Wednesday, 3 August 2016

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Vaishali

 Ashoka Lion Pillar Stuba Vaishali
Ashoka Lion Pillar & Stuba – Vaishali, Photo: Swaminathan M
Vaishali is an important archaeological site that was once the capital city of Licchavi rulers. Vaishali earned fame as a birthplace of last Jain Tirthankar Lord Mahavira. It is believed that Mahavira was born and brought up in 6th century BCE in Kundalagram of Republic of Vaishali. Another major event this place was a witness to was the last sermon of Buddha in 483 BCE. Vaishali was a prosperous kingdom during the time of Buddha, it is also known for its beautiful courtesan Amrapali. So, you see, one has enough to recall in Vaishali and adding to its historic charm is the well-preserved Ashokan Pillar. This ancient city finds mention in the travel accounts of eminent Chinese travellers like Fa-hien and Hieun Tsang.
Major Tourist Attractions:
  • Relic Stupa
  • Kutagarasala Vihara
  • Coronation Tank
  • World Peace Pagoda
  • Archaeological Survey of India Museum
  • Bawan Pokhar Temple
  • Kundalpur
  • Raja Vishal ka Garh
  • Choumukhi Mahadeva
How to Reach: The nearest airport to Vaishali is at Patna (70kms) and the nearest railhead is at Muzaffarpur (36kms). So, one has the choice between flight and train, most suitable can be taken followed by booking a cab till Vaishali.














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