The serene and spiritual milieu of ancient temples, the lively vibes of a multicolored culture and a history interspersed with intriguing mythological tales, all culminate into one marvelous blend—Madhepura. With magnificent temples and shrines adorning its landscape, the city houses a venerable heritage of religion and faith. Evolving with time, it maintains a strong bond with the timeless traditions of its age-old culture. Believed to be a part of the ancient Kushan dynasty, Madhepura boasts of an illustrious historical background. Historical evidence also suggests that it was a part of the legendary Mauryan Empire. Situated in the ravine of river Koshi, it was formerly named ‘Madhyapura’, due to its location. With its many marvels, Madhepura is sure to leave you wanting more.
With its formidable legacy of history and religion, there a number of sightseeing options in Madhepura. The Singheshwar Sthan Mandir of Lord Shiva is one of the most popular religious sites in Bihar. According to legends, the site of the temple was once the sacred meditation ground of Sage Singri. The Dakini Sthan Mandir of Goddess Durga is known for its religious as well as aesthetic significance. Built in the Mauryan architectural style, it attracts devotees and tourists in large numbers. The Jwala Mandir is a popular shrine dedicated to Devi Sati, the consort of Shiva.
Festivals are a great time to experience the vibrant culture of this historical city. Major Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Chhat Puja and Saraswati Puja are celebrated with thrilling performances of folk dance and drama.
The local markets are a wonderful place to explore the local culture and buy souvenirs, such as folk handicrafts and Madhubani paintings. You can also savor the delectable local sweets Pirkia, Chaurak Kheer and Makhanak Kheer here.
City bus services operated by the government are available for traveling to places in and around Madhepura. Auto-rickshaws and taxis can be hailed from the streets for traveling within the city. Although the transport services and infrastructure in the city are less organized compared to major cities in Bihar, it is quickly improving. The most comfortable way of traveling in Madhepura is by booking a private vehicle.
On a daily basis there are approximately 8 flights that operate at Biratnagar Airport.خطوط ياتي الجوية is the popular airline brand that fly frequently to this airport.
By road Madhepura is surrounded by Saharsa, Supaul, Banmankhi Bazar which are 11.23 km, 17.39 km, 25.07 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.