The small town of Jogbani is located in the Araria district of Bihar. Jogbani town is on Nepal border and it is considered as a ‘Gateway to Biratnagar’ in Nepal. The town of Jogbani is a historic town and it is also known for its wonderful landscape view. It is becoming an upcoming economic town of Bihar due to many new industries opening their units here. The town of Jogbani is also known for its Handlooms industry.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels near Jogbani at Forbesganj at a distance of 17 km. Some of them are Hotel Joyti (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Pal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000). However, local home stays are also available in the town of Jogbani and the rates for these stays vary from house to house. A good bargaining skill may come-in handy to negotiate the rates.
The official language of Jogbani is Maithili. Other language frequently spoken here are Hindi, English, and Nepali.
The important festivals of Jogbani are- Teej, Holi, Navaratri, and Diwali.
Places of Interest
In Jogbani one can visit Durga Temple, Shiv Temple, and Eidgah.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jogbani is the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport in Patna (234.5 km). At a distance of 170 km is Bagdogra Airport at Bagdogra in West Bengal.
Jogbani has its own railway station. The nearest major railway station is the Katihar Junction in Katihar at a distance of 103.7 km.
There are daily bus services from Madhubani, Patna, Muzafarpur, Katihar, and Nepal. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Gaurav Luxury and Prithvi Travels. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.