Hilsa, Bihar

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Hilsa is a sub-division of the Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar well known as a centre of Buddhist knowledge. Located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) south-east of the state capital Patna, the area was an important hub during the Indian independence movement and produced many freedom fighters.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Hilsa is located at 25°19′N 85°17′E / 25.32°N 85.28°E / 25.32; 85.28[1] and has an average elevation of 45 metres (148 ft).

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

The town is served by State Highway 4 and directly connected to places such as Patna, Gaya, Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Bihar Sharif, Rajgir and Jahanabad by road.

Rail[edit]

Hilsa is located on the branch line connecting Fatuha and Tilaiya via Islampur. The town is served by a direct daily superfast train to New Delhi (Magadh Express).

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