A town in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, Naugachia is renowned for Kelanchal or corns. It lies on the banks of river Ganges on one side and river Koshi on the other. There are several temples in Naugachia, which are worth visiting. Its capital city, Patna, is located 238 km away, while Bhagalpur, its district headquarters is 24 km from here.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels available in Naugachia. Some of the options worth exploring are Hotel White House (Tariff – Rs.571), Rajhans International Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000) and Hotel Kaushaki (Tariff – Rs.693).
Hindi is the official language of this town. English is also spoken and understood.
Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Chhath Puja and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Some of the major attractions in and around Naugachia are Shripur Naugachia, Durga Mandir, Venkateswara Temple, Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir, Kali Mandir, Birbanna and Milki.
How to Get There
Bagdogra Airport, which is 224 km away, is the nearest from the town. Patna International Airport located 245 km from here is another option for tourists.
Naugachia Railway Station is just 550 m away from the main town centre. However, Bhagalpur Railway Station is the major railhead connecting this place to other cities.
Direct buses are available from Bhagalpur and Patna. State transport buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. You can conveniently book a bus ticket through online bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.