Mapped in two extreme corners and located into two extreme hemispheres of India, the state of Tamil Nadu and Bihar has preserved the Indian heritage, history and culture of past and present civilization. Where TamilNadu is famous for its Dravidian style Hindu temples which make the place profoundly religious, on the other end Bihar has secured and conserved the ancient India and its rich cultural and architectural prosperity. These two ends of India are now a major hub for tourists and contribute a large percentage of state’s GDP.
Let’s start our journey for the place which is highly loved and adored by the pilgrims in India. Yes!! It’s TamilNadu- The land with Ultimate Diversity.
The South Indian part of our country is the reservoir of grandeur and majesty for the pilgrims as it is rich with temples all around, and so is the Tamil Nadu. Here are few tourist attraction of the state which every pilgrims should visit to make their journey most sacred.
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Chennai: The capital city Chennai is rich in classical civilization and famous for its temples, churches beaches, multi-storey malls, and special south Indian treats. You can begin your journey from Patna junction to Chennai central through five direct trains’ i.e, Baghmati Express, Sanghmitra express, Partliputra-yashwantpur SF express, Rapti Sagar SF Express, and Patna-Ernakulam SF Express which takes around 46 hours to reach the destination. The major stations on the way start from Mugalsarai Allahabad, Nagpur, and Vijayawada, Itarasi, and Gudur junction. The journey to Chennai central cannot be completed without delectable food. Yes!! Throw back your food concerns on RailRestro.com as we specialize in providing food in train. All you need to do is to call us @ 8102-888-111 and place your order with the details of your journey and the station you want your food. Our representatives will book the order and confirm it to you through an SMS. Now just wait for the station to arrive and enjoy your delicious food at your seat. Some of the major tourist attractions to visit at chennai includes Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Vadapalani Andavar Temple, Marundeeswarar Temple, Thousand Lights Mosque, Marina Beach, Fort St. George, Arignar Anna Zoological Park and many more.
Mahabalipuram: With a shorter distance from Chennai, Mahabalipuram is also a tourist place having gigantic constructed temples and caves. Moreover, the crocodile bank is also an attraction with famous local resorts.
Rameshwaram: If you are in a search of the holiest place in India, then Rameshwaram is your destination you should stop by. The places like Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agniteertham and the five- faced Hanuman temple is said to be the major attractions for the tourists.
Kanchipuram: Kanchipuram is one of the sacred places which display the South Indian architectural beauty and treasure. Also famous for the Kanchipuram sarees, it has Kanchi Kamakshi Temple, Kailasanathar Temple and Ekambeshwarar Temple and the special Kanchi Matt with soothing south classical music for the tourists in the evening.
Hill Stations: Some hill stations in the area of Tamil Nadu are famous and called as the most exotic place to visit in India. The three major hill stations include Kanyakumari, Ooty, and Kodaikanal which has a perfect blend of temples, churches, statues, beaches and ancient pillars. The rolling mountains, tea gardens, and seashores are also major tourist attractions of these hill stations.
Now let’s travel to the eastern part of India which has preserved the ancient cultural diversity of India and is a birth place of Buddhism. Yes!! It’s Bihar- The world of ancient beauty beyond words.
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Known as Magadha in olden times, and ruled by king Ashoka the great, Bihar is a state which constitutes the atmosphere of learning arts, culture and inner strength. This was the only divine land where Lord Buddha attained his salvation. Some of the major tourist attractions in the state of Bihar are mentioned below which every tourist should visit to know about the sanctity and peacefulness.
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1. Nalanda University: Nalanda University is also considered as the first residential university of the world. Built in Kushana style of architecture, it was one of the largest universities of 5th century A.D. containing 10,000 students and with 2000 specialized professors of every field. It is one of the important sites and a pride of Bihar.
2. Bodh Gaya: Sixteen kilometers away from Gaya, is situated the holy place of Bodh Gaya which is a hub for Hindu pilgrimage. The city has witnessesed the rule of Maurya and Gupta dynasty. Today it’s the point of Buddhism culture, where many tourists from foreign countries visit to feel and breathe the air of peace and deep silence. You must also visit Bodhi Tree, Mahabodhia Temple, Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum, Chinese Thai and Bhutan temples, Monastery, religious pillars with much more fine architecture all around. Do not miss the taste of original Thai and Bhutan food at Bodh Gaya.
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3. Rajgir and Pawapuri: Remember the song “O Mere Raja” from the movie “Johny Mera Naam”? Yes!! The song was filmed at Rajgir (71 kms away from Patna) with the sky trains and monuments as the background. Come and take a ride of the sky train, followed by a visit to Vishwa Shanti Stupa to feel the heavenly peace and recognize the inner soul power. The Jal Mandir located at Pawapuri is one the sacred pilgrim for the jains which you can’t afford to miss in a tour for Bihar.
4. Capital City Patna: Patna is the capital city of Bihar and well connected from all the places in India,via Indian railways. It is also the birthplace of last Sikh Guru and the Sikh devotees celebrate Prakash Utsava (a grand festival) which is dedicated to Sikhism. Some of the Major religious places to visit in Patna are: Temple of Patan Devi, Pathar ka Masjid, Gurdwara Handi Sahib, AgamKuan, Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Budh Smiriti Park, and Padri Ki Haveli. GolGhar, Patna Museum, and Qila House are also some of the remarkable places to visit at Patna.
Come and Feel the Religious essence of Bihar. Join the Bihar Tourism program and explore these evergreen treasures as it is popularly quoted by Dudley Warner that “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.”
Whether you are travelling from New Delhi or Ahmadabad, Haryana or Patiala, these places are well connected with Indian railways. You can also order food in train during your journey from RailRestro as we care for your tastebuds and make unforgettable rail journeys.