About Forbesganj

Forbesganj is a town in Araria district of Bihar. Being located near Indo-Nepal border, it remains a hub of activities in the region.  It is one of the important towns of Araria and cater well to the requirement of its residents.

About Forbesganj

Geography of Forbesganj

Forbesganj is positioned at 26.3 degrees in North and 87.265 degrees in the East. The avg. elevation of Forbesganj is 151 ft or 46 m. The border of Nepal is at a distance of 12 kilometers from the town. Some important cities located close to the town are-Banmankhi Bazaar, Jogbani and Araria.  

Demography of Forbesganj

According to the census of 2012, the populace of the town was 373933. Hindi and Maithili are the official languages of the town. Other languages like Urdu, Marwari, Bhojpuri, Punjabi and Bengali are also spoken here.  

History of Forbesganj

Named after British officer 'Forbes', the region was exploited owing to indigo cultivation that yielded huge benefits to the officials of the British government. Ruins of British premises at the river bank of Sultan Pokhar still reminds the gory past of the bygone era. Forbesganj is a well-planned town which boasts Sadar road and Central road that pass through the center of the town. A majority of renowned shops lie on either side of Sadar road.  Hospital road which links to the bus terminal; runs through the other side of the town and then connects to the highways.

Economy of Forbesganj

Forbesganj is famous for the supply of construction and building material. There are few small scale industries located here. Agriculture and cattle rearing also forms the source of income in this part of Bihar. Rice production, fertilizer production and some other kinds of industries also contributed in thge economy of the region. Tourism also contributes largely to the economy of the town as the Nepal border lies in the vicinity of Forbesganj.  A large number of tourists flock the town all over the year.

Cuisines of Forbesganj

Alu ka chokha(made with mashed boiled potatoes and spices), mixed vegetable and dal-bhaat(pulses and rice) is the staple food of the town. All the above dishes have readily available ingredients and are easy to cook. Apart from this, the locals also prefer to relish Biryani/Pulao, non-vegetarian curries (Egg/Mutton/Fish/Chicken) etc. Among sweet dishes- Gulabjamun, Khaja, Balushahi, Rasgulla, Chana Barfi and Khajur ki mithai are just to name a few. Street foods like alu chop, bhunja, samosa-chaat and gupchup(or golgappa) are also very popular in Forbesganj.

Transport in Forbesganj

Forbesganj Rlwy Stn is one of the major ststaion in thge region. It is halting point for many Superfast and Express trains. From here you can avail direct trains to reach the important cities of India like Patna, Kolkata and New Delhi. The city al,so enjoys excellent road connectivity. NH 7 links to the town. Buses ply daily between Forbesganj and other major cities like Kolkata, Birpur, Patna, Darbhanga, Siliguri, Katihar, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Jogbani and Saharsa. 

Utility Services in Forbesganj

Forbesganj is one of the most organized and well planned cities in Bihar. Being an important educational and tourist centre, it has influx of visitors from all over the country in large numbers. With the increasing population the need for various public utility services is also on rise. To meet the increasing demand, the government of Chhattisgarh ensures that Bhilai is equipped with hospitals, emergency services, transport services, postal and courier services etc.

Hotel Green Plaza
Address: Referal Rd, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 09472813315

Hotel Jyoti
Address: Ram Manohar Lohia Path, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 06455- 222251

Hotel Sanchita Palace
Address: Matiari, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 09546666656  

Hotel Balaji International
Address: Nr Punjab National Bank, Post Office Chouk, Sadar Rd, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 06455- 223343

Hotel Aditya
Address: S K Rd, Forbesganj, Bihar 854318
Phone: 06455- 222245

Banks in Forbesganj

Bank of India
Address: First flr, Netaji Mkt, Subhash Chouk, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
IFSC Code: BARB0FORBES
MICR Code: 854012302

State Bank of India
Address: Post Offc Motichari, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
IFSC Code: SBIN0006425
MICR Code: 854002303
Branch Code: 006425
Phone: 06455 -222203
Canara Bank
Address: First flr, Netaji Mkt, Subhash Chouk , Jogbani Rd, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
IFSC Code: CNRB0004567
MICR Code: 854015302
Branch Code: 004567

Punjab National Bank
Address: Jogbani, Sub division, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
IFSC Code: PUNB0987100
Branch Code: 987100
Phone: 9771456149

Bank of Baroda
Address: At & Post Offc Forbesganj, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
IFSC Code: BARB0FORBES
MICR Code: 854012302
Branch Code: FORBES
Phone: 06455-222282

Allahabad Bank
Address: Forbesganj Branch, RML Path, Near Gurudwara, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
IFSC Code: ALLA0213000
MICR Code: 854010304
Branch Code: 213000
Phone: 7870764760

HDFC Bank
Address: Netaji Mkt, Subhash Chouk, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
IFSC Code: HDFC0002171
MICR Code: 854240302
Branch Code: 002171
Phone: 0612-6160616

Central Bank of India
Address: Post Box number-22, Shamlikunj Rd, Post Office Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
IFSC Code: CBIN0280069
Branch Code: 280069
Phone: 06455-222540

Hospitals in Forbesganj

Jeevan Jyoti Hospital
Address: Hospital road, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 07870127127

Medi-Trust Children’s Hospital
Address: Ward Number- 6, Hospital road, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 06455- 222700

K P Nursing Home
Address: Kalam Palace, Nr Hotel Green Plaza, Hospital road, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 07280001012

Primary Heart & Diabetic Centre
Address: Near Rlwy crossing, Hospital road, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 09934294288

Pitamber Dental and Health Care Centre
Address: Reffral Rd Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 09097739668

Dr. Alakh Niranjan Memorial Hospital
Address: Hospital road, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 06455- 222422

Sub Divisional Hospital
Address: Referal road, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318

Care Nursing Home
Address: Ward Number-7, Refral Hospital Rd, Forbesganj, Bihar, Pin code- 854318
Phone: 09955978673


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