|Patna, An immensely fertile, arched
stretch of land along the bank of the Ganga, the history and
cultural heritage of modern day Patna, go back well over two
millennia. Like Delhi, Patna too had been the regal seat of
governance for successive kingdoms, since ancient times. With
every significant change in the ancient political scenario,
the city was renamed. Thus, Kusumpura metamorphosed through
Pushpapura, Pataliputra, Azeemabad into the present day Patna.
Kumrahar, Archaeological findings in this area establish Patna's
claim to over a thousand years of political glory - 600 BC to
600 AD. Very little of this grandeur remains though, except
for the remains of a huge Mauryan hall supported by 80 sandstone
pillars dating back to 300 BC.
Golghar, Alarmed by the famine of 1770, captain John Garstin
built this huge granary for the British army, in 1786. The
massive structure is 29 m high and the walls are 3.6 m wide
at the base. The winding stairway around this monument offers
a brilliant panoramic view of the city and the Ganga flowing
Patna Museum, The Patna Museum houses a First World War cannon,
metal and stone sculptures of the Mauryan and Gupta periods,
Buddhist sculptures and quaint terracotta figures. A 16 m
long fossilised tree is one of its special features.
Access by Air:
Patna has an airport and also well connected to the major
Access by Rail:
Patna is well connected via railways to all the major cities
of India. Superfast trains also run from the city of Patna.
Access by Road:
Regular bus services to Patna from all the major cities.
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