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It was a religious hub since 12th century  Video Review

It was a religious hub since 12th century

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17
This college was founded in 1939 by Radha Mohan Ji  Video Review

This college was founded in 1939 by Radha Mohan Ji

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Aug 17
Valuable & priceless gift for citizens by Khuda Bakhsh  Video Review

Valuable & priceless gift for citizens by Khuda Bakhsh

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Aug 17
A religious place in Azimabad, Patna  Video Review

A religious place in Azimabad, Patna

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Aug 17
Nice place to visit  Video Review

Nice place to visit

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
12th Aug 17
This is having 2 parts, excellent leisure park  Video Review

This is having 2 parts, excellent leisure park

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17
Memorial dedicated to seven young men  Video Review

Memorial dedicated to seven young men

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17
This spectacular hollow structure was built in1786  Video Review

This spectacular hollow structure was built in1786

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17
Many freedom movements were held as Quit India etc  Video Review

Many freedom movements were held as Quit India etc

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17
Nice Golghar  Video Review

Nice Golghar

by Aparna abhijit
18th Mar 17

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Reviews (94)

Ajeet kumar prabhakar

Ajeet kumar prabhakar5.0/5

5 reviews

Good place to see

It's nice place to see, there are so many monuments near of Patna, which you must visit. I belong from Patna, hence, all are same from me. But it's capital of Magadh, so you will find the touch of magadhi culture. Near of Patna, you may visit to Vaishali that is birth place of Lord Mahavir and popular for world peace scoop.

Anjani kumar

Anjani kumar5.0/5

1 review

Patna an ancient but modern smart city

Quite rich in history the ancient capital of Indicating ashoka). Having modern look and developing. Several mall for shopping and the mahaveer mandir, guru govind Singh birth place in Patna city and patan Devi mandir. Also God birth place in vaishali(30km from patna). And lord Buddha places called gaya(125 km from Patna) are the main attraction of visit in Patna. Patna secretariat had been modified and occupied with modern amenities. Hotel chankya and maurya are good for staying.

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Patna Overview

History of Patna

Situated on the Southern banks of the Ganges, Patna, the capital of Bihar, has a rich history behind it. There are other four rivers that join the Ganges in Patna. These are Ghaghara, Gandak, Punpun and Sone. The city is located at an altitude of 53 metres. Patna has one of the world?s longest bridges in the world, the Mahatma Gandhi Setu on the River Ganga. In terms of population, Patna is the second largest city of eastern India.

The history of Patna can be traced back to 493 BC, when a king of the Magadha empire, Ajatashatru, fortified the then called Pataligrama. His son, Udayi continued the dynasty and developed the village into a town and thus, Pataliputra was formed.Later, Pataliputra was ruled by many dynasties, the most important of which is the Mauryan empire, under which was developed. It was also the capital of the Magadha Empire under the Haryanka, Nanda, Gupta, Mauryan, Pala, Sunga and Suri dynasties.Under the reign of the Mauryan dynasty, kings Chandragupta Maurya and Asoka were responsible for turning Patna into an educational and cultural hub. Many foreign travellers including Megasthenes and Fa Hien had visited Pataliputra and had expressed immense praise for the city. Patna is known for its Buddhist remains and is also a sacred place for the Sikh Community, since many of the Sikh Gurus were born here. The Buddha also is said to have passed through Pataliputra during the last part of his life.

People and Culture of Patna

The major tourist attractions of Patna are Khuda Baksh Oriental Library, Patna Museum, Golgarh, the Patna Cemetery, Padri-Ki-Haveli (a church), Har Mandir, Agam Kuan and a host of other structures. Places that are close by include Nalanda, where one of the oldest universities of the world was established.And the best way to explore this historical city is by hiring a taxi. A host of local travel companies can be contacted to rent private taxis. Tourists visiting Patna must visit local bazaars to buy traditional weaves like the locally-made sarees and Madhubani paintings. Travellers must try local delicacies like litti chokha, milk pedas and chaats. Patna is famous mainly for the historical importance and is a holy place for both Buddhists and Sikhs. The people of Patna also combine the neighbouring places of Bhojpur, Mithila, Vujj and Anga. They primarily speak Hindi, Urdu, Bihari, Mithali, Magadhi and English.

Things to Do in Patna

Patna is well connected by rail, road and air. The city has five major railway stations to which there are regular trains from major cities of India. There is also the Loknayak Jayaprakash Airport in the city that is well connected to other cities by international and domestic flights. Road transport is also available from many north Indian cities. The best season to visit the ancient and historical city of Patna is from the month of October to February.

Photos of Patna

Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Patna

Photo by

Aditya Agarwal

Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Patna
Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Patna

Photo by

Aditya Agarwal

Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Patna
Gol Ghar, Patna

Photo by

Arvind Kumar

Gol Ghar, Patna
Gol Ghar, Patna

Photo by

Arvind Kumar

Gol Ghar, Patna

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