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16 Attractions to Explore Near Minto tower

Minto tower
Minto towerGiddhaur. Rajbhawan More., Patsanda, Bihar 811305, India

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.

Nearby Attractions

Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple
Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple57.28 KMs away from Minto tower

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.

Satsang Ashram, Deoghar
Satsang Ashram, Deoghar58.17 KMs away from Minto tower

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.

Naulakha Temple Deoghar
Naulakha Temple Deoghar59.05 KMs away from Minto tower

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.

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary62.34 KMs away from Minto tower

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
Munger Ganga Bridge62.76 KMs away from Minto tower

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.

Trikut Parvat
Trikut Parvat67.36 KMs away from Minto tower

There are three main peaks on the hill (the "tri-" of Trikutachal). The height of this hill is 2470 feet. A ropeway is most famous here it can be used to reach the top of the hill. The hill is covered by clouds in rainy seasons and waterfalls and small streams can be seen from July–September. The view from the top of the mountain is stunning and solar panels situated in Topovan (First solar energy hub in Jharkhand). Trikut is a popular tourist spot of Jharkhand state.

Khandoli Dam
Khandoli Dam69.57 KMs away from Minto tower

Khandoli dam is a dam located 10 km North-East of Giridih town towards Bengabad in Jharkhand, India. Khandoli is also a village at the foot of the Khandoli hill. The reservoir of the Khandoli dam provides water supply to more than one lakh residents of the Giridih town.[2][3] It is an important tourist spot in the state of Jharkhand.

Kakolat Waterfall
Kakolat Waterfall70.07 KMs away from Minto tower

The Kakolat waterfall is located in the Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar, on the border of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is about 49 meters high and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. It is situated on the Kakolat hill, the setting of the falls makes it a popular spot for picnics and nature walks.

Lachhuar Jain Temple
Lachhuar Jain Temple77.10 KMs away from Minto tower

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.

Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary
Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary87.27 KMs away from Minto tower

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.

Bimbisar Jail
Bimbisar Jail89.16 KMs away from Minto tower

Believed to be the place where Bimbisara was confined by his son King Ajatshatru, Bimbisara Jail offers a brilliant view of the Japanese Stupa situated on the same hill.

Ajatshatru Fort
Ajatshatru Fort90.51 KMs away from Minto tower

Ajatshatru Fort located in Rajgir was built by king Ajatshatru during his rule over the Magadha empire around 2500 years ago in 6th century BC. He was contemporary to Lord Buddha. It was built in a rectangular-shaped with four corners and each corner is covered with stone tower & walls is about 60 Meter long & 2 Meter broad square. Ajatshatru fort is regarded as one of the most ancient forts in India.

Swarn Bhandar caves
Swarn Bhandar caves90.56 KMs away from Minto tower

The Son Bhandar caves, also Sonebhandar, are two artificial caves belong to Jainism are located in Rajgir in the state of Bihar in India. The caves are generally dated to the 3rd or 4th century CE, based on the dedicatory inscription found in the largest cave which uses Gupta script of the 4th century CE, although some authors have suggested the caves could actually go back to the period of the Maurya empire from 319 to 180 BCE.

Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial
Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial91.08 KMs away from Minto tower

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 Museum91.23 KMs away from Minto tower

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 University91.87 KMs away from Minto tower

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