Previously known as Patiliputra, Patna is a modern city located in the Bihar. The city is booming with real estate innovations, better education, and colourful traditions. The city is situated alongside the southern banks of the holy River Ganges. Patna is also the capital of Bihar with the tag of being the largest in the state. The city influences varied lifestyles and cultures that emerges all the way from a prominent rule of a series of empires such as the Mughals, Mauryans, and British.
Top 5 things to do in Patna
1-Fun at Funtasia Island:
If you are looking for a good water park in Patna, the city has some good ones in store for you. The park houses some amazing attractions that include water playgrounds and water slides. It is the very first of its kind water park located in all of Bihar. This park is currently owned & administered by the Takshila Seas & Resorts Private Limited which is a Mumbai based organization. The waterpark covers about 5 acres of land with swimming pools, wave pool, water slides for kids, Multi-cuisine restaurant, souvenir shop, coffee shops, banquet halls, etc.
‘Batti Jalao’, a total of 75,000 LED streetlights will be installed in Patna. Out of these 75,000, 41,000 lights have already been installed, and rest will be done by the end of October 2018. On an average around 1500 lights are being installed every day. pic.twitter.com/JMCOyntD9K
— City of Patna – PMC (@cityofpatna) October 5, 2018
2-City’s panoramic view at Golghar:
This undisputed landmark of architectural importance at Patna evokes curiosity and marvel when one admires the stupa-inspired architecture. It is located towards the western periphery of Gandhi Maidan with a unique structure than looks similar to a dome. It was built in the year 1786 by Captain John Garstin in the form of a granary meant for British Army. It doesn’t have any pillars to support it but still remains intact at the height of 29 meters with a diameter of 125m. As you climb the spirally aligned staircase of the Golghar, you get to expose your eyes to panoramic sights of Patna by River Ganges.
3-Immerse into Bihar’s amazing past at Nalanda University:
When at Patna, head towards the ancient remains of the Nalanda University. The monumental walls with brick red colours and stupas that proudly stand at the site was once decked with the tag of longest running ancient university in the history of India. Nalanda University was established in the year 450C by the Buddhist monks. The university accommodated about 10,000 students where the classes were hosted by Buddha Siddhartha. The remains of the ruins are spread across 14 hectares and is easily accessible via local transportation.
4-200-million-year old tree fossil at Patna Museum:
Built back in the year 1917 by British, the Patna Museum incorporates the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The museum has a massive collection of more than 20,000 archaeological artifacts and historical remains. The main attraction of the museum is the fossilized remains of the tree which dates all the way back to 200-million-years alongside a casket that was excavated at Stupa of Vaishali and is said to contain the ashes of renowned saint Gautam Buddha.
5-The cool breeze at Gandhi Ghat:
Experience the cool breeze at the Gandhi Ghat when you walk down the steps of the Holy River Ganges. Get close to small terminal to catch the ferry or stick around to experience the rhythmic beauty of this river.
You can also witness the Hindu priests praying around while being draped in their saffron robes. Know more about the Gandhi Ghat by visiting the Amazing India Blog.