darbhanga Travel Guide

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Darbhanga,The Cultural Capital of Bihar 

Introduction 
Darbhanga is a city and a municipal corporation located in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the headquarters of Darbhanga district and Darbhanga division. The name Darbhanga is the transformation of Dwarbanga i.e. it is the blend of two words, Dwar meaning Gate and Banga meaning Bengal thus signifying Gateway of Bengal. Darbhanga was an antique city of Mithila, which is an ancient cultural region of North India situated between the lower ranges of the Ganga River and the Himalayas. It is well known for its rich past which belongs to ancient Mithila region and the very famous Darbhanga Raj of this region and almost dates back to time period of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The city is considered as the cultural capital of Bihar as the city is rich in its musical form, folk-art and traditions from centuries. Apart from this, there are numerous historical Monuments, ancient Temples, royal Palaces, beautiful ponds and exotic wildlife makes it a perfect tourist destination in North Bihar.

History
According to the history of Darbhanga, the name of the city has been derived from its headquarters and principal town, which is said to have been founded by Darbhangi Khan. It is also said that the name Darbhanga was derived from Dwar-Banga or Dar-e-Bang meaning 'The Gateway to Bengal'. Under the British rule, Darbhanga was initially a division of Sarkar Tirhut till it was constituted into a separate district in the year 1875. The sub-divisions of this district were formed as earlier as Darbhanga Sadar in the year 1845, Madhubani in the year 1846 and Samastipur in the year 1867. Moreover, it also states that Darbhanga was a part of Patna Division till the 1908, when the separate Tirhut Division was formed. Darbhanga was made the divisional headquarters in the year 1972 when all the three sub-divisions got the position of independent districts. Thus, in this way Darbhanga District took its present shape.

Tourism
Darbhanga is one of the most beautiful Tourist Destination in India where number of tourist comes for their vacation. There are many shopping and commercial centers that give the tourists an opportunity to buy things that have essence of the local place. There are many places to visit in Darbhanga are Shayma Kali Temple, Harahi Pond, Mazar of Makhdoom Baba, Chandradhari Museum, Darbhangra Fort, Holy Rosary Chruch and many more.

Places To Visit 

Shyama Kali Temple
Shyama Kali Temple is one of the most famous and beautiful temple located in Darbhanga. It was built in the year of 1993 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is very popular for its beauty and is located in the Lalit Narayan Mithila University in Darbhanga.

Mazar of Makhdoom Baba
Mazar of Makhdoom Baba is a religious place for Muslims which is located in the heart of the city. The Mazar attracts a number of pilgrims and several devotees come here on daily basis to offer their prayers.

Holy Rosary Chruch
Holy Rosary Chruch is a most popular church situated in Darbhanga. The most attractive part of the church is the idol of Jesus Christ adorned in front of it. It was an old bungalow-type church that was a substation of St. Francis de Sales Church, Thiruvallur and established in the year of 1891.

Chandradhari Museum

Chandradhari Museum is a must visit place in the Darbhanga city. It was established in the year of 1957 on the north bank of Mansarovar Lake. The museum got its name from the Late Chandradhari Singh who donated all the rare artifacts and other valuable objects for the formation of this museum.

Area 2,279 kmĀ²
Population 3921971
Language Hindi, Maithili
Pin Code 8460

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