One Day Tour in Purnia
Begin your Day by Visiting the Temples and Common Tourist DestinationsThe district headquarters Purnia is also the headquarters of Purnia Division of all Purnia, Katihar, Kishanganj and Araria districts. Being an administrative center of the region, Purnia is therefore easily connected to all four districts where tourists can visit to explore many places of interest. These places including the surrounding areas in Purnia are known for famous ancient temples and markets. Start with visiting any of the temples from Maa Kali Mandir to Kamakya Mandir and similar such temples located at a distance of just few kilometers from the Purnia city. Puran-Devi and Kali Bari Temple and Dhimeshwarnath Temple in Dhima Banmankhi are other temples to visit as devotees. Visit there to re-impose your faith and then explore historic places nearby. Also Read: Temples in Purnia
Plan Your Joyride in the Ganga-Darjeeling Road in the AfternoonPurnia maintains its rich history even before the British arrived India. The Division was once spread to areas like Begusarai to Darjeeling since more than two centuries. The Ganga-Darjeeling Road, as known today, begins from Gulab Bagh in Purnia and passes through its famous locations Line Bazaar, Tatma Toli, Flour Mill-Polytechnic Chowk, Purnia city’s Outer Circle area and Khazanchi Haat areas amongst others before connecting to the national highway. This route of mere few kilometers brings you at the historic locations in the city and its surroundings. Visitors make sure to stay at the Wooden-Bridge or Kaath Pool on the Purnia - Khuskibagh Road which exists since the British period and is still functional as the only wooden bridge in the National Highways of India (NH-31) in good condition. Your ride definitely brings you close to the history of this region.
Explore some of the historic places here like the tiny village of Baghnagar to the southeast of Araria which came into limelight ever since few old coins were found there in a cave during an excavation. Likewise, the famous Baladiabari village at Nawajganj in the southern part of the Purnia district is worth visiting due to it being the site where Shaukat Jang and Sirajuddaula had a battle between in 1756.
Similarly, don’t forget a visit to Benugarh’s ruined fort which was built by the local king Benu Raja several centuries ago. Likewise, make sure you visit the famous bullock carts manufacturing place namely Chakla and Dharara village where the ruins of Satlgarh Fort are still seen. If you manage enough time then make a trip to Forbesganj market nearby; visit the Jalalgarh Fort and spend some quality time at famous Kursela which is distorted name of Kuru-Shila site which is said to be the location where King Kuru descendants stayed. Other historic locations like Manihari and Sarsi are great places to explore. For more on Purnia Tourism, click here
Enjoy Shopping in the Evening
Conclude your day with a movie and quiet dinner
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