“Muzaffarpur” was named by Muzaffar Khan, an Aamil (Revenue Officer) under the British rule in the 18th century. This place is famous for the production of fruit Litchi. Because of the production of Litchi, it is also known as ‘The City of Litchi’. The city is the wholesale distribution centre for fruits like litchi, bananas, and horticultural produce in the region. Muzaffarpur city is the well-known centre of commercial and business activities for North Bihar. The city is situated on the banks of the Budhi Gandak River, which flows from Himalayan foothills of Nepal. The city is the Gateway to Nepal for facilitating trade in clothes and food grains by road between the two neighbour countries.
Iconic places of the city:
1. Clock Tower:
It is located in the mid of the city. It is also called as “Saraiganj Tower”, the most popular place in the city. In the mid of the clock tower, you can see the statue of “Mahatma Gandhi” made of white marble. A huge clock is on the tower in running condition. Here, you will find four roads, which take you to different places.
2. Garib Sthan Temple
Baba Garib Asthan temple is one of the oldest temple of Lord Shiva. It is situated in the city near the Saraiganj Tower. This is one of the holy places for Hindus. This temple is dedicated to the Mahadev Shivji and it is very sacred among Hindus.
3. Jubba Sahni Park
A place to hang out with your buddies, situated in the centre of the city. The park has attractions for children and a quiet space for the elders. The fountains in the park look beautiful in the night with the lights surrounding it. It is located near the near Pani tanki chowk, Ramna road.
4. Khudi Ram Bose Memorial
In 1908 the young Bengali revolutionary, Khudi Ram Bose, an 18-year-old, was hanged for throwing the bomb at the carriage of Pringle Kennedy who was actually mistaken for Kingsford, the District Judge of Muzaffarpur. After Indian independence in 1947, a memorial to this Bose was constructed in the city. While commuting through the Juran Chhapra road, you can see the memorial in front of Khudi Ram Bose Stadium.
5. Devi Mandir
Devi Mandir is one of holiest places along with Baba Garib Nath Temple in Muzaffarpur. This Temple, because of its grace, attracts lakhs of devotees during Durga Puja. It is located near Harisabha chowk, Ramna road.
6. Ram Chandra Shahi Museum
Ram Chandra Shahi Museum was established in the year 1979. It has got its own building in the campus of Jubba Sahni Park. The museum possesses a very good collection including artefacts and numerous art-objects of varied nature. The museum is famous for its rich collection of rare postage stamps.
This Mosque is clearly one of the biggest and famous mosques in the city. This place is easily accessible from any part of the city. During Eid and on the occasion of festive, the crowd is a lot more. People from every corner of the city come here to Perform Namaz in the mosque.
8. Sangam Ghat
One of the most happening places in the city. The photographic place in the city for the photographers, which is located beside NH-57. A railway bridge connecting the two places, over the holy river Budhi Gandak. A beautiful view of sunset and sunrise, you can capture from the Sangam Ghat.
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