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Patna City

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Country: India
Location: Western part of Bihar
Altitude: 53 m
Population: 1,683,200
Language: Hindi, Magahi, Maithali, Bhojpuri, English
Known for: Ancient city-cum capital of Bihar
Nearby Cities: Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda

Located in the western part of the state, Patna is the capital of Bihar. It is one of the oldest historical cities of India; however, situated on the bank of Ganga River, the new settlement of the city is gradually spreading in a large area. Interestingly, Patna is one of the fastest growing cities of India and also it is ranked 2nd on the parameter of ease of starting business after Delhi by World Bank.

The ancient name of the city was Pataliputra, which is one of the oldest historical cities of the world. Surprisingly, throughout its establishment, the city Pataliputra remains inhabited centre. Primarily, it was the capital of Magadha Empire under the dynasties of Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Sunga, Gupta, Pala and Suri dynasties. In addition, the city was the centre of rich culture, tradition, and the hub of fine arts learning. Above all, it was also the significant trading centre of its era.

Patna Tourism
The ancient city is also popular for its tourism because of having some of the important sites that tourists love to visit. Besides, some other historical sites including Rajgir, Vaishali, Bodhgaya, Pawapuri, and Nalanda located in 100 to 200 km range are very much popular for foreign tourists. These sites are the centres of Buddhism, Hindu, and Jain religions.

The important tourists' attractions in Patna are:
Takht Sri Patna Sahib
Agam Kuan
Gurdwaras in Patna
Patna Zoo
Srikrishna Science Centre
Buddha Memorial Park
Gandhi Maidan

How to Reach??
By Road: The city has dense road network that connects it with many other cities of India. The National Highway 83, 31, 30, and 19 link the city with other neighbouring states.
By Rail: The nearest Railway Station is Patna Junction, which is directly connected to most of the major cities of India.
By Air: The nearest airport is Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport that connects city with most of the major cities of India.

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