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Patna (Hindi: पटना Patnā) is the capital of Bihar and the second largest metropolis in eastern India.


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Contents 1 Get in 1.1 By plane 1.2 By train 1.3 By car Get in[edit] By plane[edit] 25.59361185.0919441 Jay Prakash Narayan Airport (Patna Airport or Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, PAT  IATA). The domestic airport serving the city. Directly connected to Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore,Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Indore and Ranchi, with daily flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.    By train[edit] See also: Rail travel in India A view of Patna Junction from one of the platforms 25.6025685.1368242 Patna Junction  ECR   (PNBE) is on Howrah–Delhi main line. Trains from Nepal border area (Gorakhpur and Raxaul) as well as some from Delhi, Varanasi and the North-East arrive at 25.70290985.21553 Hajipur Junction  ECR  , located on the other side of the Ganges. Although the distance from Patna Junction station is mere 11km, including 6 km on one of India's longest river bridge, you should prepare for 40 minutes to up to 2-hour ride in the bad traffic. There are prepaid and shared taxis/rickshaws available throughout the day between two stations. Shared rickshaws (₹30) leave from south side of Patna Junction. Long-distance trains arrive from many other major cities including Lucknow, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Vadodara, Surat, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Ranchi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Goa, Mangalore, Kozhikode and Kochi. Some express trains to Patna Junction include: From Bangalore: Sanghmitra Express From Howrah: Danapur Express, Garib Rath Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Lal Quila Express, Rajdhani Express (via Patna), Udyan Abha Toofan Express, Vande Bharat Express, Vibhuti Express From Mumbai: Mumbai CSMT–Rajendra Nagar Patna Express, Mumbai LTT–Patna Rajendra Nagar Express From New Delhi: Garib Rath Express, Howrah Rajdhani Express, Lal Quila Express, Magadh Express, Rajendra Nagar Tejas Rajdhani Express, Sampark Kranti Express, Sharamjeevi Express, Udyan Abha Toofan Express, Vikramshila Express From Ranchi: Hatia Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Vande Bharat Express From Varanasi: Kashi Jan Shatabdi Express, Mathura Express, Vibhuti Express By car[edit] Patna is connected by road with all major cities of the country via (National Highway 30, 31 & 19). Here is the list of destinations by distance from Patna: BodhGaya (130 km), Muzaffarpur (80 km) Rajgir (103 km), Vaishali (40 km), Kolkata (535 km), Varanasi (300 km), Delhi (988 km), Ranchi (350km), Jamshedpur (470 km), Kathmandu (373 km), Siliguri (380 km), Darjeeling (430km), Nalanda (90 km). BSTDC (Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation) offers deluxe bus/car rental services for the following destinations: Bodhgaya, Ranchi, Rajgir, Pawapuri, Nalanda & Vaishali, On the other hand, the Inter-State Bus Terminus at Bankipore (Near Gandhi Maidan) and Mithapur, Luxury buses are available to the Nepal border (Raxaul/Birganj), Gaya, Siliguri, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Purnia etc.


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Do[edit] You can go on excursions to the various religious and historical places in and around Patna. Do not miss a boat ride on the mighty Ganges river. When in Patna, try food typical to the region such as pua-pittha, tilkut, chiwra, makhana, the famed sattu or the farmer's staple, litti chokha, and the famous paan. Buddha Smriti Udyaan (Buddha Memorial Park). Meditate here. Long/short term courses and hourly rental of meditation cell are available. (updated Feb 2021) 25.600885.095441 Patna golf club, Bailey Rd, Rajbansi Nagar, ☏ +91 92348 99643. With some very tough holes, this well-maintained course situated downtown will prove interesting to amateur and pros alike. The Patna Golf Club is set in beautiful surroundings.    Maner-Sufi Saint Shrine (30km west of Patna). You can buy famous Maner Ka Ladoo(Sweets). Maner Sweets is one of the popular shops that specializes in these. However, avoid going there in the late evening or night.  P&M Mall, Patliputra Kurji Road, Patliputra. You can visit this mall.  Revolving Restaurant Patna can now boast of a revolving restaurant, the biggest of its kind in the country, situated atop the tallest tower in the city on the 18th floor of Biscomaun Bhawan near Gandhi Maidan. Based on the German technique, the 5HP motor that revolves the restaurant can be fixed to take one revolution in 45, 60 or 90 minutes. Take a boat-ride in the Ganges., near Gandhi ghat 25.785.182 Sonepur Cattle Fair (Sonepur Mela). Largest cattle and animal fair in Asia. It is held in November in Sonepur which across the Ganges from Patna.   (updated May 2019)