India - Bihar & Jharkhand (PDF Chapter)

India - Bihar & Jharkhand (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Bihar & Jharkhand chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.

This whole region is off the beaten track. Outside Bodhgaya, foreign tourists are almost non-existent, so if you’re looking to sidestep mainstream travel, and especially if you have an interest in Buddhism, this rustic pocket of India could be an unexpected highlight.

  • witness Buddhists from around the world praying and meditating at Bodhgaya, the serene site of Buddha’s enlightenment
  • maps
  • get up at 4am for the surreal day-long Jain pilgrimage to the top of Jharkhand’s tallest peak, Parasnath Hill
  • transport
  • visit the peaceful ruins of the once-huge ancient university of Nalanda
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Bihar, Patna & Around, Raxaul, Gaya, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Jharkhand, Ranchi, Betla (Palamau) National Park.

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