Patna

Patna is a capital and the largest city of Bihar state. Located in nothern India, it is one of the oldest cities in the world. Patna is situated in the banks of the holy river Ganga. Filled with ancient destinations added with the river Ganga, Patna is one of the popular pilgrimage centers of India. It has some of the most sough after Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain pilgrim centers.

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Agam Kuan, Patna
Within Patna city limits
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Agam Kuan is an ancient religious archaeological site located on the outskirts of Patna, in the state of Bihar. While travelling from Patna to Panch Pahadi the Agam Kuan is close to Gulzarbagh Railway Station. It is located within Patna city limits.

Agam Kuan has many myths surrounding it. The most famous being that the well was built by Ashoka to punish people - including 99 of his brothers. This was before he accepted Buddhism. The well then was known as fiery well and it is believed that at time fire eminated from that well. It is also believed that the well is linked to Patal(H...

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Nalanda archeological museum is one of the most prominent museums in the country. It is situated in front of the ruins of the famous ancient learning centre of Nalanda. It is located at a distance of 87 Kms from Patna, Bihar.

The key gallery displays sixteen sculptures among which Trailokya Vijay (a Vajrayana diety),Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Maitreya,Buddha in Varad,Dharmachakra andBhumisparsh posture, Samantbhadra, Parshvanath and Nagaraj are worth mentioning. A scale model of excavated remains of Nalanda University occupies the central place of the hall. There are fifty-seven ...

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Begu Hajjam Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Patna, in the state of Bihar. It is located on Khwaja Kalan Road, within Patna city limits.

The historic Begu Hajjam Mosque was built by Khan Muazzam Nazir Khan in 1510 under the ruler Alauddin Shah Sultan of Gaur. Interesting fact is that this mosque is not named after its builder but after its renevator, Begu Hajjam. He renovated this mosque in 1645 AD. The mosque has marvellous carvings and construction details inscribed on the wall.

Best time to visit Begu Hajjam Mosque is during any Islamic festival. The surroundin...

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Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir is an arts and handicraft museum situated on Frazer Road in Patna, Bihar. It is located near the Doordarshan Kendra.

Bharatiya Nritya Mandir was opened in 1963 with the aim of promoting classical dance. It was opened by Padmashri Hari Uppal. It is a museum of art and craft and is also a platform for promoting local talent. There are various historic items in the museum such as terracotta, sculptures, ancient tools, pottery, musical instruments and other items. The campus also contains dance, drama and art studios along with a gallery.

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Bihar Museum, Patna
Within Patna city limits
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Bihar Museum is modern museum on southern flank of Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, located in the city of Patna, Bihar. The museum was partially opened to public during Autumn of 2016. It is located within Patna city-limits.

Bihar Museum's construction began in October 2013 with the aim of bringing the region's thousand years of history to limelight. In August 2015 two portions of the state of art museum were opened for public. One is at the main entrance 'A Children's Museum' and second is the orientation theatre. Bihar Museum allows visitors to explore the state's rich culture, tradition ...

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Bimbisara Treasury, Rajgir
74 kms from Patna city limits
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Bimbisara Treasury is a historic site located in Nalanda at a distance of around 74 Kms from the city of Patna. The tresuary is believed to lay beyond a door at the back of the Sonbhandar Caves in Rajgir.

King Bimbisara is rumoured to have hidden a treasure behind a door in Sonbhandar Caves. It is believed that instructions to open that door are written on a shell but the instructions are in a different language. The instructions have not been deciphered yet.

Bimbisara Treasury is not a very crowded place and can be visited by tourists all year round.

The ca...

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Buddha Smriti Park, also referred to as the Buddha Memorial Park, is an modern city-park situated on Frazer Road in Patna, in the state of Bihar. Buddha Smriti Park was developed by the Bihar State Government to commemorate the 2554th birth anniversary of the BuddhaIt is located within Patna city limits.

The central attraction of Buddha Smriti park is the Stupa, known as Patliputra Karuna Stupa which is 200 feet high and is situated in the middle of the park. The park has has two trees whose saplings weere brought from sacred bodh trees of Bodh Gaya (The place where Lord Buddha i...

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Rajdhani Vatika, better known as Ecological Park or simply as Eco Park, is a park located at Strand Road in Patna, Bihar. Eco Park spans more than 5 hectares and was inaugurated in October 2011It is located within Patna city limits.

Eco park consists of open space for walking in beautifully carved landscape. It also consists of a Childrens' corner where a variety of swings and acitivies are located. The park also houses a small lake where Aqua Zorbing takes place. There is also a built by artist Subodh Gupta named as Cactus Smriti - built using kitchen items like plates, spoons, bo...

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Folk Art Museum, Patna
Within Patna city limits
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Folk Art Museum is a museum focused on art and crafts of Bihar, located in Patna, Bihar. Its address: Chhajjubagh at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir. It is located within Patna city limits.

Folk Art Museum was established in 1963 by the efforts of the State Government of Bihar. It has a wide collection of folk musical intruments, artworks, handicrafts, costumes and jewellery. There is also a collection of terracota housed within this museum. It also showcases historic ceramic specimens from timelines ranging from 500 BC till 500 AD.

There are no entry fees for this museum....

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Fort Of King Vishal, Bihar
55 kms from Patna city limits
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Fort of King Vishal, also know as the Ruins of the Fort Vishal or Raja Vishal Ka Garh is a historic fort which was once an ancient parliament house of the democratic Lichhivis. It is located in Vishali, Bihar - at a distance of around 55 km from the city of Patna.

Fort of King Vishal is considered to be oldest democratic ruling point in India. It is believed that King Vishal, after whom the fort is named, established a democratic rule in his state as he believed in decentralization of power. Fort Vishal is an excavated site of the ruins of the ancient fort. The site is maintained ...

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Gandhi Ghat, Patna
Within Patna city limits
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Gandhi Ghat is one of the main ghats of the river ganges. It is situated off Ashok Rajpath behind the NIT, Patna campus. It is situated in Patna in state of Bihar, within the city .

Patna city is situated beside the holy Ganga River. Gandhi Ghat is one of the most promiment ghats. In 2011 a ritual of weekly Ganga aarti was started and is followed till today. The Gange Aarti is performed with 51 lamps, by a group of Hindu Priests, all draped in saffron robes, with their puja plates spread out before them. The Aarti starts with the blowing of a conch shell and continues with the move...

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Gandhi Sangrahalaya, also known as Gandhi Memorial Institution, is a museum in Patna is located near the North-Western corner of Gandhi Maidan. It also houses a public service institution. It is located within Patna city limits.

Gandhi Sangrahalaya were made after death of Mahatama Gandhi by the contribution of of citizens of India. There are a total of 11 Gandhi Sangrahalayas in India. The Patna Gandhi Sangrahalaya was established in 1967. The museum has a visual biograpghy of Mahatama Gandhi, his photographs, sculptures and manuscripts describing his life in Bihar. A replica of h...

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Golghar, Patna
Within Patna city limits
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Golghar (Round House), sometimes referred to as Gol Ghar is a large bee-hive granary, situated near Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar. It is located within Patna city limits.

The english translation of Golghar is 'Round House'. It was constructed in 1786 by Captain John Garstin. In 1770 southern India faced a severe famine so to protect Britishers of that area from famine this granery was constructed but now it is just a picnic spot. Tourists can see a wonderful panoramic view of the Patna city and the Ganga river from top of the building while climbing up the spiral staircase.
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Gurudwara Handi Sahib
20 kms from Patna city limits
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Gurudwara Handi Sahib is a Sikh religious center located in Danapur, Bihar. It is located at a distance of around 20 Kms west of Patna City in Bihar.

The story goes that Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, returned to Punjab in 1670 and his family was still in Patna. After him his family also started their journey and made their first halt here. They were welcomed by Mai Pardhani who served them khichari. After that a shrine was built here and named Gurudwara Handi Sahib. Gurudwara Handi Sahib is situated just on the banks of the river and it provides an exhailarating view. Read More ->

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Iskcon Temple, Patna
Within Patna city limits

ISKCON temple is an new urban Hindu temple complex in Patna. It is located on Buddha Marg, with Patna city limits.

ISKCON temple or Sri Sri Radha Banke Bihari Ji Mandir's construction started in the year 2007. Its estimated budget is approximately INR 51 crores and is said to be constructed over 2 acres of area. On its completion it will be the largest building in entire Bihar and Jharkhand region. The temple will supposedly have three deities Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Banke Bihar JI and Sri Sri Ram Durbar.

The temple has no rigid timings as such since it is not...

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Jal Mandir, Bihar
108 kms from Patna city limits
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Jal Mandir is a prominent historical religious center dedicated to Lord Mahavir situated in the holy city of Pawapuri, Nalanda. It is at a distance of 108 kms away from Patna, Bihar.

Jal Mandir has a local legend attatched to it. It is believed that when Lord Mahavira attained nirvana he was cremated here. A large number of pilgrims dug a large amount of soil from the location of cremation as the soil had ashes of the lord. This created a huge pit and got filled by water and thus became a tank. To pay tribute to the lord the temple was built within the tank. The temple is made of w...

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Jalan Museum (Quila House)
Within Patna city limits
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Jalan Museum (Quila House), locally knows as the Quila House is a private museum is situted in Patna City area beside the Ganga Bank.

Quila House is one of the two private museums in Patna. It was established in 1919 by Diwan Bahadur Radha Krishna Jalan. Locally it is known as Quila House the building is styled in English and Dutch architecture. The museum has a collection of 10,000 objects which icludes objects from European counteries. A section of museum is the private residential area of Jalan Family.

Quila House was built by Diwan Bahadur R. K. Jain in 1919 and has...

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Kali Mandir - Darbhanga House is a historic temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. Kali temple is located in Darbhanga House, Patna University, Patna, Bihar. It is located within Patna City limits.

Kali Mandir - Darbhanga House is very famous amongst locals as well as tourists. It is a very old temple and the statue of Kali maa is not handmade and instead comes from the earth. It is also known as Sati 9th place. It is believed that this temple was constructed by Darbhanga Maharaj.

Kali Mandir - Darbhanga House is open on all days of the week during timings: 9:00 AM - 3...

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Khatushyam Temple, Bihar
87 kms from Patna city limits

Khatushyam Temple is a Hindu temple located in Gudari Bazar, Samastipur, Bihar. Khatushyam Temple, Samastipur is located at a distance of 87 km away from Patna.

Khatushyam Temple has Lord Krishna as its prime deity. The temple also has shrines for Lord Hanuman and Goddess Durga. Devotees come here is large numbers as the temple is famous for curing from diseases and to provide good health.

As prime deity is Lord Krishna the festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with great enthusiasm. This would be the best time to visit Khatushyam Temple.

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Khuda Baksh Library, also know as Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, is a historic library in the city of Patna, Bihar. The library is situated at a distance of 5-6km from Patna Junction, within Patna city limits.

The Khuda Baksh Library of Patna has a huge collection of more than 18000 Arabic and Persian manuscripts and over 2000 rare paintings belonging to the Mugal and Rajput era. 4 manuscripts have been declared as "Vigyan Nidhi" or the Manuscript Treasure of India by the National Mission for manuscripts. A quarterly research journal is also being published regularly since ...

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Konhara Ghat, Patna
20 kms from Patna city limits
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Konhara Ghat, also spelt as Kaunhara Ghat, is a historic religious destination and river ghat located at Hajipur, located around 15-20 Kms from Patna, Bihar. It is situated on the banks of river Ganga and Gandak.

Konhara Ghat is a very prominent place based on Vishnu Purana (Ancient Hindu Text) wherein it is said to have sangam (meeting venue) of rivers-Ganga and Gandak also called Narayani. . This ghat has got its name based on an ancient legend, according to this legend, "The famous fight of Gaja(elephant)-Graah (crocodile),which is well covered in Indian scriptures, is the reaso...

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Kumrahar Pillared Hall is an archaeological site of ancient Pataliputra aka the Eighty Pillared Hall and Arogya Vihar are located at Kumrahar about 6 kms east of Patna railway station. An 80-pillared assembly hall, which embodies perhaps the very first evidence of ancient Pataliputra is located in Kumrahar.

The Mauryan pillared hall at Kumrahar was brought to light by excavations conducted by Archaeological Survey of India in the years 1912-15 under D. B. Spooner with the funds donated by Sir Ratan Tata. In this excavation traces of 72 pillars were found. Further excavations in 195...

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Mahatma Gandhi Setu is a bridge connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur in the North of Bihar. It is over the Holy Ganga River.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu is the second longest river bridge in India and is 5750 metres long. It was inaugurated by Mrs. Indira Gandhi in May 1982. It took ten years to build this bridge and it costed 87. 22 crores at that time. It is also the part of National Highway 19.

Visit the highway during for joyride and enjoy the majestic view of the Patna city and the River Ganga. ...

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Hanuman temple or Mahavir Mandir is a historic holy Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman located just a few yards away from Railway Station in Patna, in Bihar. Million of pilgrims visit the temple every year and is the second most visited religious shrine in the entire North India.

Hanuman Temple has two idols of Lord Hanuman. The temple was originally established by Swami Balanand, an ascetic of Ramanandi sect in around 1730 A. D. One is for protection of good people and another is for elimination of evil. The mandir is a complete complex and has many other dieties like Lord Shi...

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Makhdum Kund, Rajgir
103 kms from Patna city limits
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Makhdum Kund, sometimes referred to as Makhum Kund or as rajgir hot water (or Garam) kund, is a historic shrine of Makhdum Shah, a Muslim Sufi Saint situated adjacent to Vipula Hill in Rajgir. Makhdum Kund is located at a distance of around 103 km from Patna city.

Makhdum Kund is a hot water spring and is very famous amongst Muslim devotees. It is believed that Muslim Saint Makhdum SahWeb spent 12 years in this jungle of Rajgir in 13th century. This water spring is named after him. Makhdum Kund shrine follows a typical Islamic architecture style. It is a beautifull place to spend s...

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Maner Sharif, Bihar
24 kms from Patna city limits
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Maner Sharif is a satellite town in Bihar 24 Kms west of Patna. It is famous for the Islamic Pilgrimage.

Maner Sharif is a satellite town. It is famous as it has tombs of of Makhdoom Yahya Maneri and Makhdoom Shah Daulat. They are famously known as Bari Dargah (the great shrine) and Chhoti Dargah (the small shrine). According to the history Makhdoom Shah Daulat died in Maner Sharif and the then Governor, Ibrahim Khan, built a mausoleum in his rememberence. This mausoleum's walls are adorned with beautiful passages from Qur'an. Now Maner Sharif is also very well known for variety of...

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Mangal Talab, Patna
Within Patna city limits
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Mangal talab is a reservoir of fresh water constructed in 1876 by a local zamindar for irrigation/water supply. One interesting thing which happened during its digging was they found timbers or wooden planks inside the trench which was dug. Those wooden planks were identified later to be city walls of Mauryan empire of Chandragupta. Around these area there was supposed to be the city entrance and the walls were in parallelogram shape runing from west to east.

About 80 Trees on the periphery of the Talab would provide shades to the travellers while a Floating Fountain in the center ...

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Maniyar Math is a historic religious site located at Rajgir, Bihar. It is situated on the way to Sone Bhandar Caves. This monastery is situated at a distance of 1 km from Warm Water Spring. It is also called Nirman koop of queen Chalanna and Sheelbhadra in jain history. It is located at a distance of around 105 Kms from Patna.

The Maniyar Math is situated in the middle of the valley of Rajgir. This structure has been created in the shape of a stupa and has been provided shelter through a conical corrugated iron shade. It has been named after a small shrine that was discovered here ...

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Mannipur Temple, Samstipur
85 kms from Patna city limits
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Mannipur Temple, also known as Manipur Bhagwati Temple, is a prominent Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, located near Samastipur, Bihar. It is situated at a distance of around 85 Kms from Patna city center.

Manipur Bhagwati Temple is a historic temple which dates back to the 18th century. The locals also meditate within the temple. Having been built in the ancient times, the temple has a rich and unique architecture. Mannipur Temple has paintings in the exterior and the interior regions. The major paintings are portraits of the Durga goddess. The temple also has other painti...

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Old Opium Warehouse, Patna
7 kms from Patna city limits
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Situated on the banks of Ganga River at Gulzarbagh, Opium Warehouse was constructed by the East India Company. The Opium Warehouse is located at a distance of 7 Kms from Patna junction. During British Raj opium used to be shipped from here. Now it is converted to printing press.

When the court in China debated opium prohibition, the East India Company developed opium production on an enormous scale in India. The Company established its main opium production center in Patna, 600 kilometers up the Ganges River from Calcutta. There, they forced Indian labourers to work in the extensiv...

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Padri Ki Haveli
15 kms from Patna city limits
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Padri-Ki-Haveli literally meaning Mansion of Padre, also known as Visitation of the blessed Virgin Mary, is a historic Roman Catholic Church in Bihar. When Roman Catholics arrived in Bihar, they built a small church in 1713 at a place now known as Padri-ki-Haveli. Padri-Ki-Haveli literally is located at a distance of around 15 km distance from Patna.

Padri-Ki-Haveli is the oldest church in Bihar. The church celebrated its 300th years of foundation in 2013. It is a major visiting destination for tourists, partly because of its historical existence and partly because of its associati...

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Patan Devi Mandir, Patna
Within Patna city limits
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Patan Devi, also referred to as Maa Patneshwari, is an ancient, historic and one of the most sacred temples of Patna. It is regarded as one of the 51 Siddha Shakti Pithas in India. The temple comprises into two temples, Bari (Badi) Patan Devi Temple and Chhoti Patan Devi Temple. The temple is located within Patna city limits.

It is widely believed that the city of Patna got its name from the temples. The Bari Patan Devi Temple, Patna is facing the North, towards Ganga river. The intricate statues of the temple are all made up in black stone. Chotti Patan Devi temple is situated in ...

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Patna Museum
Within Patna city limits
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Patna Museum, also known as 'Jadu Ghar' is one of the older museums in Bihar. It is located on southern flank of Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, located in the city of Patna, Bihar. The museum was first open to public in 1917 to house the historical items found in the vicinity of Patna. It is located within Patna city-limits.

Patna Museum has style of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Set up in the center of the city, the museum houses a large collection of artifacts of the periods belonging to Mauryan, Gupta, Sunga, Kushan, Mughals and British era. In all, Jadu Ghar houses more than 45,000 a...

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Rajgir Hills, Bihar
100 kms from Patna city limits
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The Rajgir hills, also known as "Rajhara" hills, lie near the city of Rajgir in central regions of the Indian state of Bihar. Rajgir hills are located around 100 Kms from Patna, Bihar. The hills extend northeast-southwest for 65 km in two roughly parallel ridges that enclose a narrow ravine in the northeast.

The region is surrounded by five hills named Ratnagiri, Vipalachal, Vaibhagiri, Songiri and Udaygiri. There are important Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrimage sites in the vicinity. The hills consist of two parallel ridges extending around 65 km. At their highest point, the hill...

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The Shaheed Smarak, also known as The Martyr's Memorial, is situated in the heart of the city of Patna. Shaheed Smarak has earned its importance as a landmark of the Patna city. The Martyr's Memorial is a life-size statue of seven young men who sacrificed their lives in the Quit India movement (August 1942), to hoist the national flag on the (now) Secretariat building.

The Shaheed Smarak of Patna city has an important history behind its construction. It is a memorial constructed to commemorate the death of seven students who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the country. The...

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Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan also known as Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden or Patna Zoo is located off Bailey Road in Patna, Bihar. The park was opened to the public as a zoo in 1973. The garden is located at a distance of 7 kms from Patna city center.

Patna Zoo is currently home to over 800 animals of about 110 species, including tiger, 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. Sanjay Gandhi Jaiv...

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Sher Shah Suri Masjid, also known as Shershahi, is a historic islamic religious site is an example of the Afghan style of architecture. It is located within Patna city limits, about 12 Kms from city center.

Sher Shah Suri Masjid was constructed in the year 1545 AD. The Sher Shah Suri Tomb at a height of 122 feet, stands in the middle of an artificial lake at Sasaram, a town that stands on the Grand Trunk Road. Sher Shah Suri erected this mosque at Patna to commemorate his victory over the Mughal emperor Humanyun. It has been built especially to cater to the big gatherings of masses...

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Shri Krishna Science Centre is a science museum in Patna, Bihar. The museum is named after the first Chief Minister of Bihar, Sri Krishna Singh. It is located within Patna city limits. It was inaugurated on 14 April 1978, by the Minister of Education, Shri Thakur Prasad Singh.

Srikrishna Science Centre forms a unit of the National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 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 Mirro...

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Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, Patna Sahib also known as Harmandirji is a Sikh religious site - Gurudwara - located in Harmandir Gali. It is in one of the old quaters of Patna in Bihar. Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, Patna Sahib is one of the holiest Gurudwaras.

Takht Patna Sahib spreads and reminds of Sikh Gurus' teachings. Takht Sri Harimandir Sahib – the principal shrine at Patna Sahib and one of the five Takhts or the highest seats of religious authority for the Sikhs, marks the site of the Chhoti Sangat. This sacred place has the honour of being visited by the first Guru Sri Gu...

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Thaneshhwar Astan Temple, Samastipur
87 kms from Patna city limits
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Thaneshwar Asthan temple is a Hindu temple located in the heart of Kasipur town Samastipur, Bihar. Thaneshwar Asthan temple is located at around 87 kilometres from the state capital Patna.

The main deity is Lord Shiva. There are several smaller shrines within this temple which includes Ram Temple, Ganesh Temple, Kali Temple and Shani Temple. The worship of Shiva in the form of a lingam, or linga. The worship of the Shiva-Linga originated from the famous hymn in the Atharva-Veda Samhita is sung. Shivratri is celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm here. It is a Hindu festival cele...

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Vaishali Museum, Bihar
55 kms from Patna city limits
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Vaisahli Museum is a prominent Museum near the Vaisahli excavation site. The excavation of various sites in and around Vaishali has yielded many relics and artifacts. To keep safe these artifacts, Archeological Survey of India has established a museum here called Vaishali Museum. The museum was set up in 1971 to preserve the antiquities found during exploration and excavation in and around the area. The museum is located at a distance of 55 kms from Patna Railway Station.

The museum has four galleries. The first gallery displays the terracotta objects like human figurines, Naigames...

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Veerayatan Museum, Rajgir
85 kms from Patna city limits
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Veerayatan Museum is a prominent Jain museum showcasing history of each of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras. The museum is located in Rajgir at a distance of around 85 kms from Patna. The museum lies at the foothlill of Vaibhavgiri Hills. The museum covers a vast area of alsmost 50 acres offering very serene environment.

The museum has more than 50 diorama panels consisting of artistic handmade representations of the lives and teachings of the 24 Tirthankaras. It features ornate dollhouse like 3-D panel depictions made from wood and metal. One will also see a lot of amazing arts on display...

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Venuvana, Rajgir
100 kms from Patna city limits
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Venuvana is an artificial forest with admiring sights of bamboos, flowers and a large pond with Buddha's image in the centre. The park is located at Rajgir, at a distance of around 100 kms from Patna, Bihar.

King Bimbisara donated the Bamboo Grove, Veluvana to Buddha for his residence. Venu Vana or bamboo blossom is the place where lord Buddha spend 3 years teaching and preaching. Buddha spent the second, third and fourth rain-retreats (vassa) at Venuvana, and after the First Council in the year of the Buddha's death the monks who had taken part retired here to rest. Many early dis...

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Vishwa Shanti Stupa is a white domed like structure having Buddha statues on all four sides in different meditation posture. Vishwa Shanti Stupa is located at Rajgir, Bihar. The height of the foundation of the stupa is around 20 feet and built up of white marbles. The Japanese style of Buddhist architect can easily be viewed in the structure. It is located at a distance of around 100 Kms Patna, Bihar.

Vishwa Shanti Stupa or Pagoda at Rajgir is a Buddhist stupa in Bihar constructed over Ratnagiri hills which has an altitude of 1000 feet. The Stupa, or peace pagoda constructed by Bud...

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Xuan Zang Memorial Hall, is a monument built by the Chinese as a peace pagoda in honour of the famous Chinese travellerXuan Chang who studied and taught for some years at Nalanda. It is located at a distance of 96 kms from Patna, Bihar. It is located at around 2km from the Nalanda Archaeological Museum.

The memorial museum was jointly inaugurated by dignitaries from India and China on the 12th February 2007. The Xuanzang Memorial Museum is a fine blend of cultural subtleties of both countries which signifies the close knit roots of a common origin. It opens up a window of opportuni...

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