Darbhanga is a small city in the Darbhanga district of Bihar. It is the oldest and a historic city of Bihar. Darhanga’s history goes back to the golden Era of Ramayana and Mahabharat. Few believe that Darbhanga in Bengali means ‘Gateway to Bengal’, Dar or Dwar meaning ‘Gate’ and Bhanga or Banga meaning ‘Bengal’, and other’s believe that Darbhanga means broken gates , Bhanga can also mean ‘broken’ in Bihari. Darbhanga is also known for its rich folk art, musical forms, and its unique traditions.
Places to Stay
Darbhanga city has various staying options. Few of them are Hotel Rama Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Ira Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Arvind (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Beena Mansion (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Hotel AP Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1400).
The official language of Darbhanga is Maithili. The other languages spoken here are Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Nepali, and English.
The important festivals of Darbhanga are- Chatth Puja, Makar Sankranti, Dussehra, Ramnavmi, and Diwali.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Darbhanga. Some of these places are Darbhanga Fort, Shyama Kali Temple, Holy Rosary Church, Makhdoom Baba’s Mazar, Harari Pond, and Chandradharu Museum.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Darbhanga is the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport in Patna (112 km).
The nearest station to Darbhanga city is Darbhanga Junction (2 km).
There are daily bus services to Ranchi, Patna, Madhubani, Muzafarpur, and Hajaipur. Some of the best bus operators that offer a good travel experience for passengers include Gaurav Luxury and Prithvi Travels. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.