A city and a municipality, Nawada is situated in the Magadh district of Bihar. A place rooted in history, Nawada was founded by King Brihadratha. Over a period of time, Nawada has gained religious importance for the Jain community, owing to the temples that are found in good measure here. Nawada is also a vital trade centre that has public offices, schools and dispensaries.
Places to Stay
Being a small city, Nawada does not have many hotels. Local home stays are available. However, budget hotels such as Chawla Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 792), Hotel Linkway (Tariff – Rs. 1320) are situated 2-3 km away from Patna Junction Railway Station in Bihar.
The official language of Nawada is Hindi.
Some of the annual festivals celebrated in Nawada are Shivaratri (February/March), Holi (March), Durga Puja (October), Deepavali (November) and Chhath (November).
Places of Interest
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Kakolat Waterfall, Naarad Museum, Baba Mazaar, Nibha Picture Palace, Prajatantra Dwar and Natraj Cinema Hall are some of the good tourist spots of Nawada.
How to Get There
Nawada can be reached through Gaya International Airport (54 km away) and Jayprakash International Airport, Patna (90 km away).
Nawada is connected to major cities via railheads such as Gaya, Bhagalpur, Jamalpur, Howrah, Kolkata that fall on Gaya-Kiul rail line.
NH 31 that passes through Nawada and connects it to cities such as Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Bihar Sharif, Ranchi, Bokaro and Patna. Few bus operators that run good frequency buses to Nawada are Vaishali Travels and Pappu Travels. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.