The city of Patna used to be known as Pataliputra in ancient times, has a long lost history attached to it. Patna is situated on the southern end of the river Ganga. The city is blessed with rich fertile soils due to the presence of Ghaghara, Gandak, Punpun and Sone.
The city has a long historical ties dating back to the 493 B.C. The name of the city was given by the great Magadha king Ajathashatru, who fortified the then called Pataligrama. Udayi, the son of great ruler Ajathashatru succeeded the dynasty and transformed the village into a town, known as Pataliputra. A number of rulers seated and ruled on the throne of Pataliputra, some of them were the Haryanka, Nanda, Gupta, Mauryan, Pala, Sunga and Suri’s. Many foreign wonders like Fa-Hien and Megantheses had visited paltiputra.
Patna is known for its religious significance. The city is world renowned for its ties to the Buddhism and houses Buddhist relics. The city is a holy place for Sikhs, as many of the Sikh Gurus were born here. Nalanda university is one of the oldest educational institutions in the world is situated in the city. Patna is famous for the Mahatma Gandhi setu, which is the longest river bridge in the country. The bridge is located on the colossal Ganga River.
Patna is well connected by different modes of transport and has the Loknayak Jayaprakash Airport nationally and internationally. The madubani paintings and traditionally weaved saris are an inevitable buy for the travellers who visit the city. Local delicacies like litti chokha, milk pedas and chaats are a treat for the travellers. The city promises you an enticing experience by taking you back through the sands of time.
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Patna - THINGS TO KNOW
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