Most of you would go on a vacation to find respite from the monotony that life tends to generate. Others go on a holiday to bond with their loved ones during their free time. Whatever your purpose maybe for your vacation, you would surely love visiting Bihar in India. Be it history or food, the state should be high on your priority list.
The culture of Bihar will transport you back in the pages of history, reliving a rich heritage of romantic legends. You will witness the rich cultural history of a Bihar that was once the cradle of culture and civilisation with unparalleled growth in the field of art, culture and religion literature. With Lord Buddha it witnessed a cultural renaissance as people embraced Buddhism and spread beyond the boundaries of our country.
You would want to visit the famous fair known as Sonepur Cattle Fair held on the full moon day in the month of November and it attracts visitors from all over Asia. Till date, it is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month. This is where Chandragupta Maurya (the first emperor to unify most of India in one State ) used to buy elephants and horses across the river Ganges.
On a tour to Bihar, soak up the Buddhist vibes under the sacred Bodhi tree. Rajgir and Sasaram are the fascinating sites bounding you to enter the world of tranquility. Visiting the banks of the Ganges, in Patna will take you to the Khuda Baksh library that attracts huge crowd.
You should not miss the Nalanda university which was established as the highest seat of learning where students joined from the world all over. It’s ruins may give you a glimpse into college life of the past.
Bihar is famous for its Madhubani paintings. These works of art often adorn city homes and are also exported.These paintings narrate mythological and religious events. Buy some to ameliorate the decor of the walls in your House.
The state has many hidden unscratched aspects and stories attached to its culture that you would eventually encounter while visiting it. Just be ready to be mesmerized and glued. Watch the articulate and calculative steps of Bidesia (tribe) dance which is the most popular folk dance of Bihar people.
Grab the delicious Litti Chokha (famous Bihari dish) which is usually eaten with sattu (powdered gram) paratha. No breakfast of a Bihari is without Sattu.Try it and decide for yourself. Certainly the unscratched state by providing you all this in your visit will make sure you are dragged back to buy some more of Madhubani paintings and eat some more of Sattu.