What has the City of Patna in Store for You?
If you are a passionate admirer of all things rustic, vintage, then visit Patna, the capital of Bihar for your next travelscape. It is the greatest town in Bihar and its history dates back to 3000 years. Back in those times, the city was extensively called Pataliputra, and used to serve as the capital of Magadha kingdom. Ruled by various conventions, this entire region reflects the effects of the evolution of its society and lifestyle.
Here are the primary spots that you should visit in Patna, which are really the soul of the city. The Kota-Patna Express (13240) is the best train that you should be boarding to reach Patna, straight from Rajasthan. Track the 13240 running status to know more. Till then, get some basic insight into the major attractions of this city.
Kumrahar is a proof of the social enormity of rustic Pataliputra. At a distance of just 5 kms from Patna, Kumrahar gives you a sharp insight into the rich past of Patna. The site contains the archaeological remains of the Mauryan royal palaces. Some excavations at Kumrahar 1912 and 1915, brought to light the Mauryan pillared hallway. Further researches have revealed more sections and now the site is insinuated as the ‘Eighty Pillared Hall’. There is an astonishing accumulation of obsolete enrichments, copper coins, earthenware, stone spots, toy trucks, utensils and some more at Kumrahar.
Golghar is one stunning architectural piece, which was initially built as a stable. There was a winding staircase built around it, meant to help the laborers passing on the grain sacks far up to the top. The building was set up in the year 1786 by Captain John Garstin. Tremendously influenced by the stupa style of architecture, the building’s base is around 125 m in width and the walls are around 3.6 m thick. A wonderful view from the most elevated point of the city and of the river Ganga can be seen from the highest point of the Gol Ghar.
Mahavir Mandir is the most sought after and one of the most prestigious temples in Bihar, which is devoted to Lord Hanuman. This haven is said to be set up by Swami Balanand, who was a disciplinary of Ramanandi Sect in the midst of 1730 AD. In the midst of 1983 and 1985, the temples were modified and various symbols were presented, for instance, Sankat Mochan Hanuman and Jagaddhatri. Other than Lord Hanuman, the temple, moreover showcases the idols of Shiva family, Krishna Arjun, goddess Durga, Lord Ram, Lord Ganesha and Sita.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu
Mahatma Gandhi Setu is a bridge, which connects Patna with Hajipur city of Bihar over the River Ganga. Built by Gammon India Limited, this bridge is 5450 m in length and contains 48 segments. Known to be the longest bridge in the world, it connects southern Bihar with northern Bihar.
Nalanda is the most famous tourist site in Bihar that attracts people from all parts of the world. It is one of the initially built couple of educational colleges in the world. It was developed in fifth century AD and in the midst of its prime time, it had specialists and students attending it from various parts of the world. Acclaimed Chinese voyager Hieun Tsang also had stayed in Nalanda in the midst of seventh century and gave a point by point record of the school and its building plan.
While you are getting your tickets booked at the Rail Reservation counter online or physically, make sure that you maintain an itinerary of the places that you are going to visit, or have visited in Bihar, for this state is truly a treasure trove of myths, legends, heritage, lost cities and more. History lovers, take this trip to sooth your soul that has been constantly looking for such hidden treasures in India.