One of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, Patna is an ancient city situated along the south banks of River Ganga. It is the largest city of Bihar and also its capital. In ancient times, it was known as Patliputra, the famous capital of the magnificent Magadh Empire.
Patna is also the largest riverine city in the world, being the region through which four major Indian rivers flow. Patna mirrors the influence of varied cultures and lifestyles as it was ruled by various dynasties over its history. It was a major political and cultural centre of Indian subcontinent during the Maurya and Gupta empires.
Places to Visit and Things to do in Patna
Why Go There: Rich Historical Heritage| Culture| Lifestyle Ideal For: Religious Trips | Relaxing Vacations | Nature Walks | Pilgrimage Trivia: ‘Litti Chokha’ (national dish of Bihar) is a famous street food that you have to taste at least once in your lifetime. ‘Dahi Jalebi’ and ‘Khaja’ are loved by people who have a sweet tooth. Things to Bring Back: Madhubani Paintings, brass statues of deities, and enchanting wall paintings (Ajanta and Bihar Emporium)
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Places To Visit In Patna
11. Bihar and Ajanta Emporiums
Bihar and Ajanta Emporiums are two-different shopping centres from where you can buy Madhubani painting and other unique pieces or artwork. Plan your visit accordingly as Ajanta Emporium remains closed on Sundays. For shopping, this is a good place to visit in Patna.
Time Required: 2-3 hours Ideal For: Everyone Best Time to Visit Bihar and Ajanta Emporiums: All year round Location: Navigate
10. Revolving Restaurant
It is a restaurant situated at the tallest tower in Patna. It lies on 18th floor of Biskoman Bhawan. It revolves every 30, 45 or 90 minutes with the help of German techniques. This is one of the best places to visit in Patna if you are a foodie.
Time required: 2-3 hours Ideal For: Everyone Best Time to Visit Revolving Restaurant: All year round Location: Navigate