Vaishali is a small district located in the hearts of Bihar having vast groves of Banana and Mango forests and significant rice fields. Vaishali having rich historical significance is considered as the first republic of the world flourished early 6th century BC. The great Epic Ramayana has reference of king Vishal who had ruled Vaishali and is considered to be named after the king Vishal.
Vaishali is of great importance for Hindu, Jain and Buddhist people. Lord Budha has spent a great amount of time in Vaishali. He had conveyed his last sermon in Vaishali which significantly marks Vaishali as one of the most important pilgrimage for Budhist.
During archaeological excavation, Lord Ram's footprints were found in Ramchaura temple. Vaishali was the center for inter state trade and industry. Lord Buddha visited Vaishali quite frequently and is believed to have preached his last sermon here in Vaishali.
Vaishali is some 40 kilometers from the state capital Patna and is well connected to the rest of the country via Patna. The nearest Airport is Patna some 45 kilometers away. The nearest railway station is Hajipur some 15 kilometers from Vaishali. Regular bus services and private taxi services are easily available from Hajipur as well as from Patna. Vaishali is well connected with State run roadways as well as Private Bus / Taxi operators.
Buddha Stupa, the 12 meter tall stupa is of 5th century. The stupa is among one of the eight locations where Lord Buddha's ashes were buried.
This is a large hemispherical brick stupa with a lion sitting top with Ashoka pillar which is believed to be 2300 year old. The Ashoka pillar is plain pillar named after the great King of Magadha Ashok who adopted Buddhism.
The peace pagoda was built in 1996.
Vaishali museum though small in size but contains several old Buddhist sculptures aging 1000 year old.
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