Bhagalpur is a city of historical importance on the southern banks of the river Ganges in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the third biggest city of Bihar and furthermore the central command of Bhagalpur area and Bhagalpur division. Known as Silk City, it is a noteworthy instructive, business, and political focus, and recorded for improvement under the Smart City program, a joint wander amongst Government and industry. The Gangetic fields encompassing the city are exceptionally ripe and the primary harvests incorporate rice, wheat, maize, grain, and oilseeds.
The waterway is home to the Gangetic dolphin, the National Aquatic Animal of India, and the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is set up close to the town. The name Bhagalpur is etymologically gotten from Bhagdatpuram which means city of Good Luck, as it was called amid the prospering time of the Anga Kingdom. Bhagdatpuram, according to Hindu legendary writings, was where the divine beings devtas and evil spirits asuras beat the sea to secure mixture amrit. It is trusted that the serpent, Vasuki, offered to fill in as the rope for the stirring. An impression of the loop is faintly noticeable on Mount Mandara, a stone slope arranged along the national roadway amongst Bhagalpur and Dumka.