One of the oldest living cities in the world, Patna, the capital of Bihar, stands on the banks of River Ganges, proudly cradling in its heart the city's heritage, patriotism and culture. A bustling city with old neighbourhoods, Patna's heritage spans across two millennia. An epicentre for various religions, the city was the stronghold of several dynasties, and thus boasts a treasure trove of culture and traditions. Patna retains its historic charm, and antiquity whispers at every corner accentuated by a vibrant blend of a multitude of cultures - Buddhist, Sufi, Jain, Sikh and Hindu.

With a plethora of heritage structures strewn across its landscape, Patna has a diversity that extends to education and art as well. Many legendary musicians and artists hail from this city, including Pandit Ram Chatur Mallik, Bari Zohrabai, Mushtari Bai, etc. The city is also the birthplace of popular styles of music like the dadra, kajli, khayaal and dhammar. Once the capital of the mighty Mauryan emperor Ashoka, Kusumpura (as Patna was then called), transformed into Pushpapura, followed by Pataliputra and Azeemabad to finally become Patna. During the Indian freedom movement, the city of Patna played a central role. Its Sadaqat Ashram, established by Mahatma Gandhi, was the meeting ground of several freedom fighters. Moreover, a memorial dedicated to patriotic college students, who were shot by the British for hoisting the Indian flag, stands till date to commemorate the sacrifice of the unforgettable heroes. The ashes of Gandhiji were also immersed in the holy Ganges from the Gandhi Ghat located here.

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Pathar Ki Masjid

Pathar Ki Masjid

Parwez Shah, the son of Mughal emperor Jahangir (Jehangir), built...

Museums of Patna

Museums of Patna

The rich heritage of the region is well-documented in its many...

ShriKrishna Science Centre

ShriKrishna Science Centre

A part of the National Council of Science Museums, the ShriKrishna...

Sher Shah Suri Masjid

Sher Shah Suri Masjid

Considered a landmark in Patna, it is the biggest mosque of the city....

Sadaqat Ashram

Sadaqat Ashram

Located approximately 7 km from the airport, on the banks of the...

Indira Gandhi Planetarium

Indira Gandhi Planetarium

The Indira Gandhi Planetarium, also known as Taramandal (or a circle...

Padri Ki Haveli

Padri Ki Haveli

Padri Ki Haveli is the oldest church in Bihar and is an important...

Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library

Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library

The gorgeous Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library is located on the...

Kesaria

Kesaria

Kesaria is located about 114 km from Patna and is an important centre...

Gol Ghar

Gol Ghar

Resembling a beehive, this impressive building is situated near the...

Maner

Maner

About 30 km from Patna lies the small town of Maner, an ancient seat...

Kumhrar

Kumhrar

Located on the outskirts of Patna, Kumhrar is the site where the...

Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib

Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib

This gurudwara, also known as Patna Sahib, marks the birth site of...

Buddha Smriti Park

Buddha Smriti Park

The Buddha Smriti Park was developed by the Government of Bihar to...

Gandhi Maidan

Gandhi Maidan

A sprawling ground at the centre of the city, spread across 62 acre,...

Gandhi Setu

Gandhi Setu

Spanning 5,750 m, the Mahatma Gandhi Setu (also known as Gandhi Setu...

Agam Kuan

Agam Kuan

One of the most important early archaeological remains in Patna, the...

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park

The Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park or the Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udhyan,...

Sonepur Mela

Sonepur Mela

The annual Sonepur Mela, one of Asia's largest and oldest cattle...

Eco Park (Rajdhani Vatika)

Eco Park (Rajdhani Vatika)

An oasis of green, the beautiful Eco Park, Ecological Park or...

Martyrs' Memorial

Martyrs' Memorial

The Martyr’s Memorial or Shaheed Smarak was constructed in the honour...

Jalan Museum

Jalan Museum

Jalan Museum, also called Qila House, is built on the foundations of...

Patna Museum

Patna Museum

Patna Museum sits in a calm, green garden and is an ideal place to...

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya

The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, which is also known as the National...

Madhubani Painting

Madhubani Painting

Madhubani painting is a rural art form that was developed by the...

Gandhi Ghat

Gandhi Ghat

While there are several ghats (stepped banks of a river) on River...

Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya

The quaint town of Bodh Gaya, in Bihar, echoes with a tranquil...

nalanda

nalanda

A quaint hamlet scattered with the ruins of one of the greatest...

Gaya

Gaya

Steeped in spirituality and tranquillity, Gaya, in Bihar, is poised...