Samastipur is a district in Bihar, occupies an area of 2904 square kilometers. The district headquarters are located at Samastipur. There are 4 sub-divisions 20 Blocks and 1248 villages in Samastipur district. Samistipir district is well known for its festivals. Some of the main festivals are Holi, Chathh Pooja, Durga Pooja, Hanuman Jayanthi, Eid, Muharram, Dipawali, Maker Sakranti, Nagpanchmi and Karma. On 14 November 1972 Samastipur district was separated from Darbhanga District.
Samastipur bounded on the East by Begusarai district, the southern side bounded by Patna district, the northern side by Darbhanga district and Muzaffarpur district on the western side. The district headquarter of Samastipur is situated at, 90 kilometers from Patna. As of 2011 census, the total population is 4.25 million in which Male’s constitute 52.4% and females constitute 47.6% of the total population.
Blocks of Samastipur district
Photo credit :- Lirneasia
Samastipur has the good number of government and private institutions. Rajendra Agriculture University, established on 1903, was the first Agriculture University in India.
Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa
Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa was established on July 4, 1903. It is one of 26 agriculture Universities in India. In 1934, due to damage of some part of building, the Institute was shifted to New Delhi.
In 1947, The Samastipur College was established by the government of Bihar. It is recognized by University Grant Commission of India. The college provided 16 graduate, 11 undergraduate and 1 vocational courses in Biotechnology.
Ram Nirikshan Atma Ram College
Ram Nirikshan Atma Ram College was established in 1968 and affiliated to Lalit Narayan Mithila University by Pandit Ram Nirikshan Singh. It provided two undergraduate programs namely Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts.
- Diwan Bahadur kameshwar Narayan College
- Samastipur Law College
- Women’s College, Samastipur
- Sant Kabir College, Samastipur
- Udayanacharya College, Rosera
- Bali Ram Bhagat College Samastipur
Also see:- Muzaffarpur – Lychee capital of India
Tourist places in samastipur
The Kali Temple situated at Kayastha Toli, about 2 kilometers from Khudiram Bose railway station. This temple is dedicated to Mata Kali.
Khudneswar Siva Temple
It is located 15 kilometers from Samastipur at Morwa Village. This temple is founded by Muslim community, so both Hindu and Muslim come here to worship the lord Shiva.
Thaneshwar Temple is located in middle if the Samastipur town. This is a very famous temple of Lord Shiva. Thousands of people come here to worship the lord Shiva.
It is an ancient place, was a capital of Dronwar kingdom. Narhan is located 25 kilometers from Samastipur.
Other tourist places
How to Reach
There are two airports available near Samastipur, one is Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna and other is Gaya international airport.
Samastipur is an administrative center for the East Central Railway, so number of trains available to Delhi and other main cities of India.
Where to Stay
There are many hotels present in Samastipur, you can easily take accommodation.
- Hotel Sagar International (AC and Non AC room available)
- Shivam hotel
- Swarg Hotel
- Hotel Sandhya
The official site of Samastipur district is samastipur.bih.nic.in.