This is a city which finds its name in ancient Indian mythology as well as many traditions and beliefs across India. It forms another slice of culture for which India is famous for. The place is 55 km away from Patna.
Places to Stay
Once can find many budget hotels in Vaishali like the Ambapali Vihar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 250 to Rs. 400), Anamika Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900 to Rs. 1,000), Lichhwi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300 to Rs. 1,000) Piyush Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 to Rs. 1,050) and many more.
The official language of this city is Hindi and Maithili.
The city brings out its celebratory side on Lord Mahavir’s birthday, a popular festival that is also celebrated in many other states across the country. Vaishali is where Buddha attained Parinivana. This festival also marks the venue of the Second Buddhist Council where disputes on Vinaya rules are settled, and for chanting as well.
Places of Interest
There are several tourist spots in Vaishali. Some of them are Bowan Pawar Temple showcasing Indian architecture, the great Ashokan Pillar and Kundalpur. It is believed that Lord Mahavir spent the first 20 years of his life in Kundalpur.
How to Get There
The Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in Patna is the nearest airport and is about 65 km away from Vaishali.
There are two railheads – Hajipur, 35 km away and Muzafarpur around 40 km away. Patna Junction is 60 km away.
Many buses and taxis are available to ferry tourists to and fro. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.