Arrah is a city in Bhojpur district in the state of Bihar, India. It is located near the confluence of the Ganges and Soane rivers, 36 miles from Patna.
Arrah is an old city with references in mythological stories and Greek geographical works. It has been a centre of attraction for Jainism with dozens of old temples and hermitages. It is known for an important battle (Battle of Buxar) in October, 1764, a key event establishing the British occupation of India.
During the Indian rebellion of 1857, a small party of British officers and Indian soldiers were besieged in the Little House at Arrah, the district headquarters. They withstood the siege for three weeks until relieved by British troops.
Ara, also known as Arrah, is district headquarters of Bhojpur District in the state of Bihar, India. Located on the confluence of River Ganges and Sone, the city boasts of its rich historical heritage and architectural establishments. Dozens of old temples and hermitages at this place are some of the well known Ara attractions. Historical Battle of Buxar, which was fought here, proved to be the beginning of British colonization in India. Its rich literary heritage, musical tradition, Bhojpuri films and glorious historical past lures tourists from over the country.
Tourist Attractions in Arrah
Sun Temple at Dev, Veer Kunwar Singh Kila, Maharaja College, Shahi Masjid, Aranya Devi Temple, Chaturvuj Narayan Mandir, Bhavani Mandir and Jagdamba Mandir are some of the well known Ara attractions, which attract people from different parts of India and abroad.
Best Time to Visit Arrah
Time during Spring season is considered as the best time to visit Ara.
How to Reach Arrah?
By Air : There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Arrah. Nearest airport is Patna Airport. Patna (53 km), Gaya (89 km)
By Rail : Arrah is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
By Road : You can easily get regular buses to Arrah from other major cities of the country.