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Patna is the capital of Bihar, and the second largest metropolis in eastern India and fifth largest in North India.


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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, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, IndiGo and goAir operate here.    By train 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 Samproon Kranti Exp(12393/12394) via Kanpur, Allahabad Sharmajeevi Exp(12391/12392) via Lucknow, Varanasi Magadh Exp. via Allahabad,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, 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. From Ranchi Patna Hatia Exp(8623/8624) via Gaya, Bokaro Patna Ranchi Jan Shatabdi Exp(2365/2366) via Gaya, Bokaro Railway Enquiry: 139, 138 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 (130km) ,Muzaffarpur (80km) Rajgir (103km), Vaishali (40 km), Kolkata (535km), Varanasi (300km), Delhi (988km), Ranchi (350km), Jamshedpur (470km) , Kathmandu (373km), Siliguri (380km), Darjeeling (430km), Nalanda (90km). BSTDC (Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation) [1] 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.


Top Attractions

25.6062285.135941 Buddha Smriti Udyaan (Buddha Memorial Park), Near Railway Station. A large park recently 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  Mahatma Gandhi Setu 25.6207485.142373 Gandhi Museum. This museum is near Gandhi Maidan  25.6202885.138924 Golghar. Captain John Garstin built a Golghar for the storage of food for the British army with storing capacity of 140000 tons in 1786.  Har Mandir Saheb. The Birth place of the 10th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee.  25.610385.131965 Indira Gandhi Planetarium. 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. Patna Planetarium is located on Bailey Road near Income Tax Golambar in Patna within a distance of 8 km from Patna Airport, 1 1/2 km from Patna Railway station, 2 km from Government Bus stand, and 10 km from Private Bus stand.  Khuda Baksh Oriental Library, Ashok Rajpath..  25.5927785.186816 Kumhrar. Explore the ancient ruins of Pataliputra. Of the 80 pillars (Fa Hien, in 5th century AD, found the pillars shining as bright as glass) excavated at the site, only one remains unfortunately.  Giraffe at the Patna Zoo 25.6231285.207717 Mahatma Gandhi Setu. The bridge over the river Ganges connecting Patna and Hajipur.  25.6356185.092768 Mahavir Mandir (near Patna Junction).  25.5800185.071849 Padri Ki Haveli (Mansion of Padre, also known as St Mary's Church). It is the oldest church in Bihar. When Roman Catholics first arrived in Bihar, they built a small church in 1713 at a place now known as "Padri-ki-Haveli".  25.6148785.1856510 Pathar ki Masjid. Built by Pervez, the elder brother of Shah Jahan and the first Mughal prince who made Bihar his residence.  25.6126785.1337611 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..  25.5973585.100312 Patna Zoo, Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden, Patna.  Sonepur Mela, Sonepur. This is the largest cattle and animal fair in Asia. It is held in November in Sonepur which across the Ganges from Patna.  Vaishali Stupa. Buddhist site with one of the oldest stupa. This is also the site of world's oldest republic.