Kaimur TourismKaimur is a relatively small part of the Indian state of Bihar. Evidences of human settlement in Kaimur dating back to 20,000 years ago has been discovered. Traces of Hindu and Islamic rule are still evident in the city. The city is a major attraction for archeologists and spiritual people.The historic monuments and ancient temples, depicts the glorious past of the area and are the center of attraction for its tourists. If planning a trip to Kaimur don’t miss out the rivers, waterfalls, temples and Kaimur wildlife sanctuary.
A Brief History of KaimurThough Kaimur is recently formed in March 1991. It was previously a part of its parent district Shahabad. The history of the area is very ancient. Kaimur had played an important role in some of the major battles like battle of Chausa and Battle of Kaimur. Evidences discovered from Kaimur shows the existence of Mughal and hindu dynasties. The area has seen the rule of many dynasties like Magadh, Shail dynasty, Pal dynasty of Bengal, Rajputs etc. Kaimur also played an important role in the independence of India.
Helplines and Important Contact NumbersKaimur experiences an extreme climate. The summers are hot with the maximum temperature raising to around 45 Celsius. The monsoons experiences good rainfall and it becomes difficult to have full utilization of the trip especially near the rivers and hilly areas. The best time to visit Kaimur is hence October and June, when the temperature is comparatively pleasant.
Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation
(A Govt.of Bihar Undertaking)
Bir Chand Patel Path, Patna.
PIN-800 001, Bihar, India.
Web Site: http://bstdc.bih.nic.in/
Places of Interest In and Around Kaimur
BaidyanathBaidyanath Village is famous for its Lord Shiva temple. The temple was built by the rulers of Pratihar dynasty. It is one of the major tourist attraction of the place. It has also been a place for archeologists as a number of coins and others valuables of historical importance have been discovered here. The temple was renovated in 812-13 AD, according to archeologists.
DurauliDurauli is famous for its two old temples built by the Cheros. Both the temples have beautiful sculptures, carved on the spire.
RamgarhRamgarh village, is famous for one of the oldest temple in state Mundeshwari temple. Inscriptions on the walls of the temples, give proof of the temple to be built as far back as 635 A.D. The temple is built on a hilltop at a height of about 600 feet.
Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1982. It is spread over an area of about 501 km2. The Sanctuary apart for a variety of wildlife is also famous for its lush green dense forest cover, pre-historic caves, numerous waterfalls, heritage of rare fossils and rock paintings. The beat time to visit sanctuary is in winters. Animals found here- are Chital, Rabbits, Leopard, Black Buck, Wild Cat, Chinkara, Porcupine, Indian Monkey, Sambhar, Peafowl, Blue Bull, Bear, Baboons (Langoor), Wild Dogs, Snake, Tiger, Wolf, Mongoose, Jackal, Ratal.
ChorghatiaChorghatia village is an outstanding beauty spot. The main attraction of the place is a waterfall amidst picturesque scenery.
ChainpurChainpur is famous for its fort, which is a major tourist attraction. Also the famous Hindu shrine of "Harsu Brahm"is worth visiting.
AdhauraAdhaura is situated amidst hills and is covered by lush green forests. Adhaura is a worth place to visit.
How to reach Kaimur ?Kaimur (Bhabhua) can be reached by both roadways and the railways. NH 2 (G.T. Road) passes by the district and hence connecting it to a number of other cities. NH 30 connects Kaimur with the capital Patna via Arah. There are also a few State Highways in the district. Kaimur railway station is located on Gaya-Mughalsarai Section of Grand Chord Railway line. The railway station is called Bhabua Road.
The nearest airport is at Patna. From Patna airport regular flights are available to all important towns and cities within the country.
Where to stay in Kaimur ?There are not many good hotels and lodges to stay in Kaimur. The only good hotel here is Hotel Kaimur. Hotel Kaimur is an initiative of Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation and hence the hotel is very cost effective and provide all basic facilities to its visitors. There are also few guesthouses available in Kaimur.
Chowk Bazar, Bhabua, Kaimur - 821101
Phone Number - +(91)-9431680406
Address: National Highway 2, Kudra, Bihar 821101
Hotel Rohit International
Address: MICO, Old G.T. Road, Geeta Ghat Colony, Sasaram, Bihar 821115
Bhabua is the only place to shop around in complete Kaimur district. People from nearby villages also come to this place to shop. The main shopping items in Kaimur are Kaleen, Silk, Banarasi Sari, and Dari. Kaimur is an historic place with a history mix of Mughal and hindu rule. The glimpse of the cultural mix can be till date seen in kaimur. Kaimur is a good place to visit to witness the glorious past of the area and relax in the beauty of nature amidst hills and lush green forests.
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