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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.

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.

Top things do in Patna

2. Kolhua Complex, Vaishali

63 kilometres from city centre

3. Bihar Emporium, Maurya Lok Shopping Complex

2 kilometres from city centre

4. Kumhrar (Ancient Pataliputra)

2 kilometres from city centre

5. Sonepur Mela, Vaishali

12 kilometres from city centre

6. Har Mandir Saheb (Patna Saheb Gurudwara)

9 kilometres from city centre

7. Mahavir Mandir

1 kilometres from city centre

8. Patan Devi Mandir

7 kilometres from city centre

9. Kesaria Stupa, East Champaran

87 kilometres from city centre

10. Srikrishna Science Centre

3 kilometres from city centre

11. Buddha Smriti Udyan

1 kilometres from city centre

12. Patna Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

13. Gandhi Maidan

3 kilometres from city centre

14. Golghar

3 kilometres from city centre

15. Chhoti Dargah, Maner

27 kilometres from city centre

16. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library

4 kilometres from city centre

17. Maurya Lok

2 kilometres from city centre

18. Ajanta

2 kilometres from city centre

19. City Shopping

1620 kilometres from city centre

20. Patna Planetarium

2 kilometres from city centre

21. Jalan Museum

10 kilometres from city centre

22. Revolving restaurant

3 kilometres from city centre

23. Mahatma Gandhi Setu

8 kilometres from city centre

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