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Kahalgaon is located in  Bhagalpur District (3rd largest city in Bihar). It is about 30 km east of Bhagalpur.

Kahalgaon is located at 25.27°N 87.22°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (52 feet). It is located on the bank of the Ganga river.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Kahalgaon had a population of 2,91,283. Male constitute 53% of the population and female 47%. Kahalgaon has an average literacy rate of 57%. Male literacy is 63% and, female literacy is 50%. Angika is the local dialect and is spoken by majority. Hindi, Urdu, and English are also spoken by different section of the population.

Kahalgaon has immense historical and archeological importance. Fine carvings of Gupta period excavated from here underlines this. Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is the major attraction here. The town also houses a thermal power station.

How to reach Kahalgaon:  
By Air:

The nearest airport is in Patna airport which is 260 km away from Patna.  From Patna regular flights are available for Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore.

By Train:

Kahalgaon railway station, one of the oldest station of Bihar, serves the Hawrah-Kiqel loop-Line. The city is situated on the broad-gauge Loop Line of Eastern Railway. From Kahalgaon regular  trains are passing for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati and other part of country. Click for Kahalgaon Railway Time Table

By Road:
Kahalgaon is connected by an excellent network of national and state highways, along with district and rural roads. National Highway 80 (NH 80) runs from the Mokama-Farakka through Bhagalpur , Kahalgaon. It links directly with Patna, via Begusarai and Khagaria.

Other villages and cities in the pincode  813203: 

  • Bhawanipur
  • Nandlalpur
  • Kalgigaj
  • Kasri
  • Lalapur Bhader
  • Patharghatta
  • Sangitbaita
  • Shobnathpur
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