Vikramshila - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
Vikramsila was one of the two most important centres of learning in India during the Pala Empire, along with Nalanda. Its location is now the site of Antichak village, Bhagalpur district in Bihar. Vikramashila was established by the Pala emperor Dharmapala
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Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
55.56km from Vikramshila
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.
Munger Ganga Bridge
84.34km from Vikramshila
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.
89.86km from Vikramshila
This is a mausoleum located at Pandua in Malda district which was built around 1425 which houses 3 tombs. The structure represents a village hut with a sloping roof and serves as a prototype for the various other buildings constructed during the Bengal Sultanate.
90.48km from Vikramshila
The Adina Mosque was the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent built by Sikandar Shah in the 14th century. It bears a strong resemblance to the Great Mosque of Damascus as it consists of bricks designed with stones. Its construction absorbed materials from pre-Islamic Hindu and Buddhist structures.
Dakhil Darwaza or Salami Darwaza, Gour
98.03km from Vikramshila
Dakhil Darwaza literally an entrance gate is the largest structure of its kind in the architectural history of Sultanate Bengal. it was the main entrance to the fortress of lakhnauti. The gateway was the most Architecturally solid and most elegant entrance portal ever erected in Bengal.
Discover More Attractions in Bhagalpur, Home of Vikramshila
hagalpur is located in the southern region of Bihar. It is one of the oldest districts of Bihar and is situated in the Ganga basin at 141 ft above the sea level. The city is spread on an area of 2569 sq. km. It Lies between 25° 07′ – 25° 30′ N Latitude and between 86° 37′ – 87° 30’E longitude. The district is surrounded by Munger, Khagaria, Madhepura, Purnea, Katihar and Banka districts of Bihar, Godda and Sahebganj districts of Jharkhand.
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