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A rather less explored place of Jharkhand is this beautiful ideal location for your next vacation. You can come here with anyone to take a break and rejoice your soul within. Whether they are some ancient sites, or trekking or picturesque scenery, Sahibganj will give you the best of everything. All you have to do is list it down for the next time. This town in the district of Sahebganj is nicely placed between the River Ganges and Rajmahal Hills which adds on to the beauty of the town. A lot of refugees from Bangladesh reside here along with other people from Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand. Rajmahal and Teliagarhi forts are main witnesses of history and their structures speak a lot about it. 

History of Sahebganj

The Sanhebganj was one of the prominent residents for several Mughal and British rulers. This is probably the reason to name the place as “Sahebganj” where Saheb means “ruler” and ganj means “place”. 

Ancient History

The history of Sahibganj mainly revolves around Rajmahal and Teliagarhi Fort of Jharkhand. The early traces state the inhabitation had existed since the time immemorial. The inhabitants were called as Malo Paharia who settled at Rajmahal Hills and still lives there. They were also mentioned in the notes of Megasthenes as “Malli”, Greek Ambassador of Seleucus Nicator. It was Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang who made the place popular while mentioning the fort of Taliagarhi in his famous travelogue in 645 AD. also, several traces of Buddhism was found during the ancient age. 

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Medieval History

Capturing of Lakshaman Sena and Foundation of Mughal Rule. A consistent history of Sahebganj can be traced from the 13th century when Bakhtiar Khilji(Sultanate-e-Dilli) visited the Bengal with his Muslim armies through Teliagarhi Pass. during the visit, he captured the Bengal where Sahebganj was also a prominent part. Again, the battle took place between the Humayun and Sher Shah Suri and the Mughal rule was set up on July 12, 1576. Then, several Mughal rulers ruled the Bengal. During the reign of Akbar, the Rajmahal became the capital of Bengal. 

Formation of British Rule 

During the rule of Sher Shah Shuja( son of Emperor Shahjahan), Rajmahal became the capital of Bihar and witnessed the utmost glory and development. Rajmahal was also the place where Dr Gabriel Boughten cured the daughter of SHahh Shuja and with the return, he got the permission to trade in Bengal. Also,  this was the start of the British Rule.

Places to visit in Sahebganj

Moti Jharna. Moti Jharna is one of the most amazing tourist destinations to visit with your loved ones. If you love nature then you will be definitely finding this place one of the most exceptionally serene, beautiful and phenomenal tourist attractions!

Raj Mahal. A historically enriching destination the town of the Raj Mahal is a very interesting tourist destination to visit and explore. Lying on the bank of Ganges river this town was once used to be the seat of the government during the Mughal period. Did you know that? Furthermore, Raja Man Singh who was also the general of Emperor Akbar! This town is also home to other monuments like Singhi Dalan, Akbari Masjid, Tomb of Maina-Bibi along with Tomb of Miran.

Teliagarhi Fort. The Teliagarhi Fort is one of the most important tourist destinations which is a must-visit. The Teli Zamindar who dwelled here during this time was the builder of this fort. And near this temple, you will also be finding the ruins of the fort such as Raksisthan Temple which belong in the year 1819.

Things to do in Sahebganj

Visit Shivgadi Temple. This holy place is specifically dedicated to Lord Shiva. The aura and the spiritual significance which this place holds is quite enticing. On an annual basis, this place witnesses a good number of people coming and going.

Bhagwan Kuan. Bhagwan Kuan is one of the most interesting tourist destinations to visit. This is also one of the oldest tourist places situated in Sahebganj. It was built in the memory of Edward II.

Events and Festivals in & around Sahebganj

Kolhua Mela. The Koulhua Mela is an ancient fair. It is held twice in a year which is during Magh Basant Panchami as well as Chait Ramnaumi. There is a beautiful lake along with an ancient temple of Goddess Kali on the top of the Kolhua hill. Read More

Barura Sharif. Situated on the bank of Sat Bahini River this place a must-visit in Sahebganj. Furthermore, it is said that the Sufi came here in the latter half of the 18th century. The Hindus along with the Muslims come here to pay their respect to the Sufi at his Mazaar. It has been seen that many of the people who come here suffer in very large numbers to get themselves cured. Read More

Best time to visit Sahebganj

The best time to visit Sahebganj would be from the months of October to March. During this specific timeline, the overall temperatures are also quite pleasant for the tourists.

How to Reach Sahebganj?

By Air. the nearest airport is Patna Airport which is just 300 kilometres away from Shaebganj which will take 9 hours to reach the place. The airport is well-established serving regular flights from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. You can easily get a bus, auto or taxi to reach the Sahebganj.

By Train. Sahebganj has its own railway station which is well-routed to nearby cities of Jharkhand. It also serves with direct trains from metropolitan cities like Delhi, West Bengal etc. 

By Road. There are frequent bus service is available within Jharkhand. National Highway 33 connects Sahebganj to Ranchi via Dumka Sahebganj. Kolkatta is 383.1 kilometres away from Sahebganj which will take around 10 hours to reach Sahebganj.

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