About Relic Stupa Vaishali/Kolhua

This is one among the eight relic stupas built over the corporeal remains of Buddha. The remains were distributed among eight claimants, one being the Lichchavis of Vaishali. The innermost Stupa of a smaller dimension, measuring 8.07 m. in diameter is assignable to circa fifth Century B.C. During the rule of the Mauryans and later under Sungas and Kushanas the Stupa was successively enlarged by brick encasing and by raising the plinth and height of the structure. The excavations have yielded a number of antiquities among which the relic casket containing ashes mixed with earth, a punch marked coin, some beads and gold objects are the most remarkable discoveries .

Monument Information


Vaishali, Bihar

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Patna Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station : Hajipur & Muzaffarpur Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Hajipur & Muzaffarpur Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : Sunrise
  • Closing Time :Sunset


  • Monsoon : Average Rainfall: 876 mm

    Summer : Maximum Temperature: 32°C

    Winter : Minimum Temperature: 16°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages (In Braille as well)
  • Dust bins / Garbage disposal system
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman
  • Ramps
  • Wheelchairs
  • Benches
  • Parking
  • Landscaping
  • Adequate Queue for visitor’s entry / exit
  • Approachable road
  • Brochures for free distribution
  • Publication Counter
  • CCTV Cameras
  • Cloak Room

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Mr. H.A. Naik
  • Phone: 91-612-2688741(T-f), 2677623, 2673188, 2682995
  • E-mail: circlepat.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.