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, Bihar

(Patna is also known as Patliputra)
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Fast Facts
State: Bihar
District: Patna
Famous for/as: City
Languages: Bihari, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 28 to 40°C, Winter 12 to 33°C
Altitude: 53 m
Pincode: 800xxx
STD code: 0612
Patna, a beautiful city on the banks of holy river Ganges, is famed as the capital of the state Bihar. This city in the north-east region of India has been continuing as a vibrant trade centre for many agricultural products including rice, sugarcane, sesame, wheat and oilseeds.

In ancient period, it was a serene and beautiful small hamlet a small hamlet fortified by the king Ajatashatru, a hero of ancient Indian history. Historically known as Pataliputra, Patna had praise worthy history, tradition and culture. It was ruled by many famous kings from well known dynasties including Maurya Dynasty. This ancient hamlet has many names under the rule of many dynasties. Patna was known as Kusum Dhvaja, Pataligrama, Azimabad, Padmavati and Pushpapura during ancient times. Under the rule of Maurya Kings, this beautiful town was in the pinnacle of its period. During this golden period many renowned personalities including famous astrologists and scholars Ashvaghosha, Vatsyayana, Chanakya, Aryabhatta, Sthalabhadra and Panini lived here.

Patna is a modern city with many infrastructure facilities for trade, industry and tourism. It is the political centre of state as well as neighboring states like Jharkhand. Patna is known for the educational facilities as well. Patna University, established in 1917 is a good example of high end educational facilities.

Deepavali is celebrated here with pomp and show. Chhath festival, the main religious festival and ceremony, is celebrated for six days after Diwali. Patna is a famous tourist and pilgrimage destination. There are many eye catching attractions in and around Patna. These include Har Mandir Takht-a Sikh shrine, Pathar Ki Masjid, Shwetambar Temple, Martyr's Memorial, Sher Shah Suri Masjid, beehive shaped Golghar and many museums displaying cultural and traditional artifacts. Khuda Baksh Oriental Library with many valuable books, rich collections of rare Persian and Arabic manuscripts and paintings is a worthy place to visit in Patna.
To visit and experience Bihar hassle-free, view Bihar tour packages.

Travel within city

The city of Patna has the following options for travel that tourists can opt for in order to get around the city and its suburbs- through buses, through auto rickshaws and through cabs or taxis.


Buses are the most preferred mode of travel in Patna, as regular buses are available to all parts of the city. While travelling around Patna, you can opt for buses in case you know the layout of the city and in case you are familiar with the region. The network provided by public bus transport in Patna is comprehensive and covers all regions of the city. Bus charges are minimal and the fares range around Rs 5 to 20, depending on the duration of the travel and the distance covered.

Auto Rickshaw

You can also opt for auto rickshaws in order to conveniently travel around the city of Patna. Auto rickshaws in Patna do not run on meter and drivers may charge exorbitant amounts. It is thus necessary to fix up a particular fare before boarding an auto rickshaw, in order to make sure that you do not spend too much money during the commute. There are no separate night fares.


Cabs are available in Patna, and these can be an effective and safe mode of transport for tourists and visitors. Cab charges may range around Rs 15 per kilometer with a minimum charge of around Rs 40. Cabs, auto rickshaws and buses will be available from the railways station and bus stand.
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