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] Hilsa is a historical city.


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).


There are many government and private school in Hilsa some of them are

  • Career Public School
  • Sun Shine school
  • DAV School
  • Nav Nalanda School
  • Ram Babu High school
  • Mai High School, Mai
  • Ramchandra Balika Uchh Vidayalaya
  • Khristh Jyoti school
  • Vidya jyoti public school


Hisa is hub for attraction of nearby village students for higher education, however many of them prefer to go to Patna, Kota, Delhi and other cities for better education. However Hilsa has few colleges.

  • Sant Udasin Mahavidyalay, Hilsa
  • Manhant college, Hilsa
  • Sardar Patel college, Hilsa
  • ITI College, Hilsa


Hilsa has no university, but all colleges are affiliated to Magadh university, Bodhgaya, Gaya, Now all colleges of Hilsa are affiliated to Patliputra University since 2018.



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.


Hilsa is well connected to Patna, the state capital, by railway lines. Hilsa had a narrow gauge railway line since 1922, which was recently converted to a broad gauge line. This line inaugurated by then railway minister Mr. Nitish Kumar & then Nalanda Member of parliament Mr. George Fernandes on 22 January 2003. 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), and an express train also runs from ISLAMPUR to HATIA daily. This railway station has two platforms. There are 2 passengers trains daily run on this track which connects Islampur to Patna Junction,Patna. One another passenger train connects Islampur to Fatuha. Railway ticket reservation counter is also available at Hilsa station.


Nearest airport is Patna Airport and Gaya International Airport.


Hilsa is having branches of some nationalized as well as private sector banks.

  • State Bank of India, Hilsa Branch
  • Allahabad Bank, Hilsa Branch
  • Punjab National Bank, Hilsa Branch
  • Canara Bank, Hilsa Branch
  • Bank of India, Hilsa Branch
  • Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank, Hilsa Branch & Khaki Baba Chowk Branch
  • Bandhan Bank, Hilsa Branch
  • HDFC Bank, Hilsa Branch
  • India Post Payment Bank, Hilsa Branch
  • Sahara India, Hilsa Branch
  • Nalanda Co-Operative Bank, Hilsa Branch

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