Motihari (aka Matiari) is a Hooghly River (Ganges River) cruise port and small town in Bihar state (India). The town is approx 882 km (548 ml) from India's capital New Delhi and approx 120 km (75 ml) from Patna (Bihar's capital).
- Matiari is called by the locals "Brass working village", coming from the well developed industry of making brass utensils.
- Motihari is famous worldwide as the place from where Mahatma Gandhi (1869 -1948) started his Satyagraha (independence movement) against British rule in India. This makes the town also popular as pilgrimage destination.
- Among the best activities, attractions and experiences for cruise ship tourists in Matiari include Someshwar Nath Temple, Kesariya Stupa (world's largest Buddhist Stupa), Krishna Rai Jeu Temple, Gandhi Sangrahalaya (museum), boat tours, specialty dining (local Indian cuisines are offered in numerous cafes and restaurants around the town). Best months to visit are October and November.