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How To Reach Muzaffarpur
Muzaffarpur, located in Bihar, is the HQ of the Tirhut Division. The fourth among the most populated cities in Bihar, Muzaffarpur is well known for its excellent lychees. It is situated on the banks of the Burhi Gandak River that flows from the Himalayas. Going back in time, the city is referred to in the Ramayana for being under the Videha kingdom that was ruled by King Janaka. It was a part of the confederation formed by eight clans in 500 BC and the most powerful among these clans was that of the Licchavis. Muzaffarpur was under Harsha Vardhan till the Pala Empire rose in 1600 AD. Finally, the area fell under the Mughal Empire and thereafter the East India Company. The best way to reach Muzaffarpur is by train since the place is well connected with all principal stations such as New Delhi and Mumbai besides Chennai, Kolkata and Lucknow among many others. The easiest way to reach the place, for some, is to fly to the airport in Patna which is only 76 km away and one can get a taxi or bus from there to Muzaffarpur.
India’s National Highway NH 57 reaches Muzaffarpur via Motihari and Chakia. Thereafter it goes on to Darbhanga and Purnia. With the East to West corridor crossing Muzaffarpur the city is connected with all the major cities and towns in India. The NH 77 also passes through Muzaffarpur and connects it with both Hajipur and Sitamarhi. On the other hand Muzaffarpur is linked to Barauni via NH 28 and thereby with all the six national highways. Muzaffarpur is also well connected by buses with several cities and some of these include Patna and Ranchi, Siliguri and Gaya besides Madhubani and Motihari. However, please check out the condition of the road you wish to travel on before you begin your journey in case you wish to travel by road to Muzaffarpur.
Muzaffarpur Junction is a major railway station and it has two suburban stations that are Narayanpur Anant or Sherpur and Ram Dayalu Nagar. Muzaffarpur Junction is fairly well connected with all the major cities in Bihar. These include cities such as Darbhanga and Motihari, Chakia and Gaya besides Bhagalpur and Patna. If you wish to travel by rail from Kolkata, there are two trains that run daily between these two cities. Similarly, there are several trains connecting Muzaffarpur with Delhi such as Vaishali Express and Lichchavi Express besides Avadh Assam Express and several others.
Muzaffarpur does not have its own airport. The airport at Patna, Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Airport in Patna, located 76 km away, is the nearest airport. This airport is well connected with all the major cities in the country. These include Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore besides Ahmedabad and others. The latest information available indicates that there are flights operating between Delhi and Patna by airlines such as Air India and Go Air besides Indigo and Spice Jet. One can fly to Patna and thereafter catch a bus to Muzaffarpur. One should be able to take a taxi as well.
Muzaffarpur boasts of a good network of buses that ply within the city. There is a city ring bus service that is run by the Regional Transport Authority. This service has mini buses that run on five different routes within the city perimeter. This bus service is both convenient and cheap. However, there are auto rickshaws that are generally available as well. The city is not very large and it should be possible to walk to the more important places to visit.