Arwal city is located in the Magadh division of Bihar not too far away from the state capital of Patna (67 km away). The city itself sits on the banks of the river Son. The river happens to be a tributary of the holy Ganges, sacred to the local Hindu populace. The district as a whole will give a visitor a taste of the true Indian countryside. One can just walk through the paddy fields and orchards as well as the banks of the river Son.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Patna. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Marwari Awas Griha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Lalita Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300), Kautilya Vihar (Tariff- Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of Arwal is Hindi. The local dialect spoken is, however, Maithili. Urdu is also commonly used.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The shrine of Baba Hazrat Shamshuddin Arwali is also a must-visit. The neighbouring urban hub of Patna is also a an option for tourists with places such as the Mahavir Mandir, Birla Mandir, Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb, Sher Shah Suri Masjid and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Patna International Airport at a distance of 64 km.
Patna Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 83 km.
Various state transport buses as well as smaller private operators connect Arwal to different cities in the region. Ticketgoose.com is a popular online bus ticket booking website from where you can get your tickets with ease.