Vaishali Tourism, Bihar

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About Vaishali - Bihar Tourism

Vaishali is an important Buddhist tourism destination in Bihar that is frequented by large number of Buddhist and Jain pilgrims. Vaishali is considered as a very important destination by Jain travelers, as it is believed to be the birth place of Lord Mahavira. The city is also holy for Buddhists travelers as it was visited by Lord Buddha, who had preached his last sermon here before attaining Nirvana at Kolhua.

Vaishali is home to many ancient monuments and structures, including monasteries and Stupas that were built to commemorate important Buddhist events. The main tourist attractions of Vaishali are its historical monuments including Peace Pagoda, Raja Vishal ki Garhi, and other Buddhist Stupas. Another important tourist attraction here is the Ashokan Pillar, which is made of a single piece of red stone. 

This historical city was the capital of world’s first democratic republics, with an elected assembly in Vajjian Confederacy around 6th century BC. Vaishali has been an important centre of trade and commerce since  early historical times. Emperor Ashoka, erected the famous lion pillars here to commemorate the event in 3rd century B.C. Vaishali also hosted the second Buddhist council and two stupas were erected here to commemorate the event. On the outskirts of Vaishali, Buddha used to preach Buddhist teachings in a double storied Buddhist monastery.



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