Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur is a city the state of Bihar, India. It is known as the lychee capital of the country. It is one of the oldest and most important commercial and educational centres of Bihar. Muzaffarpur has many historical sites, monuments, temples and other places of tourist interest.

Get in

By train

Muzaffarpur Junction Railway Station (Station Code : MFP) is a railhead of East Central Railways. Shaheed Express (darbhanga-amritsar), Mithila Express (raxaul-howrah), Maurya Express, Sadhbhawna Express, Vaishali Express (barauni-new delhi) and Amarnath Express (barauni-jammutawi) pass through this station. The Vaishali Express (barauni-new delhi), Bihar Sampark Kranti (darbhanga-new delhi), SaptKranti Express (muzaffarpur-new delhi) are the fastest and most comfortable way to arrive from Delhi or vice versa. The journey takes around 18-19 hours from New Delhi. Muzaffarpur is well-connected to major cities in India through daily trains. It's advised to book the train ticket well in advance since the trains are often heavily booked. Tickets can be booked online from the IRCTC website.

By car

Muzaffarpur is well-connected by bus to Patna, which is about 3.0 hours away. There are direct buses to Patna, Silliguri, Gauhati, Ranchi etc. Buses are the best option if one is traveling from Patna. Muzzafarpur is well connected by a network of roads with all the neighbouring cities and towns. The distance to some important cities are:

By plane

Get around

You may hired taxi, autorickshaws and cycle rickshaws for local transportation. The city has a concept of shared autorickshaws. City ring bus service run by regional transport authority (RDA) has mini buses plying on five different routes. The maximum fare is ₹4 only. The main the introduction of ring bus service has broken the monopoly of rickshaws and auto-rickshaws.

See

Buy

One of the major attractions of Muzaffarpur is the Lahthi (Lakh ki Churiyan/Bangles)

Eat

Do eat the Jalebi and Malpua,lassi from the roadside shop at Santoshi Mata Mandir near Railway Station, one of the unique of its kind. Taas+chura (dish of meat)near laxmi chowk SWEETS like Rasmadhuri and many more delicious from maharaja sweet and bharat jalpan near saraiyaganj Vaishali Sweets near chatta chowk is also famous for rasgulla, rasmadhuri and chat.

Sleep

Connect

Muzaffarpur Tourist Information Center, Tourism Information, BSTDC Hotel Lichchavi Vihar, Phone: 0621-2228512.

Go next

You may also take a day’s excursion to Rajgir and Vaishali to see the historic places of Buddhist significance. Nalanda is also close by where the remnants of the Nalanda University, stupas, monasteries and temples are worth exploring. The artifacts that have been excavated are on exhibit in the Nalanda museum. Other nearby destinations are Sonepur, Digha, Patna, Bihar-Sharif, Pawapuri, Munghyer and Rajgir.

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