India - Bihar & Jharkhand (PDF Chapter)
This is the Bihar & Jharkhand chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
Remote and rural, Bihar is the birthplace of Buddhism. Thousands of pilgrims from around the world throng its many places of religious significance, most extraordinary of which is Bodhgaya, the site of Buddha’s enlightenment.
- witness Buddhists from around the world praying, prostrating and meditating at Bodhgaya, the powerfully serene site of Buddha’s enlightenment
- get up at 4am for the surreal day-long Jain pilgrimage to the top of Parasnath Hill, Jharkhand’s tallest peak
- visit the peaceful ruins of Nalanda, a once-huge ancient university
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Bihar, Patna, Vaishali, Kesariya, Motihari, Raxaul, Gaya, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Ranchi, Betla (Palamau) National Park.