A wonderful place full of rich heritage destination for tourists, Patna is located in the state of Bihar and is the capital of the state. Nestled beautifully on the southern bank of the River Ganga, it is also popular as ‘Patliputra’
The city is a perfect place for history lovers. Patna travel guide is full of references to the exciting places of religious importance and spiritual legacy. It is very famous for Patna Museum, Mahavir Mandir, Golgarh, Agam Kuan and Maner Sharif. The city is known for its Buddhist relics and is also a holy place for the Sikh Community, as many of the Sikh Gurus were born here. It is said that the Buddha also have passed through Patliputra during the end of his life.
The history of Patna is as old as 493 BC. The old Patna was the capital of the Magadha Empire under the various kingdoms like Nanda, Haryanka, Sunga, Mauryan, Gupta and Pala. The great kings, Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka were accountable for changing Patna into a cultural and an educational hub.