Patliputra in older times, Patna is now a bustling city which is famous for its rich culture, delicious food and warm people. A congested town on the Ganga (with a more gracious Raj-era western part), Patna is a place which is worth exploring on your next trip.
Talking about the areas of interest here, one
should not miss visiting places like Golghar, Patna Museum, Agam Kuan, Sanjay
Gandhi Botanical Garden, Eco Park and Takht Sri Patna Sahib among others.
Golghar, built as a granary by Captain John
Garstin in 1786, is now one of the most famous tourist attractions. The most
striking feature of the place is that it has no pillars from inside. Climb at
the top of Golghar if you want to soak up splendid views of the city and the
Ganges River. Patna Museum boasts of an interesting collection of artifacts
(more than 45000) and reflects a perfect blend of the Rajput and Mughal
architecture. The collection here has rare paintings, textiles, coins, bronze
sculptures and images as well as thankas to name a few.
The capital city of Bihar is also a shopper’s paradise as it has an array of local markets, swanky malls and shops selling local as well as global brands. Some of the famous local markets are Patna Market, Khaitan Market and Hathua Market. If you want to buy branded items, head to the malls and areas like Boring Road and Kankarbagh. These local markets are a hot favourite for bridal shopping and you will be surprised to see the footfall at these markets everyday. As for dining, the city is going to spoil you with choices. From the plush restaurants to local eateries, roadside dhabas to cafes, Patna has it all. Don’t forget to have bhel puri at Khaitan Market, noodles at Maurya Lok, golgappas at Kankarbagh and the signature Litti Chokha at Maurya Lok (once again) for a complete Patna experience. Do visit restaurants like Yellow Chilli, LBW and Barbeque Nation as these places have interesting menus and themes. There is no dearth of good hotels in Patna and you can take your pick from a plethora of options, depending on your budget and requirement.
Patna is well-connected from almost all major cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Ranchi, Kolkata, Allahabad and Nagpur to name a few. If you are planning to take Delhi to Patna trains, don’t worry. There are a number of trains that operate between these two cities. Rjpb Rajdhani, Howrah Rajdhani, Kolkata Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani, Sampoorn Kranti Express, Poorva Express, Farakka Express and Magadh Express are some of the famous trains between Patna to New Delhi and vice-versa. Most of these trains operate on a daily basis and Delhi to Patna trains fare vary depending on the trains you opt for. To know more about Delhi to Patna train timings and where is my train, you can use the ixigo train app as the super cool app really comes handy for all such information.