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Patna Tourism

What history remembers as Pataliputra, is now known as Patna to the modern world. Patna was founded by the king of Maghda in 490 BCE. Patna was a place where scholars and artists were born, astrologers like Aryabhatta and Chanakya took birth at Patna as well.  Keeping its rich history intact, Patna is now a bustling city in the modern era. However, it is proud of its old culture and heritage as seen by its presence as the oldest city in history. Patna is located in the Southern banks of Ganga and also has three other rivers flowing through the city- Sone, Punpun and Gandak.

Apart from being a historical place, Patna is also a spiritual and religious place. Being the birthplace of the tenth Guru Gobind Singh makes Patna a significant place for Sikhs across the country. Apart from this, the city also has religious places like  Bodh Gaya, Vaishali, Nalanda that make it a religious centre for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. Patna holds great historical value which is seen as in its monuments and architectural designs.

Things to do in Patna

1.River Ganga

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River Ganga is a must visit in Patna. The beautiful river flows across the city and one...

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2.Kolhua Complex, Vaishali

63 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 7am-5pm Entry Fee: No entry fee  Vaishali was back then a very famous city a...

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3.Bihar Emporium, Maurya Lok Shopping Complex

2 kilometres from city centre

This place is run by the state government and is apt to buy genuine Madhubani paintings...

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4.Kumhrar (Ancient Pataliputra)

2 kilometres from city centre

The ancient city of Pataliputra has undergone excavations to unearth many artefacts and...

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5.Sonepur Mela, Vaishali

12 kilometres from city centre

Entry Fee: Free Sonepur Mela is the largest cattle fair of Asia which occurs on the fu...

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6.Har Mandir Saheb (Patna Saheb Gurudwara)

9 kilometres from city centre

Patna Saheb Gurudwara was made to commemorate the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the ...

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7.Mahavir Mandir

1 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 5:30 AM - 10:30 PM Entry Fee: Free It is the second largest shrine in India ...

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8.Patan Devi Mandir

7 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 5:00 A.M - 10:00 P.M One of the oldest and sacred temples in Patna, Maa Patne...

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9.Kesaria Stupa, East Champaran

87 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Entry Fee: Free The tallest and bigg...

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10.Srikrishna Science Centre

3 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM Entry Fee: INR 10 per person It was...

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11.Buddha Smriti Udyan

1 kilometres from city centre

Buddha Memorial Park is home to a stupa and also incorporates a separate ground for med...

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12.Patna Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed on Monday) Entry Fee: Indian tourist, INR 15, fore...

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13.Gandhi Maidan

3 kilometres from city centre

Timings: Open all time Entry Fee: Free The Gandhi Maidan is located at Ashok Rajpath ...

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14.Golghar

3 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Entry Fee: Free Built-in 1786 by Captain John Garstin, Gol...

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15.Chhoti Dargah, Maner

27 kilometres from city centre

Also known as Maner Sharif, Chhoti Dargah is a 3-storied mausoleum. The architecture of...

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16.Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library

4 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week except Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Entry Fee: Free This l...

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17.Maurya Lok

2 kilometres from city centre

Maurya Lok is a shopping centre in Patna and comprises of a lot of shops and markets ar...

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18.Ajanta

2 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Monday - Saturday Entry Fee: Free If you are looking for...

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19.City Shopping

1620 kilometres from city centre

Patna has all types of markets, starting from local markets to city shopping malls. One...

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20.Patna Planetarium

2 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM Show timings: 12.30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM & 5:00 PMClose...

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21.Jalan Museum

10 kilometres from city centre

Timings: For visitors 9-11 am, Mondays to Saturdays and 10 am - 4 pm on Sundays, throug...

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22.Revolving restaurant

3 kilometres from city centre

The biggest revolving restaurant in the country is present on top of the tallest buildi...

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23.Mahatma Gandhi Setu

8 kilometres from city centre

Timings: Open all time Entry Fee: Toll fee applicable depending upon the type of vehic...

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Pataliputra then, Patna now

Keeping its rich history intact, Patna is now a bustling city in the modern era. Patna was a place where scholars and artists were born, astrologers like Aryabhatta and Chanakya took birth at Patna as well. It is also considered as the birthplace of tenth Guru Govind Singh. Also, it was once a place for Persian Study. Patna is located in the Southern banks of Ganga and also has three other rivers flowing through the city- Sone, Punpun and Gandak. Apart from being a historical place, Patna is also a spiritual and religious place. Patna holds great historical value which is seen as in its monuments and architectural designs.

How to reach

Patna is well connected to all major cities by means of airways, railways and roadways.

How to Reach by Flight

Patna has its own airport called Lok Nayak Jayaprakash airport which frequents flights both domestically and internationally.

How to Reach by Train

Patna has its own railway station and is on the New Delhi - Howrah (Kolkata) railway main line. It is connected to all major cities.

How to Reach by Bus

Buses are available from all cities to Patna and also ply within the city as well.BSTDC (Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation) provides buses of every range.

How to Reach by Road

Car rentals and taxis are available around the city. 

How to travel within

One can easily find cabs, taxis and autos within the city to travel.

Food from Patna

Inspired by the flavours of North Indian and Bengal food, Patna has a variety of delicacies to eat from. The staple food being Litti Chokha which is savoury wheat and sattu ball dipped in ghee. This ball is filled with flavour and spices and is usually served with mixed vegetables or cooked vegetables. The local food comprises of bhel puri, samosa, chana ghugni, choora etc. Naivedyam, a sweet made up of besan and dry fruits is very famous in Patna. Other sweets include Gujjia, Khaja, Kesar Peda etc.

Patna Itinerary

DAY 1:

- Visit Takht Sri Patna Sahib

-Tour the ruins of Nalanda University

- Visit Surya Mandir

DAY 2:

- Tour the historic grounds of Gandhi Maidan

-Climb the giant beehive in Golghar

- Offer prayers at the Hanuman Mandir

-Visit Buddha Smriti Park

-Take a tour of the Patna Museum

 

DAY 3:

- Visit Mahatma Gandhi Setu

- Visit Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park

 

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