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18 Attractions to Explore Near Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary
Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuaryBegusarai, Bihar 848202, India

The Kanwar Taal or Kabar Taal Lake located in Begusarai district of Bihar, India, is Asia's largest freshwater oxbow lake. It is approximately three times the size of the Bharatpur Sanctuary. Ornithologist Salim Ali, mentioned about 60 migratory birds that come all the way from Central Asia in winter and recorded around 106 species of resident birds.

Nearby Attractions

Munger Ganga Bridge
Munger Ganga Bridge39.45 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Srikrishna Setu Munger Ganga Bridge is a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges, at Munger in the Indian state of Bihar. The bridge connects Munger District Munger-Jamalpur twin cities to various districts of North Bihar. Srikrishna Setu Munger Ganga Bridge is the third rail-cum-road bridge over Ganga in Bihar.

Ugratara sthan
Ugratara sthan40.79 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Shri Ugratara Mandir, Mahishi, Saharsa is situated at a distance of about 17 Kms west of Saharsa station in Mahishi village. In this ancient temple, the idol of Bhagwati Tara is said to be very old and draws devotees from far and wide. On either side of the main deity, there are two smaller female deities which are worshipped by the people as Ekjata and Nil Saraswati.

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary72.60 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar, India. The sanctuary is a 60 km stretch of the Ganges River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur District. Designated in 1991, it is a protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia. Once found in abundance, only a few hundred remains, of which half are found here.

Lachhuar Jain Temple
Lachhuar Jain Temple82.89 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

This is one of the famous jain temple locatd in the Jamui district of Bihar state. This jain mandir dharmasala is known across the nation for its grandeur and serenity.

Sabha Gachhi Saurath
Sabha Gachhi Saurath85.36 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

It is famous for being the place where thousands of Maithil Brahaman converged to fix marriage during the marriage season. The people gathered at Saurath Sabha Gachchhi (Sabha means congregation and Gachchhi mean orchard in Maithili). This gathering is an annual event held in the Hindu calendar months of Jyestha-Aasadh. This was an important social congregation where the marriages of Maithil boys and girls are fixed up according to the reading of horoscope by the Panjikars ( Registrars ).

Minto tower
Minto tower87.27 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Minto tower was built by the Maharaja of Gidhaur in 1909 to commemorate the visit of the then British Viceroy Lord Irwin to Gidhaur. It is in the middle of Gidhaur Market on the main Jamui-Jhajha state highway.

Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial
Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial87.96 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

One of the prime tourist attractions in Nalanda, Hiuen Tsang Memorial was constructed in the memory of Hiuen Tsang, a popular Chinese traveler. When the glory of Nalanda University was at its peak, Hieun Tsang had come to India in 633 AD to study Buddhism and mysticism. He came to India during the region of Gupta dynasty and stayed here for 12 years.

Nalanda Archaeological Museum
Nalanda Archaeological Museum89.05 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Founded in the year of 1971, Nalanda Archaeological Museum has excavations from Rajgir and Nalanda, an ancient university and a monastic complex. There are around 13463 antique items here, out of which 349 are displayed in the 4 main galleries. The archeological items that were found from Nalanda can be traced back between the 5th to 12th centuries AD. However, those brought from Rajgir are even older. Museum consists of sculptures and statues that are in stucco, stone, terracotta,etc.

Ruins of Nalanda University
Ruins of Nalanda University89.46 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Founded in the 5th century AD, Nalanda, in Bihar, is one of the world’s oldest living cities. It is widely recognized as one of the ancient world’s great universities and an important Buddhist centre of academic excellence. When Chinese scholar and traveler Xuan Zang visited sometime between 685 and 762 AD, about 10,000 monks and students lived here, studying theology, astronomy, metaphysics, medicine, and philosophy. Nalanda flourished as an international university under the patronage of Emper

Chhoti Patan Devi Temple
Chhoti Patan Devi Temple91.82 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Patan Devi, also called Maa Patneshwari, is the oldest and one of the most sacred temples of Patna. It is regarded as one of the 51 Siddha Shakti Pithas in India. According to Puranic legends, the 'right thigh' of the corpse of Devi Sati had fallen here when it was chopped off by Lord Vishnu with his 'Sudarshan Chakra'. The ancient temple, originally called Maa Sarvanand Kari Patneshwari, is believed to be the abode of the goddess Durga.

Takhat Shri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib
Takhat Shri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib91.88 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Takht Sri Patna Sahib also known as Harmandir Sahib, is a Gurdwara in the neighborhood of Patna Sahib, India. It was to commemorate the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs on December 1666. It was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, who also built many other Gurdwaras in the Indian subcontinent. The current shrine of Patna Sahib or Takht Sri Harmandirji Sahib was built in the 1950s.

Ramchaura Mandir
Ramchaura Mandir94.31 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

The Ramchaura Mandir is a Hindu Temple in the city of Hajipur, Bihar, India. Dedicated to Lord Rama, it is located at Rambhadra near Helabazar, Hajipur. As per local folklore, it is said to have been in existence since Ramayana period and Lord Shri Ram is believed to have visited this place on his way to Janakpur, where his footprints are worshiped. The Ramchaura Mandir has a tradition of celebrating Rama Navami, the birth anniversary of Rama, every year.

Gai Ghat
Gai Ghat94.50 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Gaighat is a neighborhood of Patna in the eastern state of Bihar in India. It is located on the southern bank of river Ganges in Patna. The southern flank of Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge connecting Patna and Hajipur rises from Gaighat in Patna. One end of Pontoon Bridge connecting Patna and Hajipur over the river Ganges is also located in the area. Gaighat is part of the wider Alamganj area in Patna.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu
Mahatma Gandhi Setu94.81 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Mahatma Gandhi Setu is a bridge over the river Ganges in Bihar, India, connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north. Its length is 5,750 metres and it is the third-longest river bridge in India. It was inaugurated in May 1982 in a ceremony in Hajipur by the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi.

Agam Kuan
Agam Kuan95.05 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Agam Kuan is an ancient well and archaeological site in Patna, India. It is said to date back to the period of Mauryan emperor, Ashoka. Circular in shape, the well is lined with brick in the upper 13 metres and contains wooden rings in the remaining 19 metres.

Kumhrar park
Kumhrar park96.38 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Kumhrar Park is a history lover’s den and bears immense significance in the evolution of Patna. It is the living example of the cultural brilliance of ancient Patna or Pataliputra. Located five kilometers away from the main city, this place offers an interesting and enriching insight into the rich history of the great Mauryan civilization. Kumhrar cradles the archeological remains of the Mauryan period in the form of a palace that includes a hypostyle eighty pillared hall.

Hariharnath Temple
Hariharnath Temple97.20 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Situated on the outskirts of Sonepur, is the beautiful temple of Hari-Har Nath.History says that this temple was built by Lord Ram when he was proceeding to the swayamvar of Sita. Having both idols of Bhagwan Vishnu (Hari) and Lord Shiva (Hara), the temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims.

Mahavir Mandir
Mahavir Mandir98.57 KMs away from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Mahavir Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located in Patna, Bihar, India. Millions of pilgrims visit the temple every year. Acharya Kishore Kunal is the secretary of the Mahavir Mandir Temple Trust, Patna. The Mahavir Mandir Trusts have the second-highest budget in North India after the famous Maa Vaishno Devi shrine.