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10.67℃

Max. Temp :

26.03℃

Distance from Patna :

232 Km.

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Partly cloudy throughout the day.

Overview

Bhagalpur was known as ‘Bhagdattpuram’ which meant ‘the City of Good luck’ as per the references to it in the epics like Mahabharatha and Ramayana.

 It is an important city in southern Bihar and is one of the oldest districts located on the fertile plains of the River Ganga. The main language that is spoken here is Angika named after the Anga kingdom.   


Historically, it was a place of great importance. Many powerful kings have ruled here. It was a big trading market in Eastern India even during the 7th century and was even visited by the famous Chinese travellers Hüan-tsang and Fa-Hien.

 It was also known as Champanagar during those times and it had a big harbour too.  

As it is located on the banks of the River Ganga, the crops grown here are rice, maize, wheat, barley and oil seeds and agriculture is one of the main revenues. It is a major rail and road junction too. There are also many good educational institutions here. 

The historical town of Bhagalpur is also famous for the production of high quality silk. It has a nickname and it is known as the 'Silk City of India’. Weaving as an occupation in Bhagalpur is many centuries old and generations’ have been involved in silk production. It is a customary domestic industry here. 

Bhagalpur is well-known for its sericulture, silk yarn manufacture and finally weaving them into products. The silk woven here is of a distinctive and unique type. It is known as Tussah or Tussar Silk. 

Some of the places of tourist interest in Bhagalpur are Vikramasila, a Buddhist University built in the 8th century by Dharmapala, a Pala King. He was a great supporter of the Mahayana form of Buddhism. This university was then famous for being a Centre for Tantric learning. 

Best time to visit the destination October to April. 

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