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About Banka

Banka

Banka is a city in the East Indian state of Bihar. It is a part of the Banka district and comes within the Bhagalpur division. The city has a rich and balanced religious composition of both Hindus and Muslims. Banka as a city has produced many famous freedom fighters such as Satish Prasad Jha, Sri Kirti Narayan Singh and others.

Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in the neighbouring city of Bhagalpur (53 km). Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Hotel Shiva (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Vineet (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Shradha (Tariff- Rs. 950), Lakshman Niwas (Tariff – Rs. 300) and others.

Language
The official language of the area is Hindi. Urdu is also commonly used.

Events
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).

Places of Interest
The place is well known for its Hindu and Jain temples. Some of these places which are worth visiting are the old Mandar Parvat – a temple complex which has many places to visit within itself. The Jain temples of the city are also a sign of religious tolerance.

How to Get There

Air:
The nearest airport is the Patna International Airport at a distance of 257 km.

Rail:
The city has a fairly big railway station of its own. However, Patna Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 250 km.

Bus:
Various state transport buses as well as smaller private operators connect Banka to different cities in the region. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations



About Purnia

Purnia

Purnia is a city of the Purnia dictrict of the state of Bihar. This place has a population of around 400000 people and its literacy rate of 75% is above the national average. It has been the centre of education in this region of Bihar. Purnia is famous for ‘Anaaj Mandi’ which is a major grain storehouse and one of the biggest suppliers of grain across this region of the country.

Places to Stay
There are accommodation options in Purnia such as Harsha Hotel (Rs.900), Hotel Renu Vihar (Rs.850) and Hotel Shine (Rs.1000).

Events
Diwali, Navarathri, Chhattha and Holi are the major events across the year.

Language
Maithili, Hindi and Bengali are the local languages spoken in Purnia.

Places to Visit
Shri Ankulchandra Thakur Satsang Ashram and  Bhupendra Mandir are about 35km away from Purnia.

How to Get There

Air:
Purnia Airport has restricted connections to Patna and Kolkata. Travellers are recommended to make father connections from Bagdogra, 150km away.

Rail:
Purnia Railway station is the local railway station at Purnia. There are weekly trains to New Delhi, Patna and Kolkata which have great connectivity to the rest of the country.

Bus:
NH31, NH57, NH107 and SH 62, SH65 and SH77 pass through Purnia making road travel most convenient. BSTRTC and local buses are ideal for inter and intra state travels. You can now book your bus tickets from a number of travel portals checking out for the best bus ticket prices.




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