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Things to Do in Buxar

Buxar is located on the banks of holy river Ganga. The city is enriched with ancient and glorious past. The place is associated with two very famous wars, One which was fought between Mughal dynastic descendant Humayun and Sher Shah Suri at Chousa in 1539 A.D and the second which was fought in 1764 and is popularly known as Battle of Buxar which was fought between Muslim Mughal Mir Kasim along with Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II and Nawab Shuja Ud Daulah of Oudh (Awadh) against the British Major Hector Monro. There are many historic places in Buxar, some of them of the period of Lord Rama. The devotees of lord Rama visit Buxar in huge numbers every year to feel the presence of Lord Rama. Also because of the vicinity to holy River Ganga, the place is also very famous as a spitritual place.

Things to do in Buxar

Explore Nature in Buxar

There is lot more to explore when it comes to natural beauty. You can always enjoy the banks of river Ganga. Taking a stroll on the banks of river Ganga is a memorable experience. The cool breeze and the sound of water gives eternal peace. People also come here and spend hours far away from the city crowd. Also the famous Katkauli Ka Maidan, apart from having its historic importance, is a very famous ground where one can be closer to nature. The peaceful surroundings of the ground are very relaxing. The Chausa Hoard is another famous place in Buxar, it is very famous for the Chausa mangoes. The smell of the mangoes in the summer season is hypnotizing and makes a person greed for sweet mangoes.

Enjoy Boating at River Ganga

What to do in Buxar

Boating in Buxar can be a memorable experience as the city is located on the banks of river Ganga . Apart from water sports and boating, a lot of trade is carried out by using this mode of transport. People enjoy boating in the gushing water of ganga. Apart from boating , there are many other water sports that can be enjoyed in river Ganga. Since the flow of water in river ganga is always high and the water is quite deep, hence a lot of precautions need to be taken while enjoying the water of the river. After a long boating experience a person can also enjoy on the banks of the river.

Take Time For Shopping in Buxar

Some of the main shopping destinations in Buxar are Nai Bazaar, Piparpati Road, Thatheri Bazaar and Purani Chowk. Shopping in Buxar can be made exciting if you look out for the famous paintings of Buxar, leather goods, handmade soaps, handicraft work by the central jail prisoners and Timber and Furniture works. Apart from the above list a lot of general items like electronics, jewelry, cloths etc. can also be found in the markets of buxar. To buy these goods you can take a stroll to any of these markets.

Live the Age Old History Buxar

Buxar has an ancient and glorious past. The history of Buxar is dated back to the period of Rama. There are many historic points in Buxar. The best way to know about the history of Buxar is Sita Ram Upadhaya Museum. The museum was build in the year 1979. The museum has the complete details about the archeological pieces of Buxar, there is a huge collection of the ancient artifacts, coins manuscripts etc. a person who enjoy history and is eager to learn about the past can spend hours here. The trip to Sita Ram Upadhaya Museum is a complete informative and educational time spend.

Famous places near Buxar

Katkauli Ka Maidan is another place reviving the memories of the Battle of buxar was fought in 1764. Buxar fort displays the glorious past of Buxar. The fort is supposed to be built by king Rudra Deo in 1054 A.D. the fort reminds and gives information on how the royal people used to live and tells us everything about their lifestyle, culture, their likings and dislikes. Ahilya Uddhar is another historic place in Buxar. The famous ashram of Rishi Gautam is located here. The place has a special mention in Ram Chartira Manas for Lord Rama freed ahilya from her curse here. Raja Bhoj Fort is also another important historic monument of the city. Tadka vadh also has a special mention in history, it is a playground for one of the most important event of mythology. It is a long stretch of forest where Lord Rama killed Tadka and freed the residents which were under the threat of demoness Tadka. Siddhashram is also another holy as well as historic place in Buxar. The place was an adobe of Rishi Vishwamitra along with 80000 other saints. Lord Rama along with Laxma killed demons Mareech and Subahu here only.

Visit Famous Religious Places in Buxar

As the town is located on the banks of holy river Ganga it has a huge spiritual importance. Panchkoshi Parikrama is a very important spiritual place of the region. There is a very famous ritual associated with this place . People stay here for 5 days and and perform the rituals. People from across Bihar believe in visiting this place once every year and during their stay they have to cook their own liiti and Bhatta as a part of age old tradition. Another famous spiritual place located near Buxar is Kanjis Dham. Rama Rekha Ghat build over river ganga is believed to be once crossed by Lord Rama and hence its name is dedicated to Lord Rama. Brahameshwar Nath temple is located at a distance of 30 kms from Buxar. People come here to offer their special prayer to the main deity of the temple – Lord Shiva. A festivity can be seen allaround in the temple on the day of MahaShivratri. Nath Baba Temple is located on river Gangain Charitravan. Another famous temple dedicated to Lord Krishna is Bihariji temple.

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