The capital city of Bihar, Patna is a chaotic city in its modern avatar. Once known as Patliputra, the city possesses a rich historical past. Patna is, at present, a sprawling business town teeming with people. It is also the gateway city for the Buddhist circuit.
Flights to Patna
Patna is well connected to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata through daily operational flights. You can easily avail a taxi or tourist bus to reach the city from the airport.
Patna has a plethora of accommodation options ranging from luxury hotels to hostel style accommodation for pilgrims. Travelers can chose from wide range of 5 star, 4 star, and 3 star luxury hotels to budget hotels and low priced guesthouses scattered around the city.
Activities and Sightseeing
The Patna city doesn’t offer much on the to-do things list. The sightseeing tour in Patna revolves around visiting the numerous attractions like:
- The Patna Museum, also known as the Jadu Ghar, presents Mughal-Sarsenic style of architecture.
- Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Gobing Singh Ju, the 10th Sikh Guru. It is also known popularly as Sri Patna Sahib.
- Golghar, a circular or beehive shaped building built by Capt. John Garstin in 1786.
- The Kumrahar excavations, the ruins of three ancient cities of the kings Chandragupta, Ajatashatru, and Ashoka.
Other outdoor activities that can be done in Patna include jet skiing, golfing at the Patna Golf Club, and taking strolls at Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan or the Patna Zoo.
A floating restaurant, the Ganga Vihar, offers dinner cruises.
For winters, warm clothes like woolen sweaters, a light jacket are required. For summers, cool and airy cotton clothes would suffice the heat.