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Ruins of Nalanda University established by Emperor Ashoka, BiharRuins of Nalanda University established by Emperor Ashoka, Bihar
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Bihar is a state in eastern India. This moderate-size state ranks twelve out of the 28 states of the country, covering 99,200 sq km (38,292 sq mi). The state borders Uttar Pradesh to the west, Jharkhand to the south, and West Bengal to the east. It also shares an international border with Nepal to the north.

Bihar is the third most populous state in India, with a population exceeding 100 million people. 85% of its population live in the countryside, and almost 58% are below the age of 25, making Bihar one of the fastest growing state by population. The state capital and largest city is Patna.

How to go to Bihar

Most tourists to Bihar head for Bodh Gaya, which has an international airport that receives flights from Bangkok and Paro in Bhutan. The state of Bihar is also connected by rail to all the major cities of India.

Ajgaivinath Temple, Sultanganj, BiharAjgaivinath Temple, Sultanganj, Bihar
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Main Cities in Bihar

  1. Patna - state capital
  2. Bhagalpur
  3. Bihar Sharif
  4. Darbhanga
  5. Gaya
  6. Muzaffarpur
  7. Rajgir

Main Sights in Bihar

  1. Bodhgaya
  2. Nalanda
  3. Pawapuri

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