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Vaishali Overview

Ranked 1 of 13 sightseeing in Sonepur

Vaishali is located on the shores of the Gandak River. It is a sacred place for Buddhists and Jains as the presiding deities of the region are Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira. This place is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira.

Fort Vishal, a popular attraction of Vaishali, was discovered during the excavations. Some of the other attractions of this place are the Ashoka Pillar, Jain Temples, stupas of Buddha and Bawan Pokhar Temple.

Built with a single piece of red sandstone, the Ashoka Pillar was constructed by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. The 18 m high, bell shaped capital is surmounted on the pillar.

The Bawan Pokhar Temple is famous for the black basalt Shivalinga. Another important tourist attraction is the Miranji Ka Dargah, dedicated to the Muslim Saint Sheikh Mohammed Faizullah Kazim.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Aman Singh

Aman Singh5.0/5

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Can't explain in words

Vaishali is the first independence of the world. I can't explain my experience in words. Really it's a very wonderful place I ever visit. If you come to Bihar you must have to visit Vaishali. Local language is also very sweet here.