Vaishali is the birth place of Lord Mahavira and used to be the epicenter of political and religious activities in ancient times. The place has got its name from the mythological king Vishal of Ramayana period. The place is also important for Buddhists as Lord Buddha used to visit it often to give his sermons. Vaishali holiday packages are very popular among all kinds of travelers whether they are followers of Jainism, Buddhism or Hinduism.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
It is one of the greatest attractions of Vaishali that once used to be a grand structure. After excavation, it has been confirmed that this Stupa enshrined 1/8th of the holy ashes of Lord Buddha in a stone casket.
To demonstrate his gratitude to Lord Buddha and Buddhism, King Ashoka built a Lion Pillar at Kolhua – a place where Buddha gave his last sermon. This is an 18.3 meter high pillar, which is well polished and has a life-size figure of a lion on the top.
This stupa was discovered in the year 1958 through excavation. Archeologists concluded about this stupa that it is also having a casket containing the ashes of the Lord Buddha. The pillar is also visited by a number of tourists.
Bawan Pokhar Temple:
It is a beautiful Hindu temple built by the later kings of Pal dynasty. The temple has numerous idols of Hindu god and goddesses. Being situated on the bank of Bawan Pond, the temple has got its name.
World Peace Pagoda:
Spread over 10 acres of land, World Peace Pagoda was constructed as per the wish of Fujii Guruji - a Japanese Buddhist. This is a 38 meters tall pagoda, which has a 20 meters dome and enshrines Buddhist relics. It is one of the most popular attractions of Vaishali.
Fort of King Vishal:
The fort is in ruins now yet a must visit spot at Vaishali. People come to visit this fort on their trip to Vaishali.