Patna- City of The Ashoka

Established as the Patliputra, capital of the then largest kingdom; Magadh, Patna is holding in itself the boom of ancient and modern Indian heritage.

The city was once the capital of the greatest emperor, Ashoka and in the wake real estate boom, the city is growing and shaping in itself every other day.

Here are some of the exciting sites an activities you can do if you are in Patna

  1. Golghar
  • unique domed structure which lies west to the Gandhi Maidan
  • was built in 1786 as the granary for British Army
  • architecture is very much inspired by the Buddhist stupas
  • building is 29m high and 125m in diameter and is having no pillar
  • once you are on the top of the Golghar through the magnificent spiral staircase, you can enjoy beautiful panoramic view of the city and the river Ganga
  1. Mahavir Mandir
  • famous Hanuman temple nearby Patna junction
  • its distinct modernist architecture with traditional motifs attracts various tourists
  • worshiping in this temple each Tuesday and Saturday is a sight of no worth missing
  1. Takht Sri Patna Sahib
  • built in site of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s birth place
  • one of the adventure in itself as while reaching this place you have to navigate through the narrow streets and congested traffic of Patna city
  • the building is a meditative palace in itself constructed of full white marbles on the bank of river Ganga
  1. Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan
  • a botanical garden with vast open spaces with more than 300 species of trees, herbs and shrubs
  • one of the largest zoo of the country and an ideal place for gathering and picnic
  • it is one of the well kept area with more than 800 animals
  1. Gaya Ghat
  • one of the major port of NW1.
  • you can enjoy ferry terminals very easily
  • you can soak yourself in the peaceful rhythms of the river and observe the authentic slice of Indian reality
  • you will also find Ganga aarti in the evening here which will amaze you completely.

Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

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