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Patna

Patna,Bihar

Patna

Attractions

Patna has many sites of historical importance that can be visited.


The Khuda Baksh Oriental Library is a treasure trove of medieval manuscripts. It is famous for its rare collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts, including volumes saved during the sacking of the Moorish University of Cordova.


Patna Museum is noted for its collection of statues and the world's oldest fossilized tree, 16 m high and 200 million years old.


Close to the museum is Golghar, the 29-m-high beehive-shaped structure constructed in 1786 following a terrible famine.


Patna Cemetery is a historically important European monument situated in what was once a haveli (now a hospital). The cemetery is noted for an obelisk that was erected to mark the cold-blooded murder of 47 Englishmen by Samru in 1763. A short distance away from the cemetery is Padri-ki-Haveli, now a Catholic church with an imposing façade.


The remains of Pataliputra, as well as the ancient capital of Ajatshatru and Ashoka have been uncovered at Kumhrar. A few large pillars and the foundations of a Buddhist monastery, known as Anand, are all that remain now.


At the eastern end of the city, in the Chowk area of old Patna stands the Har Mandir, one of the holiest Sikh shrines. Built of white marble by Ranjit Singh, it marks the place where Gobind Singh, the 10th and last of the Sikh gurus, was born in 1660.


One can still see Agam Kuan (the fathomless well), which was part of Ashoka's hell for prisoners. The

 

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Patna,Bihar

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Patna islLocated on the southern bank of the Ganges (also Ganga), Patna is the capital of the northern state of Bihar. It is an old city steeped in history. The present-day Patna is, however, crowded and polluted. The Mahatma Gandhi Setu, one of the longest bridges in the world at 7.5 km, crosses the Ganges 5 km west of the city center...


                          			  
                          
Hotels near Patna

Hotel Maurya Patna

Hotel Maurya Patna (Bihar,India ) is located in Sprawling over two and a half acre of prime commercial area of Patna.. It is the only five star hotel of the city that caters to the elite international and domestic tourists. A lavishly built hotel, it offers world-class amenities, luxurious accommodation, numerous dining options and warm gracious hospitality


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Hotel Chanakya

Hotel Chanakya in Patna ( Bihar ,India ) is one of the prominent hotels of Patna, known for its impeccable services, marvelous accommodation, multiple dining options and many corporate services. A lavishly built hotel, the hotel Chanakya reflects the feel of luxury from every corner.


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