Tourist Places Of Araria

1. Raniganj Vriksh Vatika
1. Raniganj Vriksh Vatika
‘Raniganj Vriksh Vatika’ is located 30 km west of Araria District Headquarters of Bihar State. It is situated at a distance of 25 km from the east side of S.H. 77, which is 310 km north-east of Patna and forbesganj four-lane (NH 57) to South Kursela.

This site is the forest land notified by the Bihar government. The ‘Raniganj Vriksh Vatika’ area was formerly known as Hasanpur Balu Dhima. This area spread over 289 acres has been developed as a natural forest area. Its changed nature has been given attractive look as per the needs of tourists.

At present, ‘Raniganj Vriksh Vatika’ is a very scenic, picturesque tourist spot of Bihar State, ideal place for nature and health lovers and as a place of study for researchers.

2. Bio-Diversity Park Kusiargaon
2. Bio-Diversity Park Kusiargaon
Bihar’s first biodiversity park is ready in Kusiargaon of Araria. Where it creates a path for researchers. At the same time, the park is also promoting tourism. The park is not able to escape from the sight of those who come from far away due to being at NH-57 at a distance of just 10 kilometer from the district headquarters.

3. Culture & Heritage
3. Culture & Heritage

Being a mixed culture of Bihari and Bengali, languages in Araria are diverse. Hindi, being the official and formal language is spoken by everyone on purposed unrelated to local streets or houses. Urdu is second official language this is spoken by all communities including Hindus. Kulhaiya boli, Shekhra boli & Thethi are recognized as the local languages. Maithili and Bhojpuri are also spoken in residents’ homes, while Bengali, Surjapuri are also spoken.

Araria is the natural habitat of the Gangetic Dolphins.At the Local rivers of Araria Gangetic Dolphins(South Asian river dolphin) are found. Scientific name of the dolphin is Platanista Gangetica. Average length of dolphins are 2.5 meter.


Replica Stoop: It is situated Near Manikpur about 15 km far from Araria district headquarter going towards Forbesganj.

The six-story Kali Mandir temple, popularly known as “Kali Mandir”.

Temple of lord Shiva located at the center of city in the ancient Thakurbari of Araria, known as Shiva Mandir or more commonly as Thakurbari itself.

Shiva temple in Madanpur.

Sultan phokher in Forbesganj is important for Hindu and Muslim communities.

Maata aasawar mandir in Gidwas is very important for Hindu.

Shiva mandir in Sundernath.

A mosque (Jama Masjid), attended by Muslim communities from the nearby region.

Quba Masjid, is situated near navratan chowk. It is one of the famous mosque of this city.

The burial ground (kabristan) is situated in the middle of the city in khalilabad muhalla. Khalilabad mosque is also situated at the same place.

Newly constructed Masjid cum madarsa at diyaganj.

4. How to Reach
4. How to Reach
Araria is well connected with the other parts of country by roads and trains.


Araria is accessible to other parts of India by railways via Katihar Junction railway station

Train facility is in the form of broad gauge track. This track ends one side to the Katihar, which is a big and important junction from where trains to all over India are available, other end of track is Jogbani the last point of Indian rail.Nearest Railway Station is Araria court & Araria(R S)


Buses for most of the districts and internal blocks are available from the bus terminal.

Connected with National Highway 57.Buses for most of the districts and internal blocks are available from the bus terminal. Araria contains two bus terminals one at zero mile and second in city. Buses for most of the districts are available and as well as for internal blocks too.


Nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport