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About Patna - Bihar Tourism

Patna, one of the oldest cities in India is home to many ancient monuments that are loved by tourists. This ancient city carries with it a history that is more than 3000 years old. Large number of travellers also come to Patna to visit the ancient sites of Nalanda, Rajgir and Bodh Gaya. The city is also frequented by international tourists as the city is a perfect hub to travel the Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Bodh Gaya and Rajgir. 

Earlier called as Patliputra, Patna is the capital of state of Bihar that lies on the bank of River Ganga. This ancient city is one of world’s oldest capital cities, which has been the seat of power for multiple successive kingdoms in ancient times. Patna or Pataliputra was also an important center of education and fine arts in ancient times. The recent archaeological excavations have unearthed the ruins of the ancient Patliputra at Kumrahar.

Kumrahar is one of the main tourist attraction, which is known for the archaeological remains of Mauryan period. Another well known tourist attraction of Patna is the Agam Kuan (meaning "unfathomable well"), which is an ancient well that is believed to be dating back to period of king Ashoka. There are also other religious attractions here including Har Mandir Takht, Pathar ki Masjid, and Sher Shah Suri Masjid. The other travel destinations in Patna that are worth a visit are city museum, Gol Ghar, Planetarium and Gandhi Setu - one of the longest bridge in India. 

One of the main festival that is celebrated in Pata is the Chhath festival, in which prayers are offered to the Sun god to celebrate the fresh harvest. Another well known fair here is the Sonepur mela, which is a eye-catching cattle fair that is astonishing in terms of size. 


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