Please read the article entitled "Tears I Shed for Bihar".
BIHAR: PLACES TO VISIT
Bihar state boasts four historically important sites: Patna (erstwhile capital of Magadha and called Pataliputra), Nalanda, the first live-in university in the world, Vaishali, the first Republic in the world and where democracy originated, and Bodh Gaya, the place where the Budha meditated under a Bodhi tree and attained enlightenment.
BIHAR STATE STATS:
|Area: 94,16 sq. km (36,357 sq. mi)||Rank: 12th|
|POPULATION (2011): 103,804,637||Rank: 3rd|
|CAPITAL CITY: Patna|
|LARGEST CITY: Patna|
|LITERACY RATE: 63.82%||Rank: 28th|
|HDI: 0.41||Rank: 21st|
|OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Hindi, Urdu|
|Official Website: www.gov.beh.nic.in|
BIHAR LOCATOR MAP
BIHAR TOURIST MAP
CENTRAL: Patna: Capital city. (Patliputra, the capital of Emperor Ashoka)
Nalanda: Ruins of the great Nalanda University. A Buddhist center of learning. When the Buddha, Mahavira and Aryabhata I and many other scholars. Princes and Generals were associated with.
Above are three more views of the ruins of Nalanda University
Vaishali: World's first Republic with duly elected assembly of representatives. Lord Mahavira was born here. Ashoka Pillar at Kolhua.
The site where the Buddha attained enlightenment, 13 Km from Gaya town. The Bodhi tree, Mahabodhi temple etc. The most sacred place for Buddhists.
STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)
|State bird||House Sparrow|
|State flower||Pot Marigold|
BIHAR STATE TOURSIM DEPT: Tel: 91-0612-225411