The Historic City of Vaishali

 

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Map link for Vaishali

Bihari, Hindi

1 Days

September-December

Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
30℃ to 39℃

Vaishali Tourism

Vaishali has a long history of becoming a part of Bihar. In the present day, Vaishali resides in the present day Tirhut division of Bihar. Vaishali gets its name from King Vishal, from the Mahabharata. Vaishali has a lot of historic significance. It was the birthplace of Lord Mahavir and the resting place for Lord Gautam Buddha. Vaishali, before even the birth of Lord Mahavir, was, in fact, the capital Vajji confederation. Although the history of Vaishali is famous, there is very little known about this small district. The villages in and around Vaishali are known and famous for their rich culture and heritage. They make a very good and significant tourist spot to visit. Lord Buddha is known to have spent a lot of time here and decided on finally resting here before his death. This also leads King Ashoka, a true devotee, to make the Ashoka pillar under the Buddhist influence. 

Surrounded by banana and mango plantations, Vaishali is a very famous religious place. The footsteps of Lord Ram in the Ramchaura temple also brings out the Hindu devotees to visit Vaishali. The Ramayana tells us that Vaishali was once ruled by King Vaishal. History tells us that Vaishali was one of the first republics in the world. Thus, history in Vaishali is rich and one with many possibilities.

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History of advances

History in Vaishali is rich and one with many possibilities. In the present day, Vaishali resides in the Tirhut division of Bihar. Vaishali gets its name from King Vishal, from the Mahabharata. Vaishali has a lot of historic significance. It was the birthplace of Lord Mahavir and the resting place for Lord Gautam Buddha. Vaishali, before even the birth of Lord Mahavir, was, in fact, the capital Vajji confederation. Although the history of Vaishali is famous, there is very little known about this small district. The villages in and around Vaishali are known and famous for their rich culture and heritage. Surrounded by banana and mango plantations, Vaishali is a very famous religious place. The footsteps of Lord Ram in the Ramchaura temple also brings out the Hindu devotees to visit Vaishali. The Ramayana tells us that Vaishali was once ruled by King Vaishal. Lord Buddha is known to have spent a lot of time here and decided on finally resting here before his death. This also leads King Ashoka, a true devotee, to make the Ashoka pillar under the Buddhist influence. 

How to reach

The only way to reach Vaishali is by road. It doesn't have an exclusive railway station or airport.

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is in Patna and it takes about an hour to reach from there. One can take a cab or taxi to cover an hour distance and reach Vaishali.

How to Reach by Train

About 15.2 km away, the nearest railway station is in Hajipur. It takes about 17  mins to reach Vaishali from here. Numerous auto rickshaws are available to complete the journey.

How to Reach by Bus

Easy availability of buses can be found in and around the city of Vaishali. By road, is the best way of reaching Vaishali.

How to Reach by Road

Buses, cabs and taxis are available to reach Vaishali. The roads are decent enough to travel.

How to travel within

Autorickshaws are available from every corner of Vaishali especially in front of temples.

Food in Vaishali

As a part of Bihar, Vaishali has a lot to offer in the Bihari cuisine of food. this includes a variety of delicacies such as Kadhi Chawal, Khichdi, Litti Chokha etc. One must savour the food that is found in front of the temples and can also explore many other North Indian and some influence of Kolkata cuisine in the food. 

Vaishali Itinerary

DAY 1:

-Visit Raja Vishal's Ghar

-Offer prayers in Bawan Pokhar Temple

- Visit the Ashok Pillar

-Visit Lion Pillar

-Travel to Ananda Stupa

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