Barauni, once known as Jhuldabhaj, is a small town situated in the north-central part of Bihar
. The town which is a part of Begusarai
urban area, lies to the north of the Ganges River
. It is an industrial area and has a petroleum refinery. Barauni Thermal Power Station
is also located here.
Barauni is a major railway junction too. Barauni is connected to the nearby towns by
National Highway 28
and a ferry service on the Ganges. Patna
is the nearest airport.