Bihar Sharif Tourism

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Bihar Sharif is the seventh largest city in the northern Indian state of Bihar and the district headquarters of Nalanda district. The city is a hub of education and trade in south Bihar and the economy centers around agriculture, while also including tourism and household manufacturing. The city is one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed under Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission, though it was not included in the first twenty cities to receive funding. Bihar Sharif has over two millennia of history. Under the Pala Empire, a major Buddhist monastic university was built at the site and it became the capital of Magadha. It was pillaged by Turkic invaders in the late 12th century, though local Rajputs soon re-established effective control. In the early 14th century it was permanently captured by the Delhi Sultanate. It was later ruled by other Muslim dynasties and then the British until Indian independence in 1947. The city has important Jain, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim heritage and landmarks.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Bihar Sharif, which is a city in India. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Bodhgaya, India. Attractions in Bodhgaya include Great Buddha Statue, Thai Monastery, Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum. Also, to reach Bihar Sharif, you'll have to take a flight to Bodhgaya; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Bihar Sharif are of 1-2 days.

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