Tourist Attractions in Motihari
Kesariya Buddhist Stupa in Motihari
Kesariya, close to Motihari boasts of being home to one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. It was excavated by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in the year 1998. At a height of about 104 feet, it is taller than the Borobodur Stupa in Java, which is a popular world heritage monument. This Stupa is of great significance, especially to the Buddhists, as it is called as ‘Raja Ben Ka Deora’ and is believed to have been constructed by the Licchivis in Vaishali before Lord Buddha attained Nirvana. Records have also shown that this site was visited by the Chinese pilgrim, Hieun Tsang in the seventh century. Excavations carried out in this site have also revealed terraces with ‘Pradakshina path’, statues of Lord Buddha in Bhoomi Sparsha pose, earthen pots and lamps, bricks etc. Do visit this Stupa to experience the divine aura surrounding this Buddhist site. The exquisite Buddhist architecture is sure to leave the tourists enthralled and mesmerised by its beauty.
Gandhi Memorial in Motihari
The foundation for this structure was laid in the year 1972, by the then governor, Mr. D.K.Barooch. Mr. Vidyakar Kavi, an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his principles, dedicated this to the nation. There is a 48 feet high stone pillar at the place where Gandhiji was presented before the Motihari court regarding violation of the orders issued. This memorial thus commemorates the beginning of India’s independence movement against the oppressive British rule. The Champaran Satyagraha played a crucial role in the freedom struggle as it was here in Motihari that Mahatma Gandhi first brought into light the cruel atrocities committed by the British against the poor peasants . Apart from an extensive library that boasts of a huge collection of books and magazines, the museum here has a collection of photographs and relics related to the Champaran Satyagraha.
NREGA Park in MotihariIt is one of the most preferred recreational spot in Motihari catering to the people belonging to all age groups. With cool and an attractive ambiance, this park beckons people to experience and enjoy its refreshing beauty. Surrounded by lush green lawns, and a huge ground, it is a favourite among the natives as well as the tourists visiting Motihari.
Moti Jheel in MotihariIt is a beautiful canal located in the heart of the city, dividing it into two divisions. Visitors get to experience beautiful and picturesque views from the either side of the canal. The sun set as seen from here is exquisite and relaxing to the mind. It takes one closer to the nature. Apart from sight-seeing, there are a number of other activities like boating are available to keep the visitors engaged.
Areraj Shiva Temple in Motihari
A visit to Motihari thus entails a visit to these places to experience the rich and exquisite culture of this city and to revel in its beauty and glory.
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