Places to Visit in Patna

With a rich historical and cultural past, Pataliputra or Patna of today stands as the capital of Bihar. Once a prosperous city with strong Buddhist connections and a great learning center, Patna has developed into a modern city.
For a tourist, there is no dearth of Places of Interest in Patna. Due to its enormous background, the city is blessed with numerous archaeological and historical sites. Apart from these sites modern attractions like museums, boating clubs, libraries, shopping malls, cinemas etc, are very much available in Patna.

Places to See in Patna



State Secretariat Building

Category : History & Culture
The "State Secretariat Building" is an important hallmark of the capital city of Patna. The building is one of the most important buildings of the state of Bihar, where all the significant decisions regarding the state of Bihar is taken and implemented.

The State Secretariat Building is situated in the old part of Patna besides the Patna High Court. The sprawling building covers a huge area and houses almost all the important offices and departments of the state Government. Read More.....

Phulwari Sharif

Category : Religious
Located at a distance of seven kilometers from the Patna Railway station, the "Phulwari Sharif" is an important religious city of Bihar. The place has a long religious history that is intensely attached with the birth and development of the Sufi culture in our country.

The Sufi saints of the ancient times had made Bihar one of the important centers of religious, social and cultural developments, and Phulwari Sharif was one such region where the Sufi saints had spread their message of love and toleration. Read More.....

Imarat-E-Shariya

Category : Religious
The "Imarat-E-Shariya" is a socio-religious organization of the Islam religion that spreads the message of the "Holy Koran" through a organized chain of educational and social institutions.

The "Imarat-E-Shariya" of Bihar is located in the small town of Phulwari Sharif of Patna. This socio-religious organization was established in the year 1921. Read More.....

Moin-ul-Haque Stadium

Category : Fun & Entertainment
The "Moin-ul-Haque" cricket stadium is located in the eastern part of Bihar. Situated in the capital of Bihar, the Moin-ul-Haque Stadium is the second largest cricket ground of our country.

The greenery of the stadium along with its huge size, enhances and energizes the sportsman spirit of the cricket players. The cricket ground of Patna has an excellent pitch for playing. The stadium is equipped with all the modern amenities that makes the Moin-ul-Haque stadium one of the best of its kind in the world. Read More.....

Khuda Baksh Oriental Library

Category : History & Culture
The Khuda Baksh Oriental Library is one of the oldest libraries in India. This place stands near the bank of river Ganga in Patna. The Khuda Baksh Oriental Library has a unique collection of about 21000 oriental manuscripts and 2.5 lakh printed books.

This library was opened to public in the year 1891 by the Bihar Maulavi Khuda Baksh Khan. Initially the library contained 4000 manuscripts from Khuda Baksh's personal collection, among which 1400 were inherited from his father Maulvi Muhammad Baksh. Read More.....

Sinha Library

Category : History & Culture
Sinha Library also known as Srimati Radhika Sinha Institute Library was established in 1924. Dr. Sachidananda Sinha built this library in the memory of his late wife Srimati Radhika Devi in a section of his own house. There are reading room, research room and newspaper reading room in the Sinha Library of Patna.

Here you can read many foreign and Indian journals that the library subscribes to. In the different sections of the Sinha Library of Patna you will find books on literature, biography, sociology, history, philosophy and various other subjects. Read More.....

Begu Hajjam Mosque

Category : Religious
Begu Hajjam Mosque is known to be the oldest mosque in the Patna city. It was built by Khan Muazzam Nazir Khan in the year 1510, during the rule of Alauddin Shah Sultan of Gaur. Construction details are inscribed on a wall of the mosque.

The most interesting characteristic of Begu Hajjam Mosque is that the mosque is named after its renovator and not after the founder. The mosque was renovated in 1645 A.D by someone called Begu Hajjam. Read More.....

Pathar Ki Masjid

Category : Religious
Pathar Ki Masjid of Patna is also popularly known as Saif Khan's Mosque, Chimni Ghat Mosque and Sangi Masjid. This beautiful mosque is situated on the bank of river Ganga adjacent to Har Mandir Sahib. Pathar Ki Masjid was established in the year 1621, by Mugal Emperor Jahangir's son Parvez Shah , when he was the governor of Bihar.

As its name suggests the structure of Pathar Ki Masjid in Patna is built of stones. Its fascinating stone structure draws many people every year, from different corners of the country. Moreover the historical connection of the mosque has made it a site of interest not only to believers of Islamic faith but also to the tourists. Read More.....

Qila House

Category : History & Culture
Qila House in Patna is famous for its rich private collection of jade, silver filigree works and paintings
of the Mughal Period and Chinese porcelain. This museum was constructed at the site of Sher Shah's Fort.

Qila House along with some of the other interesting places is the living witness of the rich past that the state of Bihar enjoyed. Patna being the capital city of this state still shines in the pages of history. The Qila House is one such place that gives its visitors a taste of those glorious days. The place is very well preserved and maintained. You need prior permission to visit the Jalan Museum at Qila House. Read More.....

Sadaqat Ashram

Category : Religious
Sadaqat Ashram is the headquarters of the Bihar Vidyapeeth, a National University. This place is more famous for the fact that Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India spent the last few days of his life at this place, in retirement.

There is a small museum in the Sadaqat Ashram that displays his personal belongings. Read More.....

Zoological and Botanical Garden

Category : Garden
The Zoological and Botanical garden in Patna is one of the most visited site of the city and a big hit with the children. Located in the well known area of Baily Road, the Zoological and Botanical garden is a perfect gateway to nature and wild life amid the concrete jungle of the city.

The place is also called the Sanjay Gandhi Zoological and Botanical garden of Patna. This wonderful garden remains open throughout the year and also serve as a great picnic spot for the residents of Patna. The park boasts of flora and fauna from different parts of the country and abroad. Read More.....

Padri Ki Haveli

Category : Religious
Built in 1772, the Padri Ki Haveli in Patna is the oldest church in the state of Bihar. The Padri Ki Haveli has an interesting history behind its inception.

The church is seventy feet in length, forty feet wide and fifty feet in height. The magnificent monument was designed by Tirreto, the venetian architect who came from Calcutta. The church has withstand many attacks and act of destruction. The soldier of Nawab Mir Kasim, the ruler of Bengal looted the Padri Ki Haveli following their quarrel with the English traders. In the process, the ancient records kept inside were destroyed and burnt. The church suffered another attack during the Sepoy mutiny in 1857. Read More.....

Darbhanga House

Category : History & Culture
The Darbhanga House is the palace constructed by the Darbhanga king in the city of Patna. The palace has been donated by the royal family to the Patna University. The university hosts the post graduate courses in the premises of the Darbhanga House.

The Darbhanga House was earlier the NavLakha Palace of the Darbhanga kings. It was built by the Maharaja Kameshwar Singh Bahadur who ruled from 1929 to 1947 when, after independence, the state was merged into the Union of India. Read More.....

National Institute Of Technology

Category : History & Culture
Created by the Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Government of India, the National Institute of Technology in Patna is an upcoming educational institute. The institute is dedicated to imparting knowledge in science and technology and is renowned for its excellence in the stream of education.

Although it was started on 28th January, 2004, the roots of this institute can be traced back to the establishment of the Survey Training School in 1886. The institute was later turned into the Bihar School of Engineering in the year 1900 and even later renamed as the Bihar College of Engineering with the introduction of the undergraduate degree courses. The National Institute Of Technology of Patna is affiliated to the Patna University. The institute proposes to soon achieve an independent status and turn into an autonomous body with its own educational curriculum. Read More.....

Gandhi Maidan

Category : History & Culture
The Gandhi Maidan is centrally located in the city of Patna. The Gandhi Maidan is a historical place and is considered as a landmark of the city. There are many important institutes that have developed around the area of Gandhi Maidan.

In the pages of the history of India, Gandhi Maidan holds a distinctive place. It is in this region that various historical movements during the independence struggle were launched. The vast stretch of land was earlier referred to as the Patna Lawns. The grounds were used for prayer meetings and political campaigns. Read More.....

Nagholkothi

Category : History & Culture
Built of Mughal architecture, Nagholkothi is a palace that is situated in the old city of Patna. The grandiosity of the structure and its architectural brilliance is one of the many attractions in the old city and has been deemed as a historical tourist spot of Patna.

The old city of Patna had flourished as a trading center under the rule of the Mughals. The city was earlier called Pataliputra and earned its prominence under the Mauryan dynasty. The Mughals arrived in Pataliputra in 1574 when the Great King Akbar led his army against the Afghan chief Daud Khan. Read More.....

Last Updated on 20/09/2013