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9 Attractions to Explore Near Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin SanctuaryBhagalpur, Bihar 813213, India

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.

Nearby Attractions

Munger Ganga Bridge
Munger Ganga Bridge33.38 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin 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.

Vikramshila
Vikramshila 55.56 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

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

Minto tower
Minto tower62.34 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin 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.

Ugratara sthan
Ugratara sthan71.11 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin 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.

Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary
Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary72.60 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

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.

Trikut Parvat
Trikut Parvat84.74 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

Trikut Parvat (Trikut Hill) is a Hindu pilgrimage site located 15 km from Deoghar in Jharkhand state, India. There are three main peaks on the hill, with the highest at 725 m above sea level. The peak is accessible by a ropeway and through stairs that reach the top.

Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple
Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple84.88 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba Baidyanath dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and 21 other temples.

Naulakha Temple Deoghar
Naulakha Temple Deoghar86.50 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

The name of the temple is derived from the amount spent in its construction, which was donated by Rani Charushila, a queen of Pathuria Ghat royal family, Kolkata. Making the total cost of around nine lakh rupees, the temple received its name as Naulakha. Possessing similar architecture of Ramakrishna Temple in Belur, the shrine encompasses beautiful idols of Radha and Krishna ranging about 146 ft in height.

Satsang Ashram, Deoghar
Satsang Ashram, Deoghar86.76 KMs away from Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

One of the major religious establishments of India, the Satsang Ashram has over 2000 branches all over the world. It is related to the Radhaswami sect. The ashram in Deoghar is the main branch of the Satsang, started by Thakur Anukul Chandra. Located on the south-west of Deoghar, this ashram has large buildings with rooms and dormitories where pilgrims can stay during their visits.