Districts and Cities



Bihar districts and cities reflect an influence of Buddhist culture. Bihar districts are 37 in number. The capital city of Bihar is Patna. Governed by the the Guptas, the Lichchavis and the Mauryas, Bihar cities have seen some glorious days of history. The industrial hub of the state is Patna. Muzzafarpur is known for production of litchis. Bodhgaya has the holy tree where Buddha achieved enlightenment, while Nalanda houses the ancient Nalanda International University.

Some quick facts about the important Bihar districts and cities are given below:

  • Bihar districts and cities

  • Araria: Araria covers an area of 2,830 square kilometer. It is located in the southern part of Purnia and Medhepura in Bihar. Araria is strategically important as it shares its border with Nepal in the north. The tourist spots in Araria are:

    • Madanpur
    • Palasi
    • Basaithi

  • Kaimur: It is one of the Bihar districts situated on 24.54 degree north latitude and 83.40 degree east latitude. Its total area is 3362 square kilometer. Some of its chief attractions are:

    • Adhaura
    • Badap
    • Chainpur
    • Chargotia
    • Darauli

  • Jamui: It was formed in the year 1991. The district is located at the center of Bihar and has a total area of 3122.80 square kilometer. The major attractions of Jamui are:

    • Minto Tower
    • Kali Mandir
    • Jain Mandir Dharamshala

  • Patna: Patna is the capital of Bihar. It is situated on the banks of River Ganga. Patna, once known as Patliputra, is one of the most ancient Indian cities. Its major tourist attractions are:

    • Gol Ghar
    • Khuda Baksh Oriental Library
    • Jalan Museum

  • Rajgir: Rajgir is located 102 kilometer away from Patna and 34 kilometer away from Gaya. The tourist attractions are:

    • Amaravana
    • Bimbisara's Jail
    • Venuvana

The above mentioned districts and cities of Bihar are an indispensable part of the state.

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Last Updated on 14 June 2013