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2 Old Ruins to explore in Pashchim Champaran

Pashchim Champaran

West Champaran is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India, located just 60 km west of Birgunj. It is a part of Tirhut Division. The district headquarters are located in Bettiah. The district is known for its fluid border with Nepal. One of the major locations in West Champaran is KumarBagh and Vrindavan belongs to KumarBagh where Mahatma Gandhi started Satyagrah Aandolan.

Ashoka Pillar at Lauria Nandangarh
Ashoka Pillar at Lauria NandangarhLauriya, Bihar 845453, India

Lauria Nandangarh, also Lauriya Navandgarh, is a city or town about 14 km from Narkatiaganj and 28 km from Bettiah in West Champaran district of Bihar state in northern India. It is situated near the banks of the Burhi Gandak River. The village draws its name from a pillar of Ashoka standing there and the stupa mound Nandangarh about 2 km south-west of the pillar. Lauriya Nandangarh is a historical site located in West Champaran district of Bihar. Remains of Mauryan period have been found here.

Rampurva capitals
Rampurva capitalsRampurva Rd, Panapur, Bihar 843106, India

The Rampurva capitals are the capitals of a pair of Ashoka Pillars discovered in c. 1876 by A.C.L. Carlleyle. The archaeological site is called Rampurva, and is located in the West Champaran district of the Indian state of Bihar, situated very close to the border with Nepal. The two capitals are in the Indian Museum in Kolkota.

Map of Old Ruins to explore in Pashchim Champaran