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Tourism In Patna

Tourist Places In Patna, Bihar

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  • Patna Museum
    Built in 1917 during the British Raj, Patna Museum possesses extremely rare and valuable antiquities and art objects and occupies a very prominent position as a repository of our art treasures. It has a particularly fine collection of sculptures, including the Didarganj Yakshi statue, excavated on the banks of the Ganges in 1917. It also houses the world’s longest fossilized tree -16m long and 200 million years old. The museum, built in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture and locally known locally as the Jadu Ghar, is widely acclaimed for its architectural beauty.

  • Golghar
    Golghar, a single dome structure built in the native Stupa architecture, is a unique architectural wonder. This massive and bulbous beehive of a granary was built in 1786 by Captain John Garstin, in the hope of avoiding a repeat of the vicious 1770 famine. Overlooking the Ganges, its dual spiralling staircases give an unparalleled view of the city and the river.

  • Mahatma Gandhi Setu
    Built over the river Ganges, connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north of Bihar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu has a length is 5,575 metres (18,291 ft)which makes it was one of the longest bridges in the world. It was inaugurated in May 1982 by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi. Cantilever segmental construction method was adopted to construct this architecturally magnificent bridge.

  • Gandhi Maidan
    Centrally located in the city of Patna and spread across an area of 62 acres, Gandhi Maidan is a historic and iconic ground. It saw the launch of several movements during the Indian freedom struggle, including the Champaran movement and the Quit India movement of 1942. Many prominent leaders of the Indian Independence Movement, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Rajendra Prasad, Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad, Nehru, Jaya Prakash Narayan and Sri Krishna Sinha addressed their rallies from here. Lined beautifully with trees all across and encircled by busy roads, this iconic ground is home to various fairs and exhibitions besides being the venue for Republic Day and Independence Day ceremonies.

  • Khuda Bakhsh Library
    Close to the banks of the Ganges, in Patna, stands the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library- one of the oldest libraries in India. It is a unique repository of about 21000 Oriental manuscripts and 2.5 lakh printed books. It was opened for public in October, 1891 by the illustrious son of Bihar Khan Bahadur Khuda Bakhsh with 4,000 manuscripts, of which he inherited 1,400 from his father Maulvi Mohammed Bakhsh. It is known for its rare collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts. It also hosts paintings made during the Rajput and Mughal eras of India and even the Quran inscribed in a book just 25mm wide.

  • Patna Women’s College
    Founded in 1940 by Bishop B.J. Sullivan S.J. and Mother M. Josephine, the building for Patna Women’s College was so carefully designed in 1948, so as to match in beauty the High Court opposite which it was situated. Called an ‘Architect’s dream’, the college building is a unique synthesis of Hindu, Islamic, Norman and Gothic styles. The magnificence and heritage value of this institution is unmatched.

  • Patna High Court
    A court formed in 1916 to serve then Bihar province. Situated in the heart of city, it is one of the architectural marvels of the British era. It was inaugurated on 3rd February, 1916 by the late Viceroy and Governor-General of India, Lord Hardinge of Penshurst. With a marble finished entrance hall, a beautiful garden, a huge dome and massive marble parapet, the Patna High Court building has unmatched artistic grandeur.

  • Patna Secretariat
    Built by the British in 1913-17, Patna Secretariat is a mighty Victorian construction. The sprawling building covers a huge area and houses almost all the important offices and departments of the state Government. Measuring 716ft. X 356ft, the building is modelled on the lines of the Indo-Sarcenic architectural style, with some influence of the architectural designs of the Renaissance period. A huge Clock Tower stands tall amidst the beautiful and green lawns of the place.

  • Patna Sahib Gurdwara
    A magnificent holy shrine, Takht Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib is situated in one of the old quarters of Patna city. This is the place where the tenth sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born in 1666. Situated at the bank of the Ganges, the magnificent gurdwara houses relics of the Guru Gobind Singh Ji, including a 'pangura' (cradle) with four stands covered with golden plates, four iron arrows, sacred sword of the Master and a pair of his sandals. The architecturally rich shrine has an interesting history. When the ancient Harmandir was burnt down by fire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh had re-built it in white marble in 1839. When this was destroyed by the earthquake of 1934, the present Harmandir was built in 1954.

  • Patna College
    Patna College situated on the bank of the river Ganga, is the 2nd oldest Educational Institution in the entire Eastern region of India. This premier college was founded on 9th January, 1863. The administrative block of the college is the oldest of all the buildings. It used to be the site for an opium store-house and a Dutch factory in the 17th century, much before the college was started. Other buildings were constructed gradually over a period of time. The college building, having the status of a heritage site by the Archaeological Survey of India, is an architectural marvel.

  • Martyrs' Memorial
    The Martyrs' Memorial is a memorial to the seven freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the Quit India Movement in 1942. The memorial is a modern sculpture facing the Bihar's state legislature building where they were shot by the Tommies while attempting to hoist the national flag.

  • Kumhrar
    Archaeological findings in the Kumhrar area establish Patna's claim to over a thousand years of political glory -- 600 BC to 600 AD. The place contains the ruins of the ancient city, Patliputra. The most striking and relevant finding at the spot is the 80-pillared huge hall, which is said to have been the parliament of Chandragupta Maurya. According to archaeologists and historians, it dates back to 300 BC. Kumhrar is an evidence of the glorious history of Pataliputra and the Magadh Empire.

  • Jalan Museum (Quila House)
    Quila House is built on the foundations of Sher Shah Suri’s fort, which was constructed in 1541 AD. It has has been home to five generations of the Jalan family since the site was bought by Deewan Bahadur R. K. Jalan in 1919 who went on to collect more than 10,000 art objects from around the world. The highlight of the private Jalan Collection includes dinner set belonging to King George III, Napoleon' bed, Chinese Porcelain, Tipu Sultan's ivory Palanquin. It has always amazed the visitors from all around the world to find this spectacular house in one corner of the city of Patna housing some of the most incredible art objects.

  • Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
    Spread over 153 acres of land, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, better known as Patna zoo, is visited by over 6,000 people every day. Use of plastic bags inside the park is banned to make the place eco-friendly. Of late, it has also become joggers’ park of sorts. There are toy train, battery-operated cars and boating facilities for visitors. There are a large number of animals, including giraffe and reptiles, in the zoo.


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