Vaishali is 36 km from Muzzafarpur in the state of Bihar. Lord Buddha often visited this place and preached his last sermon at Kolhua, a nearby place. Emperor Ashoka erected one of his famous lion pillars here in the 3rd century BC commemorate the event.
On the tour of Vaishali, you may come across: - Vaishali Tours
At Kolhua, King Ashoka erected a huge iron pillar and constructed a brick stupa. The pillar was constructed to commemorate the last sermon of the Buddha here. Buddha used to stay during his stay here at the monastery, which is now in ruins. Nearby is a large tank.
The Vaishali Museum exhibits rich collections of antiquities discovered from the various sites in Vaishali. In the vicinity of the museum is a circular tin shed providing shelter to the remains of the stupa, which once housed the Buddha's funeral ashes.
Raja Vishal Ka Garh
Raja Vishal Ka Garh is an excavated site, which is believed to be the ruins of the Ancient Parliament House of the Lichchavi government. Close by is the Abhishek Pushkarani or the coronation tank of the Lichchavi's. - Vaishali Tours
Bawan Pokhar Temple
The Bawan Pokhar Temple was built during the Pala period. It is on the northern side of a tank known as Bawan Pokhar and enshrines beautiful images of several Hindu gods.
The other significant places to see on tour of Vaishali are the Shanti Stupa, Buddha Stupa 1, Buddha Stupa 2 and Kundalpur. - Vaishali Tours
How to Reach
The nearest airport to Vaishali is at Patna, which is 70 km away and the nearest railway station is at Hajipur 35 km away. Vaishali is well connected by regular bus and taxi services from Patna, Muzaffarpur and Hajipur.
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