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About Patna

Patna, the capital of Bihar state, a city with a fascinating past. The city of Patna with every new chapter in its history has gone through various names like Kusumpur, Pushpapur, Pataliputra and Azeemabad. Pataliputra perhaps the name of the city that was the most prosperous of all of the above.

The city of Pataliputra saw the emergence as well as the departure of the major India empires. The city has been ruled by some of the most famous rulers for more than a perioed of 1000 years, famous kings like Ajatshatru, Chandragupta Maurya, Ashok, Guptas, Palas, Shershah Suri and Azimush-Shan grandson of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who renamed it Azeemabad also ruled this city. As the city passed through hands of different kings and that of diffrent culture, this can be easily seen in and around the Patna we know today.

Today Patna, the capital of the State of Bihar, is an important business centre of eastern India. Also it is a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centres of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri. This shows that Patna not only played an important part culturally but also spiritually. Patna is one of the major business center in eastern parts of India. Apart from attracting business class people the city of Patna also invites a lot of tourists to the city because it acts as a gateway to the world famous Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers.

Places to Visit

Sadakat Ashram

 

Situated on the banks of river Ganga, Sadakat Ashram is a memorial, dedicated to our first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. He had spent few years here, after vacating the presidential post. In the memorial, are kept many things, which Rajendra Babu used or were gifted to him. This is also the headquarters of Bihar Vidyapeeth, which was the organisation that started the Independence movement in Bihar.

Takth Harmandir

Description: Takth Harmandir

The tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Govind Singh was born at Patna Sahib. Maharaja Ranjit Singh built a beautiful Gurudwara, which is also known as Patna Sahib. It is one of the main pilgrim places for the Sikhs.

Gol Ghar

 

A very peculiar and interesting structure in the centre of the city. It is said that the structure was built some 200 years ago by the Britishers to store grains. The 150 ft high building appears like one half of a coconut and has got stairs to reach the top. From the top one can get a good view of Patna.

The Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Garden

 

Situated on the famous Baily road, the botanical garden has numerous Birds and animals to be seen. This Zoo attracts children a lot. It has also got an artificial lake where boating can be enjoyed. A wooden house built on a tree attracts visitors too.

Patna Museum

Description: Patna Museum

Established in 1917, it is the oldest museum in Bihar. The museum houses about 57,000 items of archeological importance. It also has a collection of 22,000 old coins. The museum unfolds a long history of the region. The museum is located in Dedarganj. The sculpture of a Yakshni is a special attraction for visitors.

The Planetarium

 

One of the largest planetariums in Asia, the Patna Planetarium attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The planetarium has regular film shows on subjects related to astronomy. It also holds exhibitions, which attracts lots of visitors

How To Get To Patna

By Air:

 

Indian Airlines and other private airlines connect Patna with Delhi, Calcutta, Varanasi, Guwahati and several other Indian cities and Kathmandu.

By Rail:

 

Patna is strategically located in the main line of the Eastern Railway and therefore connected with Delhi, Calcutta and other important cities of India and most cities within Bihar.

By Road:

 

Located on the National Highway No 30, Patna is well connected to other cities of the country including those within the state.