Motihari is the headquarters of East Champaran
district (Purvi Champaran district) in the Indian state of Bihar
. In 1866 Champaran was made into a district with Motihari as its headquarters.On 1 December 1977 the Champaran district was divided into two districts, and Motihari became the headquarters of East Champaran district. The municipality of Motihari was established in 1879. Though no authentic data is available, one of the oldest structures in Motihari appears to be the Briksha Sthan Math, a temple of the guardian deity of Motihari, dating back to 1805.
During the British era the town flourished and it became one of the important centers in North Bihar. Motihari is around 165 km from Patna
, the capital of Bihar, 50 km from Bettiah
, and 82 km from Muzaffarpur
. The city is very close to Nepal
. Birgunj, the second largest city of Nepal, is 55 km away. The closest villages are Madhubani
ghat, Sirsha, Batraulia etc.
Tourism and Places of Interest