In the state of Bihar lies Khagaria, a town through which 5 major rivers flow - the Ganga, the Gandak, the Bagmati, the Kamala and the Koshi. Rarely one comes across a town which is as blessed as this. Despite this, floods are also rife in the area every year. There are several attractions in this region and it is also has a rich heritage. The town was a part of Emperor Akbar’s kingdom.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels per se in Khagaria, however upon arriving one can find several lodges to stay for a few days.
The official languages of Khagaria are Hindi and Maithili.
The whole place comes alive during festivals like Chhat Pooja, Holi, Durga Pooja, Dussehera and Diwali.
Places of Interest
One can see the Gandak River run a zigzag course as it covers a small distance in Khagaria or the small island of Jaimangala Garh which is at the edge of the Kunwar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary; both are a must for the tourists. The island boasts of a Siddhi Peet for Hindus which is the Jaimangala Devi Temple. The place is a delight for the bird watchers.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Khagaria is Patna at a distance of 129 km.
Khagaria is a major railway junction station and it well connected this way.
There aren’t any direct buses from Patna to Khagaria. It would better to use the state transport bus from Patna to Muzaffarpur (around 74 km) and then the Asr Kir Express to Khagaria (around 171 km). Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.