Discover The Silk City Of India, Bhagalpur!

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

Bhagalpur is a busy city with many different kinds of people and a mix of new and old ways of life. Beginning with the Mauryan Empire, Bhagalpur has a long and interesting history.

The Ganges-side Vikramshila Ruins are 38 km from Bhagalpur. A massive monastery and many stupas exist on the 12-acre site.

Vikramshila Ruins

The poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore's life and works are celebrated at Rabindra Bhavan, a cultural centre.

Rabindra Bhawan

The village of Colganj, about 5 km from Bhagalpur, is home to these old temples cut into the rock. They are thought to be from the sixth or seventh century AD.

Colganj Rock Cut Temples

This holy hill is about 50 kilometres from Bhagalpur, and both Jains and Hindus make pilgrimages there.

Mandar Hill

This temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva. It is thought to have been built in the 18th century and is known for its elegant design and intricate carvings.

Burhanath Mandir

The museum is dedicated to displaying a large collection of driftwood art created by Mr. Subhash Das, the artist and founder.

Das Driftwood Museum & Park

This Jain temple is a place of worship for the Jain saint Vaasupujya. It has carvings and sculptures made of marble that are very detailed.

Vaasupujya Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Mandir

Bhagalpur's famous Ghuran Peer Baba shrine honours the Sufi saint. Its unique architecture and tranquil atmosphere attract worshippers of all faiths.

Ghuran Peer Baba

This old temple is in Sultanganj, km from Bhagalpur. It was built during the Gupta dynasty and dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Ajgaibinath Temple