Patna, ancient Pataliputra, city, capital of Bihar state, northern India. It lies about 290 miles (470 km) northwest of Kolkata (Calcutta). Patna is one of the oldest cities in India. During the Mughal period, it was known as Azimabad. Patna was founded in 490 BCE by the king of Magadha. Ancient Patna, known as Patliputra, was the capital of the Magadh Empire under the Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Shunga, Gupta, and Pala empires. Pataliputra was a seat of learning and fine arts. Patliputra was home to many astronomers and scholars including Aryabhata, V?tsy?yana and Chanakya. The modern city of Patna is situated on the southern bank of the river Ganges. The city also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak, and Punpun. The city is approximately 35 kilometers (22 mi) in length and 16 to 18 kilometers (9.9 to 11.2 mi) wide. Patna's native language is Magahi or Magadhi a language derived from the ancient Magadhi Prakrit. It is believed to be the language spoken by Gautama Buddha.
Patna is home to many tourist attractions and it saw about 2.4 million tourists (including day visitors) in 2005. Tourists visiting the city accounted for 41% of the total number of tourists visiting Bihar although Bodh Gaya was the most popular destination for foreign visitors.
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Patna Museum is located at a distance of about a kilometer from central Patna. Built-in 1917 during the British rule, this museum is constructed in Mughal and Rajput architectural style and is commonly called as Jadu Ghar. This museum houses several metal and stone sculptures that date back to the Gupta and Mauryan Eras.
It is also home to the First World War cannon and a 16 m long fossilized tree, which is around 200 million years old and is considered as the longest fossilized tree of the world. The museum is also home to the paintings from the British Empire along with the painting related to the life of the first prime minister of India Dr Rajendra Prasad. The oldest museum of Patna showcases various sculptures and beautiful artwork along with eccentric terracotta figures. Although the museum looks old and faded on the outside it still has a splendid collection of Buddhist sculptures, Jain images, Buddhist Bodhisattvas, and Chinese art. One of the major attractions of the museum is a sandstone piece of Yakshi or a female attendant, who is holding a flying whisk.
Opening & Closing Timing | 10:00 AM -4:30 PM
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Mahavir Mandir is one of the most prominent and well-renowned temples in Bihar, which is enshrined with the deity of Lord Hanuman. The initiation of this temple is unknown, however, according to historical facts, this temple is said to be established by Swami Balanand, who was a disciplinary of Ramanandi Sect during 1730 AD. This temple was discovered during British rule.
The temple comprises the brass shrines or Kalas, which can be seen on the roof. During 1983 and 1985, the temple was remodelled and many idols were installed such as Sankat Mochan Hanuman and Jagaddhatri. Other than Lord Hanuman, the temple also showcases the idols of Shiva family, Krishna Arjun, goddess Durga, Lord Ganesh, Lord Buddha, Satyanarian Bhagwan, Lord Ram and his wife Sita.
Mahavir Mandir Trust, a trust established in the year 1987, manages many medical camps through which they provide free medicines and subsidized treatments to the poor. These camps also give special treatments to kids, who at the age of twelve are suffering from cancer.
This is the only temple of the country, where the donation made to the priest while performing ceremonies also goes to the temple's trust. It is definitely the first time in northern India to utilize its entire donation in religious projects or programs that involve helping and aiding the poor with medical as well as monetary facilities.
Opening and closing Timing | 5:00 AM -10:30 PM
Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan
Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan, one of the 16 largest zoos in India, was established in 1973. This zoo is popularly known as Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden or Patna Zoo. Spread across an area of 618966.69 sq. metres, this zoo comprises 800 animals of about 110 species. These animals are segregated into different houses according to their species, namely Machhali Ghar (fish aquarium), Saap Ghar (snake house) and more.
Tourists can spot tigers, leopards, elephants, Himalayan black bears, jackals, black bucks, zebras and giraffes. Besides, Indian rhinoceros, pythons, monkeys white peacocks, emus, hippopotamus and crocodiles can also be found in the zoo.
The zoo comprises a botanical garden, which houses more than 300 species of trees, shrubs and herbs. This garden also has a nursery for medical plants, an orchid house, a rose garden, a fern house, and a glass house. The zoo is a home to 300 species of trees, 35 species of fish and 5 species of snakes.
Opening & Closing Timing | 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Entry Fee | Rs 200 per person(for non-Nepali's) and Rs 100(For Nepali's)
Garden of Dreams has a magnificent an amphitheater, ponds, pergolas, urns were people come with their family and children and relax.
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