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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 1.2.1 From New Delhi 1.2.2 From Kolkata 1.2.3 From Bangalore 1.2.4 From Mumbai 1.2.5 From Varanasi 1.2.6 From Ranchi 1.3 By car By plane 25.59361185.0919441 Jay Prakash Narayan Airport (Patna Airport or Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, PAT IATA). is a domestic airport. Directly connected to Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore,Hyderabad,Chennai,Ahmadabad, Indore and Ranchi, there are daily flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Air India, IndiGo and goAir operate here.    By train A view of Patna Junction from one of the platforms Patna is on the New Delhi - Howrah (Kolkata) railway main line (Patna Junction Code: PNBE; for more information, see Indian Rail site). Trains from Nepal border area (Gorakhpur and Raxual) as well as some from northeast, Delhi and Varanasi arrive at Hajipur Junction station, located on the other side of the River Ganga. Although the distance from Patna Junction station is mere 11km, including 6km on the world's longest river bridge, one should be prepared 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. In Patna, shared rickshaws (₹30) leave from south side of the station. Long-distance trains arrive from many other major cities including Lucknow, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Vadodara, Surat, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Allahabad, Varanasi, Ranchi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Goa, Mangalore, Kozhikode and Kochi. Some of the important trains are: From New Delhi Patna Rajdhani Exp (12309/12310) via Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi Outside view of Patna JunctionSamproon Kranti Exp (12393/12394) via Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi Sharmajeevi Exp (12391/12392) via Lucknow, Varanasi Magadh Exp. via Allahabad, Varanasi,Kanpur Vikramshila Exp (12367/12368) via Kanpur, Allahabad Garib Rath Exp (12353/12354) via Kanpur, Allahabad Kolkata Rajdhani (12305/12306) via Kanpur, Allahabad. Ends at Kolkata. Udyan Abha Toofan Exp (13007/13008) From Shri Ganganagar via Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Mugal Sarai, Patna, Durgapur. Ends at Kolkata. Lal Quila Exp (13111/13112) via Kanpur, Allahabad, Mugal Sarai. Ends at Kolkata. From Kolkata Jan Shatabdi Exp (2023/2024) Danapur Exp (2351/2352) Garib Rath (All AC)(2359/2360) From Bangalore Sanghmitra Exp (12295-12296). From Mumbai Mumbai CST-RajendraNagar Patna Express (12141/12142) Mumbai LTT-Patna RajendraNagar Express (13201/13202) From Varanasi Vihbhuti Exp (2333/2334) Mathura Patna Exp (13237/13238) via Kanpur, Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mugal sarai. Ends in Patna. Kashi Patna Jan Shatabdi Exp (15125/15126) via Mugalsarai, Buxar, Ara. Ends in Patna. From Ranchi Patna Hatia Exp (8623/8624) via Gaya, Bokaro Patna Ranchi Jan Shatabdi Exp (2365/2366) via Gaya, Bokaro Railway Enquiry: 139, 138 25.6032885.1369722 Patna Junction railway station. Main railway station, almost all long-distance trains call here.   (updated May 2019) 25.70213885.2155873 Hajipur Junction railway station. Terminus for trains from the Nepal border area (Gorakhpur and Raxual) as well as some from the northeast.   (updated May 2019) By car 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 (350mkm), Jamshedpur (470 km), Kathmandu (373 km), Siliguri (380 km), Darjeeling (430km), Nalanda (90 km). BSTDC (Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation) [1][dead link] 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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Mahatma Gandhi Setu. Giraffe at the Patna Zoo. 25.6062285.135941 Buddha Smriti Udyaan (Buddha Memorial Park), Near Railway Station. A large park constructed in former jail ground is an oasis from noise and bustle of the city. Quiet meditative place and air conditioned libraries are the real relief even for a waiting time for the train. The large stupa is where ashes of Buddha originally from Vaishali are kept. Closed on Monday. ₹10, ₹50 for stupa.  25.6174585.144712 Gandhi Maidan. Gandhi Maidan is the heart of this city today  25.62033785.1394483 Golghar. Captain John Garstin built a Golghar for the storage of food for the British army with storing capacity of 140,000 tons in 1786.    Har Mandir Saheb. The Birth place of the 10th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee.  Khuda Baksh Oriental Library, Ashok Rajpath..  25.5927785.186814 Kumhrar. Explore the ancient ruins of Pataliputra. Of the 80 pillars (Fa Hien, in 5th century CE, found the pillars shining as bright as glass) excavated at the site; only one remains.  25.6231285.207715 Mahatma Gandhi Setu. The bridge over the river Ganges connecting Patna and Hajipur.  25.6356185.092766 Mahavir Mandir (near Patna Junction).  25.6148785.185657 Pathar ki Masjid. Built by Pervez, the elder brother of Shah Jahan and the first Mughal prince who made Bihar his residence.  25.5973585.10038 Patna Zoo (Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan).   (updated May 2019) Museums 25.60770985.1202839 Bihar Museum.   (updated May 2019) 25.62097485.14240910 Gandhi Memorial Institution (Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya) (Just northwest of Gandhi Maidan park).   (updated May 2019) 25.61027485.13192411 Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Bailey Rd. Among the largest and best planetariums in Asia, it attracts a large number of both domestic and foreign tourists. The planetarium has regular film shows on subjects related to astronomy and also holds exhibitions.   (updated May 2019) 25.61269185.13329612 Patna Museum. It has more than 50,000 rare art objects, with many related to India in the ancient, middle ages and the British colonial era. Don't forget to see the Holy Relic Casket with the sacred ashes of Lord Buddha, and the beautiful statue Yakshani. Entry for foreigners ₹250, Indians, ₹10 additional ₹250 to see Holy Relic Casket..   (updated May 2019) 25.61185.14413 Shrikrishna Science Centre, West Gandhi Maidan, Raja Ji Salai, Dujra Diara, ☏ +91 612 220 6992, The main science museum in the city with over 50 exhibits on physics and mathematics, with an emphasis towards optical illusions. Targeted towards kid aged 10 and over but adults will also have a enjoyable time the first time around. ₹30 for general entry, tickets for particular shows cost extra.   (updated Mar 2021) Religious sites 25.62162685.16440214 Kali Temple-Darbhanga House (At Patna University Campus on the bank of the Ganges). One of the oldest temple of Goddess Kali. (updated May 2019) 25.60121885.21943515 Padri Ki Haveli (Mansion of Padre). Oldest church in Bihar. When Roman Catholics first arrived in Bihar, they built a small church in 1713.   (updated May 2019) Vaishali Stupa. Buddhist site with one of the oldest stupa. (updated May 2019) situated about 60 km from gandhi maidan. 1⃣5⃣ Badi Patandevi in old part of the city badi Patandevi temple along with choti Patandevi temple is said to be the reason the city was named Patna.