Bhagalpur is a city of historical importance on the southern banks of the river Ganges in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the 3rd largest city of Bihar and also the headquarters of Bhagalpur district and Bhagalpur division. Known as Silk City, it is a major educational, commercial, and political centre, and listed for development under the Smart City program, a joint venture between Government and industry. The Gangetic plains surrounding the city are very fertile and the main crops include rice, wheat, maize, barley, and oilseeds. The river is home to the Gangetic dolphin, the National Aquatic Animal of India, and the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is established near the town. Bhagalpur has historical as well as religious significance. It is one of the prominent cities of Bihar, a state which is known to have lots of ancient monuments, archeological sites and pilgrimage destinations.
Bhagalpur city has approximately 200 km of roads. The transport system is good with, Auto, Taxi and cycle rickshaw easily available.
Bhagalpur Junction railway station is situated on the Khana- Quil loop line, which serves Bhagalpur with numerous trains. It is the 3rd busiest line in Bihar.
The nearest airport is Jayprakash Narayan Int Airport, Patna (183kms)