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Patna is the largest city of the state and the capital city of Bihar. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. It was founded by the king Magadha in 490 BCE which is why it has a unique culture and influence in India. The significance of its history and ancient traditions are very well visible through the lifestyle of the city.

Places to visit in Patna


Positioned in the city Patna, Golghar is an attractive monument reflects a complete mix of history and beauty. When you’ll visit this ancient landmark, you’d realize that the top of the Golghar represents you a panoramic view of the city and Ganges.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Stands among the second largest river bridge in India that is just next to Bhupen Hazarika Setu in Assam. The bridge extends in a range of 5.7 km. and it was named after the father of the nation and this bridge connects the capital city Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north.

Patna Sahib Gurudwara

It was built up in the memory of Guru Gobind Ji as Patna is his birthplace and he was the 10th and the last guru of Sikhs. Various other scriptures of Sikhs can be observed over here, and it falls among one of the 5 takhtas or holy seats of the authority of the Sikhs. Once you visit this place, you’d explore the havelis of Salis Rai Jouri that turned into a Dharamshala as was a passionate follower of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Gandhi Maidan

Positioned in the capital city Patna on the bank of river Ganga; prominent for its historical significance sprawling on an area of 60 acres. Alongside, known for Indian Independence Movement, freedom rallies, parades and much more. This Maidan adds as a landmark in the attraction of the city.

Things to do in Patna

  • Revolving restaurant – a revolving restaurant in Patna, the tallest tower in Patna
  • Patna Museum – also known as Jadu Ghar, view 50, 000+ rare art objects
  • Srikrishna Science Centre – explore the wonderful collection of exhibits

Events and festivals in & around Patna

Sonpur Mela

Sonpur Mela also known as the Harihar Kshetra Mela is one of the biggest cattle fairs in India. The fair is a huge attraction for people to buy or sell elephants, horses, dogs, birds etc.

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is the thanksgiving festival of Bihar where people offer their gratitude to the Sun God. People on this day gather at the banks of River Ganga and take a dip in the holy waters to further pray to God and perform rituals over there. Read more…

Pitrapaksha Mela

Pitrapaksha is a holy event which is of much value to the people of Bihar and beyond as well. Pitrapaksha which is commonly known as ‘Pind Daan’ is a holy Hindu rite which is done in order to offer salvation to the souls which are departed. Read more…

Best time to visit Patna

Winter is the best season to visit as the temperature is comfortable, October to March is the right time.

How to reach Patna?

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