Top 5 Most Famous Places to Visit Near Patna City

Pataliputra or Ancient Patna is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world,situated on the bank of the holy river Ganges. The Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain pilgrim centres of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya and Pawapuri are located nearby Patna City and also one of the Panj Takht of Sikhs. Follow the link to know about major tourist and tourism in Patna.

Top 25 Must See Tourist Attractions of Rich and Heritage Bihar

Bodh Gaya


The most famous religious place of pilgrimage with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous as the place where Gautama Buddha obtained Enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is the most important of the four main pilgrimage sites of Gautama Buddha other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini and Sarnath.



Vaishali, The ancient city in Bihar now an archeological site is famous for its Vishva Shanti Stupa,Pillars of Ashoka,Kutagarasala Vihara monastery, birth place of Lord Mahavira and Gautama Buddha delivered his last sermon. The capital city of the Licchavi was one of the first example of a republic.



Nalanda is the most popular tourist destination in Bihar attracting a large number of Indian and overseas visitors every year. Xuanzang Memorial Hall,Nalanda Archaeological Museum,Nalanda University and ruins of Nalanda Mahavihara are famous places to visit in Nalanda.



The first capital of the kingdom of Magadha and a notable city in Buddhism and Jainism, also one of the favorite places for Mahavira and Gautama Buddha. Rajgir is famous for its hot water springs, Griddhraj Parvat,Buddhas cave and the Jain temples on the five peaks.



A holy site for Jains located 38 kilometers from Rajgir, was part of Magadha Kingdom. Pawapuri is the place of Lord Mahavira and the most famous marble Jalmandir built in the middle of the tank.