Begusarai is the headquarters of the Begusarai district which lies on the north bank of River Ganga. This city of Bihar is a part of the historic Mithila region. Begusarai houses Asia’s largest oxbow lake. This city is home to several rare and endangered birds and the population of Begusarai is around 2.5 lakh people.
Places to Stay
There are a number accommodation options in Begusarai such as Hotel Park Inn, Hotel Harishchandra Palace and Blue Diamond hotel.
Diwali, Holi, and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Maithili and Hindi are the local languages spoken in Begusarai.
Places to Visit
The most interesting place to visit near Begusarai is Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary, which is located within 15km.
How to Get There
Jaiprakash Narayan Airport in Patna is the closest airport at a distance of 130km. It connects to major cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and other destinations around the country.
New Delhi - Guwahati railway line passes through Begusarai connecting it to major centres. Amritsar, Lucknow, Varanasi and Mumbai are all connected to Begusarai.
NH 28 and 31 link this district to the other parts of the country. The best bus operators that offer quality service include state owned Punjab Roadways and Libra Bus Service Ltd. and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Bus ticket booking discount coupons are available online on several bus booking portals. Make use of them while booking your tickets.
Kishanganj is a small town in the district of Kishanganj in Bihar. It is situated in the Purnea Division of Bihar. It was earlier called Krishna-Kunj. The Kishanganj district was a part of Nepal during the Mughal period. Some of the rivers that flow through this district include Mahananda, Mechi, Kankai, Ratua, and Ramzan Sudhani. Kishanganj is known to be the only tea producing district of Bihar. The district shares its border with Nepal and is close to Bangladesh border.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels near Kishanganj. Some of them are Hotel Harsha (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Puja (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Jyoti (Tariff – Rs.800), Bharat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), and Hotel Highway (Tariff – Rs. 700).
The languages spoken in Kishanganj include Surajpuri, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
Khagra mela is held every year in March at Khagra, Kishanganj.
Places of Interest
Some of the places for tourists to visit are Sri Digambara Jain Temple, Maa Kali Temple, and Gurudwara also called Sri Gurusingh Sabha, are located within 5-10 km from Kishanganj bus stop. Kachuudah Lake is about 40 km from Kishanganj.
How to Get There
Bagdogra Airport in Darjeeling is the nearest airport to Kishanganj (90 km).
Kishanganj Railway Station is connected to major cities and towns of India. There are direct trains cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai. Garib Nawaz Express runs between Kishanganj and Ajmer. Rajdhani Express, which runs between Delhi and Guwahati, halts at Kishanganj.
Kishanganj is well connected with cities like Patna and Kolkata. Some of the private bus operators that offer good services include Laxmi Travels and Sri Krishna Rath. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India.