Bijai is a small village near the famous Bhagalpur city in Bihar. Those with a taste of current affairs and politics will be very familiar with Bhagalpur. The village is part of the Purbi Champaran district and is located on the northern banks of the Koshi river. The state capital of Patna lies 270 km west of the city, whereas Bhagalpur is 80 km away.
Places to Stay
Due to lack of proper accommodation facilities in the village, travelers look up to Bhagalpur for shelter. Good budget hotels are available in plenty in the city. 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.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Urdu is also commonly used.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Bhagalpur are Mandar Hill, Vaasupujya Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Mandir, the ancient Vikramsila University, Ajgaibinath Temple and others. The neighbouring city of Banka (53 km away) also has some interesting sites among which the old Mandar Parvat – a temple complex and the Jain temples are a few.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Patna International Airport at a distance of 275 km.
Bhagalpur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 84 km.
Various state transport buses as well as smaller private operators connect Banka to different cities in the region. Buses in India have been categorised into two types viz: government and private. You can resort to online bus ticket reservation through TicketGoose.com to get to more than 4,000 destinations across India.