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Best time to visit Patna

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Monsoon Season in Patna

Patna experiences monsoon between the months of July to September. Sporadic rainfalls make Patna look very beautiful during this season.

Summer Season in Patna

The summers in Patna are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 28°C to 41°C during these months.

Best Season in Patna

The best season to visit Patna is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places of interest in Patna. The best months to visit are October, November, December, January, February and March.

Winter Season in Patna

The Month of November marks the start of winter season in Patna. Temperature drops down in between 12°C to 32°C. Winters last till February in Patna. This is one of the best seasons to visit Patna as the place seems washed and beautiful after the rains. The temperature remains ideal to enjoy nature.

Events/Festivals in Patna

The Festivals are celebrated with great gusto and zeal in Patna. The Festivals of Patna are extremely colourful and promote unity and feeling of brotherhood.

Chatth Puja:The people of Patna have immense faith in this festival. It is the main Hindu festival of the state. Chatth Puja is celebrated twice in a year. It is once celebrated in Chaitra (March) and second in Kartik (November). This festival is dedicated to the Surya Shashti, the Sun God.

Makar Sankranti:Another beautiful festival of Patna, Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great rejoice. The festival signifies the beginning of the summer season and is also known as “Tila Sankranti”. It is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. Apart from a harvest, this festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture.

Gajalaxmi Puja:Gajalaxmi Puja is a very famous festival in Patna. It is celebrated every year in the month of September and October (Hindu Month of Ashwin).

Dussehra:It is another festival that is keenly celebrated in Patna. It generally falls in the month of October or November and marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana. It is marked as the victory of good over evil.

Holi:The “festival of colours” is indeed celebrated in a very colourful manner in Patna and is one of the biggest festivals for the natives.” The atmosphere is really charged up during the celebrations.

Accommodation in Patna

Patna has a lot of deluxe and medium to budget accommodation options. Chanakya Hotel (Beer Chand Patel Marg), Orchid Hotel (Near Post Office), Patliputra Ashok Hotel (Beer Chand Patel Path) and Maurya Hotel (South Gandhi Maidan) are the popular deluxe accommodations in the city. Some of the medium to budget accommodations include Windsor Hotel (Exhibition Road), Vijayshree Deluxe Hotel (Exhibition Road), Chanakya inn (Hari Om Tower), Maharaja Inn Hotel (Station Road) and Hotel Utsav (Exhibition Road) etc.

About Patna

​Located on the banks of the holy river Ganges, Patna, historically known as Pataliputra, is the capital of Bihar. The city is recognized as one of the oldest cities in the world. 

Patna Weather

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Religious and Historical
  • Altitude

    53 m
  • STD Code

  • Best Season

    Winters, October to March
  • State/Code


    Hindi, Magahi, Maithali, Bhojpuri and English
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