Places Near Patna

Patna has a rich tradition of culture and history. Earlier known as the Pataliputra, Patna was one of the greatest learning centers of the olden days.

Patna has numerous exciting tourism destinations within the city. Added to that, there are some wonderful Places Near Patna, which are a must-visit along with Patna. Patna was well known for its Jain and Buddhist associations and the city and some of its neighboring areas still serve as Jain and Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Some of important nearby places in Patna are:

  • Bodh Gaya
  • Nalanda
  • Rajgir
  • Vaishali

Bodh Gaya is the holy place where Siddhatha Gautam or Buddhadev attained the supreme enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is enriched with historical and religious spots like the Maha Bodhi Temple, the Bodhi Tree and several other temples and monasteries.


Nalanda was the great center of education in the 5th century. Today it is one of the most archaeologically valuable sites in India. The ruins of the once magnificent complex that have been excavated is an extraordinary view. In addition to that the Nalanda archaeological Museum, Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall and the Nava Nalanda Mahavira.


The historical town of Rajgir has several interesting places like Saptakarni caves, Griddhakuta, Ajatshatru's Fort, Swarna Gufa etc. There are pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, Hindus and the Jains in Rajgir.


Vaishali is another must visit area with attractions like Ashoka Pillar, Abhishek Pushkarni, Raja Vashal Ka Garh etc. For more informations about these places log into the below mentioned links:



Last Updated on 29/05/2013