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Sonepur, Bihar

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Country  India
Languages spoken  Bhojpuri, Hindi
State  Bihar
District  Saran

Sonpur is a town in the Indian state of Bihar, situated on the banks of the River Gandak in Saran district in the Indian state of Bihar. It hosts one of the worlds largest Animal Fair which starts on Kartik Poornima.


Map of Sonepur, Bihar

People visit art and craft village sonepur fair bihar

Shopping sites of sonepur mela bihar


Sonepur, Bihar Beautiful Landscapes of Sonepur, Bihar

The town is located at 25.7°N 85.1832°E? / 25.7; 85.1832 at an altitude of 42 metres (137 ft).

Sonepur, Bihar Beautiful Landscapes of Sonepur, Bihar

The river Gandak must have been the route of the movement of Buddha and his followers from Nepal Tarai to Magadh that is why many of the stupas and similar structures, including Ashoka pillars, are found on the banks of the river. The location of Pathar ki Maszid just opposite the meeting point of the gandak, that is southern bank of the Ganges, shows the Muslim influence of trade and commerce in medieval times. The current township Patna is just the modern version of the makeshift headquarters of military establishments of old Patna city which in turn was later version of Pataliputra, the capital of Maurya Empire.

Of the ten railway stations in the world having the longest railway platforms, Sonepur being on the 8th (and 2nd longest at the time of construction) longest platform in the world at 2,415 ft (736 m). It is connected by two rivers, the Ganges and the Gandak.


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