Rajgir – The Pride of Bihar

The ancient city of Rajgir was the first seat of power in the kingdom of Magadha. Rajgir is the place where Lord Buddha spent 12 years and preached two sermons and Lord Vardhaman Mahavir (24th Jain Tirthankara) lived and preached. You can read more about the history of Rajgir here. Other than its rich historyContinue reading “Rajgir – The Pride of Bihar”

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Patna Se Hain

Don’t go by the title. I originally hail from a small town in Bihar called Katihar. Patna has just become a new home ever since I got married. After surviving immuring eight months of lock-down in Mumbai, right after our wedding, we immediately headed to Patna for a fresh breeze of much-needed ‘break’, saying ‘Hello’Continue reading “Patna Se Hain”

Exploring Bihar – Part 2 (Gaya)

Having visited Rajgir in November, this time when I came to Patna, we decided to tick off yet another historical destination in Bihar, Gaya, from our travel bucket list. Gaya is not only a place of historical significance dating back to 6th century BC and the times of Ramayana and Mahabharata, but also a placeContinue reading “Exploring Bihar – Part 2 (Gaya)”

Exploring Bihar – Part 1 (Rajgir)

I know, when it comes to travelling in Bihar, there are not many geographical diversities to explore as such. Bihar lies on Indo-Gangetic plain with an average elevation above sea level of 173 feet. We may not have sky-kissing mountains to look up to, or musical sea waves to soothe one’s soul, but we do haveContinue reading “Exploring Bihar – Part 1 (Rajgir)”