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Bihar Tourism – The Holy Town of Saran

By Manoj

Saran is one of the lesser known tourist destinations located in the state of Bihar. This village is known for the temples of Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva that are located here.

Bihar Tourism – The Holy Town of Saran
   

The ashram of Gautam Rishi.
Photo Courtesy: Vsvinaykumar2

Tourists coming here can enjoy the history, religious and architectural spots that it has to offer. Here are a few places of tourist interest that you should visit when you come to Saran.

Dhorh Ashram

Dhorh Ashram, an archaeological tourist destination, is located in the north of Parsagarh. It is famous for the historic Bhagwan Dhadheswar Temple which is situated on the banks of the river Gandaki. The highlight of the temple is Lord Shiva's Lingam. Devotees come here to pay respect.

Silhauri

Silhauri is a sacred place located in Saran. Shivratri is celebrated here with a lot of pomp and a huge mela is organised during the festival. Visitors are taken to a completely new high in this festival. One can learn the traditions of the people here and also shop for momentos while here.

Sonepur

Sonepur, also known as Subarnapur, is one of the popular tourist destination in Bihar. The Cattle Fair or Malegaon Mela, as it is locally called, is highly popular and is held in the month of November during the Kartik Purnima, the Full Moon night, and the celebrations lasts for a fortnight. The temples of Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva also attracts a lot tourists here.

Aami

Aami is located 4km from the west of Dhighwara and 26 km from Chappra. It is popular for the Durga temples here and many a pilgrims come here to pay homage to Goddess Durga. A speciality of this town is that it has a deep and broad well located in garden and this well is said to have never dried up.

Gautam Asthan

Gautam Asthan is the ashram of Gautam Risihi and is situated 5 km from Chappra. Rumour has it that the sage in his wrath cursed his wife who then transformed into a stone. Tourists come here visit the ashram of the sage.

How to Reach

By Air: Gaya International Airport at Gaya which is about 174 km from Saran and the airport at Ranchi which is at a distance of 164 kms are both good points for air connectivity.

By Rail: Chhapra Junction significantly contributes to the North Eastern Junction, and the nearest railway station is at Deoghar which is 22 km away.

By Road: You can avail buses from neighbouring states to reach Saran.

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