Munger

MUNGER

Munger district has a unique historical background. The areas falling under this district are considered a part of the first Aryan settlers' midland. It has been identified with Modagiri, a place mentioned in the epic Mahabharat. It was the capital of a kingdom in eastern India near Bhanga and Tamralipta .

The first authentic historical account of the district finds a mention in the memoirs of Xuanzang who visited a part of this district towards the close of the first half of the seventh century AD.

A copper plate known as the 'Munger Plate' was discovered in Munger way back in 1780. Mir Kasim conquered Munger and made it his capital till the army of East India Company captured Munger. MirKasim had to flee through a tunnel made along the bank of river Ganga near Kastharni Ghat.

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HOW TO GET HERE?

Air

Nearest airport is Patna (175 Kms.).

Rail

Nearest railhead is Jamalpur. Jamalpur Junction is the main railway station from where Munger, the district HQ, is situated at a distance of 6 km.

Road

Connected by good roads with all Indian cities.

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