One of the major cities and trading centers of Bihar, Muzaffarpur is located on Burhi Gandak River and named after Muzaffar Khan who founded it in the 18th century. The area which constitutes the present day Muzaffarpur once formed part of Lichhavi kingdom, one of the oldest republics of the world. Vaishali, the seat of power of the Lichhavi, shares its border with that of Muzaffarpur. Needless to say, there are plenty of interesting historical sites around this area. The city’s other claim to fame is its best quality Litchi, which are exported all over the world. Muzaffarpur is also one of the gateways to Nepal.
Vaishali attracts visitors who come to this district town in Bihar for a brush with history and spirituality. The place has antiquities of centuries. One of the greatest cities of the 5th century BC, Vaishali is credited with being the world's first republic to have a duly elected assembly of representatives and efficient administration. The place finds mention in the great epic of Ramayana.
Located in Saran district of Bihar, at the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Ganga and Gandak, it is a small town amid picturesque surroundings, close to the Mahatma Gandhi Setu, the longest road bridge in Asia. Sonepur is famous for hosting one of Asia's largest cattle fairs. The month-long event, better known as Sonepur Mela, is held in the month of November every year.