The Tal is a Massive Land Segment in the Mokama under Patna district of Bihar. Many consider it as World’s Largest Tal Region. It extends to the Backwater of Ganga during Monsoon and gives an impression of Ocean to Onlookers. During other Seasons, it provides a very Fertile area for Agriculture.
The Tal lies in the Kiul-Harohar river basin and extends over an area of 1,062 square kilometres (410 sq mi). It is a saucer shaped depression extending from Fatuha in the west to Lakhisarai in the east. Its width varies from 6 to 17 km. It runs close to and almost parallel to the right bank of the Ganges.
The Harohar River which is the main outlet channel for the Tal area flows eastward and drains into the Kiul River. The entire Tal area undergoes submergence every year during the monsoon period from June through September.
How to Visit?
One can have a majestic view of Tal while coming towards Kolkata from Patna via Train. The View of Tal starts after Mokamah Junction and continues till Hathideh Junction.
If you want to explore it, you can get down at Mokamah Junction and hire a local to guide you.
NH 82 and NH 31 also pass through this Area. One can avail cheap public Transport Buses from Patna or Begusarai to visit the Tal Region.
Where to Stay?
Small Hotels and lodges are available in Mokama. Rates would be comparatively low compared to Patna or other cities.