Raj Gharana Tour in Bihar
The forts and havelies of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra take millions of tourist footfalls every year. Bihar had also its fair share of kings and queens through technically their “royal Highness”. The Darbhanga Raj – home to the Khandavala dynasty, has bequeathed a rich and fascinating heritage of Socio-cultural traditions. By the British times, Darbhanga Raj was the largest and richest of the great Zamindari estates. It controlled most of Mithila until after Independence when the Republic of India brought an end to all the rajas and princely states. Darbhanga and Madhubani have several Palaces and Temple built during the Darbhanga Raj. These are built between 18th – 19th centuries and still have the mysticism and charm of much of India’s feudal past. Below are the some places which still attract the art lover and religious tourist to visit this region.
Laxmeshwar Vilas Palace :
Also known as Anandbag Palace, this palace was sev-erely damaged in 1934 earthquake and rebuilt again. The interiors of its elegant darbar hall are modeled on the interiors of Louis XVI’s palace in Versailles. Later this place was donated to Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University. The darbar hall is now the Senate hall of Sanskrit University.
Nargauna Palace :
Nargauna Palace, the residential quarters of the last Maharaja, was constructed after the earth quake of 1934. The building was built using the best technology resulting from earthquakes. It now used by LN Mithila University.
Rambagh Palace :
Bela Palace :
Bela Palace is built for Raja Bisheshwar Singh (Raja Bahadur), younger brother of Maharaja Kameshwar Singh, it is still best preserved palace. It was taken over by the Government of India and now a postal training college is situated in the palace.
The first private museum to be taken over by the government, showcases almost the entire gamut of Mithila’s Culture. These museum’s exhibit clothes, arms, coins, antiques and handicrafts from mithila regions and many artifacts donated by the royal family of Darbhanga, mainly the Raja of Rati, Madhubani.
Shyama Temple & Manokamna Mandir :
There’s a Goddess Shyama Temple, which is built on the pyre of Maharajadhiraj Rameshwar Singh. The temple houses a statue of Goddess kali, which was built in Jaipur of Stones imported from France. There’s also a Goddess Kankali Temple built of Italian marbles and French Stones.
Rajnagar Fort :
Rajnagar lies about 12 km north of Madhubani and has the ruins of the old Rajnagar Fort. Rameshwar Singh wanted to shift headquarter of Darbhanga Raj from Darbhanga to Rajnagar and so he built many lavish palaces, temples, gardens and tanks here. Most of these structures are damaged during the 1934 earthquake. Among the ruins, a tourist can see the Navlakha Palace and Ram Janki temple. The Kali Temple, made of white marble is still well preserved and a popular tourist spot.
We at Visit Bihar operate guided tour to the glorious Raj gharana Tour to incoming guest to Bihar. Contact us our team for exciting package for the region.
Some offered packages are :
1 Night 2 days : Patna – Darbhanga – Patna