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Home » Important Places in India » Patna Travel Guide

Patna Travel Guide

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is one of the oldest cities in India. The patna travel guidehistoric city of Patna (known as Pataliputra in ancient times), was the seat of mighty empires. Patna is associated with Ajatshatru, Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka-the great, Sher Shah Suri, Azimmush-Shan and Buddha. The city of Patna has a mesmerizing past. It is rich in its history. It has great position in the history of India. In ancient times it had been given various name by various empires, such as; Kusumpur, Pushpapur, Pataliputra and Azeemabad. Even still some people called it Pataliputra.

The historic city of Patna is situated on the southern bank of the sacred river Ganga. Today, Patna is the most important city in the state of Bihar, India. It is the capital of Bihar, India. More importantly it is the Gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrim centres, Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Bodhgaya, and Pawapuri. Patna has a number of tourist sites and heritage monuments. The city of Patna is tourist delight and attracts tourists to the city with its various attractions. You will know better when you will visit Patna. Welcome to Patna in Bihar, India.

Some of the places of interest in the city are:

Agam Kuan:
Agam Kuan is worth seeing attraction of Patna. It is the ancient well of Ashoka period. Literally it means bottomless & deep well.

Kumhrar: Located in the city of Patna, Bihar, Kumhrar is the site that contains archaeological ruins of Pataliputra and marks the earliest capital of Ajatshatru, Chandragupta and Ashoka - the great.

Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb:
It is the holy shrine of Sikhs. This holy shrine of Sikhs was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to sanctify the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Jee, the 10th guru (prophet) of the Sikhs. Built in white marbles, with kiosks on the terraces, it is the famous Gurudwara in all over India. It is said that it is the second-most important Gurudwara of Sikhs in India. Many Sikh scriptures and individual assets of Guru Gobind Singh are preserved in this beautiful dome-shaped Gurudwara. It is the must seeing landmark in the city of Patna, Bihar.

Hanuman Mandir: Situated in front of the Patna Junction, Hanuman Mandir is one of the major landmarks of Patna, Bihar. It is the favorite deity of the locals.

Golghar: Golghar is the major landmark of the city of Patna in Bihar, India. It is huge and impressive beehive patna tour informationshaped granary. This famous structure was built by Captain John Garstin in the year of 1786. This strange and imposing structure is 29 metre high and the walls are 3.6 metre wide at the base. It is one of the oldest British buildings in the city of Patna, Bihar, India. When you visit Golghar you will surely got awestruck with its charm. The stairways winding around this historic structure offer a superb panoramic outlook of the city and the Ganga flowing by.

Khuda Baksh Oriental Library:
Khuda Baksh Oriental Library is one of the most famous attractions of the city of Patna. It was established in 1891 as a Public Library by Khuda Baksh Khan out of his personal collection of a few manuscripts. This famous library is very close to the banks of the river Ganga. This library hoses a large numbers of manuscripts and printed books. The library is completely funded by the Ministry of Culture (Government of India).

Patna Museum : Patna Museum is also called Jadu Guar. It is a well-known museum. The museum hoses an excellent collection of bronze and stone sculptures. Here you will also see beautiful terracotta figures of Hindu and Buddhist artists. Didarganj Yakshi is the most prized collection of this museum. Very recently when the former President of India and great scientist visited this museum, he got highly captivated with Didarganj Yakshi.

Sanjay Gandhi Zoological & Botanical Garden: Situated on the Baily Road, Patna zoo is also a worth seeing attraction in the city of Patna. The zoo has numerous birds and animals. This zoo is very popular among children. One can also see here an aquarium (Machhli Ghar) here. Don’t miss to enjoy boat ride in the beautiful lake of this garden.

Planetarium: Patna Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in Asia. This famous planetarium attracts tourists form all over the world.

Other Attractions: Apart from above mentions major landmarks of the city of Patna there are more in Patna. They are also worth visiting sites in Patna, Bihar. They are State Secretariat Building and Clock Tower, Seven Martyrs Memorial in front of Secretariat Building, High Court Building and a famous Dargah beside it, A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Sciences, Sinha Library, Pathar Ki Masjid, Jalan House, Sadaqat Ashram, Padri Ki Haweli and many more.

How to Reach Patna

By Air:
Patna is well connected by air from all the major airlines of India.

By Rail:
The city of Patna is well-connected by train with all the major cities of India.

By Road:
The city of Patna is well-connected by roads. Bus services are available from places within the state and neighboring states.

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