Buxar is a city in Buxar district, Bihar, India. Name of this city is derived from the word Vyaghrasar. According to Mythology, Sage Durvasha Curse Rishi Vedshria to have a tiger face. Rishi Vedshria’s face was restored after taken the bath in the holy tank. Holy tank is named as Vyaghrasar. It is located on the banks of River Ganges. This city is well connected with Ghazipur, Ballia and Varanasi. This city is having great historical importance. In the history two great battles took place here. First battle was done between Humayun and Sher Shah Suri in 1539 and next battle was done between the British and Mir Kasim in 1764.
What to see at Buxar:
Katkauli Ka Maidan: It is major attraction of Buxar. In 1764, Battle of Buxar took place here. In the history of colonial rule of India, this site is considered as signpost. Battle broke out on 22nd October 1764 between British East India and allied forces of Shah Alam II (Mughal Emperor), Shuja-ud-Daulah (Nawab of Awadh), and Mir Qasim (Nawab of Bengal).
Brahmeshwar Nath Temple: Other name of this temple is Baba Brahmeshwar Nath Dham. Lord Shiva is worshipped here. During the month of Shrawan, there is a special significance of paying homage to this temple.
Chausa Hoard: First known bronze hoard was discovered in the Gangetic Valley. This hoard was a set of 18 Jain bronzes. Articles dates back to Gupta and Shunga period. Dharmachakra is the major attraction of this place. Historical war of 1539 AD took place here. Articles excavated from the site are preserved in Patna Museum. Chausa Mangoes is most famous at this place.
Sita Ram Upadhyaya Museum: It was established in 1979. This museum is one of the largest repositories in Buxar. Museum consists of various historical articles, artefacts, coins and rare stone sculptures. This is named after local resident Late Sita Ram Upadhyaya. He collected contrasting range of terracotta’s. His collections displayed in a separate Gallery.
Buxar Fort: It is one of the ancient forts. In 1054 AD this fort was erected by King Rudra Deo. Several temples such as Nath Baba Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple etc can be seen near this fort.
What to see around Buxar:
Biharji Temple: It is located 15kms away from Buxar. This is one of the reversed places of this region. Jai Prakash Singh, King of Dumraon Estate constructed this temple in 1825. Lord Krishna is worshipped here.
Naulakha Mandir: It is located just 2kms away from Buxar. This is one of the nearby attractions of this place.
Getting to Buxar: Burax is well connected with road and railways. From all the major cities such as Kanpur, Bokaro, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Kolkata etc buses reach to this place. Burax railway station is major railway station to the nearby places of this city. From Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Patna, Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai, Durgapur, etc trains come to this place. Nearest airport is Patna which is 111kms away from Buxar. Other nearest airport is at Varanasi which is 113kms away from Buxar.
Getting around Buxar: Buses are available to visit the places of Buxar. Call cabs, private vehicles, Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding place of Buxar.
Best time to visit Buxar: Weather is so pleasant in the February and December. February and December are the best months to visit this place.
Where to stay at Buxar: Plenty of hotels including luxury hotels are available here to stay at this place. Apart from hotels few guest houses are also available to stay at this place. Best hotels of this place are Apsara Hotel and Vishwamitra Vihar Hotel.
Where to eat in Buxar: Plenty of restaurants are available to have food at Buxar. South Indian and Chinese food is available here.