(Last Updated on : 14/03/2013)
Lakhisarai District is an administrative district of Bihar
. Lakhisarai town is the district headquarters. This district covers an area of about 129397 hectares and lies between 25 degree to 25 degree 20 minutes north latitude and 85 degree 55 minutes to 86 degree 25 minutes east longitude. Lakhisarai District is bounded by Munger
, Sheikhpura District
in the east, south, west and north respectively.
History of Lakhisarai District
Lakhisarai District was established on the 3rd of July 1994. Before coming into existence as a new district, Lakhisarai was a sub-division of Munger District
. According to historical records this place was a reputed religious centre and the rulers of the region was fond of making temples and other religious spots. It is one of the reasons that there are so many temples and other religious places within this region.
Geography of Lakhisarai District
Geographically, the district can be divided into three parts - Hilly area, Flood hit area and Plain area. The hilly area comprises hill series and rocks like Kachhua hills, Kajra Mountains, Abhaipur and Jaynagar Mountains including forest area. Almost whole of Pipariya block and some part of Barahiya is considered as flood hit area. This area remains almost drowned in rainy season. However, so far as cultivation and agriculture is concerned this area is called the stock of food grains. Rest of the part is plain area with full greenery and cultivable land.
The climate of Lakhisarai District is extreme in nature; it is quite hot during the summer and cold during the winter. January is the coldest month when the mean minimum temperature comes down to approximately 4 degree Celsius. The temperature starts rising from March and reaches its peak in May when the mercury touches about 45 degree Celsius. Rain starts sometime in mid June and lasts till mid September. Maximum rains occur during the months of July and August (289 mm). Ganga River
, Kiul and Harohar are the main three rivers flowing through the district. The alluvial plain extending up to the foothills of Lakhisarai ranges is extensively cultivated. Rice, wheat, pulses are the chief crops and the area is dotted with bamboo clumps and mango orchards. Planned irrigational facilities within the district are not sufficient. Top quality of sands and stones are found in this district.
Tourism in Lakhisarai District
Some significant temples and religious spots within Lakhisarai District are Ashok dham, Bhagwati Temple
, Sringi Rishi, Jalappa Asthan, Abhainath Asthan on Abhaipur Mountains, Maharani Asthan of Abhaipur, Govindbaba Asthan (Mandap) Rampur and Durga Asthan Lakhisarai etc. Tourism in Lakhisarai District means an enriching experience.
are the main cereal crops of the district. The cultivators in different areas adopt different cropping patterns. The district is scantily industrialized. Railway main and loop line and National Highway 80 pass through the district headquarters, paving the way for its development.