Naugachhia, Bihar

Naugachia is a town and notified area in the Indian state of Bihar's Bhagalpur district. It is both a police district and a block and division within the Bhagalpur district.

Places to visit

  • Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary : The Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary stretches along the Ganges for 50 kilometers, from Sultangunj to Kahalgaon. The Sanctuary was established in 1991 to safeguard the endangered Gangetic Dolphins, who were formerly numerous but are now numbering only a few hundred.On October 5, 2009, the Gangetic Dolphins were designated as India's National Aquatic Animal at the first meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority. On the 2006 IUCN Red List, these dolphins were classed as threatened and endangered, and they were included in Schedule-I of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act.The Sanctuary also houses a number of other threatened aquatic and wild creatures, including the Indian otter, gharial, and freshwater turtles. The sanctuary is best visited between October and June.
  • Distance: Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is 53 kilometres away from Naugachhia

  • Mandar Parvat : Mandara Parvat (the hill) lies about 48 kilometers south of Bhagalpur in Bihar. Mandara is an approximately 750-foot-tall granite hill, and according to mythology, Bhagalpur was the site of SamudraManthan, in which the Devatas and Asuras churned the ocean of milk using Mount Mandara to obtain Elixir. The Serpent King Vasuki is supposed to have offered himself as a rope to churn the ocean of milk, and the faint traces of a coil atop Mandara hill bear witness to this myth.According to one of the Puranas, Lord Vishnu conquered the demon Madhu and placed the hill that is now known as Mandara over him. The ShankhaKunda is thought to have provided the conch shell "Panchajanya," which signaled the start of the Mahabharata battle. In his epic, Kumarasambhava, Kalidasa mentions Vishnu's footprints on Mount Mandara. The hill has various statues of Hindu gods carved into its rocks. According to Jains, the 12th Tirthankara, Vasupujya, reached Nirvana at the top of the same hill.
  • Distance: MandarParvat is 61 kilometres away from Naugachhia

How to Reach

  • By Air-Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport.Naugachia is 194 kilometers away.
  • By Train-Trains run frequently between Naugachia and the rest of the country's major cities.

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