Travel to Vaishali

Vaishali Tourism

Vaishali Travel guide highlights the important tourist destinations of the place. Believed to be the cradle of civilization of two important religions of India- Buddhism and Jainism, Vaishali can be conveniently reached by the excellent network of roads and airways.

Vaishali, the small village in Bihar, lies steeped in history and legend. The place finds mention even in the Ramayana, when king Vishala ruled the region.

The land reached its zenith during the Maurya rule. The glorious past comes alive as you travel to Vaishali through the crumbling remains of Stupas and pillars and ancient buildings.

A travel to Vaishali would take you to a land where the first republic had taken shape even before Christ's birth. Visit the Abhishek Pushkarni where elected representatives were coronated and the Raja Vishal ka Garh where they assembled to discuss about the administration.

The Buddhists from across the globe come in pilgrimage travel to Vaishali since the land has a pride of place in Buddhism. You would be drawn to famous Ashokan Pillar as you travel to Vaishali.

How to Reach Vaishali

The city of Vaishali is located in the state of Bihar at the eastern part of India. The glorious past of the land dates back to the period of Mahabharata.

The attraction of Vaishali lies in its antiquity since when the place has been cradle of two major religions in India - Buddhism and Jainism.

By Air

Patna the capital city of Bihar is the nearest Airport from Vaishali. Patna is linked by regular flights to important cities like: Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow and so on. One can also reach Patna from Katmamdu.

By Road

A convenient road network covers Vaishali connecting it to a number of important cities in Bihar, such as: Patna (55km), Hajipur (35kms), Muzaffarpur (37kms), which are in turn linked to rest of the country. Other important destinations in Bihar, namely: Bodhgaya (163kms), Rajgir (145kms), Nalanda (140kms) lie close by.

By Train

The nearest railhead is Hajipur, which is only 35kms away from Vaishali. Important trains service the Railway Station of Hajipur regularly. One can approach Hajipur from major cities all over India like: Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Varanasi.

Shopping in Vaishali

Vaishali is an important tourist destination in Bihar and many people visit the place in attraction of its historicity and religious importance. But hardly do they go for shopping in Vaishali.

In fact Vaishali is not a typical shopping destination, where you can shop till you drop. Bihar although has rich tradition of art and craft, Vaishali the site of an ancient civilization, it offers little for shopping in Vaishali.

A hundred kilometer or so from Vaishali, Madhuban is a place famous for painting. The skilled artisans of this area practise a school of painting that is known for its style, motifs and colors. The Madhubani paintings have already earned worldwide fame.

Take time off to visit the area where you can buy some paintings from the village artisans. The items would serve well as fantastic souvenirs and can also enliven the interiors of your home.

For an avid shopper, the main cities in Bihar like: Patna, are better place for shopping where local handicrafts and a range of other things are available in plenty.

Places to See in Vaishali
  • Ashokan Pillar
  • Bawan Powar Temple
  • Buddha Stupa
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Kundalpur
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Last Updated on : 19/09/2013