10 PLACES TO VISIT IN PATNA, TOURIST PLACES IN PATNA
The Ancient city of Patna was famous as Pataliputra during the rule of Maurya and was the capital of the Magadha Empire. Now Patna is the capital and largest city of Bihar state and located on the southern bank of the Ganges River and a heaven to many tourist destinations along with religious pilgrim centers of Buddhist, Hindu, Sikhs, Islam and Jain.
The Gol Ghar or Golghar is a granary in Stupa architecture style and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole city and the Ganges river. Golghar or Round house was the tallest building in Patna city, situated to the west of the Gandhi Maidan.
2. AGAM KUAN
The Agam Kuan is the royal and the most integral archaeological site in Patna and the complex have many ancient and medieval sculptures along with Shitala Devi temple. Agam Kuan is as Patna’s most quaint monument and popular for its two important relics.
3. PATAN DEVI
Maa Patneshwari Devi Temple is one of the most sacred and spiritual temples of Patna as well as one of the 51 Siddha Shakti Pithas in India. Bari Patan Devi and Chhoti Patan Devi temples are situated in the Chowk region of Patna and very holy shrine for the Hindus.
4. PATNA MUSEUM
Patna Museum also recognized as Jadu Ghar has a Mughal style Rajput architecture building and offers as state museum of state of Bihar. The Museum includes rich archaeological objects, art objects, attractive paintings, coins and textiles that makes it a must visit.
5. MAHAVIR MANDIR
The Mahavir Mandir is one of the most celebrated Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, situated in front of Patna junction and comes under the second most visited spiritual shrine in North India.
6. GANDHI MAIDAN
The Patna Lawns or Gandhi Maidan is a historic area at Patna surrounded by the banks of Ganges River with the World’s tallest statue of legendary Mahatma Gandhi, a 70-feet tall bronze statue and Kargil Chowk War memorial is also located nearby so you can head there also.
7. TAKHT SRI PATNA SAHIB
The Gurdwara at Patna Sahib was established by Maharaja Ranjit Singh near the banks of the Ganges River in Patna and is one of only five Holy Seats of the Sikhs in India thus the most prime Sikh shrines in the world.
8. BUDDHA SMRITI PARK
Buddha Smriti Park also called as Buddha Memorial Park was established by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, situated near Patna Junction. The tall Stupa Museum Meditation centre and holy Bodhi trees are the main attraction of the huge park.
9. PATNA PLANETARIUM
Indira Gandhi Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in Asia and grabs the attention of domestic as well as foreign tourists. It is located on Bailey Road and surely a place to go.
10. PATNA ZOO
Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden or simply Patna Zoo is one of the most frequent visited spot in Patna. The zoo provides home to many Indians animals such as tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and African animals’ hippopotamus, giraffe and zebra. This place would be enjoyed by the whole family.
Patna is connected via road, train and many flights from Delhi to reach here if you are coming from the national capital of India.
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