It goes without saying that planning one-day visits can prove wonderful outing experiences with your family or someone with whom you want to spend quality time to enjoy peaceful occasions. One-day tours are different from the long drives as you choose to go to nearby places from any chosen specific place and want more to explore in the shortest possible time. Like other cities, Purnia too facilitates you such types of itineraries to explore this region in a day if you you’re your tour with everything well in advance being the tour systematically.
Begin your Day by Visiting the Temples and Common Tourist Destinations
The 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
Out of the many notable places in and around Purnia which you can’t miss out during your exploration its famous Line Bazaar market is known for medical facilities. This market caters to the medical related needs of large chunk of masses in and around Purnia city and rural areas that include the adjoining district cities and rural areas of Araria, Katihar, Madhepura, Supaul, Dalkola and Kishanganj amongst others. It should be noted well that due to nearness to Nepal, this Bazaar is also rushed by the citizens of neighboring country who arrive here for healthcare and medical related needs. With its mulch-specialty hospitals and doctors in all specializations available in this market with their numbers of approximately 450 private doctors practicing here this market is famous as a medical hub in the region.
Plan Your Joyride in the Ganga-Darjeeling Road in the Afternoon
Purnia 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.
Although it is a simple block headquarters but Barhar Kothi is worth exploring due to several historical facts related to it. This place was once occupied by the Englishman hence it still remains worth exploring. The Kamalpur village in Barhara Kothi is usually visited by the tourists willing to get famous Kokaful or unique Lotus flower found here.
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
Once you are in the city after exploring nearby locations in and around Purnia and its nearby places, it is time you do some shopping in this fast growing city. Visit the commercial areas specially the main business and trade centers of Purnia to spend quality shopping time before you take dinner and retire on bed. You can visit the Corten County in Amba Corten; Allen Cooper nearby the Lakhan Chowk area of Bhatta Bazar; Kouton's Shop; NG; Leo and Charli at Zila School Road and other shops such as Jhon Player in the Chitrabani Road of Bhatta Bazaar for great shopping time. Bhatta Bazaar and Jhanda Chowk are other notable locations for shopping purpose in Purnia city. Click here for shopping in Purnia
Conclude your day with a movie and quiet dinner
Visit any of the most visited restaurants in Purnia and taste quality food from the multi-cuisine there. They offer you great chance to enjoy variety of food you might like. If you like to spend some time enjoying movies then visit either Four Star; Rupbani; J.V.R plaza and Sarda Talkies et al for great fun watching a movie. Of course your exploration of this city will remain imprint if you have fully enjoyed the place and its beautiful locations besides tasting great food.