Patna is the capital of Bihar and is quite a wonderful city. There are a number of places to see here while you stay in the city. Being the capital of the state, there are many important monuments and places to see. This is the most populous city in the state of Bihar. Patna is also known as the oldest inhabited cities in the world with its history going back to almost 2000 years old. This city in the earlier times was more commonly known as Patliputra. This was the capital city of the Empire of Magadh. This city has been the piligrim centers for the Hindus, Jains as well as the Buddhists for the clans of Nalanda, Gaya, Bodhgaya, Pawapuri, Vaishali and Rajgir. Not many people are aware that the last guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born in Patna.
Situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, Patna has at its heart a lot of things to explore. If you want to capture the real India in your eyes and heart, then Patna is just the place to be. Its religious sanctity has been a continuous source of mesmerisation for devotees for centuries now. The pilgrimage centers catering to the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain sects can be found nearby.
The city has had a very rich history as far as the arts and architecture is concerned. The Patna museum stocks over 50,000 antiques which till date has been a constant source of attraction to uncountable visitors across the globe. The Mahatma Gandhi Setu one of the longest bridges in the world is the pride of Patna and a grand sight to hold.
Patna with a magnificent grandeur in its festivity, celebrates festivals with an open heart giving vent to immense joy and happiness. The Chhath festival is celebrated for 6 days after Diwali in gratitude to the sun god for sustaining life on the planet.