Visit Madhubani

Madhubani District, Bihar

Madhubani district of Bihar represents the historical kingdom of Mithila. Most of the artists live in Rahika and Rajnagar blocks. The largest concentration is at the Jitwarpur village under Nazirpur Village Panchayat in Rahika block. Artists of Simri, Satghara, Chichri and Ranti Village Panchayats have formed the collective Madhurekha.

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How to Reach

Simri is 3 Km from Rajnagar Station connected directly with Delhi, Kolkata, Ranchi and Patna. The nearest airport is at Patna (169 Km from Madhubani).

For a journey with the train you can use following routes from New Dehli, Mumbai and Kolkata.

From New Dehli you can take the Saryuyamuna Exp every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9:15 pm and the Shaheed Exp every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday also at 9:15 pm with a total duration of 27 hours.

There is no direct train from Mumbai to Madhubani, but you can take the train to Patna first and then change for a train to Madhubani. The train to Patna every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday is the Guwahati Expres which departs at 8:05 am with a total duration of 28 hours and 45 minutes. From Patna you can take on every day except from Sundays the Intercity Express with a total duration of 7 hours at 7:15 am.

The train from Kolkata Howrah directly to Madhubani is available every day at 7:15 am with a total duration of 29 and a half hours and from Kolkata Sealdah on every day at 3:40 pm with a durtation of 15 hours to Madhubani.

What to see

Rajnagar Palace is in Rajnagar town. It was built by Maharaja Rameshwar Singh of Darbhanga. The palace though in ruins bear testimony of a rich legacy of dance, music and art. The palace wall is replete with age old paintings. The Gasauni Ghar (room of family deity) has a very old Madhubani painting done in the year 1919 on the occasion of the marriage of Shrimati Lakshmi Daiji, daughter of Maharaja Rameshwar Singh. The palace has temples of Durga, Kali, Shiva and Bhagwati.