Patna

Located on the south bank of River Ganga and near the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Ghaghara, Gandak, Punpun and Sone, Patna is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places of the world. The bridge over the river Ganges named Mahatma Gandhi Setu is the longest river bridge in India.
The rich cultural heritage of this fertile region is reflected in Patnas many monuments and sites of pilgrimage. A truly secular city, it is home to people from various religions. Patna abounds in pilgrimage sites for the people following Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam while also being a gateway to Buddhist and Jain pilgrim centres of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya, Keshariya and Pawapuri. Among Hindu pilgrimage sites are Mahavir Mandir, Patan Devi Mandir and Gayatri Mandir and Maner Sharif for the Muslims.
This capital city of Bihar is very well connected by air, road and rail. Takht Sri Patna Sahib is one of the Five Takhts of Sikhism and consecrates the birthplace of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh. Along with five other Gurudwaras Patna beckons those of the Sikh faith. The city showcases its historical heritage in High Court, Golghar and Secretariat Building which are examples of British architecture. A major portion of Patna city can be viewed from the top of Golghar. Patna embraces both the ancient and the modern in its places of interest. While Kumhrar Park (archaeological excavation site) and Patna Museum showcase history, the Planetarium and SriKrishna Science centre exhibit advances in modern science.

Best time to visit: October to March
Languages Spoken: Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Maithili
Climate: Due to a sub tropical climate, Patna experiences very hot summers and cool winters with good rainfall during June to September.
Pilgrimage sites: Mahavir Mandir, Agamkuan, Patan Devi Temple, Maner Sharif, Padri Ki Haveli, Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Gayatri Mandir
Places of interest: Golghar, Secretariat Building, High Court, Gandhi Maidan, Patna zoo, Buddha Memorial Park
Knowledge Centres: Kumhrar Park, SriKrishna science centre, Planetarium, Patna Museum

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