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.
|| 107.08 sq km
|| 53 m above sea level
||Summer-Min.-28.0C,Max.-46.0 C Winter,Min.-3.0C,Max.-26.0C
||Hindi, Magadhi, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Urdu, English
||1000 mm average yearly
|Best Time to Visit
||September to July
Patna MapOther cities map
How to get there
- 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.
- Rail:-Patna is on the New Delhi - Howrah (Kolkata) railway main line
- Road:- All - weather motorable roads connect Patna with the rest of Bihar.
Places to Visit
|Khuda Baksh Oriental Library
||Pathar Ki Masjid
Various types of artifacts and handicraft of Bihar made from cotton, Leather and other items are easily available in Patna.
||Hotel Pataliputra Ashok
|Hotel Samrat International