Set on the banks of the holy river Ganga, Bihar state shares its borders with Orissa, West Bengal, Nepal and Uttar Pradesh. A well-known religious center for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, Bihar is one of the most popular travel destinations in India.
The state was once ruled over by great empires, which is why it today reflects a glorious past. Bihar is dotted with a number of Buddhist Monasteries and historical monuments.
Some major travel destinations of Bihar are Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, Patna, Vaishali, Vikramshila and Pawapuri. All these destinations are known for housing famous pilgrimage sites.
Bihar is home to many tourist attractions like Harminder Sahib, State Museum, Sher Shah's mausoleum, Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Park, Martyr's Memorial, Har Mandir Takht, Pathar ki Masjid, Bihar Institute of Handicraft and Design and Kumhrar Bagh.
Find out more about this beautiful state in this Bihar Travel Guide by Indian Holiday.