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About Buxar

Buxar City is the headquarters of the Buxar district of Bihar state. The city lies on the eastern border of the Bihar and shares its borders with Uttar Pradesh. The city with total area of 1,620 km2 is located on the banks of river Ganga. The main languages spoken here are Bhojpuri and Hindi. The entire region is well connected via roadways and railways to other parts of Bihar and India.

Brief History of Buxar

About Buxar
Portrait of Battle of Buxar

History of Buxar is believed to be dated back to pre-Ramayana period. It is said that Vishvamitra Ashram was located in Buxar. Bhagawan Rama killed Tadaka(Rakchhasi) here only. Buxar is also associated with two famous battles in medieval history. One fought between the Mughal emperor Humayun and Sher Shah Suri at Chousa in 1539 A.D which resulted in the victory of Sher Shah Suri. The later was fought in 1764 between Muslim Mughal Mir Kasim with the support of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II and Nawab Shuja Ud Daulah of Oudh (Awadh) and the Britishers. The Bitishers defeated Mir Kasim in this battle. The historical discoveries also through some lights on the relation of Buxar with ancient civilisations of Mohanjodaro and Harappa. For More Click Here

Geography and Climate of Buxar

Geographically Buxar is located at 25.56049°N and 83.98054°E. Buxar covers an area of 1,620 km2 and is elevated at 55 m above seas level. The holy river Ganga form its northern border and on the other side of the river lies the state of UttarPradesh. The western border of the city is formed by the river Karmanasa. The area is largely low lying alluvial plain of river Ganges and her tributaries- Thora and Karmanasa. The region is known for the large production of Wheat. The climate of the region is moderate type. Summers starts from mid-march to mid-June. Followed by monsoons which lasts till end of September. The winters starts in November and end till march. For More Click Here

Places of Interest in Buxar

Places of Interest in Buxar

Buxar is famous for some of its beautiful sightseeing locations and historical monuments.
Chausa Hoard ch place which got its name from chausa Mangoes. Sher Shah defeated Mughal Emperor, Humayun at this very place. The place also got importance as first known bronze hoard was discovered here in the Gangetic valley. Katkauli Ka Maidan is another famous tourist spot in Buxar. The famous battle of Buxar in 1764 was fought here. At this very place Britishers defeated Mir Qasim (Nawab of Bengal), Shah Alam II (Mughal Emperor) and Shuja-ud-Daulah (Nawab of Awadh).
Sita Ram Upadhyaya Museum, Buxar fort, Brameshwar Nath Temple, Bihari Ji Temple are some other famous places to visit in Buxar. For More Click Here

Transportation in Buxar

Information on Buxar

Buxar is well connected with roadways and railways. It is connected with major cities of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh by both roadways and railways. Many major trains passes by Buxar because of its strategic location. Hence Buxar is a very important railway station. Buxar is also connected to Ballia District of neighboring state Uttar Pradesh by road bridge(Veer Kunwar Singh Setu) over Ganges. The nearest airport is Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport (PAT / VEPT). This airport is 129 km from Buxar. Other nearby airports are Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport (VNS / VIBN) at a distance of 134 km from Buxar, Gorakhpur Airport (GOP / VEGK) at a distance of 183 km from Buxar. For More Click Here

Shopping in Buxar

Though prospects for shopping in Buxar are limited still the region with local markets has all to amuse its visitors. In these local haats or bazaars you can find items of daily need. further you can also shop for variety of handicraft items and that to at nominal prices. One can always look for some of the very famous leather goods especially the leather shoes of Buxar are a speciality and a must shop for. Piparpati Road, Nai Bazaar, Thatheri Bazaar and Purani Chowk, are some of the main shopping destinations in Buxar. While shopping in Buxar you can look out for leather goods and Timber and Furniture works. Apart from this for shopping of general items like electronics, jewelry, cloths etc. you can take a stroll to any of these markets.

Economy and Industrialism in Buxar

Economy of Buxar

Buxar is famous for its small scale industries like soap manufacturing, leather goods and Timber and Furniture works. Most of the people in Buxar are employed in agriculture. They are also engaged in rearing livestock. The main items of trade are fruits, cereals, vegetables fish and jail manufactured goods. Few agro based units are also located in this part of Bihar and acts as a source of employment in the region. For More Click Here

Cuisines of Buxar

The people of Buxar prefer to eat their traditional food. The main component of their food include the use of Sattu. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian forms part of their diet. Their daily meals consists of daal, roti and sabji or any non vegetarian dish. Many green leafy vegetables are grown in abaundance and transported to nearby areas. Litti Chowkha is the most famous food of Buxar that has gained popularity throughout the world. Sweets are the major part of their food. Soanpapdi of Buxar has a special taste and any trip to Buxar without tasting the famous litti Chowkha and Soanpapdi is incomplete. For More Click Here

Culture and Festival of Buxar

The culture of Buxar is largely influenced by the Bihari culture. Buxar lies in Bhojpuri region and so Bhojpuri is the local local language of the region. The culture of Buxar is influenced by the culture of cities like Gorakhpur, Varanasi,Mirzapur, Sasaram etc. Buxar has a rich heritage and culture. the traditional dress of these people is Dhoti-Kurta or Kurta-Payjama with a turban and that of women is Lehnga/Ghaghra choli. Most famous festival celebrated in Buxar is Chhath Puja. Apart from it other festivals like Dussehera, Diwali, Hori, Ramnavami, Sekraat, Shivraat, Eid,Muharram, Bakrid, Chritmas and New year are also celebrated with great joy and fun. These people enjoy their traditional folk dances and songs to the fullest and any festival without them seems to be incomplete

Buxar at a glance

Country : India
State : Bihar
District : Buxar
Languages : Hindi, Bhojpuri
PIN : 802101
Telephone code : 06183
Location: 25.56049°N 83.98054°E
Climate : Moderate climate
Religion: Hinduism, Islam

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