About - Ara, Bhojpur

The present district of Bhojpur came into existence in 1972. Earlier this district was the part of old Shahabad district. 

Ara town is the headquarters of the district and also its principal town. 

1857 was a remarkable year in the history of the town and country - Kunwar Singh revolted against the Britishers in line with the Mutineers.

It is said that Ara, the present headquarters of the district derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘ARANYA’, which means forest. 

The famous Jain temple which is approx. 600 centuries old is located in Masarh village approx. 10 Km from Ara on Ara-Buxar Highway. 

One of the most dominant rulers were the Rajputs from Ujjain in the province of Malwa . Raja Bhoj was their king and the term ‘Bhojpur’ now applicable to the area is derived from him.”

How To Reach Ara? All About Transport Connectivity 


• There are no direct flights. Nearest airport is Patna Airport.

• Patna Airport (PAT), to Arrah : 53KMs

• Gaya Airport (GAY), to Arrah : 89 KMs


• District Headquarter, Arrah, is well connected to other major cities of the country by train. There are more than 150 trains pass through Ara Junction (ARA). 


• District Headquarters Arrah is well connected by road . Arrah is about 53 KMs by road to Patna (Capital of Bihar). You can easily get regular buses to Arrah from other major cities of the state.

Bus Stations :

• Govt Bus Stand, Near Railway Sttion, Arrah

• Private Bus stand, Bypass road, Arrah



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