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About Silao

Silao is a city in Nalanda district of Bihar. It is known for Indian dessert Khaja. The city serves as the administrative headquarters of the block. Bihar Sharif, Nalanda, Kakolat, Agam Kuan (unfathomable well) and Takht Sri Patna Sahib are some of the nearby tourist destinations.

About Silao

Geography of Silao

The city is located at 25.081°N and 85.428°E with an average elevation of 60 meters or 196 feet. It is located 16 KM towards South from the district headquarters and 77 KM towards North from the state capital of Patna. It is surrounded by Giriak Block towards East, Rajgir Block towards West, Ben Block towards West and Biharsharif Block towards North. The place is on the border of the Nalanda district and Gaya district.

Transport in Silao

The city has a good road connectivity with frequent buses operating between different routes. One can even find taxis and autos for the local travel. Nalanda and Silao railway stations are the very nearby railway stations from here. However, Gaya Junction is the nearest major railway station from Silao and is located at a distance of 64 KM from here. The nearest airport from here is Patna which is located around 89 KM from here.

Culture of Silao

Maithili, Hindi, and Urdu are the local languages spoken here. As per the census of 2011, the city has a population of 25,674 of which 13,318 are males and 12,356 are females. Of the total population, Hindus constitute around 69% and Muslims as 31%. The literacy rate in the city is 69.29% which is higher than the state average of 61.8%. The area is quite hot in the summer season with the temperature reaching 42 °C. The best time to visit here is in the months of October to March.

Tourism in Silao

Being in Silao is an opportunity for anyone to explore some of the nearby tourist destinations. There are many popular places in Nalanda district that are worth visiting. Some of the major tourist attractions here include the Great Stupa, Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, Pawapuri, Nalanda Archaeological Museum, Surya Mandir, Kundalpur and Nav Nalanda Mahavihara.

Utility Services in Silao

Below is the list of some common services available in and around Silao.

Hotels in Silao

The Rajgir Residency Hotel
Address: Near Virayatan Rd, Nalanda, Bihar 803116
Phone: 080020 26666

Hotel Nalanda Regency
Address: Nalanda, Rajgir, Bihar 803116
Phone: 070700 94800

Hotel Shubham International
Address: Fatehpur chowk, Nalanda-Rajgir Main Road, National Highway 82, Bidupur, Nalanda, Bihar 803111
Phone: 099736 19507

Hotel Mamata
Address: Opposite Digamber Jain Temple, Dharamshala Road, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bihar 803116
Phone: 093341 76328

The Rajgir Residency Hotel
Address: Near Virayatan Rd, Nalanda, Bihar 803116
Phone: 080020 26666

Restaurants in Silao

Vicky Hotel & Sudha Dairy
Address: Silao Road, Silao, Nalanda, Bihar Sharif, Bihar 803117
Phone: 093041 07651

Prince Dairy
Address: Silao Gola Rd, Silao, Bihar 803117

Sri Krishna Khaja Dukan
Address: Chhabilapur - Parwalpur Rd, Silao, Bihar 803117

Fast Food Corner
Address: Thana Road, Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 098350 96589

Hospitals in Silao

Kisan Nursing Home & Hospital Pvt.
Address: Silao Road, Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 093049 04492

Akash Hospital
Address: Gola Road, Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 098358 87309

Soni Clinic
Address: Silao, Bihar 803117
 

Chemists in Silao

Sharma Medico
Address: Thana Road, Silao, Nalanda, Bihar 803117
Phone: 095706 83686

Khushi Medical Hall
Address: Mahavir Sthal, Nalanda, Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 097096 83149

Om Medical Agency
Address: Silao Road, Nalanda, Bihar 803117
Phone: 096082 76928

Kumar Medical Hall
Address: Goa Road, Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 098358 87309

Munna Medical
Address: Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 095706 25268

Amit Pharma
Address: Nayaganj, Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 094701 57709

Raj Medico
Address: Nayaganj, Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 085419 15399

Pari Medical Hall
Address: Post Office Road, Silao, Bihar 803117
Phone: 097986 23127


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