A restaurant, cafe, bookstore all in one. There are lotsa quaint little secrets you can find here. Always a thing or two you can buy, and the money would go towards charity. Owner Asri is extremely friendly and always with a smile. Go for their afternoon tea, their scones are fab! On certain days, they have tarot readings and in-house musicians. This was also the place DC played a gig at! And blew the crowd away!
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273 Kms from Biku
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One of the most colourful and indiscreet cities of India, Varanasi is one of the seven holiest cities for the Hindus. Also known as Kashi and Benaras, this place is known for its temples, ghats and the colourful people. The narrow alleys and crowded streets seem to be extremely blissful in spite of all the noise and chaos all around. People come here just to take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges. Varanasi is also known as Uttar Kashi and is situated on the western banks of the Ganges. It is said that a dip in this river frees one from a lifetime of sins. People even say that death here is auspicious as people attain moksha if they die here. Some people also come here tp creamate their loved ones and the sound of the holy temple bells are really soothing music to the ears.
116 Kms from Biku
Best time to visit - January,February,June,July,August,September,November,December
Home to the world famous World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad is on every traveller's list. The city is located on the banks of the Kham River and is known as one of the most historically significant cities in Maharashtra. The Ajanta caves represent stories of Buddhism spanning from the period of 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. The Ellora caves were carved during 350 A.D. to 700 A.D. and represent the three different faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Aurangabad sees a lot of tourists from across the world and it is a great place for like-minded tourists to meet. A history lover's delight, the museums here will keep you super busy. Some of the more popular ones are Sunehri Mahal Museum, University Museum and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum. You must also visit Lonar – it is said to be the site where a meteor crashed on earth some 50,000 years ago and formed a large crater in the ground. The cafes and restaurants here are warm, welcoming and offer world class cuisines. Colourful, intriguing and vibrant, Aurangabad is a traveller's delight so if it's not on your list yet, add it.
325 Kms from Biku
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
One of the most important cities of North Bengal, Murshidabad comes with a rich history. Once a stunning example of grandeur, power, culture and beauty, the erstwhile centre of the nawabs was from where the revenue of the whole state of West Bengal went to the king in Delhi. Till date, Murshidabad and its historical monuments are a tourists' delight and the local communities welcome everyone with warmth. This place is also one of the most important Jain pilgrimages with the four most important jain temples of Bengal situated here. These are the Sri Chintamoni Parshwanath Bhagwan Temple in Azimganj, Shri Shambavnath Bhagwan Temple in Jiyaganj, Sree Adinath Bhagwan Temple in Katgola and other one is in Murshidabad itself. You can also visit Hazar Duari Palace, a palace with over 100 doors. Now a museum, the palace is definitely worth visiting. The intricate art work in the museum is a delight for art enthusiasts. Another lovely spot is Katra Masjid. Go during visiting hours for a memorable experience.
86 Kms from Biku
My base camp for most part. Interestingly more chaotic that any other part of Bihar I'd been to
124 Kms from Biku
Famous for its forts, Mandu is a place of architectural marvels. The place was established in the 6th century AD and is shrouded in mythology. The place has been ruled by Humayun, the Mughal Emperor to the Rajputs from Malawi. Some of the famous tourist destinations here at Mandu is the tomb of Hoshang Shah, an Afghan architect, the Darwaza, the Jahaz Mehal and the Hindola Mahal. The Lohani Caves are another star attraction here.The story of romance between Rani Rupmati and Sultan Baz Bahadur happened here.
156 Kms from Biku
Best time to visit - August,September,October,November,December
Under the Deogarh district, Madhupur in Jharkhand is primarily considered a health resort. The water here is believed to be pure and have many health benefits for those suffering from stomach ailments. Known for being a preferred destination for many celebrities from Bengal, Madhupur now has many resorts and homestays for tourists. It is also surrounded by many tourist destinations, including Jamtara and Dumka. The local street food here is worth trying and includes sweets such as kaju barfi, cham cham and rabri. The Bardhamaan Mishtan Bhandar is a great place to try these. The lassi (buttermilk) here is also popular and so is a drink called sattu sharbat, which is only available during summer. Madhupur offers you the perfect laidback holiday, so if you are tired from the chaotic life of cities, this is the perfect place to be!
167 Kms from Biku