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Patna

History and heritage of capital city of patna goes back to more than two millennium years. Patna had been the regal seat of governance for successive kingdoms each ruler was ascended in power, gave his capital a new name – Kusumpur, Pushapapura, Patliputra, Azeemabad but now being called Patna. Patna is an important business centre of eastern India and also the gateway to the Buddhist and Jain Piligrim Centers of Vaishali , Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawanpuri.

PLACES OF INTEREST
*KUMRAHAR: Archaeological findings in this area have established Patna's claim over a thousand years of political glory from 600 BC to 600 AD and then again from 16th BC. onwards, spanning the rule of several dynasties. The only remains found are the remnants of a huge Mauryan hall supported by 80 standstone pillar dating back to 400 - 300 BC.

*GOLGARH: Alarmed by the famine of 1770 AD, Captain John Garstin built this huge granary for the British army in 1786 AD. The massive structure is 29 m high and the wall are 3.6 m wide at the base. The stairway winding around this monument offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Ganga flowing nearby.

*HAR MANDIR TAKHT: Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, was born here in 1660 AD. The Har Mandir Takht, one of the four sacred shrines of the Sikhs, stands at this holy site. The original temple was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh and contains belonging of the Guru and Sikh holy texts.

*JALAN MUSEUM: Constructed at the site of Sher Shah's fort it preserves a rich private collection of jade, Chinese painting and siliver filigree word of the Mughal period . The museum can be visited only with prior permission, since it is private collection.

*PATNA MUSEUM: It contains metal and stone sculpture of the Maurya and Gupta period, terracotta finds from sites in Bihar. Among its prized exbihits is a 16 kms long fossilized tree.




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