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It was a religious hub since 12th century

It was a religious hub since 12th century  Video Review
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Maner Sharif

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17

This college was founded in 1939 by Radha Mohan Ji

This college was founded in 1939 by Radha Mohan Ji  Video Review
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College Of Arts & Crafts

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Aug 17

Valuable & priceless gift for citizens by Khuda Bakhsh

Valuable & priceless gift for citizens by Khuda Bakhsh  Video Review
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Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Aug 17

A religious place in Azimabad, Patna

A religious place in Azimabad, Patna  Video Review
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Pathar Ki Masjid

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Aug 17

Nice place to visit

Nice place to visit  Video Review
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Buddha Smirti Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
12th Aug 17

This is having 2 parts, excellent leisure park

This is having 2 parts, excellent leisure park  Video Review
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Eco Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17

Memorial dedicated to seven young men

Memorial dedicated to seven young men  Video Review
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Martyr's Memorial

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17

This spectacular hollow structure was built in1786

This spectacular hollow structure was built in1786  Video Review
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Golghar

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17

Many freedom movements were held as Quit India etc

Many freedom movements were held as Quit India etc  Video Review
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Gandhi Maidan

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17

Nice Golghar

Nice Golghar  Video Review
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Golghar

Aparna abhijit
18th Mar 17

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Reasons to go to Patna

1For boating at Prakriti Tirtha park
For boating at Prakriti Tirtha park

HolidayIQ Reviewer Iam SBK shares, “Rajarhat Kolkata New Town Eco Park or Prakriti Tirtha is an urban park located in Rajarhat. Paddle boating is available at a cost of Rs. 50 /- for four people for half an hour.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rishabh Verma says, “A good place to hang out with friends; Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is a very big zoo with many animals, fishes, and birds. It has a big lake in the middle where you can do boating. The entry fee is Rs. 25 for adults which is totally paisa vasool.

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2For an affordable gaming night at Eco Park
For an affordable gaming night at Eco Park

HolidayIQ Reviewer Iam SBK says, “New Town Eco Park or Prakriti Tirtha is an urban park located in Rajarhat. The park is situated on a 480 acres plot and is surrounded by a 104 acres water body, with a magnificent island in the middle of Kolkata city...Gaming zone here is considered to be one of the best in the state. You just need to spend fifty rupees for an hour of the gaming session.The gaming zone is also replete with wall paintings and more. 

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3For its holy atmosphere
For its holy atmosphere

HolidayIQ Reviewer Amresh Sinha adds, “Birthplace of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, "Takht Sri Patna Sahib" is the birthplace of 10th(dashwe) guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is a must visit place when you are in Patna. It is located in Old Patna City, so the roads are narrow and the buildings are old. It is situated near Ganga river. If you are planning to visit this place, please come early in the morning because roads are quite narrow and you might have to face a long traffic. When you are in a Guru Dwara you must cover your head, so please bring some cloth (you can also buy it from there too).” 

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4Discover patna along the way
Discover patna along the way

Kunal says : Come to Patna for a typical India with hindi ease. If you want to see and feel the real Hindi India you must visit Patna because this place is easy with Hindi people full of Indian values and Indian ethnicity with all available luxury to amenities. Good class of hotels available like Maurya, the panache etc. If you want to spend a Indian style holiday Patna is a place for you.

Douse yourself in the litti chokha aroma.  

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Reviews (186)

Gurmeet kaur madhu

Gurmeet kaur madhu5.0/5

2 reviews

Patna

I visited Karma 3 hours far from Patna, for inaugural function of TPS school, which is going to be a unique school, combination of Indian Sanskaras, European menarism and USA ideas. Children if this school will be more happier persons, than Finland, which is first on criteria of happiness.

Sanjiv kalra

Sanjiv kalra4.0/5

1 review

Patna

No sight seeing we went for family function weather was fine cool and pleasant. Food and Shopping: Good. Highlight of the trip: Dinner with family at Amrapali and Moti Mahala

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

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Aditya Agarwal

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

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Aditya Agarwal

Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Patna
Gol Ghar, Patna

Photo by

Arvind Kumar

Gol Ghar, Patna
Gol Ghar, Patna

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Arvind Kumar

Gol Ghar, Patna

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