A beautiful city, Patna is positioned on the banks of holy river Ganges, famed as the capital of the state Bihar. This city is found in the north-east region of India that has been enduring as an exciting trade centre for many agricultural products including rice, sugarcane, sesame, wheat and oilseeds.
In ancient era, it was referred a serene and beautiful a small hamlet fortified by the king Ajatashatru, a hero of ancient Indian history. Patna had praised worthy history, known as Pataliputra based on our tradition and culture. It was ruled by many popular kings from renowned dynasties including Maurya Dynasty. Moreover, Patna was recognized as Kusum Dhvaja, Pataligrama, Azimabad, Padmavati and Pushpapura at the ancient times. During the rule of Maurya Kings, this beautiful town has reached on a peak of its period. During this golden period many well-famous personalities were indulged including famous astrologists and scholars Ashvaghosha, Vatsyayana, Chanakya, Aryabhatta, Sthalabhadra and Panini lived here.
Today, Patna is an ultra-modern city that has many infrastructure facilities for trade, industry and tourism. It is also considered as the major political centre of state as well as neighboring states like Jharkhand. Patna is famous for the educational facility having great University that was established in 1917.
The Deepavali festival is celebrated here with full of pomp and show. Chhath festival is also celebrates with joy and fervor for six days after Diwali. Apart from it, it has many eye catching attractions in and around Patna including Har Mandir Takht-a Sikh shrine, Pathar Ki Masjid, Shwetambar Temple, Martyr's Memorial, Sher Shah Suri Masjid, beehive shaped Golghar and many museums displaying cultural and traditional artifacts.
Travel within city
A fascinating city, Patna has a number of options for to reach easily. Tourists can opt for suburbs- through buses, auto rickshaws and through cabs or taxis.
The bus services are the most preferred means of transport that are available to all parts of the city. While travelling in and around the Patna, you can opt for bus that let you travel in all regions of the city.
You can opt for auto rickshaw in order to travel many destinations conveniently. It has nominal charges without charging separate night fares.
Cabs facility can be an effective and safe mode of transport for tourists and visitors in Patna. The charges of cabs and taxis may range around Rs 15 per kilometer with a minimum charge of around Rs 40.