only in groups and keep a low profile here.

Trains traveling through Bihar are more prone to theft, it's wise to lock your luggage to the seat in the carriage and keep more aware than usual.

Get out

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