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About Patna

Known as Pataliputra during the Maurya period, Patna is today the largest city and the capital of the state of Bihar. It is located on the southern bank of the Ganges river and was earlier the capital of the Magadha Empire.

Dripping in history, Patna is a famous tourist destination, popular for being a religious and spiritual city. Like Delhi, Patna has also witnessed the regal seat of governance for various kingdoms over time. One can find many pilgrim centres, artefacts, monuments and architectural structures which talk about the bygone era.

The best time to visit the historically rich city of Patna would be between the months of October and March. You can easily explore the city during these pleasant months.

About Patna Airport

Jay Prakash Narayan Airport is the airport located in Patna, named after the independence activist Jayaprakash Narayan. Built in 1973, this airport runs both domestic and international operations, connecting flights across the country.

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  • Places To Visit
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1. Gol Ghar:

Gol Ghar is a granary in Stupa architecture style that was built by Captain John Garstin in the year 1786 to store grain when famine hit the city. The granary has steps that lead you to the top from where one can enjoy a spectacular view of the city with the ganges flowing below.

2. Bihar Museum:

One of the recent popular attractions of Patna, the museum provides insights into the history of the state and exhibits artefacts of the bygone era. You can find artefacts and artworks belonging to various tribes, making for an enriching experience!

3. Gandhi Ghat:

A popular ghat on the banks of the Ganges river, this is where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed. Owing to the significance and history of the ghat, the famous Ganga Aarti is held here that is attended by thousands of devotees.

Immerse –

When in Patna, you must visit the ‘floating restaurant’ that lets you dine in the middle of the Ganges. Opt for a River Cruise which hosts this restaurant for an unforgettable experience. One must also try to attend the Kite Festival that is held during Makar Sankranti, every year.

Explore –

Explore the history and architecture of this rich city. You can even take a trip to Srikrishna Science Centre and the Patna Planetarium for an exciting experience. The planetarium is one of the oldest and largest planetariums in Asia which showcases a wide range of films related to astronomy.