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Best Tourist Places To Visit and Things to do In Muzaffarpur – Bihar

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Muzaffarpur, also known as Lychee(Litchi) kingdom is the fourth most populous city of Bihar and 127th in India.

In this article, we’ll discuss the best tourist places to visit in the city and the things you can do here in your leisure time. But first of all, let’s know a little about Muzaffarpur.

The city is situated on the bank of the eternal Budhi Gandak river, which flows from the Someshwar Hills of the Himalayas. Its significance is well-positioned between the spiritual and cultural influences of history. The city is famous for its Shahee Litchis, Jardalu mango, Katarni rice, and Magahi Paan. Muzaffarpur got its name after an aumil during the British Raj, Muzaffar Khan.

Muzaffarpur, Bihar - Aerial View of Muzaffarpur Junction

Muzaffarpur, Bihar – Aerial View of Muzaffarpur Junction  | Image Credit: Ek Bihari

How to reach Muzaffarpur

The city is well connected to other cities of Bihar and all the states of India via rail and roadways. If you want to reach here using public transport via road then you can easily get busses from different parts of India to the Bairiya Bus Stand(for private buses) and Imli Chatti Government Bus Stand, two major bus stands present in the city. Whereas, if you want to get here via train then you can book your rail ticket for Muzaffarpur Junction Railway Station(Station Code: MFP). 

The nearest airport to Muzaffarpur is the Jayprakash Narayan International Airport located in Patna(capital of Bihar). It is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the Muzaffarpur City Center. There is one more airport, Darbhanga Airport which is under construction and will be operational soon.

Climate of Muzaffarpur

The climate of Muzaffarpur is classified as warm and temperate. The city experiences summers from April to June, Monsoon from July to September, and Winters from November to February. The months of March and October have a moderate climate.

Tourist places to visit and Things to do in Muzaffarpur

Whenever you reach are in any city of Bihar. You can experience the down to earth Bihari culture and welcoming nature of Biharis. They’ll be more than happy to have you as their guest. There is a phrase in India – ‘Athithi Devo bhava’ (Sanskrit) which means ‘The guest is equivalent to God’. The same goes for Muzaffarpur as it is for any other part of India.

There are many tourist places in the city where you can visit and experience the utmost combination of history, culture, heritage, and modernization. There are many tourist places here but in this article, we have sort listed the best tourist attractions of Muzaffarpur and surrounding areas worth your visit.

1. Baba Garib Nath Mandir(Garib Sthan Temple)

Garib Sthan Temple Entrance

Garib Sthan Temple Entrance | Image Credit: Aman Sahay

Baba Garibnath Mandir is situated in the heart of Muzaffarpur. It is one of the oldest temples in the city. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and there is a self-manifested Shivalinga inside. There is a story behind this temple. According to locals, there was building construction work going on when a spade hit a stone and the stone started bleeding. This event made it a holy place and instead of a house building, a temple was constructed here. In the month of Shravana(Hindi calendar) or July, the temple and its surroundings are beautifully decorated and Shiva devotees(Kawariyas) from all over India come here barefoot to offer the Holy Water of the river Ganga (Ganga Jal) to the Shivalinga.

Timings: 05:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 21:30 everyday.

How to reach here: You can hire an Auto-rickshaw or Cycle-rickshaw from any corner of the city, or you can walk here.

Location: Garib Sthan Road, Near Chhata Bazaar, Muzaffarpur – Google Maps Location

Contact Number: +91-943-024-2499

2. Ramchandra Shahi Museum

Ramchandra Shahi Museum

Ramchandra Shahi Museum | Image Credit: Shambhu Kumar

If you are a history lover, then going here is very good for you. This place is very informative and suitable for all ages. The Museum was constructed in 1979. The place is small and not very crowded but history lovers will love this place. You’ll find a lot of things to explore here., like ancient utensils, coins artifacts, statues, and much more.

Timings: 10:30 – 16:30, Monday closed.

How to reach here: You can hire an Auto-rickshaw or Cycle-rickshaw from any corner of the city, or you can walk here.

Location: Club Road, Near Pani Tanki Chowk, Muzaffarpur (Landmark: Beside Amrapali Auditorium and Jubba Shahni Park)  – Google Maps Location

3. Jubba Sahni Park

Jubba Sahni Park Aerial

Jubba Sahni Park Aerial

Jubba Sahni Park.

Jubba Sahni Park.

Jubba Sahni Park

Jubba Sahni Park

Jubba Sahni Park was named after the freedom fighter Jubba Sahni. This park is equally famous amongst locals and visitors in Muzaffarpur. You can come and relax here with your family or loved ones. There are many street food stalls both outside and inside the park.

Timings: 10:30 – 20:00 everyday.

How to reach here: You can hire an Auto-rickshaw or Cycle-rickshaw from any corner of the city, or you can walk here.

Location: Club Road, Near Pani Tanki Chowk, Muzaffarpur – Google Maps Location

Entry Fee: 10 INR

4. Motijheel Market

Motijheel Market Muzaffarpur

Motijheel Market, Muzaffarpur

When you are in Muzaffarpur and shopping comes in your mind, then there is no place better than Motijheel. It is the main market in the city where you can find all kinds of things. From Clothes to Jewelry, from Electronics to Accessories, From Books to Theatres, From Street food to Restaurants, you can find everything in one place and for very reasonable prices. The market is a stretch of about 1 Km from Kalyani Chowk to Dharmshala Chowk. This market is usually heavily crowded at all times. So if you want to do some shopping, Motijheel Market is a must-visit place for you.

Timings: 9:30 – 22:00 everyday.

How to reach here: You can hire an Auto-rickshaw or Cycle-rickshaw from any corner of the city, or you can walk here.

Location: Motijheel Road, Muzaffarpur – Google Maps Location

5. Litchi(Lychee) Gardens

Litchi Tree in Muzaffarpur Litchi (Lychee) Garden

Litchi Tree in Muzaffarpur Litchi (Lychee) Garden

Muzaffarpur or you can call the city by the name of Litchi(Lychee) Kingdom. It is world-famous for its Shahi Litchis. The city is also called the Litchi bowl of India. There are many Litchi gardens in as well as the outskirts of the city. You can visit these to enjoy the tasty fruit that will make you drool. There is one thing you need to know that it’s a seasonal fruit and you can only enjoy its delicacy in the months of May and June.

The list of places doesn’t end here. There are many more which we will cover in a later post.

Aman currently works as a blogger and also as a travel and lifestyle Vlogger. He is always interested in new challenges.

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Top Places to Visit In Goa

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North Goa

Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan. It is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population. Goa is divided mainly into two parts, North Goa and South Goa. There are many places to visit in Goa which include famous beaches, churches, and many old structures. Goa tourism is famous all over the world

In ancient literature, Goa was known by many names, such as GomanchalaGopakapattanaGopakapattamGopakapuriGovapuriGovem, and Gomantak.  Other historical names for Goa are SindapurSandabur, and Mahassapatam.

North Goa is especially for a group of friends, solo travelers, and party lovers, whereas South Goa is more of a family place. Here in this blog, we have shortlisted the top 10 must-visit places in Goa.

1. Calangute Beach

Calangute

Calangute

Timings: Open 24×7

Calangute Beach is situated at a distance of 14 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 10 km from Mapusa and 41 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station, It is the largest in North Goa and visited by thousands of tourists. The peak tourist season here is during Christmas and New Year, and during the summer in May. During the monsoon season, from June through September, the sea can be rough and swimming is prohibited. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing water skiing etc. Apart from enjoying the beach, you can also visit St. Alex Church and the famous Tinto market in Calangute.

2. Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Timings: Open 24×7

Baga Beach is a popular beach situated at a distance of 15 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus stand. It is located at the north end of the contiguous beach stretch that starts from Sinquerim, Candolim, leads to Calangute, and then to Baga. You can sit here and relax while enjoying Goan cuisines at beach shacks. It is the most visited beach of goa after the Calangute Beach.

3. Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Timings: Monday to Saturday 09:00 am to 06:30 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 06:30 pm

The Bom Jesus Basilica, perhaps Goa’s most famous church is part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated at a distance of 9 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand and 27 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station, the church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rules. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The construction of the church was started in 1594 and ended in 1605. Bom Jesus means good Jesus or infant Jesus and the church is dedicated to him. It and is more than 400 years old and is open to the public every day.

4. Aguada Fort

Aguada Fort

Aguada Fort

Timings: Everyday10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Fort Aguada is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort, along with a lighthouse. The Fort was built by the Portuguese colonial rulers at the Sinquerim beach located south of Candolim. It was built in 1612. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name Aguada, meaning Water. Fort Aguada was the most prized and crucial fort of Portuguese.

5. Shri Shantadurga Temple

Shri Shantadurga Temple

Shri Shantadurga Temple

Shri Shantadurga Temple is a Private temple complex belonging to Goud Saraswat Brahmin community It is situated 33 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 34 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 20 km from Margao Railway Station. Shree Shantadurga temple has an impressive idol of Goddess Shree Durga who mediated between Shree Vishnu(Hindu God) and Shree Shiva(Hindu God) and stopped the fierce full war going on between the two.

6. Chorao Island

Chorao Island

Chorao Island

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary timings: Everyday 06:00 a.m to 06:00 p.m

Chorão is an island along the Mandovi River near Ilhas. It is the largest among the other 17 islands of Goa. It is located 8 kilometers away from Panaji and 10 kilometers away from the city of Mapusa. This island is true to its Sanskrit name meaning ‘Stunning Precious Stone’. It is mainly known for its beautiful bird sanctuary. By visiting Chorao island you can explore a very interesting ancient history of Brahmin and Portuguese colonizers.

7. Grand Island

Grand Island

Grand Island

Grand Island is located 19 kilometers from Panjim true to its name. It is amongst the most offbeat yet adventurous tourist places in Goa. It offers a grand experience to the lovers of watersports as it is home to excellent Scuba Diving sites. Suzy’s Wreck, Shelter Cove and Bounty Bay are some of the Scuba Diving sites around Grand Island.

8. St. Augustine Church

St Augustine Tower (Church)

St Augustine Tower (Church)

Timings: Monday to Friday 6:30 am – 12:45 pm and 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Church of St. Augustine is a ruined church complex located in Old Goa. The church was built on top of the Monte Santo (Holy Hill), between 1597 and 1602 by Augustinian friars. It is part of the World Heritage Site, Churches and convents of Goa. The church had four towers out of which only one remains. The remaining tower is a four-storied structure built of laterite and 46 m in height. Excavations show that the complex had eight chapels, four altars, and a convent.

9. Casino Palms

Casino Palms

Casino Palms

Timings: Open 24 hours

Palms the most famous casinos in Goa where you can try your luck. It is on the Calangute beach in North Goa. You can enjoy games like roulette and other electronic games here. There is also a chic bar and plush lounges inside the casino where you can enjoy the nightlife.

10. Club Tito’s

Titos Club

Titos Club

Timings: Daily 06:00 p.m to 03:00 a.m

Tito’s is a name worth its reputation in Goa. This club is one of the oldest and most renowned bars in Goa. Right on Calangute beach, It has a perfect setting and a great ambiance. The food is good. Live performances add flavor to an already great place. Prices are on the higher side, like everything else in Goa. In the night time, service is rather slow. Music is loud, but that is the case with every place in Goa.

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The Haunted Catacombs of Paris

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The Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France, which is one of the most haunted places on the Earth. It holds the remains of more than six million people in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris’ ancient stone mines. They’re some of the creepiest and most taboo places on the planet. For a city of lights that is known worldwide for its fashion, romance, and culture, Paris is hiding a dark secret. These little-known facts about the vast Catacombs of Paris will leave you puzzled.

The Catacombs remained largely bygone until it became a novelty place for concerts and private events in the early 19th century. After further reconstructions around Place Denfert-Rochereau, it was open to public visitation from 1874.

 

Catacombs of Paris

Catacombs of Paris

 

Catacombs Of Paris Inside View

Catacombs Of Paris Inside View

Paris’s original spot to be bury was at Saints Innocents, the city’s oldest and most used graveyard. But in the 18th century, the cemeteries were running out of space. If that wasn’t bad enough, some bodies weren’t buried properly and were spreading disease. So the Parisian officials chose to condemn the city’s cemeteries and move the remains they contained elsewhere. So all of them were taken to their final resting place which is now known as the Catacombs of Paris. The Catacombs of Paris became a curiosity for more privileged Parisians from their creation.

 

Saints Innocents

Saints Innocents

Every day, thousands of Parisians and tourists are unaware that they’re walking directly above a long series of underground tunnels that house 6 million skeletons. A dark history that often goes without notice as busybodies commute to work going about their daily antics whilst a mysterious world exists below. The tunnels are known as the Paris Catacombs.

Although the catacombs offered space to bury the dead, they presented disadvantages to building structures because the catacombs are directly under the main streets, so large foundations cannot be built. For this reason, there are only a few tall buildings in this area. Skulls upon skulls. Bones perfectly arranged by hand to form ongoing, never-ending walls made of skeleton pieces. What’s truly shocking is how many bones have actually been deposited there. This may seem odd to some visitors, but the whole experience is quite repetitive due to the large volume of bones that never seems to end.

A group of urban explorers known as Cataphiles has also spent vast amounts of time within the depths of the Catacombs for their own enjoyment and adventure. They have also created maps so that people who visit there don’t get lost in the vast tunnels.

Apart from bones, there’s some pretty good wine on offer within the catacombs, too. There was a case in 2017 when a gang of French thieves drilled through the walls of the Catacombs into a nearby vault, which was located under an apartment and contained around 300 bottles of vintage wine. After this, the Catacombs were closed to the public during September 2009 and reopened on 19th December of the same year.

Vintage Wine

Vintage Wine

Now it is open to public visitation as a museum. So you can also visit there if you want to.

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Tourism in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Tourism In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands


Tourism in Andaman and Nicobar Islands relates to the journey in one of the seven union territories of India.

The Andamans is an archipelago of over 570 tropical islands, of which only 36 are inhabited. Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island was bestowed with the title of ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ in 2004 by the TIME magazine. It is also listed as the world’s 7th most spectacular beach on Time magazine list.

So, if you are willing to pack your bags & jump right into this one of the Union Territories of India, you’ve come to the right place. Here, in this article, we’ll tell you everything about Andaman & Nicobar Islands & leave no questions unanswered.

Natural resource

Andaman and Nicobar have approximately 86 percent of the forest area of its total land. The forests constitute an integral wing of the natural resource of Andaman and Nicobar and it houses 96 Sanctuaries and 9 National Parks.

The primary sanctuaries that form a part of the natural resources of Andaman and Nicobar islands are Narcondum Hornbill Sanctuary, which protects hornbills; Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, which features a large variety of aquatic creatures; Nicobar Pigeon Sanctuary; South Sentinel Island Sanctuary, offering giant robber crabs; and North Reef Sanctuary, which is principally dedicated to the nurturing of a variety of water birds.

So, let’s see the five best places in Andaman & Nicobar Islands:

1. Ross Island

Ross Island, officially known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In April 1979, the island was handed over to the Navy, which set up a small post, INS Jarawa, named after one of the indigenous tribes of the Andaman group of islands.

Ross Islnad

Ross Island

2. Viper Island

Viper Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman district of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Viper Island derives its name from the vessel H.M.S. Viper in which Lt. Archibald Blair came to Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1789. The vessel, it is believed, met with an accident and its wreckage was found near the island. This small island was the site of the jail where the British used to imprison convicts and political prisoners. It has the ruins of a gallows atop a hillock. The Island is a serene beautiful tourist destination situated near Port Blair’s harbor and can be approached in 20 minutes from the Phoenix Bay jetty. The Harbor Cruise, available daily from the jetty, provides an overall view of different points of the harbor and a trip to this haunted Viper Island. This place is visited by a number of tourists as it has multiple attractions with historical importance and also has mesmerizing picnic spots with natural picturesque environments.

Viper Island

Viper Island

3. Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach is a popular tourist place in Andaman. It is among the seven best beaches in the world. It’s a must visit tourist destination in Andaman. It is situated on the western coast, also known as Number 7 Beach, which is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004.

RadhaNagar Beach

Radha Nagar Beach

4. Baratang Island

Baratang Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the North and Middle Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island lies 150 km (93 miles) north of Port Blair. It has very few private accommodations. Panchayat, Forest and PWD guest houses are also available. Visitors should book well in advance for a confirmed reservation. It’s a budding destination, Most tourist visit on the same day trip to this Island due to lack of proper accommodation. The major attractions are the limestone caves, the Mud volcano, Parrot Island, and Baludera Beach. The Jarawas, also allure many tourists each year. While driving through the dense forests on the Andaman Trunk Road, it is possible to encounter a Jarawa. Until 1998 the Jarawas managed to keep their distance from the outside world for thousands of years. But a highway running through their homeland which draws several hundred tourists each year.

Bartang Island

Bartang Island

Path Into the Limestone Cave

Path Into the Limestone Cave

5. Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kālā Pānī (Black Water), was a colonial prison. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable dissidents such as Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar, among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India’s independence. Today, the complex serves as a national memorial monument.

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