Travel Experience - Best Places to Visit in Patna

Patna is the capital and largest city of Bihar state of India. The ancient name of Patna was Pataliputra, Pushpapuri, Kusumpur. The modern Patna name is given by the Pathan ruler Sher Shah Suri, he named it Paithana, which after the death of Sher Shah was patronized by the last Hindu emperor Hemachandra Vikramaditya. Patna is one of the few ancient ancient cities of the world which is highly It is inhabited since ancient times. Patna is the capital of the state of Bihar and is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges River. Where the Ganges joins tributaries like Ghaghra, Son and Gandak. The ancient Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers are located around the city of Vaishali, Rajgir or Rajgriha, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya and Pavapuri Patna. Patna is a very sacred place for Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last Guru of the Sikhs, was born in Patna. Every year lakhs of Sikh devotees from India and abroad come to visit Harmandir Saheb in Patna and offer prayers. After the partition of Bengal in 1912 AD, Patna became the capital of Orissa and Bihar. IFF Munning built the administrative buildings of Patna. He is credited with building the museum, high court, assembly building etc. Some believe that a lot of work was done in the construction of the governing area of Delhi, the Maharath achieved in the construction of new buildings in Patna. In 1935, Orissa was carved out of Bihar and made a state. Patna remained the capital of the state.


TOURIST PLACES IN PATNA

PATAN DEVI MANDIR


In the 51st Shakti Peeths of India, the worship of the younger Patan devi as a municipal guard has been practiced since time immemorial. During Durga Puja, devotees from every corner of the state and the capital arrive with family members to offer prayers to Maa Bhagwati. Devotees do not forget to attend the Aarti here. Abhishek Anant Dwivedi, the Acharya of Siddha Shakti Peeth Sri Choti Patan devi Temple, explains that Sati, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati, ended her life by jumping into the same Yagna Bedi, not tolerating the humiliation of her husband in her own ancestral yagna. Lord Shiva did not get so much outrage from his humiliation more than Sati died. Lord Shiva lifted Sati's body on the shoulder and began to do orgy. Seeing the situation, all the gods approached Lord Vishnu and prayed to stop the holocaust. At the request of the gods, Lord Vishnu ruined Sati's body with the Sudarshan Chakra. In such a situation, Shaktipeeth was established in as many places of Sati's body. The part of Sati's back was dropped at the small Patan devi site. During Navratri, Mahanisha Puja on Saptami, Mahagauri on Ashtami, Darshan and worship of Siddhidatri Devi on Navami are especially thronged by devotees.



TAKHT SHRI PATNA SAHIB


Takht Shri Patna Sahib or Shri Harmandir Ji, Patna Sahib is a historical place associated with Sikh faith located in Patna city. Here is the birthplace of Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh was born on 26 December 1666 on Saturday from the womb of Mata Gujri. His childhood name was Gobind Rai. Here is a gurudwara built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which is a beautiful piece of architecture.  This place is very sacred to Sikh religions spread all over the world. Influenced by the speech of Guru Nanak Dev, Shri Salisarai Johri of Patna made his palace a Dharamshala. The gurudwara has been constructed by combining this part of the building. Many authentic objects related to Guru Govind Singh are kept here. Its texture is dome. The pangura (cradle) of the childhood of the child Gobindarai, four arrows of iron, sword, paduka and 'Hukumnama' is safe in the gurudwara. There is a huge crowd of tourists on the occasion of light festival. 

MAHAVIR TAMPLE PATNA

Mahavir Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman in Patna, Bihar, India. It is one of the best and ancient Hanuman temples in the country. Mahavir Temple is the most famous temple in North India. Millions of devotees visit the temple every year. The statue of Sankat Mochan holds a special place in the hearts of devotees. Many people come to this temple on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami. The temple was rebuilt on a war footing without any membership. The donation came voluntarily because people had faith in the people associated with the 'rejuvenation' of the temple. Thousands of devotees participated in the 'Kar Seva' organized during the reconstruction of the temple. It is a temple where devotees receive all the materials to complete the rituals on payment of a fixed fee and 'Dakshina' is paid to the priests by the temple management.
Timing  5.00 AM - 10.30 PM

GOLGHAR


Golghar is located to the west of Gandhi Maidan in Patna, the capital of Bihar province. About one crore people died of starvation during the severe drought in 1770. The then Governor General Warren Hastings had planned to construct the Golghar, the British engineer Captain John Garstin started the construction of this circular structure on 20 January 1784 for the storage of Anaz (for the British Army). Its construction was completed on 20 July 1786 under the British Raj. It can hold 140,000 tonnes of grains simultaneously. Its size is 125 meters and height is 29 meters. It has no pillar and its walls are 3.6 meters thick in the base. Stones have been used in place of brick for about three meters on the summit of Golghar. A hole two feet 7 inches in diameter at the top of the Golghar was left to pour grain, which was later filled. With 145 steps, you can go to the upper end of it, from which a large part of the city can be seen and the beautiful view of the Ganges can be seen from here. Patna is the best and Manmohan visual golghar of the city. Golghar was declared a state protected monument in 1979. Golghar was featured in the 2019 Hindi film India's Most Wanted. Golghar is a marvelous piece of architecture. There is no pillar anywhere in its construction. Due to the domed shape it is compared to the mausoleum of Mohammad Adil Shah built in 1627-55. A sound inside the Golghar resonates 27–32 times. It is unique in itself.


PATNA PLANETARIUM


Patna Planetarium is located in the Indira Gandhi Science Complex of Patna. The Planetarium was built through Bihar Council on Science and Technology at a total cost of Rs 11 crore. It was conceptualized by Bihar Chief Minister Satyendra Narayan Sinha in 1989, beginning in the same year and opened to the public from 1 April 1993 in the same year. It is named after senior Indian National Congress leader and former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. The exterior and interior beauty of the planetarium building has been taken care of, as well as the complex has been given a completely green look. To enter the constellation complex, people feel relaxed, for this, more than one flower has been planted. New green grass sheets have been laid in the park. Along with it flowers have been planted that smell the gardenia. Special care is also being taken about the cleanliness of the campus. Parking for people attending cultural programs has also been arranged at both ends of the campus.
Timings: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Show timings 12.30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM & 5:00 PM
Closed on Monday


SABHYATA DWAR PATNA


Bihar and the civilization of Patna is making you feel the pride of ancient Pataliputra. A civilization gate that has captured centuries of glory. On this, there are the messages of Jain Tirthankara Vardhaman Mahavira, and there are also the messages of Buddha, who make the whole world aware of the true Samudapada and Madhyamapratipada. A 32-meter high civilization gate has been constructed at the Samrat Ashoka Convention Center Campus at a cost of five crore rupees. It is 12 meters long and eight meters wide. At the top of the civilization gate is the four-lion Ashoka Pillar. Colorful lights and flowers are attracting in the beautiful garden. The view here becomes even more attractive after sunset. The civilization gate has been constructed by sourcing red and white sand stone from Rajasthan. The Building Department has built a beautiful garden around the civilization gate. The garden is also attracting tourists. Here a better lawn of grass is made.


SANJAY GANGHI JAIVIK UDYAN,PATNA


It is also known as Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan, Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden and Patna Zoo. It is located in Bailey Road, Patna in the Indian state of Bihar. It is one of the most preferred tourist spot and picnic spot in the state of Bihar. People come from far and wide to see the beauty of Patna Zoo and to know and see the different animals here.Let us tell you that Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan was established in the year 1969 as a botanical garden.
At that time, the Governor of Bihar, Shri Nityanand Kanungo, had given about 34 acres (14 hectares) of land for the Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden from the premises of the Governor's House....
Timings: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Adults - Rs 30, Kids - Rs 10



AGAM KAUN

Agam Kuan is located in Patna city of Bihar. The ruler of the Maurya dynasty belongs to the emperor Ashoka. Agam Kuan is located near Gulzarbagh station.
Agam Kuan has been given an important place in Patna tourism. Agam Kuan is very popular among tourists visiting Patna. Legend has it that Ashoka had killed 99 of his brothers and put them in this well to become the ruler. Treasoners were tortured and thrown into this well. Its biggest feature is that its depth has not been measured till date. Three attempts have been made to know the secret of this well during the time of Emperor Ashoka. First in 1932, second time in 1962 and third time in 1995, but even today it remains a puzzle. It is said that despite its severe drought many times, its water never dried. Nor was there any significant increase in its water when floods occurred. Another feature of a well is that the color of its water varies. The water level in it goes down to one to one and a half feet below its normal level in summer. At the same time, even during rainy days, the level of water comes up only one to one and a half feet above normal.


KUMHRAR, PATNA


The place of famous ancient relics of Patna city, 5 km from Kumhrar Patna railway station. is far. Apart from the remains of a huge Maurya Hall, there are no more remains of grandeur and splendor. Parks and museums have been preserved on receipt of the remains of some other buildings in Kumhrar.


PATNA MUSEUM


Patna Museum is located in Patna city of Bihar. Patna Museum is also known as 'Jadughar'. Patna Museum is the first museum of Bihar, built in 1917. The Patna Museum has many traces of Hindu and Buddhist religion of ancient Patna. The remains of the trunk of a tree of about 200 million years old are a special heritage here. The ashes of Buddha and the idol of Yakshini, obtained from Didarganj, Patna City, are a special heritage here. The museum of Patna is historically quite rich. Museum Mauryan and Gupta period sculptures (stone and made of iron) Teracota, the Buddha, doubt, protect reefs etc. Kushan.


SRI KRISHNA SCINECE CENTER


Srikrishna Science Center is a place to see. Fun Science Gallery, Popular Science Gallery, Vishwaroopa, 3D Show, Ocean, Jurassic Park and Evolution are some of the major attractions here. Many interesting interactive exhibitions are held to make science interesting and many galleries have various fun exhibitions of concept of reflection, unrealistic illustration, 3D illustration, medical illustration, color concept, digital and virtual illustration. The complex has a cafeteria.


GANDHI MAIDAN


Gandhi Maidan is a major landmark on the map of this city. Earlier it was called Patna Lawn. Gandhi Maidan is located in the middle of Patna. It has political and commercial importance and major centers can be located around it.

JALAN HOUSE


Fort House is also known as Jalan House. This place is a privately owned residential house. Five generations of the Jalan family have been living in Qila House since 1919 and it is known for d'Arts and antique collections. This is a personal collection and Radhakrishna Jalan's achievement. The Jalan family is civilized and welcomes those coming by appointment or invitation.


GANDHI GHAT


Patna has several ghats on the Ganges River, of which Gandhi Ghat is the most popular. The ghat is named after Mahatma Gandhi, the great leader of the Indian freedom struggle. It is believed that Gandhiji's bones were immersed here. Ganga ji aarti is performed at this ghat in the evening every weekend. During the Aarti, this ghat is crowded with people. Priests dressed in Kesari colored clothes perform aarti with reverence. Similar to the famous Ganga Aarti of Haridwar and Varanasi, Aarti is also started by playing conch shell here.


SHAHEED SMARAK


The Shaheed Smarak was built in honor of seven young freedom fighters who gave up their lives in the year 1942 during the Quit India Movement of the Indian independence struggle. The structure is quite modern which is located in front of Patna Secretariat in the middle of the city. This statue of the seven Braves points to the place where these freedom fighters were shot while attempting to hoist the Indian National Flag above the assembly hall. Dr. Anugraha Narayan, who followed the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, was arrested in Patna for hoisting the tricolor. In response to his arrest, seven students tried to hoist the national flag on their own, but regretfully killed them by the British. Names of freedom fighters are inscribed on the memorial. The freedom fighters who were shot by British soldiers were named Umakant Prasad Sinha; Raman Giddha, Ramanand Singh, Satish Prasad Jha, Jagatpati Kumar, Devipada Chaudhary, Rajendra Singh and Ramgovind Singh. It is said that at that time the British soldiers did not fire indiscriminately but they only fired at the person who was walking with the flag. But like a brave student who fell due to being shot, another student escaped and took his place. In the end there were seven dead students and about 14 injured people. The foundation stone of the martyr memorial was laid on 15 August 1947 by the then Governor of Bihar, Shri Jairamdas Daulatram. Sculptures of seven students in dhoti-kurta and Gandhi cap are made of bronze metal. One of them stands holding the flag while the rest of the students have either fallen or are about to fall.


KESARIYA STUPA


Kesariya Stupa, located in a place called Kesariya under East Champaran District of Bihar, is an ancient heritage, which is famous as the world's largest ancient Buddhist stupa. According to the information, this stupa was built by Emperor Ashoka. It is an important site for those interested in history and art, where many important aspects of Indian history can be understood. According to the records, this huge stupa belongs to the third century. This ancient site was discovered in 1958 by the Archaeological Survey Department. Survey work completed by archaeologist K.K. Under Muhammad. Prior to the survey, the site was considered an ancient Shiva temple. During excavation, many other things of ancient times have been found here, including sculptures of the Buddha, copper objects, Islamic coins, etc. A trip to Saffron can be done to serve many purposes. If you are a history lover and love to visit ancient sites, then you must come here. Tourists interested in Buddhism can visit this place. This will be a special occasion for you when you will be able to see the world's largest Buddhist stupa up close. A visit to Kesariya is also special for tourists who want to understand the historical and cultural significance of Bihar. It is also a great place for those who know something new. You can make your children visit this place so that they get new knowledge out of their curriculum.


HOW TO REACH PATNA

BY AIR
The city has its own international airport named as Lok Nayak Jayaprakash International Airport, roughly 7 Km from the main city. The airport is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Vishakhapatnam via Air India, Go Air, Jet Airways, Indigo and JetLite. You can take flights from Patna to Bangalore, Delhi and other major metro cities.


BY TRAIN
The town has its own railway station named as Patna Railway Station. It is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Moradabad and Lucknow via Sanghamitra Express, Bagmati Express, Dbrt Rajdhani, Rajendra Nagar Express and Cstm Asansol Express.


BY ROAD
Patna is 11 Km from Simra, 18 Km from Hajipur, 62 Km from Turki, 69 Km from Bheldi, 72 Km from Musahri, 79 Km from Chapra, 113 Km from Barhiya, 128 Km from Darbhanga, 247 Km from Bagaha and 282 Km from Gorakhpur and is well connected via Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) and some private travel services. You can take bus from Patna to Ranchi, Gaya, Siliguri, kolkata and other nearby cities.

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