Patna is one beautiful historical city which attracts a lot of tourist from every corner of worldwide. It is previously known as Patliputra, Patna today has developed beyond consideration and now it has so many tourist attractions with several interesting places of historic and tourist importance. The capital city of Bihar, Patna historically has been ruled by myriad kings and has been land of several renowned kingdoms. It is situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, the city is a beautiful amalgam of the old world and the new which will amaze you with some of the best cultural experiences.
Gol Ghar constructed like a storehouse to keep grains. This massive granary which was known as Gol Ghar identifies a beehive if you at it from a distance. Captain John Garstin was the one who proposes the orders to construct this for the British army back in the year 1786. The beautiful circular structure is 105 ft tall and people visit here in large numbers just to enjoy gorgeous views of the city and the River Ganges. To cover the distance, one needs to climb two stairways with 141 winding steps. The walls of this dome granary shaped construction that is approx 3.6 meters thick which gives it a solid look. The beautiful granary view is shut but the structure is open for visitors.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu or bridge in Patna is constructed over the River Ganges and make a route to Patna and Hajipur (in the north of Bihar). It nearly took 10 years to complete the construction of this 5,750 meters long bridge which is also considered as ‘one of the longest bridges in the country’. One of the major views of the bridge is that it was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Ms. Indira Gandhi in the year 1982. It is also a prominent landmark, and people can become here for enjoying the sunset.
Agam Kuan is known as one of the most ancient and significant archaeological sites in the city. It posses a huge historical importance as this site was constructed during the period of Ashoka, the great Mauryan king. It said that Agam Kuan or well having a depth of 105 feet and width of 20 feet, is the place where Ashoka used to torture people. Also, it is also believed that he had his all 99 brothers beheaded here so that he could rule the kingdom alone. Presently, Agam Kuan is known quite an auspicious well having unlimited powers.
Patna Museum knowns as the most unique tourist attraction which is situated in the heart of the city. If you visit there then you can able to see the consideration of Mughal and Rajput influence in the architectural style of the museum whose houses lie as more than 45,000 artifacts. From this interesting fact of history, this place is a treasure pelted as there are stone and metal sculptures which historically known to Gupta and Mauryan empires. One of the main attractions of the museum is a 200 million-year-old fossilized tree, which looks similar to a mysterious place. In addition to this, there are so many Buddhist sculptures and paintings and cannons, among others.
Gandhi Maidan in Patna is basically an open area or field where all the important events that held internal in the city, from election campaigns to arrange fair, everything. But some great significant political significance as it has defined a huge moments from Indian history. It is spread over 62 acres of land, ground features that is one of the tallest statues of Mahatma Gandhi, from him the ground is named. If you visit there then you will be able to see a large number of morning and evening joggers here and its borders are buzzing by famous restaurants and shopping complexes.
Patna Saheb or Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji is known as the most important religious and tourist attractions in Patna. Built-in memory of Guru Gobind Singh ji, who was the 10th Guru of the Sikhs. Patna Saheb was constructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1837 to 1839). The place is known as extremely pious for Sikhs across the globe as Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born in Patna in the year 1666. If you are plan to visit Patna, then never miss out on visiting Patna Saheb.