Capital of the State of Bihar this ancient city is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. It has been known, in history, by many names like Pataliputra, Kusumpur, Pushpapur and Azeemabad. This multi-cultural city was once the capital of India, under the Mauryan Dynasty and Gupta Dynasty rule. There are numerous places of interest in Patna which include Golghar (built by British Captain John Garstin in 1786 AD to serve as a state granary after the great famine of 1770 AD), Patna Museum (apart from possessing various artifacts of Maurya and Gupta periods its star attraction is a 16 ft fossilized tree), Agam Kuan (Believed to be unfathomable this 105 ft old well was believed to be the torture chamber of Ashoka and many other rulers), Takht Sri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib Gurudwara (birthplace of the 10th Sikh Guru), Kumhrar Archaeological Complex (this site has got excavations which date back to the Mauryan period when the city was known as Pataliputra).


How to reach

Road – Patna is the State Capital of Bihar and hence is well connected with highways to rest of the state. The city is located at a distance of 83 kms from.

Nalanda, 94 kms from Rajgir and 115 kms from Bodh Gaya. Bihar State Road Transport Corporation buses and private buses/taxis are easily available to these destinations.

Rail – Patna Railway Station is one of the best railway stations in Bihar (from the point of view of connectivity) as it is well linked to all major cities in India.

Air – Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (Patna) International Airport is the main airport and has flights to all major cities of India.


The climate is pleasant during winter months of October to March and is hot and humid from the months of April to Mid June until monsoons arrive. The rainy season is from Mid June to September.