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Patna, the capital city of Bihar, boasts a glorious past that spans a thousand years and is counted among the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. The ancient Pataliputra has been a witness to the rise and decline of many powerful kingdoms including Haryankas, Nandas, Mauryans, Sungas, Guptas, Palas and Suris. Other than several great kings who have walked on this holy land, Patna is also the birthplace of 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Jee. Besides its historical significance, Patna is recognised as a sanctified destination as the three holy rivers Ganga, Poonpun and Sone flow through this city. With so much to offer from rich history to holy sites, Patna travel can be a refreshing experience for national as well as international visitors.
Marking the south bank of River Ganga, Patna city abounds in religious centres for Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. The most sought-after site in Patna is Har Mander Saheb, the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh Jee, which attracts a large number of devotees from across the globe. Hindu pilgrims can pay their obeisance at the Kali Temple located on the bank of holy Ganges or the famous Mahavir Mandir near Patna Junction. There are few Muslim shrines in the city as well, the most popular one being Pathar ki Masjid that was built by Shah Jahan's elder brother Pervez. Other places to visit in Patna include Vaishali Stupa, Bihar’s oldest church Padri Ki Haveli (St. Mary's Church), excavated site Kumhrar, Golghar, Gandhi Maidan and Gandhi Museum.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu built over River Ganga connects the city to Hajipur and offers a picturesque view of the environs en route. Reading at the Khuda Baksh Oriental Library, wildlife exploration at Patna Zoo, playing golf at Patna Golf Club are other preferred things to do in Patna.
How to Reach Patna
Patna is a city which is very well connected thorugh all modes of transport, but airways and roadways are easiest way to reach Patna.
• By Flight - Patna is strongly connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. Some important flight routes are Delhi to Patna Flights, Kolkata To Patna Flights, Lucknow To Patna Flights and Ranchi To Patna Flights.
• By Bus - You can find many regular public and private buses connecting to other parts of India. There are daily bus services to Patna from major cities, some important bus routes are Delhi to Patna Bus, Kolkata to Patna Bus and Anand Vihar to Patna Bus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to stay in Patna?By Shulabh on Jan 28,2018
Various options of accommodations are available in Patna. Right from budget to top 5star hotels in Patna like Hotel Maurya, Hotel Patliputra Continental, etc are great choices. You can find great deals on https://www.yatra.com/hotels/hotels-in-patnaBy Naseem on Jan 28,2018
Which are the good places for shopping in Patna?By Shivendu on Jan 27,2018
Popular shopping destinations are P & M Mall, Khaitan Super market, Maurya Lok complex, City Centre, Maharaja Kameshwar Complex, Patna Market, Hathwa Market and street shopping near major tourist destinations.
By Joginder on Jan 27,2018
Suggest some good hotels in Patna near the airport?By Ijay on Jan 26,2018
What are the best means of transport to/from and in Patna?By Jagadip on Jan 25,2018
Patna is well connected by air and rail network with major cities of India. It also has a good network of road connecting to state and national highways. Auto rickshaws, local trains, and radio taxies are popular for intercity travel. Monorail and metro are work in progress. Some parts of the city are also connected by waterways.
By Ekaja on Jan 25,2018
What are the must-try local dishes of Patna?By Pargat on Jan 24,2018
Bihari food is predominantly vegetarian with Bengali influence. Litti chokha is local speciality and must-try popular delicacies are sattu paratha, malpua, tilkut, khaaja, kalakand, daal pitha, thekua, puchkas, samosa, kachori, aloo kachalu, bhooja, ghughni choora, dahi choora, jhaal moodi. It is also known for non-vegetarian delicacies prepared with fish, chicken, and mutton. Sattu paani and lassi are popular beverages. Sale of liquor is prohibited in Bihar.
By Inderveer on Jan 24,2018
What are the best months to visit Patna?By Sankarshan on Jan 23,2018
The city experiences hot climate from late March-early June, receives rainfall from late June-late September, and has chilly winters from November-February. The best time to visit Patna would be between October and March.
By Kavita on Jan 23,2018
Which are places of historical / archaeological interest in Patna?By Abhihita on Jan 22,2018
Patna has places of interest for all types of travellers across various age groups. Kumhrar Park is the ruins of ancient Pataliputra where relics that date back to Mauryan Empire and some as old as 600 BC have been found. Patna Museum houses a large collection of Indian natural History and Indian Art. Khudabaksh Oriental Library has a rare collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts and paintings of Mughal and Rajput era. Other places of tourist interest are Golghar, Jalan Museum, Jadugar Museum, Gandhi Maidan, Ruins of Ashokan Patliputra, Buddha Smriti Park, Didarganj Yakshi, Chausagarh, Bulandibaug, Bikhna pahari, Naghole Kothi, Kesariya Stupa and many forts across the city.
By Ratnavali on Jan 22,2018
Suggest some hotels in Patna near Kumhrar Park?By Sushrut on Jan 21,2018
Some of the options near Khumrar Park are Hotel Orange Inn, Hotel Grand Celebration and City Hotel.
By Bhisma on Jan 21,2018
What are some of the Pilgrimage Centres in Patna?By Ananta on Jan 20,2018
Patan Devi is one of the 51 shakti peeths, Kali Mandir at Kali ghat, Mahavir Mandir dedicated to Lord Hanuman are popular places of worship among Hindus. Pavapuri and Kamaldah Temple are important pilgrimage destinations for Jains. Padari Ki Haveli is the oldest church in Bihar. Takth Sri Patna Saheb is built in memory of birth place of tenth Sikh Guru. Begu Hajjan Mosque, and Pathar ki Masjid are some of the places of interest for people following Islamic faith.
By Arivuchelvan on Jan 20,2018
What are some of the other important tourist destinations in Patna?By Sahor on Jan 19,2018
Explore more of Patna at Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Park, Srikrishna Science Centre, Patna Planetarium, Patna Zoo, Funtasia Water Park. Gandhi Setu is one of the longest bridges in the world.
By Vatatmaj on Jan 19,2018
What are some places of interest near Patna to visit?By Hemadri on Jan 18,2018
Bodh Gaya is famous as the place where Lord Buddha obtained Enlightenment. Gaya is important for Hindus, Jains and Buddhist alike. Vaishali is the ancient city from the times of Mahabharata. It is closely associated with Lord Buddha and birth place of Lord Mahavira. You can see lots of relics associated with these religions. Nalanda is a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists and was once an important education centre. Now the remains and relics are of major archaeological interest.
By Arjun on Jan 18,2018
What are the festivals celebrated in Patna?By Ashirvad on Jan 17,2018
All Indian festivals are celebrated in this multicultural city, most famous being Chhath and Durga Puja
By Haady on Jan 17,2018
Suggest some decent hotels in Patna the railway station?By Prafulla on Jan 16,2018
Suggest some top 3star hotels in Patna?By Nandana on Jan 09,2018
You will find many 3star properties in Patna like Hotel Patliputra Nirvana, Hotel Gargee Grand, Corporate Inn, Ashoka Residency etc., where you will receive a comfortable stay experience with great service and all the required amenities. You can also find more options here: https://www.yatra.com/hotels/3-star-hotels-in-patnaBy Tanaya on Jan 09,2018
Suggest any decent budget hotels in Patna?By Esha on Jan 01,2018
Hotel Savera, Hotel Astor, Oysters Inn and Hotel Fort are some of the popular choices when looking for budget hotels in Patna. Click the link for more options
By Thevan on Jan 01,2018
Can you recommend for some cheap hotels in Patna?By Jatan on Dec 31,2017
There are a host of choices for cheap hotels in Patna to choose from. You can opt from amid Vatika Premier Hotel, Hotel Balaji, Hotel City Centre and Vibrant Guest House. Check out the link for more
By Madur on Dec 31,2017
Suggest some 4-star hotels in Patna?By Navya on Dec 30,2017
Hotel Chanakya, VijayaTej Clark Inn Patna - Bihar, Hotel Mani International and Lemon Tree Premier, Patna are all good options when looking for 4 star hotels in Patna. For more options click on the link
By Ubaadah on Dec 30,2017
Are there any 5-star hotels in Patna?By Majd on Dec 29,2017
Yes, Patna has many premier 5-star hotels to choose from. You can opt from the likes of Hotel Patliputra Continental, Hotel Maurya, Hotel Buddha Heritage (CWT) and Buddha Heritage (CWT). Explore more 5 star hotels by clicking
By Januja on Dec 29,2017
What are some of the must visit attractions in Patna?By Chellamuthu on Dec 28,2017
Kumhrar Park, Golghar, Patna Museum, Agam Kuan minument, Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Park, Nalanda University, Buddha Smriti Park and Deo Sun Temple are some of the must visit attractions in Patna
By Udyam on Dec 28,2017
Is Delhi to Patna by train a good option?By Brent on Dec 27,2017
Yes, it is convenient to reach Patna by train from New Delhi with a travel distance of close to 998 Km and ample of train options including overnight trains
By Farha on Dec 27,2017
What is the best way to reach Patna by air?By Ishan on Dec 26,2017
You can reach Patna by air as the city has a domestic airport named Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport offering regular connectivity to all parts of India. Most domestic airlines like Air India, Indigo and Spicejet offer regular flights to Patna from various Indian cities and metros
By Gunin on Dec 26,2017
Is it easy to seek local taxis in Patna or should a personal vehicle be preferred?By Tribhuvan on Dec 25,2017
There are enough private cabs as well as radio taxis available for local travel in Patna. You can also take auto rickshaw which is a popular mode of local transport
By Susmita on Dec 25,2017
Does it get too hot in summers to visit Patna?By Bhuvanesh on Dec 24,2017
Yes, Patna can get quite hot in the summer months with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees on an average. The best time to visit Patna is from the month of October until February when the weather is pleasant and optimal for travel
By Husnain on Dec 24,2017
How to book hotels online in Patna?By Velan on Dec 23,2017
Are there good options for business hotels in Patna?By Prabhu on Dec 21,2017
Yes, there are a host of options to choose from when looking for business hotels in Patna. You can choose from Hotel Patliputra Nirvana, Hotel Chanakya and Hotel Gargee Grand as per your need. More business hotels options can be found by visiting the link
By Anvay on Dec 21,2017