Situated near the historical Vaishali, the city of Muzaffarpur is
one of the major towns of north Bihar. Muzaffarpur the Lychee City,
a short distance from popular tourist spots like Hajipur, Sonepur
and Vaishali is located just south of the Burhi Gandak River. The
city was founded by Muzaffar Khan in the 18th century and hence the
Modern Muzaffarpur, along with the districts of Champaran, and
Darbanga, may have been comprised in the Lichhavi territory at the
beginning of the 6th century B.C., when the Lichhavis were in the
zenith of their power. There are, therefore, plenty of interesting
historical sites around the area.
It is also one of the oldest and largest trade centres in the entire
state. A major road and rail hub, it is a trade centre on the Patna-Nepal
route. Rice and sugar milling and cutlery manufacture are the chief
industries. It is the seat of the University of Bihar that was founded
in 1952. This is also the gateway to Nepal via Birgunj.
One of the oldest republics of the world, Vaishali was once the
capital of the Lichhavis. It is also a place of immense religious
significance for the Buddhist community as Lord Buddha preached
his last sermon here.
Famous for its annual animal fair, which is the biggest of its kind
in the whole of Asia, Sonepur is situated at the confluence of the
river Ganga and Gandok.
It is also one of the beautiful excursions of Muzaffarpur.
It is 70 kms from Patna Airport.
There is a railway station at Muzaffarpur.
A well laid network of buses operates in the area.
Temperature (degrees c)
Winter : Max.16 & Min. 6
Summer : Max. 45 & Min. 34
Cottons and light tropical
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