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Introduction

Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world.The modern city of Patna lies on the southern bank of the Ganges. The city also straddles the rivers Kosi, Sone and Gandak. The ancient name of Patna was 'Patliputra' and it was the capital of the Maurya and Gupta empires. Located at the site where Patna is today, the ancient city of Patliputra, with a glorious period of history spanning a thousand years (500BC-400AD), saw the rise and fall of India's first major kingdoms.

Area 107.08 sq km
Altitude 53 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-28.0C,Max.-46.0 C Winter,Min.-3.0C,Max.-26.0C
Language Hindi, Magadhi, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Urdu, English
STD Code 02875
Rainfall 1000 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to July

Patna MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Patna Airport or Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport is a domestic airport. Directly connected to Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ranchi, there are daily flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
  2. Rail:-Patna is on the New Delhi - Howrah (Kolkata) railway main line
  3. Road:- All - weather motorable roads connect Patna with the rest of Bihar.

Places to Visit

GolGhar Har Mandirji Kumhrar Martyrs Memorial
Khuda Baksh Oriental Library Jalan Museum Pathar Ki Masjid Shershah Masjid

Excursion

Bodhgaya Gaya Nalanda Rajgir
Sonpur Vaishali Sasaram  

Shopping

Various types of artifacts and handicraft of Bihar made from cotton, Leather and other items are easily available in Patna.

Accommodation

Hotel Maurya Hotel Chanakya Hotel Pataliputra Ashok Hotel Republic
Hotel Samrat International Hotel Windsor Hotel President Hotel Daichi
Hotel Apsara