Bihar

On the fertile Gangetic plains lies the State of Bihar, rich in culture and heritage. This region has actively participated in the history of India from ancient times to the pre-independence era. This is evident from the innumerable monuments that are dotted all over this state. The list of tourist attractions is impressive and includes pilgrimage sites of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism, archaeological excavations, forts, museums and wildlife sanctuaries.
Bihar is well-connected by air, rail and road transport with a vast network of National and State highways , Patna National airport and international airport in Gaya.
Bihar is a sacred land whose enviable list of pilgrimage sites includes Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Patna Sahib Gurudwara, Gurdwara Gobind Ghat, Mahavir Mandir, Sitamarhi, Maner Sharif, Bihar Sharif, Pawapuri and Padri Ki Haveli.
Patna museum, Nalanda Museum and many more take us back in time to witness history. Coming back to the future, Bihar showcases scientific advances of modern times through the Patna Planetarium (one of the largest in Asia) and SriKrishna Science Centre.
Wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers should head for the Valmiki National Park orKanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary, Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary, Patna zoo, Kakolat Waterfall, Telhar Waterfall and Karkat Waterfall.
Bihar sports a sub tropical climate with scorching summers and cool winters. June to September there is heavy rainfall. October to March is the best time to visit Bihar climate-wise. Hindi and Urdu are the official languages and a large number of people speak Bhojpuri and Maithili.

आइए ले चलें आपको नए पटना से पटना साहेब के सफ़र पर

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गुरुद्वारे के सामने की सड़क तो उतनी ही संकरी है पर राहत की बात ये हे कि गुरुद्वारे के प्रांगण में गाड़ी रखने की विशाल जगह है। गुरुद्वारे के ठीक सामने रुमालों की दुकान है इसलिए अगर सर पर साफा बाँधने के लिए गर कोई कपड़ा ना भी लाएँ हों तो कोई बात नहीं।

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Motorbiking from Gurgaon to Gaya (Bihar)

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The first step is always the hardest step. Thankfully one of my flatmate Vikas agreed to come with me (on his Avenger !! ) upto Agra to see the Taj and then he would return back to Gurgaon .
We didn’t pick the Yamuna expressway since if you are planning to go Agra from Gurgaon, taking AH1/NH2 through the Sohna Road is always a better option. It prevents you from passing through Delhi traffic, plus no tolls to pay like that on Yamuna Expressway ( and no more tyre bursts !!). The road is pretty good upto Palwal, 50km from Gurgaon, from there AH1 meets NH2 which directly takes you to Agra. Although it was mid April, somehow it started raining around 7 AM and weather became very pleasant, what else a rider could ask for !!

We stopped for chai sutta on two occasions and reached Agra by 10 AM. After entering the Agra city , it took us around 1.5 hrs to reach the Taj because of small roads and heavy traffic although it was only 13 kms from the highway. Anyways seeing the magnificent Taj and Agra fort was quite refreshing. Now my roomy Vikas had to go back to Gurgaon and I had to cover the rest part of my journey alone. I was up for it.

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Trip to Gaya from New Delhi within 14 hrs

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Out of my many Road Trip today I will describe about one of the tour that I had under taken on 4th April, 2012 from Delhi to Bodh Gaya in 14 hours and the total distance is 1063 Kms and I would like to emphasis about the condition of the National Highway 2 which connects Delhi to Calcutta and my journey was upto Barhi a small town in Bihar(on NH-2) and also a border of Jharkhand.

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Summer Vacation – a wonderful run through NH-2 from the Ghats of Varanasi to Home – Part II

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I went to check whether they washed the car or not, as promised yesterday. The outer body of the car looks like we just finished, sorry ‘Won’ the cross-country rally…several layers of dust all around the body and required a considerable amount of time and efforts to bring it back to its’ original colour. The security guard was of immense help and cleaned the car within next half an hour.

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Delhi – Patna road review

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Once you are out of Agra, the road gets a little better and traffic reduces. Press the pedal and hit Firozabad. This is the first city (after Agra) where you would start to feel the Mughal Era. Some of the old buildings could be still seen, the city is known for its bangles and glass work. There are these big tempting bangles showrooms which you need to pass quickly else a female fellow traveler’s urge makes you stop.

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