(Last Updated on : 11/03/2013)
Tourism in Munger District mainly includes visits to several religious sites and temples besides waterfalls and gardens. The tourism sites of this district of Bihar attract large number of travellers from all parts of the country. Tourism in Munger District is mainly popular for its pilgrimage sites.
Some of the major tourism sites of this district are as follows -
Pilgrimage Tourism in Munger District
: On the northeast corner of Munger
, Chandi Asthan is just one km away from Munger town. Being a Siddhpith, Chandi Asthan is considered to be one of the most sacred and sanctified temples.
Munger has always been a paradise for pilgrims, saints and devotees. And the one place, which attracts most of them, is Kastaharni Ghat, (which literally means "The Bathing place which expels all pains"). Religiously, it has got great importance, as it has northern flow, which is referred as "Uttar Vahani Ganga River
: It is situated in Kharagpur
police-station of Bihar and on the north-west corner of the Kharagpur Lake.
: The one Place, which puts Munger on the one of the most visited place, is known as "Sita-Kund". The place is situated 4 miles east of Munger town. It contains hot springs known as Sita Kund, besides this there is a Hindu temple and to the north is a reservoir of cold water, known as Ramkund
: Very close to Kastaharni Ghat there is another place of interest called Manpathar. It is a rock in the bed of river about two miles away from the fort. The Rock contains the impression of two feet, which is supposed to be the feet of Sita
. It is 250 meter long and 30 meter wide.
: In Kharagpur area, there is a very important temple of Lord Shiva
which is famous as Ucheswar Nath.
Nature Tourism in Munger District
Sri Krishna Vatika
: It is a very beautiful enclosed garden just opposite to Kashtaharni Ghat. Sri Krishna Vatika is also one of the most interesting as well as adventurous venue as it has two "Surangs" (tunnels).
: Three miles east of Munger town is a hill called Pirpahar, which offers a wonderful scenic view of the entire region. There are two old tombs side by side at the foot of the hill.
: It is a village in Kharagpur sub-division situated about 12 miles south-west of Kharagpur and four miles north of Guddih. Close to the village are some hot springs, called Tatal-pani (Tapta-pani) with are by far the finest in the district.
: Kharagpur is perhaps best known for a large reservoir constructed by Maharaja of Darbhanga
. It is formed by a damp built, two miles west of Kharagpur across Man River.
: A hill in the Kharagpur sub-division, situated in Kharagpur Hills about seven miles north-east of Bhimbandh. There are several springs, known as Janamkund, at the bottom of the hill, which form the source of the Anjan River.
:A hill in the Kharagpur subdivision, situated 13 miles south of Munger. The origin of the name Maruk is not known, but it is probably so called after the maharuk tree (Ailanthus Excelsa). It is an ideal picnic spot but hardly used.
: A hot spring in the Munger sub-division situated about six miles south of Sitakund at the top of a little valley between two ridges of the Kharagpur Hills.
Apart from these places of interest, the various fairs that are organized on several occasions also attract the travellers. These tourism attractions are worth seeing.