The Ancient city of Patna was known as Pataliputra during the Maurya period and was the capital of the Magadha Empire. Today Patna is the capital and largest city of Bihar state and situated on the southern bank of the Ganges river and home to many tourist attractions along with pilgrim centres of Buddhist, Hindu,Sikhs,Islam and Jain. Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya, and Pawapuri are nearby tourist attractions of Patna City, other tourist attraction in Ancient city of Patna includes Kumhrar,Kargil Chowk War memorial,Shitla Mata Temple,Sher Shah Suri Masjid,Biscomaun Bhawan,Gurdwara Gobind Ghat,Chiriyatand Flyover,Bhootnath Road TV Tower and Mahatma Gandhi Setu.
The Golghar or Gol Ghar is a granary in Stupa architecture style and offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city and the Ganges river. Golghar or Round house was the tallest building in Patna,located to the west of the Gandhi Maidan.
The Agam Kuan is the oldest and the most important archaeological site in Patna and the complex has several ancient and medieval sculptures along with Shitala Devi temple. Agam Kuan considered as Patna’s most quaint monument and famous for its two important relics.
Maa Patneshwari Devi Temple is oldest and one of the most sacred temples of Patna and one of the 51 Siddha Shakti Pithas in India. Bari Patan Devi and Chhoti Patan Devi temples are located in the Chowk area of Patna and very sacred holy shrine for the Hindus.
Patna Museum also known as Jadu Ghar is a Mughal style Rajput architecture building and served as state museum of state of Bihar. The Museum include archaeological objects,art objects, paintings, coins and textiles.
The Mahavir Mandir is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman,located in front of Patna junction and the second most visited religious shrine in North India. Mahavir Mandir providing online facility to have live darshan of the deity.Image source:purplelist
The Patna Lawns or Gandhi Maidan is a historic ground at Patna near the banks of Ganges River and has the World’s tallest statue of Mahatma Gandhi,a 70-feet tall bronze statue and Kargil Chowk War memorial is also situated near by.
The Gurdwara at Patna Sahib was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh on the banks of the Ganges river in Patna and is one of only five Takhats or Holy Seats of the Sikhs in India. Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib is the birthplace of the Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and one of the most important Sikh shrines in the world.
Pathar Ki Masjid also popularly known as Saif Khan’s Mosque is a very popular Mosque among the local Islamic community and is the oldest mosque of the city of Patna. The Masjid is located on the bank of river Ganges near the Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb.Image Source:touristlink
Buddha Smriti Park also known as Buddha Memorial Park was inaugurated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, located on Frazer Road near Patna Junction. The tall Stupa,Museum,Meditation centre and holy Bodhi trees are the major attraction of park.
The ancient Jain temple is situated near Gulzarbagh railway station and the oldest Jain complex in Patna. Kamaldah Jain Temple complex has been featured in BBC documentary on India The Story of India by Michael Wood.
Padri Ki Haveli also known as St Mary’s Church is one of the prominent religious place in Patna and is the oldest church in Bihar. The main attraction of the church is the large cathedral bell and its wonderful architecture.Image source:ghumakkar
Indira Gandhi Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in Asia and attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The Patna Planetarium popularly known as Taramandal is one of the popular attraction in the city,located on Bailey Road. Image source:hotelsinpatna
Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan also known as Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden or simply Patna Zoo is one of the most frequented picnic spot in Patna. The zoo is home to Indians aniamls including tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and African aniamls hippopotamus, giraffe and zebra.
Funtasia Water Park is first water park in Bihar state,An amusement and water park located in Patna on the New Bypass road. Funtasia Island Water park attractions includes Water slides,Wave pool,Swimming pools and place to celebrate La tomatina Holi festival in India.
Srikrishna Science Centre is one of the most popular place in Patna to visit,the major attractions at the centre are Science Park, Jurassic Park,3D Show,Mirros Images,Fun Science Gallery and the great Indian Scientists.