Patna is the capital of Bihar state. It is located on the south bank of the river Ganga. It is well connected by railway, road & air. It is mainly an administrative and educational centre of Bihar. It has, however, a few ancient sacred places as also places of tourist interest.
Must visit places in Patna:
Takht Shri Patna Sahib:
Takht Sri Patna Sahib also is known as Harmandir Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. It is Located in Patna city. It Looks even more beautiful in Night when lights are on.
Budha Smirti Park
Buddha Smriti Park is also known as Buddha Memorial Park (as translated in English) is an urban park located on Frazer Road near Patna Junction in Patna, India. This park has been developed by the Bihar Government to commemorate the 2554th birth anniversary of the Buddha. This park was inaugurated by the 14th Dalai Lama. There is a laser show in the park in the evenings. The show is related to the history of Bihar from the time of Ramayana to post Independence. There is a Meditation centre,smirti bagh, Museum, and Stupa.
Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan:
Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan ( also known as Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden or Patna Zoo). The zoo is currently home to over 800 animals of about 110 species, including tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants, Himalayan black bear, jackal, black bucks, spotted deer, peafowl, hill myna, gharial, python, Indian rhinoceros, chimpanzee, giraffe, zebra, emu, and white peacock. the park currently houses more than 300 species of trees, herbs and shrubs. Plant exhibits include a nursery for medicinal plants, an orchid house, a fern house, a glass house, and a rose garden.
The park also includes an aquarium which is the largest revenue generator after the general admission fee. The aquarium has about 35 species of fish, and the snake house has 32 snakes belonging to 5 species.
Rajdhani Vatika, better known as Ecological Park or Eco Park, is a park located at Strand Road in Patna, Bihar.
The park is full of green areas with more than 3,000 varieties of plants and has two large sections. The first section has a children corner, food court, and several fountains. The second part has theme parks like Rashi Van, Guru Vatika, Panchwati and Kewli Van. Additionally, the park hosts sculptures like the Cactus by Subodh Gupta among others.
In the second section of Eco Park, there exists a restaurant and a lake with boat rides for visitors. Both the sections in Eco Park are interconnected through an underground tunnel.
Bihar Museum is a modern state of the art museum located in Patna. It consists of various Galleries displaying artefacts from even from 4th Century.
The Museum was constructed by the British to conserve and display the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of the state capital. Items on display in the multipurpose museum include archaeological objects, coins, art objects, paintings, instruments, textiles, paintings, thankas, bronze images and sculptures and terracotta images by Hindu and Buddhist artists. It has a rare collection of British-period paintings depicting day-to-day life, as well as a fine collection related to the first President of India, Rajendra Prasad. It also houses a World War I cannon.
Srikrishna Science Centre:
Srikrishna Science Centre is a science museum in Patna, Bihar, India which was named after the first Chief Minister of Bihar, Sri Krishna Singh. It was inaugurated on 14 April 1978. The centre is made up of galleries that teach different science topics: the Fun Science Gallery covers physics and maths with 50 hands-on exhibits; the Mirrors and Images Gallery; the 3D show; the Evolution Gallery with 60 interactive exhibits that explain the origin of the universe and its life-forms, including man; Science Park with 40 exhibits where children can play; Jurassic Park with moving dinosaurs; and exhibits on oceans and Indian scientists.
A new gallery on images and mirrors will have around 60 exhibits. The gallery will showcase the concept of reflection, illusive images, 3D images, medical imaging, the concept of colours, and digital and virtual imaging. Several immersion virtual exhibits will be part of this gallery.
ISKCON Temple Patna:
Shri Radha Banke Bihariji temple, popularly known as ISKCON is situated in Buddha Marg in Patna about half km away from Patna Railway Station.
Kumhrar Park is a history lover’s den and bears immense significance in the evolution of Patna. It is the living example of the cultural brilliance of ancient Patna or Pataliputra.The excavation findings at Kumhrar throws light on the ancient capital of Ajatshatru, Ashoka, and Chandragupta and also collectively showcase the rich collection of relics from four consecutive periods from 600 BC to 600 CE. The artifact collection mainly comprises ancient ornaments, toy carts, photo…
The Golghar or Gol Ghar is a large granary located to the west of the Gandhi Maidan in Patna, capital of Bihar state, India. According to a contemporary inscription at its base, the Golghar was intended to be just the first of a series of huge grain stores. Built in the Stupa architecture, the building has a height of 29 m. It is pillar-less with a wall of thickness of 3.6 m at the base. One can climb at the top of the Golghar through the 145 steps of its spiral stairway around it. The spiral staircase was designed to facilitate the passage of the workers who loaded and unloaded the grain in the granary, who had to carry grain-bags up one flight, deliver their load through a hole at the top, and descend the other stairs.
Patan Devi Temple:
Patan Devi also called Maa Patneshwari, is the oldest and one of the most sacred temples of Patna. It is regarded as one of the 51 Siddha Shakti Pithas in India. The name of the city Patna is widely believed to have been derived from the name of the Bari Patan Devi Temple.
Mahavir Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Long winding queues can be seen at the temple on Saturdays and Tuesdays, the traditional worshipping days of Lord Hanuman.
Pathar ki Masjid:
The Pathar Ki Masjid stands on the bank of river Ganges near the Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb. Parvez Shah, son of Jahangir, established Pathar Ki Masjid in 1621. The structure is built of stone, and so it got its name as Pathar Ki Masjid. Pathar Ki Masjid is also called Saif Khan’s mosque, Chimmi Ghat mosque, and Sangi Masjid.
There are lots of ghat in Patna. Some famous ghat’s are Kali ghat, Nit ghat, Gaighat, Gandhi ghat, rani ghat, Kangan Ghat etc… At kali ghat there is also a kali mandir. Kali ghat is located adjacent to Patna College.
Funtasia Water Park:
Funtasia Water Park is an amusement and water park located in Patna, India. The park contains many attractions such as numerous water slides and water playgrounds. The park is the first water park in Bihar.
The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya is a museum and public service institution, showcasing the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi, and his role in Bihar during the independence struggle of India.
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