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Travel to the Calm Town of Jamui

By Manoj Menon

Jamui, one of the famous districts of Bihar, is mainly known for its mythological and historical importance for Jain religion. Another reason for which Jaimui tourism is considered a worthwhile destination is due to a legend which proclaims that the name Jamui has been derived from "Jribhikgram"or "Jambhiyaagram" -the village that is known for being the spot where Lord Mahavir attained Divine Knowledge or Kevalaygyan. Here is a guide to this peaceful town

Patneshwar Mandir

Patneshwar Mandir is one of the famous Shiv temples in Jamui. Legends hold that the temple was once residence of Goswami family. One day Goswami saw something shining in woods and on closer look he found it was a Shivaling. The temple was finally built in 1711 AD.

Every year, during Hindu month of Shravan, a 2 feet wall of mud is formed around this Shivling and litres of milk is poured over it. Strikingly the shivling never gets drowned inspite of the heavy pouring of milk. Also known as kamna ling, this temple is also acknowledged for its scenic beauty and picturesque river Kiul. The mountains create natural aura that rules the air of this place.

Simultalla Hill Station

Simultalla Hill Station is mainly credited for its scenic beauty and pleasant weather conditions. In Indian mythology, it is better known as the meditation place or tapobhumi of great saint Sri Ram Krishna Paramhans.The great landscapes and beautiful mesmerizing natural beauty of this place is what calls you to give it a visit whenever you need to get away from your daily hectic life.

Simultalla is a small village in Bihar, basically known for health resort. The peaceful and serene surroundings of this place makes it worth a visit. If a traveler is keen about natural beauty and looking forward for a relaxing environment away from the hustle bustle of city life, this is the ideal place to unwind.

Jain Mandir

Jain Mandir is mainly known as the biggest rest house for Jain pilgrims. You can always visit this place as it is on the way to Kshatriya Gram Kund which is also one of the biggest tourist destinations of Jamui districts. Inside the rest house there is a big Lord Mahavir temple. This Jain Mandir Dharamsala is known across the nation for its grandeur and serenity.

Jain Mandir
 

View of the Jain Mandir
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Minto Tower

Minto Tower was built to welcome the then British Viceroy, Lord Irwin to Gidhaur, by the ruler of Gidhaur. The tower thus holds a historical importance in modern Indian history and marks the center of Gidhaur city. You will find the tower easily whenever you are passing through Jamui-Jhajha state highway.

Minto Tower
 

View of the tower
Photo Courtesy: Abhisuroon

How to Reach Jamui

By Air: The Patna International Airport is just 161 kms away while the Gaya International Airport is just 141 kms away from here. It is well connected with all the major cities from here.

By Rail: Jamui is one of the main railway junctions of Danapur division of East Central Railway. It lies on the Howrah-Patna-Mughalsarai main line.

By Road: One can reach Jaimui from any metropolitan city located along the Delhi-Kolkata Main Road that connects Mugalsarai-Patna route. This route runs parallel to the famous Grand Trunk Road.

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