राष्ट्रकवि रामधारी सिंह दिनकर के आवास, बेगूसराय एवं भागलपुर (Residences of Rashtra Kavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar) – Begusarai & Bhagalpur

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's house, Simaria Begusarai

Dinkar ji is the most popular and read poet of Hindi. He was born on 23 September 1908 in a small village called Simaria of Begusarai district, Bihar. When he was 3 years old, his father passed away. Childhood was spent in deprivation. The daily recitation of Ramcharitmanas at home had sown the seeds of poetry and its understanding within him. He not only gave a new height to the poetry of Veer Ras in Hindi literature, but also awakened the national consciousness through his creations. It was his greatness to handle all three areas, serious subjects, good poems and popularity.

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's house, Simaria Begusarai

Dinkar ji's home, where he was born is in the village Simaria and that is where his great compositions were composed. The hall on which Dinkar ji wrote compositions like Rashmirathi, Kurukshetra, Parashuram ki Pratiksha, Urbashi, has become ruins today. The heritage of his memories is gett…

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52 कोठरी 53 द्वार / भरतखंड का पक्का, भरतखंड, खगडिय़ा (52 Kothi 53 Dwar/ Bharatkhand Ka Pakka, Bharatkhand, Khagaria) – Bhagalpur

The historical palace built by the Mughal era Babu Bairam Singh, situated on the banks of the Ganges on the Khagadia-Bhagalpur border, is still a center of attraction. This 52 closet is known as 53 gates.

52 Kothi 53 Dwar / Bharatkhand Ka Pakka, Bharatkhand, Khagaria, Bhagalpur

In the 18th century, Raja Babu Bairam Singh of the Solanki dynasty had built 52 closets, 53 gates at the hands of the Mughal artisan Bakast Mia. Various types of bricks have been used in the palace ranging from match-sized bricks to two feet. People also address the said palace by the name of Baawan Kothli, Tirpan Dwar, in colloquial people also call it the pakka of Bharatkhand, A miraculous pavilion and tunnel were built in the courtyard of this beautiful palace. This palace is famous for the use of 52 types of bricks, Mughal carvings and paintings. Tourists, historians and researchers come from far and wide to see it. Seeing the grandeur, texture and strength of the palace…

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पी के दास ड्रिफ्टवुड संग्रहालय एवं उद्यान, भागलपुर (P K Das Driftwood Museum and Park) – Bhagalpur

Das Driftwood Museum and Park is a popular site for both local and tourists in the city of Bhagalpur. The place is renowned for its huge collection of artwork and natural beauty.

Das Driftwood Museum and Park, Bhagalpur

Das Driftwood Museum and Park is a unique site combining human craft and natural beauty. It is situated in the heart of the Vikaramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary, Asia’s only sanctuary for Dolphins. Its unique location on the only island in the Ganga River makes Das Driftwood one of its kinds in the country. Das Driftwood Park showcases driftwood art on the banks of the mighty River Ganga and is said to be the only true Driftwood Park in the whole world. It houses 3-16 feet high spectacular driftwood art and sculptures, which were discovered and collected with great determination and struggle by Mr Prantosh Kumar Das, an I. P. S Officer with a passion for driftwood art.

Das Driftwood Museum and Park, Bhagalpur

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दिगंबर जैन मंदिर, भागलपुर (Digambar Jain Temple) – Bhagalpur

Digambar Jain Mandir is one of the most popular and religious tourist attractions in the city of Bhagalpur. Located at Nathnagar. It is a place of great religious significance for the Jain Community.

Digambar Jain Mandir is also referred to as Shri Champapur Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Bada Mandir. Champapur is an ancient and historic Teerht Kshetra for the Jain community. It is the only place in the world where all five of the Kalyanka of Teerthankar Vasupoojya Swami the first Ascetic Saint, are situated. The five Kalyankas of Champapur are namely Garbha, Janma, Tapa, Gyan and Moksha. The Digambar Jain Mandir is renowned for its relation to the three Chaturmasa periods of Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami during his Dikshakal and Religious propagation centre of Anga-Banga-Magadh-Vaishali. It is also associated with the Test of modesty of Sati Subhadra and Anantmati and Aahardan to Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami by Sati Chandan Bala. The main temple of Digambar Jain Mand…

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मनसकामना नाथ मंदिर, भागलपुर (Manaskamna Nath Mandir) – Bhagalpur

Manaskamna Nath Mandir is an old temple located at Nathnagar area of Bhagalpur, Bihar. This is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Daily Aarti is organized two times. Once morning and once evening. Aarti is very beautiful and attractive. Idols of many god and goddess are present here. A big fair is organized here during Durga Puja.

Manaskamna Temple, Nathnagar, Bhagalpur

There is a temple of Goddess Mata Parvati in front of Shankar, Lord Shiva. It is said that in the Dwapar era, great warrior Daanvir Karna used to take bath in the Ganges and worship every day in this Shiva temple. After worshiping, used to donate the Gold.

Manasakamana Nath Temple is the center of religion and spirituality for the people of not only Nathnagar but the entire region. Both Asin and Chaiti Durga Puja is held here. This famous temple of Shiva is visited by lakhs of people during Shiva Ratri and Sawan month. The marriage ceremony of the lagna is…

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कुप्पा घाट एवं गुफाएं, भागलपुर (Kuppa Ghat & Caves) – Bhagalpur

Kuppa Ghat Cave Entrance

Kuppa Ghat (Hindi: कुप्पाघाट) which signifies " A large number of Tunnels " is a place located on the banks of the holy river Ganges at Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. According to legends and mythology the great maharshi spent nearly ten years in the caves.

Kuppaghat translates to “cave by the banks of a river” and accordingly has a cave which is believed to have been used by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans as a place for meditation. The beautiful garden located near the bank of the ganga is known for its reference in Ramayana.

Kuppaghat has been transformed in the later years as Maharshi Mehi Ashram and has grown to be a pilgrimage for the Followers of Santmat. Every year on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Maharshi Mehi, Maharshi Santsevi who was Mehi’s successor and on Guru Purnima, the Ashram is visited by many devotees. This dearness of the devotees made the Ashram as the National Head…

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विक्रमशिला संग्रहालय, भागलपुर (Vikramshila Archaeological Museum) – Bhagalpur

The museum is located at Antichak . It is established in year 2004 to display the antiquities recovered in course of excavation at the site. The museum building forms a cruciform on plan. A scaled model of the excavated site of Vikramshila is on display at the first floor of the building.The first floor also displays the antiquities like beads of various shapes, pendants, locket, finger rings, terracotta animal and bird figurines, perforated pot Bronze images of Buddhist and Brahmanical deity and shell objects and stone sculptures of Buddhist pantheon such as Buddha, Manjushri Vajrapani, Avalokiteshvara. The ground floor of the museum exhibits stone sculptures of Buddhist pantheon such as Buddha, Bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara, Loknath, Jambhala, Marichi, Tara, Aparajita.

Opening Hours : 10.00 am to 5.00 pmClosed on – Friday

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तिलकामांझी की मूर्ति एवं पेड़, भागलपुर (Tilka Manjhi Statue & Tree) – Bhagalpur

Baba Tilka Manjhi is a national hero. Tilka Manjhi also popularly known as “Jabra Paharia”. He was first Santal leader who took up the arms and raised his voice against English fought with them in the 1784’s, around 100 years before Mangal Pandey. So no doubt he was first freedom fighter of India. He made this movement a mass movement and circulated message written on leaf of Sal that “We must be united.” . He rose in rebellion against the misrule of the East India Company and shot dead the first collector of Bhagalpur Augustus Cleveland with bow and arrow from the top of banyan tree.The British surrounded the Tilapore forest from which he operated but he and his men held them at bay for several weeks.

When he was finally caught in 1784, he was tied to the tail of a horse and dragged all the way to the collector’s residence at Bhagalpur. There, his lacerated body was hung from a same Banyan tree to show example for such deeds. A statue to the h…

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शाहजंगी दरगाह, भागलपुर (Shahjangi Hilltop Dargah) – Bhagalpur

The tomb of Pir Shahjangi, recorded in authentic books like Francis Buchanan's Gazetteer and M Francis' Eastern India, is a valuable heritage not only for Bhagalpur but also for the people of East Bihar.

Shahjangi, a Sufi saint preacher, was a Risaldar in Afghanistan in the 13th century. Later he was initiated into the Sufi Silsila and established his Khanqah in Bhagalpur. The tomb has been built by bringing stones from the Kaaba.

The Idgah, the tomb of Pir Shahjangi, the pond, the field of Karbala, all this is spread over one hundred bighas. The mosque with 11 domes is nowhere else in India.

The name of the Shahbazia family and the financial assistance received from the neighboring zamindar were mentioned on the stone taken out during the cleaning of Shahjangi Talab by British Collector Edward Latur, which is also in poor condition due to lack of maintenance.

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भीखनपुर मस्जिद, भागलपुर (Bhikanpur Mosque) – Bhagalpur

It is the 15th century Bhikanpur mosque is sparkling white and are considered to be very famous in Bihar.

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मखदूम दरिया दरगाह, भागलपुर (Dargah of Makhdum Shah)(Year 1615) – Bhagalpur

This is a very famous dargah in Bhagalpur. This dargah is situated i Barari area of Bhagalpur on the bank of river Ganga.

From back side of the dargah Ganga river and Ganga bridge can be seen. 

Its a very old dargah and said to be made in the year 1615. 

Every year there is Urs being celebrated here on a big scale. Many people come here everyday and specially on Thursday.

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मौलाना चक मस्जिद, भागलपुर (Moulana Chak Mosque) – Bhagalpur

It is built during the reign of Mughal emperor Jahangir and farrukhsiyar is famous pilgrimage for muslims because the sacred remains of Prophet Mohammed Shah is preserved here.

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शाह शुजा की कब्र, भागलपुर (Tomb of Shah Shuja) – Bhagalpur

Tomb of Shuja, brother of Moghul emperor Aurangzeb is situated in the heart of the town. It is reminiscent of the city’s association with the Mughal period.

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घंटा घर, भागलपुर (Ghanta Ghar, Deep Narayan Singh Smarak) – Bhagalpur

Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) is located in the heart of Bhagalpur. It is 25ft high Clock Tower made in British Time. Around it there is market place of the old city.

The historic Ghanta Ghar Clock Tower was built during the British Rule in dedication to the King Edward VII of Britain. Situated in the heart of Bhagalpur, it is like the centre of the city and all of Bhagalpur is easily accessible from this site. It is situated in the centre of a chowk, often referred to as Clock Tower Chowk because of the monument, which is one of the busiest roads in the city. The city of Bhagalpur itself has major historical and mythological significance. The name Bhagalpur is derived from Bhagdatpuram which means the city of good luck. The city is world renowned for its silk work and is often called ‘The Silk City’. Bhagalpur has also been mentioned in great mythological epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana as the Kingdom of Anga, which was ruled by the charitable king and fierce warrio…

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रबिन्द्र भवन, भागलपुर (Rabindra Bhavan / Tillha Kothi) – Bhagalpur

Tillha Kothi, situated close to the University campus is also popularly known as Rabindra Nath Bhavan which was once the residence of Rabindranath Tagore and it was from here parts of the Nobel prize winning “Gitanjali” were written. Tillha kothi, built on a mound, is proud testimony to the splendid past of sociocultural and historical heritage of the region. 

The Kothi is said to be associated with Augustus Cleveland, Warren Hastings, his wife Rosa Hastings and Raja Chet Singh of the princely state of Oudh in the Colonial era. Originally owned by the Mahashyas’ of the Mahashya Deorhi of Nathnagar, who probably built the mound & the building, with a view to provide food-for work, as a relief , when acute famine created havoc, in the year 1770.The soil, dug out from the excavation of “Bhairav Talab”, close to Marwari College, was used to create the Mound (Tila). Mr.Augustus Cleveland, the first collector of Bhagalpur, lived in this building from 177…

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विक्रमशिला सेतु, भागलपुर (Vikramshila Ganga Bridge) – Bhagalpur

Vikramshila Setu is a new bridge constructed on river Ganges, in city of Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. This has been constructed to connected city of Barari Ghat,Bhagalpur and Naugachia,Purnia.The bridge is 4.7 km in length. This bridge is the second largest bridge in Bihar after   the Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna and also in northern India.The Bridge Lies in the Area of Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary and rare Gangetic dolphins can be spotted in the area.

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