Experience the artistic culture of Madhubani
Madhubani is a town in the state of Bihar in India. It is a part of the Mithila region and falls in the Madhubani district after splitting from Darbhanga district. The term Madhubani means ‘forest of honey’ but at times it is also referred to as madhu vaani which means ‘sweet voice or language’. The place is mainly popular for its Madhubani Paintings and also for many popular people like Kalidas and Vidyapati who belonged from this region. It is said that it was the second city in the world to adopt democracy and shares a boundary with Nepal. Madhubani exports a large number of Madhubani art or Mithila paintings. It was initially a form of wall art practiced throughout the region and later the people of this region began practising this art on paper and canvas. The region is among 250 most backward districts in the world and receives funds from Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). However the region is now adopting urbanisation. The town des not have a lot of places to visit or a lot of activities for the tourists.
Bihar generally relies on vegetarian food like Litti Chokha, Sattu ke parathe, Daal Baati and Jhal Moodhi. Mangoes and litchis are also very popular in the entire state of Bihar.
The major attractions of the place are Ugna Temples, Ucchaith Temple, Kapileshwar Temple, Nagar Fort, Saurath, Kapileshwar Sthan, Uchaitha and Bhawanipur.
How to reach
Madhubani does not have an airport of its own but there is a railway station. The place is connected by road to other major cities.
How to Reach by Flight
Madhubani does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is the Patna Airport, which is located at a distance of around 128 km from the place. Another nearby airport is Gaya Airport, which is located at a distance of around 208 km. There are taxi services available outside the airport.
How to Reach by Train
Madhubani has a railway station of its own that does not get regular trains from other major cities of the country. People can take a train to Patna or Darbhanga Junction and then a train to Madhubani.
How to Reach by Bus
There are state-run buses as well as those owned by private agencies that run from other cities to Madhubani.
How to Reach by Road
People can also reach Madhubani via roadways and can take cars or taxis to reach the place from other major cities.
How to travel within
People can take buses, taxis, jeeps, autos and cycle rickshaws for travelling from one place to the other in Madhubani.
People of Madhubani celebrate festivals like Holi, Ramnavami, Durgapuja, Mahashivratri, Krishnashtami, Diwali and Chhat.
There are no popular hotels in Madhubani as it is a very small district in the state of Bihar.
Day 1- After reaching Patna Airport, leave for Madhubani. Then visit Bhawanipur, Kapileshwar Sthan, Saurath and Uchaitha.