Munger is called a twin city comprises of Munger and Jamalpur located on the southern banks of the river The Ganges. It is the 11 the largest city in Bihar in terms of human population and has a total land area of 18km 2. The Munger city is formed by Chandragupta Maurya and has ruled there. In ancient times Munger was also known as Munigiri or Munigriha because it was the dwelling place of a yogi called Mudgala Muni. The city has seen the evolution of dialect from Angika, Maithali, Urdu, and Hindi to English. The climate of the city is humid -subtropical. The average highest temperature is 35 degrees Celsius and the lowest average is 19.5 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the best time to visit is winters; October to March.
Tourist Attraction: –
Tomb of Pir Shah Nufa
Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary
Shri Krishna Vatika
Shan Mustafa’s Sufi’s Grave
Bihar Yoga Bharati
How to reach?
National Highway 33, NH 88 and NH 333 connect Munger with Jharkhand, Ranchi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Purnia, Muzaffarpur, Dhanbad, and Gaya. Regular taxi and auto-rickshaws are also available. The buses are run by the State government in and out of the state.
The twin city has to have two junctions: Munger Junction and Jamalpur Junction. The latter junction was called Purabsarai Railway Station. Both the stations are linked by Sahibganj Loop. The railway is connected with cities like New Delhi, Patna, Surat, Jamshedpur, Hyderabad, Agartala, Ranchi, Guwahati, etc. The average ticket price person is Rs. 1500 to 3500
Munger Airport is 5kms away from Munger city and the airport is located in Sfyabad. Munger has no international airport. The nearest international airport is in Patna. The Munger airport has domestic flights for Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and New Delhi. The average ticket price per person is around Rs.4k and goes up to 14k.