Muzaffarpur Tourism
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Muzaffarpur Tourism

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Muzaffarpur Info

  • State: Bihar
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Muzaffarpur
Muzaffarpur is the largest city situated in the northern part of Bihar and is located around 35 km from Vaishali on the banks of River Burhi Gandak. Purbi Champaran and Sitamarhi districts in the northern regions and Vaishali and Saran districts in the southern part bound Muzaffarpur.

Known as the Lychee Capital of India, Muzaffarpur is one of the most popular centres for trade in India. The major transactions of trade for Muzaffarpur are with Nepal, in which grains and other commodities are exchanged. Owing to its world renowned Shahi Lychee and Chinese Lychee fruits, it has won several international accolades. The average annual production of Lychees here is around three lakh tonnes approximately.        

Muzaffarpur was named after Muzaffar Khan, who was a revenue officer in the early eighteenth century. Earlier the areas of Champaran, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur were combined and altogether were known by the name of Vaishali. This region used to be the centre of power and authority of the Linchavi Kingdom. Ancient sites and Buddhist Viharas are an integral part of MuzaffarpurÂ’s cultural heritage.   

With the advent of commercialisation, the marketing conditions of this city have improved a lot. It is now regarded as the marketing hub of northern Bihar region and is a provider to wholesale markets in Mumbai, Surat and Ahmedabad. The major commercial hub in the city is Motijheel and the textile mills here are dominated by the Marwadi community.

Some of the popular destinations here include ancient temples like the Kali Temple of Sikandarpur, the Rajeshwari Devi Mandir, Chaturbhuj Temple, Ramna's Tripur Sundari Temple, Shri Ram Temple, and Baba Garib Stan, the shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

There are also several shrines, temples and Buddhist monasteries in the regions of Vaishali and Rajgir. Other than temples, there is Kesaria Stupa, which is one of the largest monuments in the country, Khudi Ram Bose Memorial and Ram Chandra Shahi Museum. The Badi Masjid, Hathilwa-Matth and Gurudwara are other major locations near Rajkhand.

Besides, the nearby locations Rajgir and Vaishali are famous for the historic places of Buddhist significance. Nalanda attracts numerous tourists for its remnants of stupas, monasteries, temples and the Nalanda University, and the excavated artifacts are displayed in the Nalanda Museum
 

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Praveen Singh

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  • Praveen Singh
  • Lives in Muzaffarpur
  • 5 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  38 readers

"Garibnath mandir"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is early morning. Amidst the blowing of conch
Shells and the sound of dhol, manjeera, a group
Of devotees can be seen dancing on the narrow
Pathway leading to Baba Garibnath Temple at
Purna Bazar, Muzaffarpur. The temple
Reverberates with the sounds of keertan that
Follow, while bel patra and milk continue to flow
On the pindi as the offerings continue. The Lord
Grants the wishes of all, but particularly those of
The poor and this faith is writ large on all the
Faces here.
Are more than 10 Gareebnath temples in
The country. In this one people worship a
Swayambhu Shivalinga, one that has evolved by
Divine power, " says Amarnath Pathak, the priest,
Who is also member of the Mahant family of this
Temple that is said to be about 300 years old. A
Story associated with it tells us about the
Landlord who sold this land to Badrinath
Chachan. While getting the vat vriksha on the
Premises cut, on reaching the fifth of the seven
Trees, somehow the Swayambhu Shivalinga about
Which none had any inkling, got hit.
"The pink cemented structure has a dome with
Seven kalasha, made of ashtadhatu. "
It is said blood started flowing and Chachan, in
Fear and devotion, initially made a temporary
Temple there. The poor landlord who had sold off
The land, too started worshipping here and it is
Believed Lord Shiva appeared in disguise to help
In the marriage of his daughter. Since then it has
Been called Shivalinga Garibnath or the Lord of
The poor. In 2006, Kedarnath, son of Badrinath,
Gave concrete structure to this 120 feet high
Temple, now functioning under the Garibnath
Nyas Samiti. The pink cemented structure has a
Dome with seven kalasha, made of ashtadhatu
And one of the seven banyan trees, still stands
Tall adjacent the main structure.
The sanctum here has the Swayambhu
Shivalinga, 1. 5 feet below the flooring with the
Base covered with silver and argha, an octagonal
Ashtadhatu covering structure. Small temples
With statues of Kartikeya, Ganesha, dot the
Compound. A lot of attention is preserved for
Nandi, with youngsters in particular whispering
Their wishes into its ears. In the northeast
Direction of the sanctum, marble statues of
Radha-Krishna and Surya Narayana are coming
Up. Statues of Bhagwan Shri Satyanarayana andi
Ashtamukhi Ekadasha Rudra rest on two
Different floors of this tall, vertically established
Composite temple structure. Chandrakoopa or
The holy well is from where water is drawn for
Offering, while chants of stuti gaan rents the air.
With almost 10, 000 devotees coming everyday,
The crowd, swells to even 50, 000 on Mondays
And Fridays!
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Mayank  Singh

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  • Mayank Singh
  • Lives in Muzaffarpur
  • 1 Review
  •  199 readers

"Overall a nice city to go"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
This is so good city. I liked it so much. There is many places to travel. Like Baba Garibnath temple, Durga sthan. And many more temples like this and there is also many types of shopping malls like: Vishal Mega Mart, Kolkata bazaar, Reliance trends, Max mart etc.
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Abhishek Balboa

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  • Abhishek Balboa
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Muzaffarpur, overall a nice city"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
The behaviour of the person of the city is very good. Every one in this city is too much cooperative. There are various places here to visit specially spiritual places, places such as Devi Mandir, Garib Sthan, Ma Banglamukhi Mandir. There is also a very famous park which is the heart of Muzaffarpur i.e Jubba sahnai park.
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Dynamo Ankit

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  • Dynamo Ankit
  • Lives in Muzaffarpur
  • 1 photo
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  516 readers

"This city is now a smart city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2015
This city is very sweet as litchi people of this city always lived together celebrate festivals together. The roads of this city is very well maintained. There is many shopping malls, sacred place like Durga Asthan Mandir, Devi Mandir, Kambal Shah Masjid etc. There are many upcoming projects and multiplex to be started maybe from year 2016.
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Vinish Bhaskar

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  • Vinish Bhaskar
  • Lives in Muzaffarpur
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"A place with beautiful temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 14, 2015
I enjoyed my summer vacation in Muzaffarpur. With a lot of and joy, there is a lot of beautiful place like Devi mandir. This is temple of maa durga. There is golden statue of maa durga. I visited many more places. I also ate litchi of Muzaffarpur.
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Akash Deep

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  • Akash Deep
  • 1 Review
  •  14 helpful votes
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"A place of happiness"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 23, 2014
This place is known as place of it lichi which has become World famous. This place has lots of things to enjoy such as jubba sani park, in religious temple like devi mandir,baba garib nath mandir famous for savan god shiva lovers....
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Sanjeev Shrivastava

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  • Sanjeev Shrivastava
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
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"The famous Lichhi city"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2014
Muzaffarpur is famous for delicious fruit Lichhi. The quality of Lichhi is very good and export abroad. There are medical and engineering and MBA college. People of this city is hard working and well behaved. But lack of factories and other source of employment people migrate from this city to metro city.
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Leslie varghese Varghese

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  • Leslie varghese Varghese
  • Lives in Cochin
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"I had been to NRC..."

  • Posted May 27, 2013
I had been to NRC for Litchi at Muzaffurpur and its a very good govt. organisation. People who are interested in Litchi cultivation shall visit this place and they can improve their knowledge.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: For sight seeing and shopping --- this is a wrong place.!!!
Food - Adjustable.

Activities & things to do: No much activities to do, except visiting NRC for Litchi.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Around 100 km from Patna, Bihar.

Warning : Be careful when you are in Muzafurpur, especially red alert area.
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A.M Jha

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  • A.M Jha
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Wonderful - heaven of earth"

  • Posted Nov 6, 2009
Its wonderful, much better than all tourist places in India. Even after ignorance by tourism department, it still beautiful.
You must visit Chamoonda Sthan and Pahsaul (40kms far from city towards North East) if you want to feel heaven.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Indraprastha Colony

Activities & things to do: Visit on Rikshaw

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Be careful all the time
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