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Vaishali Pilgrimage Tours
History Of Vaishali :
Vaishali is a small town in the Indian state of Bihar and is a famous Buddhist Pilgrimage site. Vaishali is believed to be the first republic in the world. Vaishali is also the birthplace of Lord Mahavira therefore Vaishali tours are in high demand. History says that Gautam Buddha visited this place on numerous occasions. He delivered his last sermon at Vaishali and therefore Vaishali tourism has seen high number of tourists. Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana here, the reason a Vaishali pilgrimage tour is taken in high esteem by pilgrims. According to the Buddhist stories or Jataka Tales, Vaishali was ruled by more than 7000 kings. These kings of the Lichchavi clan built various Vaishali temples. Vaishali Temples are known for their architecture and beauty.
How To Reach Vaishali Temples :
Vaishali temples are situated in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, around 55 kilometers from Patna, the capital of Bihar. Vaishali tours are an important part of pilgrimage for Buddhists and Jain, and all temples are well connected for the convenience of pilgrims who come for Vaishali Pilgrimage Tours.
Air : The nearest Airport for Vaishali pilgrimage tours is Patna which is around 56 kilometers.
Rail : Hazipur is the nearest railway station for Vaishali pilgrimage tours which is 35 kilometers.
Road : Vaishali is well connected by road to Patna, Muzaffarpur. Other nearby states is well connected for Vaishali pilgrimage tours.
Once in Vaishali local transport and Vaishali Pilgrimage Tours Buses can be hired.
Festival : Vaishali tourism is best enjoyed during Vaishali Mahotsava held to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir. The festival is organized on the full moon day of the month of "Vaishakh" or around mid April.
Other Attractions :
Bawan Pokhar Temple is an ancient Vaishali Temple built on the bank of Bawan Pokhar or a tank and has number of Hindu deities to worship.
Chaumukhi Mahadeva is a Vaishali Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is famous for four faces of Lord Shiva on a black stone Phallus.
Kundanpur is the birthplace of the Lord Mahavira and is an important pilgrimage site of Jain's who come for Vaishali Pilgrimage Tour.
Ashoka Pillar or The Lion Pillar is situated at Kolhua. This pillar as the name suggests was built by Emperor Ashoka. The magnificent pillar is made of red sandstone. The pillar has a lion on top of the monument. The lion and the pillar are symbolic to the glorious rein of King Ashoka. The pillar is must see while coming in for Vaishali tours.
While on Vaishali Tour or on Vaishali Pilgrimage Tour it is advisable to check the timings for various Vaishali Temples to visit accordingly. The temples are usually not open throughout the day. Check Vaishali Tourism web sites online.
Vaishali Tourism Hotels :
Vaishali Tourism information is available at :
Vaishali Tours Information Center
Tourist Information Centers
Government of Bihar Tourist Office
Tourist Bungalow, Vaishali
Tel. : 06225-285425