No, we are not asking you to hand-chisel a mountain, eat algae plant for food or walk 1300 kilometres to file a complaint. Why would you want to do that when you can always bring down mountains playing “Pocket Tanks” on your phone, order a Pizza on your phone and file a complaint via social media, again, on your phone? We are merely asking you to visit the undulating lands of Bihar which witnessed the legend of Manjhi – The Mountain Man unfold. Why? Read on.
Dashrath Manjhi, a low caste labourer in Gehlour village of Gaya distrcit, famously carved a shorter way to the nearest town “Wazirganj” by cutting down a mountain when his injured wife died on the way to hospital in 1959. As the nation goes into a frenzy following the release of Ketan Mehta’s film “Manjhi – The Mountain Man”, Goibibo.com celebrates the occasion by compiling a list of places to visit near to Gehlour in Bihar.
Reach out to Gehlour, the very place where Manjhi built the 110 metre long and 9.1 metre wide road over the course of 22 long years. Taj Mahal might be a more beautiful tribute to love, but this road is no less of a symbol of love and dedication. Islampur railway station is the nearest railway head to Gehlour, it is located at an approachable distance of 11 kilometres from the village. Gaya Airport is situated at 55 kilometres from Gehlour.
The Badi Dargah Mosque of Bihar Sharif is an architectural masterpiece which manages to spellbind each eye that is laid on it. Bihar Sharif is distanced by 31 kilometres from Gehlour and is serviced by its own railway station. At a distance of 54 kilometres, Patna Airport is the nearest airport to Bihar Sharif.
Nalanda is a world famous destination, the place is known for housing the first residential international university of the world. Nalanda represents a leaning centre of the highest order which is highly coveted by students from all over the world. There are quite a few tourist attractions in Nalanda that must be paid a visit, these include Nalanda University, Surajpur Temple, The Great Stupa and Nalanda Archaeological Museum.
Bodh Gaya is the place where Buddha gained enlightenment 2600 years ago. The tree under which Buddha is believed to have Bodhimandala (enlightenment) is known as Bodhi Tree. Bodh Gaya is one of the most important religious centres in the country. It is located at a distance of about 55 kilometres from Gehlour village.
There are various other famous places to visit near Gehlour like Kakolat, Patna and Rajgir. Fancy a trip? You can get all the required information and book tickets for various destinations across the globe at Goibibo.com and that too, one last time, on your phone! Download the Goibibo app now to known more.