(Last Updated on : 28-11-2016)
Hill Stations in Bihar
are not only noted for the nature tourism. These hill stations are noted for the pilgrimage destinations for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. In eastern part of India, Bihar is the one and only land of early Indian culture and temples. The main hill stations of Bihar are Brahmajuni Hill, Ramshila Hill, Pretshila Hill, Gurpa Peak and Pragbodhi Mountain. These hill stations are easily accessible from the neighboring states like West Bengal
. The best time to visit the hill stations is from October to February.
Gurpa Peak is situated near a small village called Gurpa in Gaya district
of Bihar. The sacred mountain is also known as Kukkutapadagiri. There are many Hindu shrines and Buddhist relics at this place. Gurpa Peak offers an ideal place for meditation. One can enjoy the exquisiteness of the complete surrounding area from the top of the peak.
Brahmajuni Hill is located in the Gaya district. This is situated 1 km south-west of Vishnupad Temple. This is a famous ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that the temple is built over the footprints of Lord Vishnu
. The hill top of Brahmajuni Hill is a significant tourist spot which gives a fascinating view of the Gaya town. One can enjoy the magnificent view of the temple.
Ramshila Hill is situated 5 kms from the Vishnupada Temple in Gaya
District of Bihar. Ramshila Hill is one of the most holy hills, with significant antiquity. One can find here a number of beautiful stone sculptors dotted in the hill. The main tourist attraction here is the Ramesvara or Patalesvara temple located on the hill.
Pretshila Hill is situated at about 10 kms from the Ramshila hill. Pretshila Hill is about 12 kms from Gaya city in Gaya District of Bihar. Below this beautiful hill is the Brahma Kund
Lake, where pilgrims take bath and offer Pinda Dan. At the top of the hill is a beautiful Ahilya Bai Temple built in exclusive architectural style and with magnificent sculptures of medieval era.
Pragbodhi Mountain is located in Gaya district. This place is also known as Dhungeswara and is very close to Kiriyama village. The word Pragbodhi literally means prior to enlightenment. The main tourist attraction here is a small temple, run by monks who follow the Buddhism of Tibetan era.