12 km east of Nalanda and 10 km south east of Bihar Sharif, Ghosrawan is a famous Buddhist site which was a centre of Buddhism in ancient India. Several Buddhist structures including a life size statue of Khasarpana Avalokitesvara in a standing position have been discovered here.
Kapotaka Vihara, a large monastery referred to and visited by Hiuen Tsang in the seventh century, is believed to have been located at Ghosrawan. The masterpiece of the attractions at Ghosrawan is a 10 feet Buddha statue carved out of gleaming black stone. This huge image is placed beside a tank.
Three km north of Ghosrawan is Tetrawan which is home to a large number of Buddhist relics including carved statues of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas.
How to Reach Ghosrawan
Air: The nearest airport to reach Ghosrawan is Patna which is connected by flights to major cities in India.
Rail: the nearest railway station to Ghosrawan is Bihar that Shariff is connected to Patna, Kolkata and Delhi by train.
Road: Ghosrawan is connected by good motorable roads to all places in India.
Best time to visit Ghosrawan
In Ghosrawan temperatures in winters and summers are extreme. October to March is the best time to visit Ghosrawan when daytime temperatures are pleasant. It is pertinent to mention that in the months of December and January, it can get very cold.