Patna is an ancient city of India whose early name was Pataliputra. Today Patna is the beautiful city and capital of Bihar. Patna has been the culmination of historical glory and political fortune for centuries and also has the distinction of being the oldest city in the world. The city of Patna located near the southern bank of the holy Ganges River.
There are many places for tourists to visit in and around Patna. Tourists can experience Buddhism/Jainism by visiting Vaishali, Kesariya, Rajgir, and Bodhgaya. Vaishali is the birthplace of Lord Mahavira, where Buddha gave his last sermon.
Vaishali has a beautiful Japanese peace temple. Kesariya is known for a tall stupa where Buddha donated his begging bowl before his death.
Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world gather in Bodh Gaya, where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. The roots of that real tree still located there, and many pilgrims like to meditate near it.
The Dalai Lama himself also comes to Bodh Gaya to spend few months.
Dungeshwari Cave Temple is 12 km away from Bodh Gaya, this place is a shrine for Buddhists and Hindus. It is also a place to learn knowledge and art.
Patna tourism has some of the famous tourist attractions like Buddhist sites of Rajgir, Vaishali and Kesariya, Bodhi tree, Gandhi Setu, Golghar, and Takht Sri Patna Sahib.
Gandhi Maidan, formerly known as Patna Lawn, is located in the middle of Patna.
It is of great political and commercial importance and has big centers around it. The city of Patna has a lot to offer as a result of centuries of rich heritage and intellectual disguise. Patna is a city full of the glory of teachings of many religions such as Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Islam, which impart a deep and soulful character.
Patna has a traditional humid and sub-tropical climate, and the temperature is very high during the summer months.
The city experiences hot summers and severe winters, and the best time to visit is between October to March.
Patna is famous for Mithila painting which is also known as Madhubani painting which is a folk art made by women using charcoal, spices, and many vegetables as a color. Tourists visiting Patna can see the places built-in various religious and historical architecture in abundance.
Patna tourism offers pleasant opportunities for every kind of choice and courage.
Sonepur fair has become a part of the life of this city. This festival, which started in the Mauryan era, is still celebrated every year in November.
The Sonepur fair is primarily an animal fair that attracts travelers from various parts of Asia. All kinds of animals can be seen at this fair. The main attractions are elephants that are available for sale.
As a traveler, Patna tourism gives you a feeling of varied colors of human life to enjoy. Come and visit this beautiful and oldest city of India.