Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and is the second most populous city of Eastern India. It is the administrative, industrial and educational centre of the state. The city is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges. It also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak and Punpun. Patna is also an important pilgrim center for Jain, Sikh Buddhists and Hindus pilgrims.
Places to Stay
Patna has many good budget hotels. Some of them are Hotel Fortune Inn (Tariff - Rs.1500), Hotel Windsor (Tariff - Rs.1400), Hotel President (Tariff - Rs.1100), and Hotel Linkway (Tariff - Rs.1400).
The official language in Patna is Hindi. Other widely spoken dialects and languages include Angika, Bhojpuri and Maithili.
All major festivals of India are celebrated in India. Some of the festivals unique to Patna are Sonepur Mela (November), Kite Festival (January) and Pitrapaksha Mela (September).
Places to Visit
Places to see in and around Patna include Vaishali (61 kms), Rajgir (90 kms), Nalanda (70 kms), and Pawapuri (83 kms), Gandhi Maidan (6 kms) and Kumhrar and Agam Kuan (7 kms).
How to Get There
Patna has an airport called the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport. It is classified as a restricted international airport.
Patna is a major railway hub and has six major stations: Patna Junction, Rajendranagar Terminal, Gulzarbagh Station, Danapur Station, Patliputra Station and Patna Sahib Station.
Luxury bus service between Patna and several neighboring cities is provided by the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation and the Bihar State Road Transport Corporation. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Patna include Vaishali Travels, Gaurav Luxury Bihar State Transport Corporation and Sri Krishna Rath. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.
A historical town in Bihar, Sitamarhi was where lord Rama’s wife Sita was born. This town has a temple built in honour of Sita. It lies on the Bihar-Nepal border. There is also a rock-cut structure of the Mauryan dynasty in the town. Sitamarhi was totally destroyed in 1934 during the Bihar earthquake. A scenic town with several temples, it makes for a good weekend getaway. Its nearest city is Muzaffarpur, which is 65 km away.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Sitamarhi, but Muzaffapur has a number of options for its tourists. Some of them include Hotel Aarav (Tariff –Rs. 1,000), Hotel Chandralok Continental (Tariff –Rs.600) and Hotel Puja (Tariff –Rs.500).
The official languages here are Maithili and Hindi.
Sita Navami, the birth anniversary of Sita, celebrated in March-April is a major event in Sitamarhi.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of interest located within Sitamarhi are Janaki Temple, Goraul Sharif, Bagahi Math and Janki Udhav.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located 140 km away in Patna.
The major and the nearest rail head connecting this village is the Muzaffapur railway station, which is 62 km away.
Buses are available from Patna and Muzaffapur. State-run buses cater to the passengers travelling in this region. Book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of bus booking offers.