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Araria District

Araria District Bihar State

Araria is situated at the southern part of Purnia and Medhepura in Bihar. Borders of Araria are surrounded by Nepal in northern side, Kishanganj in western side and Supaul at south-eastern side. The district came into existence by division of Purnia district on Makar-Sankranti day of 1990. District border is adjacent to border of Nepal, so the district is important in terms of security. Jogbani is the last point of Araria and after that "Virat Nagar" district of Nepal starts. For transportation both train and road media's are available. Araria contains two bus terminals one at '0' mile and second in city. Buses for most of the districts are available and as well as for internal blocks too. Train facility is in the form of meter gauge track. This track ends one side to the Katihar, which is a big and important junction where from trains to all over India are available, other end of track is Jogbani the last point of Indian rail.

Geography of Araria


Click on the Map of Araria to see the large View of Araria Map


Nearest Railway Station :

Araria court & Araria(R S)

Distance from Purnia : 42 Km. 

Nearest Airport :


Distance of Arariya from Nepal :

42 Km.

Safety & Security in Araria :

Bihar Police ensures that its department has presence in Araria district headquarters and all regions strategically. The purpose is to ensure planned security in this region that shares the international broader with the neighboring country Nepal. The police force therefore works with best coordination with Border Security Forces through keeping in consideration need of country’s safety and security. The police balance its roles through hierarchic functioning from the district headquarters controlled by Superintendent of Police, Deputy Superintendent of Police and their team of Police Officers to staffs in and around the headquarters city to Police sub-stations. Araria district therefore has presence of its police force from its headquarters to all the police sub-stations to further divisions in each part of the district at reasonable distances.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Araria District

Phone No: +91 – 06453 – 222050 (O)
+91 – 06453 – 222050, 222018, 222075,
Mobile: 09431800002, 09431800002

Police Stations in Araria :

Araria District Police Headquarters

Address: District Police Headquarters, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-6453-222052(91)-6453-222052, +(91)-9431822599

Jokihat Police Station

Address: Jokihat, Araria (Bihar) – 854329 Phone No: +(91) – 6453 – 248382(91) – 6453 – 248382

Jogbani Police Station

Address: Jogbani, Araria (Bihar) – 854328 Phone No: +(91) – 6455 – 242221(91) – 6455 – 242221

Forbesganj Police Station

Address: Forbesganj, Araria (Bihar) – 854318 Phone No: +(91) – 6455 - 222444(91) – 6455 - 222444

Narpatganj Police Station

Address: Narpatganj, Araria (Bihar) – 854335 Phone No: +(91)-6455-243572(91)-6455-243572

Kursakanta Police Station

Address: Kaithar Main Road, Kursakanta, Near State Bank Of India, Araria (Bihar) – 854331 Phone No: +(91) – 6453 – 245518(91) – 6453 – 245518


The state of Bihar, consisting of 24 districts, is divided into nine administrative divisions namely Patna, Purnia, Munger ,Bhagalpur , Koshi, Tirhut, Magadh, Saran, Rohtas.

Purnia division is having 4 Districts, Araria District is divided into 9 talukas

(administrative units ) and two sub-divisions as per details given below.


Sub- Divisions               Blocks within the Sub-division

Araria                              Araria, Kursakanta, Siktti, Raniganj, Jokihat, Palasi   

Forbesganj                       Forbesganj, Bhargama, Narpatganj

Culture of Araria

Cuisine of Araria

Places of interest in Araria

Khalilabad mosque in Araria - Khalilabad mosque is very famous and important place in araria. Araria city is one of the prominent centers of Tablighi Jamaat in the region.

Forbesganj: It has emerged into one of the major trade centers of Araria. One of the three major urban establishments of Araria district, Forbesganj also serves as an assembly constituency in the district. This place is famous for some of the historic monuments especially the famous Mr. Forbe's Bungalow that remind of this region being controlled by the British from here. The region has taken shape of an urban locality where good grains business has flourished. It is well connected to rest parts of the state and country by road and railways. Train and bus services between Forbesganj and Araria connect to these prominent cities in the region. One can travel for few hours to reach there. Sultan Phokher in Forbesganj is very famous place.

Palasi: It offers complete rustic impression to visitors. As a notified area in Araria district, Palasi also serves as one of its blocks located at a distance of 28 km northeastern side from the district headquarters Araria city. It is completely rural region where the source of income is only from agriculture. Koshi and Bakra rivers pass through Palasi region which is best to explore for those willing to encounter rural lifestyle.The roads leading towards Palasi from district headquarters Araria connect it with the administrative headquarters. Intercity local buses operate on this route.

Jokihat: It is developing into one of the few semi-urban establishments in Araria. It is one of the assembly constituencies of Araria district. The road from Zero Mile in District headquarters Araria leading towards neighboring Kishanganj district connect to Jokihat in the midst. It is best connected by the roadways.

Sikti: It is one of the areas in Araria district of Bihar in its semi-urban stage. It is district’s one of the assembly constituencies. Roads from district headquarters Araria connect to Sikti. Local buses operate on the roadways.

Dainiya: This is one of the destinations in Kosi Zone of neighboring country, Nepal. Located in the Morang district of southeastern Nepal, Dainiya is known for its greeneries. Ancient temples are also located here. Travellers travel up to Jogbani Railway Station or they can even choose roadways to enter into Nepal to avail the local bus service in neighboring Nepal to reach Dainiya which can be reached in mere few hours.

Raniganj: Though a small place and assembly constituency Raniganj is mainly a semi-urban establishment where people are primarily involved in the agriculture related activities. Those willing to travel to Raniganj can take local bus service taking them from district headquarters.

Jogbani: It lies on Indo-Nepal border and is visited by numerous tourists every year. The city of Jogbani is famous tourist center cum trade destination in the region. India’s last railway station at the end point bordering Nepal is at Jogbani. This town and notified area under the administration of Araria district is one of the few urban establishments in the region. It is also strategically important for the country related to security issues. Its sister city across the border is Biratnagar in Nepal that can be reached easily by walking for mere few minutes. As a gateway to the Biratnagar city of Nepal, this city under Araria’s administration also houses India’s customs checkpoint for goods at the border where Indian and Nepalese nationals can cross without any restrictions. People from various nationalities are commonly seen here. Those travelling to Jogbani from Araria have railways and roadways service to use for this purpose. It takes few hours to reach there.

Banking Services in Araria

Being a hub of local business and trade, Araria has welcomed the establishment of many regional and nationalized since decades. The region has seen the establishment of many private banks in the recent past. Although regional and nationalized bank branches have their dominance in this region but with the establishment of few private banks, banking sector has got tough competition in this region. These banks offer banking related services from cash withdrawal to loans and various other tasks which are the indicators of strong economy. Most of these banks operate with their branches and ATMs spread in different parts of the district. Here are the bank branches operating from Araria district headquarters.

Branch: Araria HO
Address: Araria Raniganj Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone: +(91)-6453-6160616, 77648239337764823933
Branch: Araria HO
IFSC Code: UTIB0002154
Address: Assam Timber, ADB Chowk, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone: +(91)-6453- 224820(91)-6453- 224820/21/47
Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
Branch: Regional Office Araria
Address: ADB Chowk, Araria (Bibhar) – 854311 Phone: +(91)-6453-222510(91)-6453-222510
Central Bank of India
Branch: Araria Branch
IFSC Code: CBIN0281866
Address: At & P.O – Araria District Headquarters, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone: +(91)-6453-222143(91)-6453-222143 Email: bmpurn1866@centralbank.co.in
Union Bank of India
Branch: Araria
IFSC Code: UBIN0561088
Address: ADB Chowk, A.D.B. Chowk, P.O & Dist – Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone: +(91)-6453-224738(91)-6453-224738 Email: cbsararia@unionbankofindia.com
State Bank of India
Branch: Araria RS IFSC Code: SBIN0002903
Address: At & PO – Araria RS, Araria (Bihar) – 854312 Phone: +(91)-6455-222262(91)-6455-222262 Email: sbi.02903@sbi.co.in
UCO Bank Ltd.
Branch: Jogbani
IFS Code: UCBA0000372
Address: At & PO- Jogbani, District – Araria (Bihar) – 854328 Phone: (06455) 242269(06455) 242269 Email: jogban@ucobank.co.in
Punjab National Bank
Branch: Araria
IFSCI Code: PUNB0493300
Address: ADB Chowk, Araria (Bihar) – 852113 Phone: 06453-22473106453-224731 Email: bo4933@pnb.co.in

Postal Services in Araria

Being a rural establishment the entire Araria is well connected through chain of postal department offices throughout the region. Post offices are located at particular distances keeping in consideration the postal services needs of villagers. These offices play crucial role to support the masses in various types of communication infrastructure. Sending or relieving parcels, letters and money orders etc. becomes easy through the Indian postal department. Urban area of Araria like Araria city, Forbesganj and Jogbani are the places from where private courier services are also popular. They offer best services for the national and international courier services.


Head Post Office, Araria
Address: Post Master, Post office Araria (Head Office) Araria City (Bihar) – 854312
DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd.
Address: Bus Stand Road, Near Koshi Colony, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-8083628793
The Professional Couriers
Address: Mangal Pandey Path Road, Near Central Co-Op Bank, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-6453-225049(91)-6453-225049
Barma Courier Services
Address: Sona Patti Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-9939516666
Maruti Air Couriers & Cargo Pvt Ltd.
Address: Jaiswal Bhawan, Navratan Chowk Station Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-9334218055, 99392592279939259227
Airstate Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Address: Post Box - 3, RS Chandni Chawk, Araria (Bihar) – 854312 Phone No: +(91)-9431862140
Airstate Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Address: Sadar Road, Forbesganj, Opposite Masjid Gali, Araria (Bihar) – 854318 Phone No: +(91)-6455-223102(91)-6455-223102, +(91)-9470466612
Chips Express Pvt. Ltd. Address: Main Market, Araria City, Araria (Bihar) – 854312 Phone No: +(91)-9898095632
Shree Sukarlai Cargo & Logistics Ltd. Address: Main Market, Araria City, Araria (Bihar) – 854312 Phone No: +(91)-9375606559

Insurance Agents in Araria

Insurance provides great economic security to masses by ascertaining that they are given best financial security. The advantages of buying insurance policies are that the families of lives insured don’t face any financial hurdle and accustomed life is maintained in case of any mishap.

Reliance Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Address: DB Building, Post Office Road, Forbesganj, Near Co-Operative bank, Araria (Bihar) – 854318 Phone No: +(91)-6455-222083
Secured Dreams
Address: Samay Warta Campus, Marwari Patti, Ward No-17, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-9473198259, 9386411254
The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.
Address: RB Lane, Forbesganj, Araria (Bihar) – 854318 Phone No: +(91)-6455-222235, +(91)-9431096370
National Insurance Company Ltd.
Address: Jyoti Complex, Ram Manohar Lohia Path, Forbesganj, Araria (Bihar) – 854318 Phone No: +(91)-6455-222319
Birla Sun Life Insurance
Address: C/o- Amrit Auto, 1st Floor, Bus Stand Road, Near SP Residence, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-6453-224709
Birla Sun Life Insurance
Address: Lalita Complex, 1st Floor, Jail Road, In Front of Maina Sunder Bhuva, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone: 1800227000
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited
Address: Forbesganj, Near Jyoti Hotel, Araria (Bihar) – 854318 Phone No: +(91)-6455-223673
LIC India
Address: Lohia Path, Ward No 06, Forbesganj, Araria (Bihar) – 854318 Phone No: +(91)-6455-222293
LIC India
Address: Araria HO, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-6453-222186

Matrimony Bureaus in Araria

Marriage bureaus offer variety of services in nominal prices. They facilitate service for arrange marriages and so do they turn many love marriages into arranged one to help solemnize marriages. Eligible bachelors share their profiles in these local marriage bureaus to offer best choice to people choose potential pair for marriage. Such bureaus have attained ample successes over the period. Here is the list of local marriage bureaus in Araria city.
Astro Vision India
Address: Sonar Patty Main Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-9557646975
Rishton Ka Sansar Publications Pvt Ltd
Address: Jama Masjid Complex, Sonar Patty Main Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-9897606884
Address: Araria City Main Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311
Sacred Knots
Address: Araria Main Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-9814454444
Subhlagan Matrimonial Services
Address: Main Road Araria Zero Mile, Araria (Bihar) – 854311
Shiv Matrimonials
Address: Sonar Patty Main Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-7678818181
Namdev Marriage Bureau
Address: Araria Main Road, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +(91)-9772277400
Astha Marriage Bureau
Address: Araria City, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +91-8420708882+91-8420708882
Vyomini Matrimony
Address: Araria City, Araria (Bihar) – 854311 Phone No: +91-9810188757+91-9810188757