One of the largest cities in Eastern India, Patna is the capital of Bihar. Since ancient times, Patna has remained the seat of governance for many noted dynasties including the mighty Mauryans and Mughals. Once known as 'Patliputra', 'Azimabad' or 'Pushpapura', Patna is a historically rich city and even today provides a glimpse of the bygone era through its historic monuments and ruined archaeological sites. Patna has also remained a significant place for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains. There are a number of religious shrines in and around the city that belong to varied faiths and thronged by devotees in large numbers. In addition to these, modern shopping complexes, well-managed parks and gardens, delicious local cuisines, colourful fairs and festivals, altogether provide matchless charm to Patna.
Maithili, Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Hindi, Urdu, and English
When to visit:
Like most parts of Bihar, Patna enjoys a sub-tropical climate with hot summers during April to June and cool winters during November to February. The monsoon season arrives in late June and ends by September. The ideal time to visit Patna is between October to March as the weather remains pleasant and is worth the visit.
Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna, Bihar - 800014.