Set against the scenic backdrop of the Himalayan foothills, Kishanganj, with its lush tea plantations, quaint monuments and devout places of worship, possesses a distinct air of snugness and serenity about it. Enriched by its historical legacy and influenced by the diverse ethnicities of its neighbors, this quiet old town boasts of a multihued culture
Situated in the Purnia division of Bihar, it shares borders with parts of West Bengal, Bangladesh and Nepalgarh. The city was, in fact, once a part of Nepal and was known as Nepalgarh. It was renamed Alamganj after bring conquered by the Mughals and subsequently acquired the name Kishanganj. The warmth and simplicity of this beautiful town are sure to charm you.Boasting of a prosperous past, Kishangarh houses a number of interesting historical sites. The ancient Kishanganj Fort was built during the reign of Mohammed Fakiruddin, the Nawab of Khagada, when the city was a part of Nepal. The Churli Estate is another popular tourist attraction in the city. Though mostly in ruins, the old Haveli was once an important landmark structure of Kishanganj known for its aesthetic appeal.For those craving a spiritual experience, Kishanganj is also home to a number of religious sites. The HarGauri Temple is an old shrine of Lord Shiva and is known for its celebrations of the Shivratri festival. Ruidhasa Khanquah and Kadam Rasul Mazaar are the prominent places of worship for the city’s Muslim population.The Kachuudah Lake in Kishanganj is a must-visit for bird watchers and nature lovers, as it hosts a variety of migratory birds. Shoppers can take home souvenirs of jute and bamboo handicrafts that are a specialty of the city. A simple walk around the many local markets, such as Dey Market, Phal Chowk and Gandhi Chowk, offers you glimpses of the marvelous culture.City buses are available for traveling to the major areas in and around the city. Auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and shared jeeps are affordable and commonly used modes of transport. A more comfortable way of getting around is by hiring a taxi. Special vehicles for sightseeing tours can also be rented through the various car rentals in Kishanganj.Due to the city’s conservative social outlook, women are advised to dress in modest and traditional attire while visiting public spaces and religious sites.Similarly, Kishanganj may not be ideal for single women travelers, especially after dark
Kishanganj is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Bhairawa at a distance of 56kms.
Airports: Bhadrapur Airport
There is no regular trains to Kishanganj from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Katihar which is located at a distance of 68kms.
Railway Station(s): Katihar Jn