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    Best time to Visit Patna: Whole Year

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage,Culture & Festival

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Patna is the capital and largest city of the state of Bihar.

     

    Patna's history dates back to 4th century BC. It was a famous city during the time of Magadha empire and was known as Pataliputra in ancient times.

     

    Located on the banks of river Ganges, Patna is also an important pilgrimage centre and it is close to nearby religious centres of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and the Buddhists like Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Vaishali, Nalanda and Pawapuri. 


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    Golghar

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    Golghar in Patna city is a unique building in the shape of a beehive. It was originally build in 1786 as a storehouse. The architecture of the building resembles of the Stupa style. With 125 meters width and 3.6 meters thick walls. There are steps that lead to the top. It provides a panoramic view of the entire city along with the River Ganga.
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      Gandhi Ghat

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      The River Ganga flows through Patna and one cannot leave here without experiencing a boat ride near Gandhi Ghat. A boat ride in the Ganges in the months of October-March could be mesmerizing with its serene and captivating surroundings. There is option to hire motor boats as well.
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        Patan Devi Mandir

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        Patan Devi Mandir, also known as Maa Patneshwari, is one of the most sacred and the oldest temple in Patna. The city derived its name from this famous temple. This temple is one of the 51 shakti peethas and is sacred site for Hindus. It is believed that the right thigh of Devi Sati fell here when the whole body was cut in to 51 pieces by Vishnu's Sudarshan Chakra.
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          Har Mandir Saheb / Har Mandir Takht / Patna Saheb Gurudwara

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          Patna was the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th and the last Sikh guru. Patna Saheb Gurudwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in remembrance of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is also among one of the 5 takhtas or holy seats of authority of the Sikhs. Many scriptures of the Sikhs can be viewed here.
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            Mahavir Mandir

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            Mahavir Mandir is second most frequented shrine in Northern India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It was built in 1730 and is considered amongst the holiest temples for Hindus. It is also considered a 'manokamna' mandir where devotees come to get their prayers and wishes answered. Within the temple complex you can see a cave-styled temple dedicated to Lord Shani.
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              Jalmandir Temple

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              Jalmandir Temple is a beautiful white marble temple of Lord Mahavir. Located in the centre of a lotus filled tank. The temple can be accessed through the 40 feet long bridge that connects the shore and the temple in the tank.
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                Patna Museum

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                The museum houses beautiful collections like Jain images, Buddhist sculptures, paintings belonging to British Empire and Chinese art, First World War cannons, stone and metal sculptures dating back to Gupta and Maurya dynasties and many more. A 200 million year old fossilized tree is seen here. It contains dedicated galleries like Natural History Gallery, Stone Sculpture Gallery, Indian Stone Art Tradition, Orissa Stone Sculpture, Buddha Relic Gallery and Painting Gallery.
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                  Kumrahar / Kumhrar

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                  Kumrahar contains archaeological remains of Mauryan kingdom. This is where remains of the ancient city of Pataliputra were excavated. You could view ancient ornaments, copper coins, terracotta beads, stone beads, toy carts, utensils and many more. The antiques and photographs at the site give you an insight into the cultural richness of the ancient period. You can find ruined 80 pillar hall and relics of Ajatshatru, Chandragupta and Ashoka.
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                    Agam Kuan

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                    Agam Kuan is referred to as ‘unfathomable well’. It was built during Ashoka's period. This well with a depth of 105 ft and perimeter of over 20 feet, was used to torture people. It is an important archaeological site in Patna.
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                      Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Garden / Patna Zoo

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                      Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Garden also known as Patna Zoo, sprawls over 153 acre of land. This zoo houses 800 animals of around 110 species. Some of the animals found here include tigers, white tigers, hippopotamus, lions, monkeys and many more. It also has a botanical garden, toy train and boating facility.
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                        Buddha Smriti Udyan / Buddha Memorial Park

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                        Buddha Smriti Udyan is a beautiful large park, covering a massive 22 acres of land. The prime attraction of the park is a 200 feet tall stupa situated at the centre of the park. It also has a museum, meditation centre and library.
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                          Patthar Ki Masjid

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                          Patthar Ki Masjid is a beautiful mosque, located on the banks of Ganga River. This mosque is built entirely with stones in 1621, by Mugal Emperor Jahangir's son Parvez Shah. Pathar Ki Masjid is popularly also known as Saif Khan's Mosque, Chimni Ghat Mosque and Sangi Masjid.
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                            Jalan Museum

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                            Jalan Museum is a private museum located near the banks of River Ganges. It was constructed in the year 1919, and later converted to a museum. The museum houses nearly 10000 objects from various parts of the world.
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                              Mahatma Gandhi Setu

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                              Mahatma Gandhi Setu is one of the longest river bridges in India. This 5,575 metres bridge over river Ganga is 5,575 metres long
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                                Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple Baidyanath Dham

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                                Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba Baidyanath dham - is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, and is sacred Lord Shiva devotees. It is located in Deoghar in Jharkhand state. Baidyanath temple complex consists of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and 21 other temples. According to Hindu beliefs, the demon king Ravana worshipped Shiva at the current site of the temple to get the boons that he later used to wreak havoc in the world. Ravana offered his ten heads one after another to Shiva as a sacrifice. Pleased with this, Shiva descended to cure Ravana who was injured. As he acted as a doctor, he is referred to as Vaidhya ("doctor"). From this aspect of Shiva, the temple derives its name as Baidyanath. This temple is 250kms from Patna and 325kms from Kolkata
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                                  By Air
                                  Patna has its own airport with regluar flights to the major cities.

                                   

                                  By Train
                                  The Patna Junction railway station is the main railway station of the city, and one of the busiest railway stations in India. It has good train connectivity all over the country.

                                   

                                  By Road
                                  Patna has good road connectivity with state and national highways connecting to neighbouring cities.