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Patna is a capital city of Bihar in India. It has a glorious past. It has many historical religious sites worth seeing. Previous name of Patna was Patliputra, Kusumpur and Azimabad. It is situated on the bank of river Ganga. There is 3000 year old history of Patna. Now it is an emerging city. Now in Patna roads are very much clean and wide and studded with fly overs.

COMMUNICATION

1.One can reach here by train, since from almost every part of India, trains passes through Patna railway junction.

2.Buses also runs for many parts of country from Karbigahia bus stand Patna.

2.Here is an international airport (Jayprakash Narain airport) Flights are available for New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Kathmandu from here.

Name of some hotels , their addresses, contact numbers-

 

 

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Rs. 2300

NAME OF HOTEL

ADDRESS

CONTACT NO.

CATEGORY

AVERAGE RATE

Maurya-Patna

South Gandhi Maidan

0612-2203040

5 Star

Rs 5900

Chanakya

Veerchand Patel Marg

0612-2223141

4 Star

Rs. 4600

Samrat International

Fraser Road

0612-2220560

President

OffFraser Road

0612-2209200

2 Star

Anand Regency

PatnaJunction

0612-2220625

Marwari Awas Grih

Fraser Road

0612-2220625

Patliputra Ashok

Veerchand Patel Marg

0612-2226270

Rajasthan

Fraser Road

0612-2225102

Satkar International

Fraser Road

0612-2220551

ShivaKrishna

Opp. AllIndiaRadio

0612-2227210



PLACES-WORTHSEEING

1. Mahavir Mandir

hanuman mandir patna

This is the most famous temple of Patna. This is a sacred place related to Hindu religion. God Hanuman, who has many supernatural powers, is worshipped here. It can always be seen that a large number of people are standing in queue to worship the ditties. Here are also attractivestatues of many other Gods and Goddesses. This is situated in front of Patna junction. The building of this temple is very attractive and huge.

In north india it is on 2nd position after Vashno Devi temple in respect to expediture in making the building of the temple.

2. Sanjay Gandhi zoological garden

This is a beautiful place to tour. Various types of animals and birds are kept. Here is also beautiful garden. This is a very big zoo.

3. Golghar

golghar patna

This is a very big & high and having dome shaped structure. It is being said that whole Patna town can be seen from its top. Ladders are made

up to the top of this building. One can have thrilling feelings after going on its top. It was built by Captain John Garstin, an engineer in British

army. It was made to use as granary in British period.

4. Indira Gandhi planetarium

One can enjoy film on astronomical objects in a grand A.C. hall on roof curtain. This is another attraction of Patna. Ultramodern scientific instruments are used in this. This is the largest planetarium of Asia.

5. Harmandir Sahib: –

gurudwara patna

It is a very famous sikh shrine. It was one of the most revered Gurudwara in India. It was constructed in 1837 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Tenth guru of Sikhs Guru Govind Singh was born here. It is situated in Patna city. People from very distant part of India and abroad come here.

 

6. The Patna Museum

In this museum gallery of numismatics, natural history, geology and ammunition is present. Here is also a relic room. In archeological section, here is Mohenjo-Daro vand Mauryan collection. It has collections of a two million year old tree fossils and Didarganj Yakshini.

7. Martyrs’ memorial

saheed smarak patna

It is a memorial regarding to seven students of Bihar who marched forward to hoist the tri-colored national flag on the Bihar assembly building during the Quit India Movement 1942.

Ultimately they succeded in hoisting the flag, but they have to lost their lives at the same time by British policeman bullets. Here is statue of all students falling one upon others. This is situated in front of the gate of Patna Legislative Assembly.

 

8. Patan Devi mandir

It is situated in Agamkuan muhalla. Here are two temples of Goddess Shakti, Badi Patandevi and chhoti Patandevi. People throng these temples to worship the ditties.

9. Khuda Bakhsha oriental library

This is a most famous library of Patna. Here rare collection of Persian and Arabic manuscript on Islamic philosophy and culture. Research scholars from all over India and abroad come here to make a study of its precious manuscript.

10. Padari ki haweli

It is a famous Christian shrine. Many people related to this religion visit here often. Mother Teresa (Nobel Prize holder) had also visited here.

11. Kumhrar

This is an important place belonging to ancient history. Here is the historical evidence of fort of King Chandragupta Maurya. It is also siteof ruins of emperor Ashoka Old name of Patna was Patliputra. It was the capital of King Chandragupta Maurya. In Kumhrar there was fort of king. An 80pillars big hall is excavated. Really this is a beautiful place to visit in Patna.

12. Dedarganj Ykshini

It is an excellent example art of Maurya. It is a famous specimen of art.



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