Stationed next to the serenely flowing river, Budhi Gandak, the secluded city of Samastipur has a snug, warm feel to it. A sleepy small town at first glance, Samastipur slowly, but surely wins you over with its beautiful age-old temples, narrow dusty streets, and vast stretches of verdant scenery
The deep-rooted religious tradition of the city embellishes it with a beautiful cultural legacy that shines through every aspect. Located in the state of Bihar, Samastipur is primarily an agricultural town. Its abundant production of food grains, spices, and fresh fruits, like mangoes and litchis, is slowly transforming it into a popular trade center.One of the most religious places in India, Samastipur is known for its religious legacy of ancient temples. A number of shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva can be found here, including the Thaneshwar Temple which is one of the most popular temples in the city. It houses several other shrines dedicated to various gods of the Hindu religion. The Khudneswar Temple is among the other popular places of worship in the city. The Morwa temple is a unique place where both followers of Hinduism and Islam offer their prayers in harmony.The festival of Chhath Puja is celebrated across the city with much fervor and activity and is a great time to visit and explore its cultural side. Another site worth visiting here is the tomb of the renowned poet Vidyapati. Known for its agricultural industry, Samastipur has the Rajendra Agricultural University that is worth a visit. You can get a tour of one of the sugar factories located here, to get some valuable information about Samastipur's sugar industry.There are a number transport options for traveling within the city. You can travel by buses as numerous private and public bus services operate within the city, connecting its major routes. Taxis are also easily available throughout the city. Although they will cost a good bit more, they offer a lot more comfort and convenience. When it comes to comfort and convenience however, nothing beats the private car rentals that are also available in the city.The weather in Samastipur usually tends to be extremely hot during summers, making its unsuitable for any outdoor activities.As the town comes to a standstill and shuts quite early, it is best not to venture out after 10 pm, especially if you are a woman
Samastipur is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Patna at a distance of 75kms.
Airports: Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
There is no regular trains to Samastipur from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Muzaffarpur which is located at a distance of 50kms.
Railway Station(s): Muzaffarpur Jn