Samastipur Tourism

Samastipur Tourism

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Bihar Tourism Destinations
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5.4 / 7
92 Ratings & 66 Reviews

Samastipur Info

  • State: Bihar
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Samastipur
The village of Samastipur is located in the Samastipur district of Bihar. It is an administrative district situated on the banks of the river Budhi Gandak.  Other important rivers flowing through the district are the Baya, Kosi, Kamla, Kareh, Jhamwari and Balan.

Samastipur is a city of temples and is hence famous for religious pursuits. There are several temples dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva. Thaneshwar Temple is the most revered Lord Shiva Temple, so is the Khudneshwar Sthan. The former, located in the heart of the city, has several temples within its premises, such as the Shiva Mandir, Ram Mandir, Ganesh Mandir, Kali Mandir and Hanuman Mandir. The Shri Katu Shyam Mandir Temple is situated on the Gola Road.

The temple at Morwa is known as a symbol of Hindu Muslim unity, as it was founded by a Muslim and is the place where the Shivling was originally discovered, several feet under the ground. There is also the Shiva Durga Temple of Kessopatti and Vidyapati Dham, some of the oldest temples in the area.

People on a religious pilgrimage to Samastipur often visit the nearby town of Mannipur in order to seek the blessings of Durga Mata. The tomb of famous poet Vidyapati, called the Vidyapati Dham, is also worth a visit.

The main festival of the region is the Chat Puja, a very popular festival held right after Diwali. This is a good time to visit Samastipur, as the place is deep rooted with festivities, the history and culture.  Even the festivals of Eid and Muharram are celebrated with delight here.

Agriculture is the chief occupation in Samastipur, as the land is fertile. Beetle, tobacco, mango, rice and wheat are the main crops. The sugar industry is the main industry here.

Samastipur is connected to the major towns of Muzzafarpur, Patna and Darbhanga by road and is easily accessible from the National Highway No. 28. Since it is the Divisional Headquarters of the North Eastern Railway, it has direct train links to Calcutta, New Delhi, Patna, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad.

The best time to visit Samastipur is during the winter season, November through February. The rest of the year experiences harsh summer and monsoons and are unfavourable to tour.

Samastipur is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Muzaffarpur and Patna.

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Samastipur Traveller Reviews

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Pooja Jaiswal

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  • Pooja Jaiswal
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 25 Reviews
  •  312 helpful votes
  •  24242 readers

"Helpful people, good place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2014
It is a very good place for tourist. Tourist can enjoy more and more here. People of this place are very good his behaviour is also very good. People of samastipur are helpful nature. Temple of this place was very attractive. Hotel is very good, service was very well. Overall facilities and service was good. My trip was good. I enjoy more and more here.
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  • 7 votes

Hemant Kishore

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  • Hemant Kishore
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1930 readers


  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 25, 2013
My overall experience was nice in Samastipur. I feel is a very good platform for tourist, they have more information about hotels. Thanks for suggestion about hotel.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: nothing

Activities & things to do: nothing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: nothing
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Anindita Baidya

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  • Anindita Baidya
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  3884 readers

"Very dirty place."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2011
This is one of the filthiest places I have ever visited. Especially the main market area is so Gilthi, I wonder how does not actually live there.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing much.

Activities & things to do: Visit the villages around.......much better than the town.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Don't visit.
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  • 4 votes

Prabodh Karn

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  • Prabodh Karn
  • 1 Review
  •  7 helpful votes
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"An old devi mandir"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2009
A Durga mandir was built in mid of 19th century in village Chhatneshwar under Waqrisnagar block. Now it is recognised as one of the district's tourist places.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: It is located in a place from where actual glimpse of a typical mithila village can be observed.

Activities & things to do: .

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can take a taxi from Samastipur railway station to the place. The village is located about 15 kms from Samastipur railway station.
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Awadh Jha

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  • Awadh Jha
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 1 Review
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  4197 readers

"samastipur is in mithilanchal"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2008
maithili is the language, spoken by common people.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: it is located on the right bank of river Budhi-Gandakl. You can hire a boat and travel along the river to see the country and the people here.The finer elements of dwelling, agriculture and culture of the Mithila can be discovered by traversing along the river course.

Activities & things to do: you can visit any house and see the cohesion of the people, the simplicity of life, the preparedness to accept any adversity. How a village can live without modern means..can all be discovered.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Do not mix too much, just interact and move on.
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