First Time Tourists Guide in Patna

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Patna is an ancient city located in the northwest India, situated along the south bank of Ganges River.

The city was founded in the 5th century BC which the actual name of the place was Patiliputra, which later changed to Patna.

This extraordinary city is the capital of Bihar, which is located in the eastern region.

The name of this city may have changed, but the city still has the same glory that you'll find numerous historical buildings and temples.

Patna is an ideal place to visit if you're interested on learning about the ancient city in India.

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SIGHTSEEING

The city of Patna is an ancient place located near to the Ganges River banks. Here you can find numerous destinations to see and find the golden age of this city. You can visit Sri Sri Radha Banke Bihari Ji Mandir or known as ISKCON Temple in India. The construction is aimed to be one of the iconic landmarks in Patna.

ISKCON Temple

Located near Patna junction, ISKCON Temple is a popular temple where you can meditate.

Address : Golok Dham, Budh Marg, Adalatganj, Veerchand Patel Road Area, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

DOWNTOWN

In downtown you can visit Chandani radmade sope. It is the Bihar state museum in India. Beginning on April 3, 1917, during British Raj to accommodate historic artifacts found around Patna, it was in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is known locally as Jadu Ghar.

Chandani radmade sope

Stately museum exhibiting archaeological finds, cultural objects & art from the Patna area.

Address : Madiri kat pur musuam k bagl m, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

SHOPPING

If you're looking for a place to buy souvenirs in Patna you can visit Archies Gallery (Best Wishes). It is a good place to buy gifts and souvenirs and handicrafts. Another good place to buy souvenir is Gift House, where you can get interesting items.

Archies Gallery (Best Wishes)

Gift shop with locally made merchandise, gifts and interesting items.

Address : Laxmi Complex, Ground Floor, Jugeshwar Bhawan, Boring Rd, beside Patna, Bihar 800001, India

Gift House

Library gift shop stocking books, stationery, exhibit merchandise & more.

Address : Last Shop, Opposite Harihar Chamber 1st Floor, Pandoi Palace, Boring Rd, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

FOOD & DRINK

Patna is a country with delicious cuisine that is mostly dominated by vegetarians. Litti Chokha is an introduction to the city's staple diet. This is savory oats and sattu balls dipped in ghee. The ball is filled with spices and a mixture of several flavors, served with cooked and mashed vegetables.

CULTURE

Many languages are used in Patna. Hindi is the official language of the state of Bihar. English is also widely used. The original dialect is Magahi.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best season to visit Patna is winter. The temperature remains comfortable and is suitable for visiting monuments and other points of interest in Patna. The best months to visit are October, November, December, January, February and March.

HOTEL

Nestled in the heart of Indira Nagar, Hotel Patliputra Exotica is an ideal spot from which to discover Patna. Located only 1.7 km from the downtown, this hotel is an ideal place to stay when you in Patna. You can also visit Hotel Maurya, another good hotel to stay with complete facilities and comfortable atmosphere.

Hotel Maurya

Chic quarters in a polished hotel with 3 restaurants, a bar & an outdoor pool, plus free breakfast.

Address : Fraser Rd, South Gandhi Maidan, Raja Ji Salai, Dujra Diara, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

Patliputra Exotica

Warmly decorated quarters in an informal hotel offering 2 restaurants, plus a fitness centre.

Address : Exhibition Rd, Bigbazar, Lodipur, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

RESTAURANT

Foresto Paradise is a restaurant with great Indian cuisine in Patna. They serve numerous kinds of Indian cuisine and many more. You can have your dinner and lunch with family and friends. There's also Bansi Vihar Restaurant, another good place to have your dinner with couples. The cuisine they serve is varied from numerous countries.

Foresto Paradise

North Indian, Chinese & Continental cuisine served in a rooftop restaurant with city views.

Address : 8 Patna one mall Fraser Road, New Dak Bunglow Rd, churaha, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

Bansi Vihar Restaurant

Authentic restaurant serving the best South Indian cuisine.

Address : Fraser Road, near Bank Of India, Dak Bunglow, Chauraha, Marwari Campus, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

CAFE

When it comes to coffee shop, you can try to visit HOTBOX Cafe & Dine-in, it is a good place to enjoy a cup of coffee and brunch. They serve numerous snacks and foods for your best eating experience. You can also visit Indian Summer Cafe, a tropical cafe for your coffee taste. They have a nice seating and great atmosphere.

HOTBOX Cafe & Dine-in

Stunning cafe for throwing out a small party with a wide variety of menu.

Address : 1st floor, GV Mall, Boring Rd. Chauraha, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

Indian Summer Cafe

A menu of familiar North Indian favorites served in a low-key ambience with a homey feel.

Address : Satya Narain Building, Exhibition Rd, Opp. LIC building, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

There's plenty of place to spend the night in Patna. But this one is the best place to try Arabian cuisines and play pool with sheesha. Arabian Sheesha The Lounge is located in the heart of Patna where you can spend your night with some drinks and games.

Arabian Sheesha The Lounge

They also provide numerous cuisines and soft drinks.

INTERESTING PLACE

Patna has been the focal point for a number of important historical events in the country, and Gandhi Maidan's extensive evidence of this fact. A popular historical place, Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Patna is home to the tallest Mahatma Gandhi statue in the world, rising to nearly 70 feet and made of bronze.The Bihar Museum is home to a variety of rare and unusual artifacts, relics, paintings, instruments and sculptures. It was said that it also housed the sacred coffin of the Buddha, containing his ashes and other items found during the exploration of the stupa in Vaishali.

Bihar Museum

Sprawling, modern museum featuring exhibits on the region's history, art & culture.

Address : Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Bailey Rd, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Patna

Founded in 1967, this museum explores the life of Mahatma Gandhi via photos, movies & manuscripts.

Address : Ashok Raj Path, North, West Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

The Buddha Smriti Park was inaugurated by the 14th Dalai Lama and is a great attraction for tourists visiting Patna. Spread over a vast expanse of land, this park is home to a sandy charcoal stupa called the Patliputra Karuna Stupa. Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park was first established in 1969 as a botanical garden. Now, you can see about 300 species of charming trees, plants and shrubs. This park also contains one of the largest zoos, where you will see 800 animals from around 100 species.

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park

Large zoological park & gardens with a pond, a kids' play area & a small train in a lush landscape.

Address : Raj Bhavan, Bailey Rd, Rajbansi Nagar, Patna, Bihar 800001, India

Buddha Smriti Park

Serene green space featuring a modern Buddhist museum, meditation hall, bodhi trees & a large stupa.

Address : Fraser Road, Near Patna Railway Station Patna Junction, Bihar 800001, India