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.
On a daily basis there are approximately 38 flights that operate at Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport.IndiGo and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Samastipur through train.Samastipur Jnis one of the most popular train stations in Samastipur.On an average about 100+ trains pass through Samastipur on a daily basis.Barauni to Samastipur, Muzaffarpur to Samastipur, Hajipur to Samastipurare some of the most popular routes to Samastipur with 162, 94, 78 trains weekly respectively.
By road Samastipur is surrounded by Darbhanga, Mahnar Bazar, Teghra which are 20.22 km, 25.55 km, 27.29 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.