Katihar

Locations :

Lattitude: 25.53°N N,
Longitude: 87.58°E E
Best Time to Visit : September to March

Weather :

Summer : 25°C to 36°C
Winter : 08°C to 20°C
Monsoon : 21°C to 33°C

Located in the north eastern part of Bihar state, which is the part of Purnia Division until 1973. Once popular for Jute mills. Katihar is known for its rich history as well, the town was played the significant role during freedom struggle of India. The city is lies on the Banks of River Ganga, hence it is amiable for the agricultural and farming. Katihar Railway Station is one of the major and busiest railway stations in Eastern India and well connected with all the major cities across the country.

Main Attractions
  • Goraknath Temple, Katihar: The idol of Lord Shiva, also known as Gorakhnath Mahadev, is adorned with flowers and ornaments inside the temple. One of the central attractions is the sight of Shivalinga. Shaivites visit this place on the occasion of Maha Shivratri to celebrate it.
  • Bagi Math, Katihar: Here you can feel the intense devotion, spirituality and faith of the people around. It is really amazing and can never be believed until and unless you come to this beautiful spiritual destination. If you want to take a few days off to free your mind and enhance your spiritual levels, then it is the perfect destination for you.
  • Goga Lake, Katihar: The Lake attracts a huge number of tourists. It is being directly linked to the Ganga and Mahananda, the lake links up to these rivers through tributaries during the peak rainy season.
  • Kali Mandir, Katihar: This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali; an embodiment of Goddess Durga, the idol of Kali is decorated beautifully inside the temple, which is a visual treat for the visitors. During festive times like Durgashtami and Diwali, a large number of devotees come for Puja celebrations in the temple.
  • Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, Katihar: This ashram was created for providing relief to plague and malaria patients. After that, it gradually established itself in a small shrine. Over a period of nearly nine decades, this center has bloomed to be one of the most active centers of Ramakrishna Mission.
 



Shopping
  • Gateway Plaza
  • Sanwariya Complex
 
Things To Do
Places of Worship:
  • Badi Durga mandir
  • Gorakhnath Temple
  • Kali Mandir
  • Maharshi Mehi das Temple
  • Ashok Dham mandir
  • Baba Nageswar Nath temple
  • Gami Tola Masjid
  • Choti Masjid
  • Pir Mazar
Places of Entertainment:
 
There is no Malls, amusement parks or multiplex are available in Katihar. Entertainments in this town is mainly depends on local cinema halls which are located across the city.
 
Getting There
  • By Air – Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal is the closest airport to reach Katihar city, which is located at the distance of about 184 kms. Another major airport is Patna International Airport, which is located at the distance of 308 kms. Both airports are well connected with all the major cities in India.
  • By Railway – Katihar Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in Eastern India and well connected with all the major cities across the country.
  • By Road – The Katihar Bus Stand is located at a distance of 0.9 kms from the main town. It is well connected with other cities within Bihar and state transport buses connect various centers of Bihar to Katihar easily.
 
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