Patna Museum is the state museum of the Indian state of Bihar. Built in 1917 during the British Raj to house the historical artifacts found in the vicinity of Patna, it is in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is known locally as the Jadu Ghar
Built in the native Stupa architecture, the building has a foundation of 125m, and a height of 29 m. It is pillarless with a wall of thickness of 3.6 m at the base. One can climb atop the Golghar through the 300 steps of its spiral stairway around the monument. The top of the Golghar presents a wonderful panoramic view of the city and the Ganges flowing nearby.
Patna Planetarium is located in Patna's Indira Gandhi Science Complex. Planetarium was constructed through Bihar Council on Science & Technology. The Patna Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in Asia. It attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The planetarium has regular film shows on subjects related to astronomy.
The Martyr's Memorial is a life-size statue of seven brave young men who sacrificed their lives in the Quit India movement(August 1942), to hoist the national flag on the (now) Secretariat building. The foundation stone of Martyr's Memorial was laid on August 15, 1947, by the governor of Bihar, Mr. Jairam Das Daulatram.
The Gurdwara at Patna Sahib was in remembrance of the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs on 22 December 1666, and like many historical Gurdwara's in India and Pakistan, this Gurdwara too, was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, on the banks of Ganges river, in Patna, Bihar.
Buddha Memorial Park,is newly developed park in Patna. It's in the memory of Lord Buddha.
It is the longest single river bridge in the world. The 5.575 Km long architecture of Mahatma Gandhi Setu consists 46 spans of 121.065 Meter each and 2 spans of 63.53 Meter at each end. The deck provides for a 7.5M wide 2 lane roadway for IRC class 70 R loading with 2M wide footpaths on either side. It was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi in 1982.
The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath fesival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity.
Biscomaun Bhawan is the Tallest building of Bihar state situtaed in Patna. It's a Public buildings that has many importantant administrative offices of Bihar.
Nalanda was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar, India. The site of Nalanda is located in the Indian state of Bihar, about 88 kilometers south east of Patna, and was a Buddhist center of learning from the fifth or sixth century CE to 1197 CE. It has been called "one of the first great universities in recorded history"
Bodh Gaya is the holiest site in the Buddhist world. It was here the Buddha was enlightened under the bodhi tree. Buddhist pilgrims from all over the ancient world also visited the site, including Hsuan Tsang, who visited the site twice during his pilgrimage to India between 630 and 644 A.D and he great Buddhist king, King Asoka, who arrived in 252 B.C.
The Sonepur Cattle Fair or Malegaon Mela is held on Kartik Poornima (the full moon day) in the month of November in Sonepur, Bihar, on the confluence of river Ganges and Gandak. Till date, it is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month. It has its origins during ancient times. This is when Chandragupta Maurya used to buy elephants and horses across the river Ganges.
Rajgir or Rajgrih literally means the home of Royalty. It is located 15 Kms from Nalanda and 100 Kms from Patna. Before Patliputra was formed, it was the capital of Magadh and was known as Rajgrih. It is a small beautiful town, which actually is a valley. The town is surrounded by ecstatic hills and mountains. There is enough natural beauty to captivate any visitor to the place.
Vaisali was the capital city of the Licchavi, one of world's first republics, in the Vajjian Confederacy (Vrijji) mahajanapada, around the 6th century BC. It was here in 599 BCE the 24th Jain Tirthankara, Bhagwan Mahavira was born and brought up in Kundalagrama in Vaisali republic, which make pious and auspicious pilgrimage to Jains. It is located 55 Kms from Patna.
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