Bhagalpur is a municipality town situated in the planes of the Ganga river basin at the height of 141 feet above sea level in Bihar
. It is the third largest city of Bihar, and covers an area of 2569.50km sq .It is the administrative headquarters of the Bhagalpur district. Bhagalpur is World
renowned for its silk products and it is known in India as the "Silk City", famous for its Tussar Silk & Tussar Saree.The Gangetic dolphin is declared as the National Aquatic Animal of India which is found in Ganga Basin and the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
is established near the town.
It is a city of historical importance on the bank of Ganges river, situated 220 km east of Patna
and 410 km north west of Kolkata. Bhagalpur is the 2nd largest city after Patna in Bihar. The city was referred to as one of the biggest trade centers in eastern India by the 7th century Chinese travellers Hsüan-tsang and Fa-Hien. The city had a big harbour on the River Ganges at place called Champanagar (another name for Bhagalpur), now called Champanala, which flows on the western boundary of the present city near Nathnagar. During an archaeological excavation, many boats and coins of the Middle and Far East were found at the same place. Bhagalpur is well connected by rails and roadways.
The silk industry in this city is hundreds of years old and its inhabitants have been producing silk for generations.Bhagalpur Mangoes are one of the best in India.The Jain Temple at Nathnagar is important pilgrimage centre for Jains. Budha Nath Temple is ancient Shiva Temple on the bank of Ganges. Sultanganj
(about 25 km West) is an important religious center for Hindus from where holy water of Ganges is carried and offered at Deoghar. Bhagalpur also have Dargha of Shawaz Rahmat-ulla near Bhagalpur Railway Station One of the most popular place of Muslims.
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