The modern city of Patna is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges. The city also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak and Punpun. The city is approximately 35 km long and 16 km to 18 km wide.
In the earliest days tourism in the region was purely for educational purposes. As Patna is one of the most sacred cities of religions like Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam, many people travel to Patna as part of religious tourism. International tourists - Patna attracts tourists from all over the globe, though most are Buddhists from Japan and China. Domestic tourists visits the area on their respective pilgrimages. Today, tourism in Patna is mainly either religious-based or moderated educational tourism. The Bihar government is also promoting adventure tourism.
Buddha Smriti Park
24 min (6.2 km) by Car
Buddha Smriti Park is a park located on Frazer Road near Patna Junction in Patna, India. The park is sometimes also referred to as the Buddha Memorial Park. The central attraction of this park is the Stupa, 200 feet high, situated in the middle of the park. This 22 acre park located in the heart of city house the pot containing holy ashes of Lord Buddha inside the main stupa - Patliputra Karuna Stupa.
25 min (6.8 km) by Car
The Golghar or Gol Ghar (गोलघर), ("Round house"), located to the west of the Gandhi Maidan in Patna, capital of Bihar state, India. It is a granary built by Captain John Garstin, in 1786. After the devastating famine of 1770, which killed nearly 10 million people in regions of Bengal and Bihar, Warren Hastings, then Governor-General of India, ordered the construction of this beehive shaped structure.
20 min (5.6 km) by Car
Patna Museum is the state museum of the Indian state of Bihar. Built in 1917 during the British Raj to house the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna, is in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is known locally as the Jadu Ghar. Items on display in the multipurpose museum include archaeological objects, coins, art objects, paintings etc. Located in on Kotwali Thana Road, Near Dakbunglow Chauraha.
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji Patna
44 min (15.4 km) by Car
The Gurdwara at Patna Sahib (Hindi: तखत श्री पटना साहिब) (Punjabi: ਤਖ਼ਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਪਟਨਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ) was in remembrance of the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs on 22 December 1666, and like many historical Gurdwara's in India and Pakistan, this Gurdwara too, was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, on the banks of Ganges river, in Patna, Bihar.