The city of Bhagalpur is situated in the state of Bihar and is known as the Silk City. From the time of epics Bhagalpur has been known as Bhagdattpuram’, which meant ‘the City of Good luck’. The origins of the city can be dated back to the 7th century and is visited by famous travelers like Fa-Hien and Hüan-Tsang. The city is the topographic location lies amidst the fertile Indo-Gangetic plains and is situated at the height of 141 feet above sea level. The rich and fertile soil helps it making an ideal place for the cultivation of crops like rice, maize, wheat, barley and oil seeds. The National Aquatic animal of India, which is the Gangetic dolphin, is found in the Ganga Basin near the city. Bhagalpur also offers an unforgettable experience to the archeological lovers; excavations have brought out old coins and boats. The city is famous for delicious mangoes. Bhagalpur is well known for sericulture, silk-yarn and finally weaving them into beautiful tussar silk saris. Bhagalpur is also considered the gateway to unique and charming Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The famous Vikramshila University made by Dharampala in the 8th century is located in the city. Bhagalpur is a unique blend of different tourist attractions. The city has religious shrines, archeological, historical and places of natural beauty at one place. The major festivals of the city are the Durga Puja, Kali Puja and the Mansa Puja.