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About Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur is the city located in an eastern Bihar and a well known place for silk production. Just due to the production of quality silk, Bhagalpur is famous as a silk city across the country. There is a heavy demand of Tussar silk and Tussar sarees of Bhagalpur in international markets. Apart from silk trade, this city majorly produces rice and sugar. Patna, the capital of Bihar is 215 km away from Bhagalpur, while its distance from Kolkata is 411km. It is at the height of 141 feet above sea level. It is one among the fast developing regions of Bihar and is administrative headquarters of Bhagalpur district.

Brief History of Bhagalpur

According to the Mahabharata this city was the capital of Anga, a kingdom ruled by Karna who was a great warrior as well as famous for his generosity. During an ancient period, this city was known as Bhagadatt–Puram and finds mention with same name in Ramayana, Mahabharata and Panchtantra. This city was a part of Magadha, the most powerful kingdom during 6th century BC. Archaeological department had found boats and coins of Middle and Far East in an excavation conducted at Nathnagar.

About Bhagalpur

There is a temple dating back to Gupta period (320-500). Bhagalpur was also a seat of learning as evident from the ruins of ancient Vikramshila University located only 44 km east of Bhagalpur.
The city has also links with Mughals as the tomb of Shah Suja, brother of Aurangzeb is located in the city. By the treaty post Battle of Buxar, Bhagalpur alongwith other parts of the Bihar passed into the hands of East India Company. Read More......

Geography of Bhagalpur

Total covered area of Bhagalpur district is 2,569 square kilometers. Situated in the plane of Ganga basin, Bhagalpur coordinates at 25°15'N 87°0'E. Khagaria, Munger, Banka, Madhepura and Purnia in Bihar and Sahebganj and Godda in Jharkhand lies near to Bhagalpur. Minimum temperature in Bhagalpur during summer season remains around 23°C and the maximum touches 38°C. During winters temperature drops to about 11°C. Read More.......

Population in Bhagalpur

According to the detail of last census conducted in 2011, total population of district Bhagalpur was 3,037,766. Report of last census revealed that male and female population in Bhagalpur was 1,615,663 and 1,422,103 respectively. 19.83 percent of total population lives in urban regions and 80.17 percent people reside in rural areas. Such equation suggests that population of urban regions is 602,532 and the number for rural regions is 2,435,234. As far as sex ratio is concerned, Bhagalpur had 880 women to 1000 men in 2011. As per the census 2011 shows that density of population in Bhagalpur was 1,182 people per sq. km while the similar was 943 per sq. km during 2001 census.

Transportation in Bhagalpur

One does not face any discomfort when it comes to reach the historical city of Bhagalpur. Availability of trains, buses and taxi makes the city accessible to other parts of India. National highways NH 80 and NH 31 connects Bhagalpur to other parts of state and India . There is a Vikramshila Setu, a linkage between these two national highways. People of all the neighboring and major cities such as Patna, Ranchi, Gaya, Jamshedpur and Kolkata etc. can conveniently reach here by passing through state or national highways. There is Bhagalpur Junction railway station, situated on Howrah Kuil loop-line, the 3rd busiest railway line in Bihar. It is a railway line connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kanpur, Surat and Guwahati etc.

Bhagalpur Railways

Services of almost 40 pair express trains and 10 pair passenger trains are available on this line. Railway station of Bhagalpur is in the list of grade ‘A’ stations of this country.There is no airport in Bhagalpur and the one located in Patna is the nearest from this District. The distance between Bhagalpur and Patna airport is 235kms. Connectivity of this airport to various major cities of India really makes the traveling more comfortable for people. Road track of Bhagalpur is spread in an area of 50 kms. The condition of local transportation is also good as city has 200 private cabs, 50 city buses and approximately 7000 autos to serve people. Read More......

Festivals of the region

Bhagalpur Festivals

Festivals in India have strong relation to our religion and it certainly enhances the spirit of celebration in our countrymen. As far as people of Bhagalpur are concerned, they completely enjoy and celebrate the festivals such as Kali Puja, Chhath Puja and Dussehera traditionally.‘Vish-hari-Puja’ is another festival, celebrated by innumerous devotees in Bhagalpur. On the day of this fiesta, people follow the custom by offering milk to both Nag and Nagin (Snake King and Snake Queen). According to the hind mythology, Mansa Devi or snake queen is the daughter of Lord Shiva and this festival is all about her worship and being celebrates from hundreds of years.

Languages of Bhagalpur

According to the reports based on genuine facts, Angika, a regional language of Bhagalpur, is one of the oldest languages of this world. Currently, 15 million people of all over the world speak in this language. Other languages, spoken in Bhagalpur district are Maithili and Pratyushini.

Places to Visit in Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur has historical as well as religious significance. It is one of the prominent cities of Bihar, a state which is known to have lots of ancient monuments, archeological sites and pilgrimage destinations. Some of the popular tourist spots in Bhagalpur are listed below:
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  • Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
  • Vaasupujya Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Mandir
  • Ruins of Vikramshila University
  • Ghantaghar
  • Ghuran Peer Baba
  • Mandar Hill
  • Colganj Rock Cut Temples
  • Ajgaibinath Temple
  • Sultanganj
  • Burhanath Temple

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Economy of Bhagalpur

Economy of Bhagalpur district is much dependent on agrarian sector . As per the fiscal report released by government of Bihar then Bhagalpur lags behind only Patna in terms of economical growth. The names such as Kahalgaon and Barai industrial areas are worth to be mentioned here. These two are the enormously developed industrial territories. More than 200 small scale units of silk are also working there and the future plan of state government comprises business proposal for prestigious names such as Star Cement, Coca cola and Nalanda Paper Mill etc. Read More......

Shopping in Bhagalpur

Growth of the city is also evident from the emergence of various showrooms of reputed brands, hotels, bars and social clubs etc. M.G Road, Variety Street, Ghantaghar and Khalifabagh Street are the famous trading centers of Bhagalpur. Various buildings for commercial purposes are under construction also. Thus, work of infrastructure development in Bhagalpur is moving ahead in right direction. City also has Food Park and Handloom Park.

Know about Bhagalpur

Country: India
State: Bihar
Region: Eastern Bihar
District: Bhagalpur
Languages: Hindi, Angika, Maithili and Pratyushini.
STD Code: 0641
Pin Code: 812001
Location: 25°15'N 87°0'E

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