A landscape adorned by lush green fields, with contrasting industrial units, Hajipur is a charming city where the urban and rural worlds collide, forming an endearing blend. As it embraces modern trends, Hajipur also continues to stay true to its venerable heritage of culture and traditions
Dating back to the 2nd century BC, it is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. With a thriving agricultural industry and proximity to Bihar’s capital city Patna, today Hajipur has all the makings of an emerging manufacturing hub. As you stroll about the city, through its quaint locales and age-old temples, you can’t help but be lured by the rustic charm that engulfs it.Hajipur is the delight of travelers and explorers as the city has of several interesting sites. The Nepali Mandir is a unique temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the 18th century, it is especially popular for its wooden structure crafted in the Pagoda architectural style. Another popular shrine devoted to Lord Shiva is the Pataleshwar Temple located within the city, which is one of the city’s oldest temples. Some of the other significant places of worship in Hajipur include the Ramchaura Mandir and Bateshwar Nath Mandir. The Kaun Haara Ghat, situated on the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Gandak, is considered to be a sacred site for cremation and worship among Hindus.Known for its agro-based industries, Hajipur is renowned for its litchi and banana production. Don’t miss the chance to gorge on these fine quality fruits while you tour their plantations.An iconic attraction of Hajipur is the Mahatma Gandhi Setu, a bridge built over the river Ganga. One of the longest bridges in Bihar, it connects the city to Patna. It is a must-visit place for the beautiful views of the green plantations surrounding Hajipur it affords.Several transport facilities are easily available for traveling in Hajipur. The city bus services can be used for commuting to major areas in and around the city. Auto-rickshaws can be hired directly from the street for traveling to any part of the city. Rented taxis and private vehicles are the most convenient ways of traveling in Hajipur.Women are advised against traveling or staying out late as it can be unsafe.It is important to respect the dressing norms while visiting the places of worship in Hajipur
Hajipur is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Patna at a distance of 16kms.
Airports: Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
There is no regular trains to Hajipur from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Patna which is located at a distance of 12kms.