Here are the top 41 tourist attractions to see in Patna:

1. Golghar

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

A building in the shape of a beehive, Golghar originally served the purpose of a storehouse. It was built in 1786 by Captain John Garstin and provides a panoramic view of the entire city along with the River Ganga.

2. Bihar Museum

2 km
from city center
2 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Bihar Museum is one of the famous attractions in Patna built to provide insights into the history of Bihar and inculcate a sense of respect and pride in the hearts of the current generation. The museum is a recent addition to the list of attractions in the city. One of the main reasons for establishing the museum was to create more space to house and exhibit artefacts since the century-old Patna Museum is running out of space. Since there was little scope to relocate installed artefacts, the decision of keeping the focus on Human History was taken. Therefore, the Bihar Museum is where visitors can find information about the human history of Bihar to a large extent. The displays include ancient artefacts of artistic heritage, artworks belonging to various tribes and insights into the past and present of Bihar.

3. Srikrishna Science Centre

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Built in 1978, Srikrishna Science Centre showcases a collection of wonderful exhibits to demonstrate various principles of science. It is very popular especially among the kids and offers a good educational tour.

4. Gandhi Ghat

4 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Gandhi Ghat is one of the most popular ghats on the banks of the river Ganges in the city of Patna in Bihar. It is popular as the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed here. The highlight of the place is however, the magnanimous Ganga Aarti that is attended by thousands of devotees as well as tourists. The aarti is performed at dusk, with 51 lamps by a group of priests who are dressed in saffron robes. This activity was started in 2011 and was inspired by the ones that are performed in Varanasi and Haridwar.

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5. Patna Planetarium

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Indira Gandhi Planetarium is located in Patna's Indira Gandhi Science Complex. It was constructed through Bihar Council on Science & Technology at a total cost of about 11 Crores.
It was conceptualised in 1989 by Bihar Chief Minister Shri Satyendra Narain Sinha who laid the foundation stone in October 1989 and was inaugurated by Shri Laloo Prasad, the then Chief Minister of Bihar, on March 21, 1993.
The Planetarium was dedicated to the Nation and opened for the public from 1 April 1993.
It is named after senior Indian National Congress leader and former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. The Patna Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in Asia.[4] It attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The planetarium has regular film shows on subjects related to astronomy. It also holds exhibitions, which attracts lots of visitors.[4] Patna Planetarium is located on Bailey Road near Income Tax Golambar in Patna within a distance of 8 km from Patna Airport, 1Ô_ km from Patna Railway Station, 2 km from Government Bus stand, and 10 km from Private Bus stand.

6. Patna Sahib Gurudwara

3.5 /5

9 km
from city center
6 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

This Gurudwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in remembrance of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Patna being his birthplace. He was the 10th and the last Guru of Sikhs.

7. Patna Museum

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Patna Museum is a very popular museum in the city of Patna, storing more than 50,000 rare art objects, including Indian artifacts from the ancient, middle ages and the British colonial era. The Holy Relic Casket, with the sacred ashes of Lord Buddha and the beautiful statue, Yakshani, are the most highlighted attractions of the place. This place is a must-visit place for those who wish to experience the historical culture.

8. Revolving Restaurant

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

A revolving restaurant, the biggest in the country is present here atop the tallest tower in Patna, on the 18th floor of Biskoman Bhawan. As set, the restaurant takes one revolution in 45, 60 or 90 minutes with the support of the German techniques.

9. Buddha Smriti Udyan

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Buddha Smriti Udyan also known as Buddha Memorial Park is a large and beautifully maintained park. It also houses a stupa and has separate grounds for meditation. This is also a place where the ashes of Buddha are kept. It lies in close proximity to the railway station.

10. Kesaria Stupa, East Champaran

3.2 /5

85 km
from city center
10 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Considered to be the tallest and biggest Buddhist Stupa in the world, Kesaria Stupa was built by the great ruler Ashoka. This is the place where Buddha in his last days donated his begging bowl.

11. Patan Devi Mandir

3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
11 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Also known as Maa Patneshwari, this is one of the most sacred and the oldest temple in Patna. It is believed that Patna derived its name from Patan Devi.

12. Shopping in Patna

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Madhubani paintings are a local shopping attraction for tourists and can be purchased from emporiums here. There are also a few malls and a lot of shopping complex which would cater to all kinds of shopping requirements.

13. Kumhrar (Ancient Pataliputra)

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
13 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

An ancient city of Patliputra, it has undergone multiple excavation operations to unearth ruins like the Assembly Hall, Anand Bihar, Arogya Vihar and the Durakhi Devi Temple.

14. Mahatma Gandhi Setu

4.2 /5 View 7+ photos

6 km
from city center
14 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Mahatma Gandhi Setu is a bridge over the river Ganges connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north of Bihar. Its length is 5,575 metres and it is one of the longest river bridges in India, inaugurated in May 1982 by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi.

15. Mahavir Mandir

3.7 /5 View 6+ photos

1 km
from city center
15 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Mahavir Mandir in Patna is the second largest religious shrine in North India. It is one of the leading temples dedicated to the worship of Lord Hanuman. Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country flock in here daily to offer prayer to and seek the blessings of the God. It is believed that Sankat Mochan Hanuman listens to the prayers of his faithful devotees hence if worshipped with a pure heart no wishes of yours would be left unfulfilled. Therefore,  it is also known as "Manokamna Temple."

16. Gandhi Maidan

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1 km
from city center
16 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Gandhi Maidan, previously known as the Patna Lawns, is a historic ground at Patna near the banks of Ganges River, in Bihar, India. The Golghar falls to its west. (br) Gandhi Maidan is a historic ground situated near the river Ganges. Being in the center of the city, it is place of many activities, which can be gauged by the presence of many important buildings all around it. It has played an important role in the Independence movement and is a witness of the growth of the city. It is a destination of important rallies and fun & fairs, beside being the venue of Republic day Parade and Independence Day ceremony.

17. River Ganga

Must visit 3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
17 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

The River Ganga flows through Patna and one cannot leave here without experiencing a boat ride near Gandhi Ghat. A boat ride in the Ganges in the months of October-March could be mesmerizing with its serene and captivating surroundings.

18. Chhoti Dargah, Maner

3.2 /5

6 km
from city center
18 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Chhoti Dargah is a 3-storied mausoleum located in Maner, just 30 km outside of Patna on NH 30. Also known as Maner Sharif, the place is an architectural marvel.

19. Maurya Lok

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
19 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

One of the largest shopping complexes in Patna, Maurya Lok would ideally cater to most of your shopping needs.

20. Sonepur Mela 2019

3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
20 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

The Sonepur Cattle Fair is held on Kartik Poornima (the full moon day) in the month of November in Sonepur, Bihar, on the confluence of river Ganges and Gandak. It is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela and it attracts visitors from all over Asia. Till date, it is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month. It has its origins during ancient times. This is when Chandragupta Maurya used to buy elephants and horses across the river Ganges. The Sonepur Cattle Fair once used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. In 2013, the Fair started on November 16 and continued till December 15.

21. Funtasia Island

8 km
from city center
21 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Constructed by Takshila Seas & Resorts Pvt. Ltd., Funtasia Water Park is known to be the first water park in Patna. Spread across 5 acres of land, the park is popular among both the kids and adults owing to its varied slides and water rides.

22. Hungama World

21 km
from city center
22 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Constructed and inaugurated in 2014, Hungama World is a pretty popular water theme park in Patna. Comprising of 4 swimming pools and umpteen water and regular rides, the park also has an amusement park in the premises and a play area for kids.

23. Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Garden

4 km
from city center
23 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Garden, or locally known as Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan was established in 1969 and has been a source of bounteous nature and greenery to the city ever since. Also known as Patna Zoo, the park has many varieties of flora and fauna, in addition to boasting facility, elephant ride, toy train for kids etc.

24. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
24 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Established in 1891, this place has a very wide collection of Mughal and Islamic scriptures including a 25 mm wide version of Quran. It also has the Nadir Shah's sword which he raised at the Sunehri Mosque in Delhi, to order the massacre of residents of the city.

25. Gandhi Sangrahalaya

1 km
from city center
25 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Gandhi Sangrahalaya in Patna is among the eleven such public museums across India. The institution displays a visual biography of Gandhi's life with the help of pictures of important milestones since childhood to death, documents, quotes, models and other memorabilia. There are books and audio-visual materials about his life, principles and struggle for feedom as well.

26. Ajanta

3.7 /5

59 km
from city center
26 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Located on the Fraser road, Ajanta is a good stopover if you are interested in buying genuine Madhubani paintings. It is closed on Sundays, so make sure you plan your visit accordingly.

27. Lauriya Nandangarh

3.5 /5 View 5+ photos

171 km
from city center
27 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Lauriya Nandangarh is a small town situated 28 km northwest of Bettiah famous for its beautifully architected Ashokan Pillar. Lauriya gets its name from a pillar (Laur) of Mauryan emperor Ashoka, which is situated here.

28. Sitamarhi

3.5 /5 View 5+ photos

113 km
from city center
28 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Sitamarhi, a town and the district headquarters of the Sitamarhi District in Bihar is the birthplace of the wife of Lord Ram, Sita. It is a town of immense religious and historical significance and dotted by many temples.

29. Japanese Peace Pagoda, Vaishali

3.2 /5

43 km
from city center
29 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Japanese Peace Pagoda is a beautiful stupa, established by the Nipponzan Myohoji sect of Japan. Also known as the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, this stupa also comprises of a part of Buddha's relics found in Vaishali.

30. Kolhua Complex, Vaishali

3.2 /5

45 km
from city center
30 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Another Stupa of the Ashokan period, this place was where legends say that Buddha was given a bowl of honey by the monkeys. It is also said that monkeys dug out a pond here for Gautama Buddha.

31. Jalan Museum

3.2 /5

9 km
from city center
31 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Located near Agamkuan, Jalan Museum, Popularly known as Quila House is a private museum and you will need to call them on (+91-612-246-1121) to take the permission to visit this museum. The museum has a great collection from the Mughal period and also houses some unique artifacts like the wooden bed of Napoleon III.

32. Bihar Emporium, Maurya Lok Shopping Complex

3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
32 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Bihar Emporium, run by the state government, is a good place to buy genuine Madhubani paintings at the right price.

33. Shahid Smarak

2 km
from city center
33 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Shaheed Smarak or Martyr's Memorial in Patna is a bronze statue commemorating seven brave young men, who sacrificed their lives in a protest, trying to unfurl the Indian national flag during the Quit India Movement of 1942 outside a British administrative building which is now the Secretariat of Patna. The monument is a remarkable reminder of the cost of feedom, even if their names are not widely known.

34. ISKCON Temple Patna

1 km
from city center
34 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

ISKCON Temple in Patna is a new addition to the group, and is yet to be fully open to the devotees and visitors. However, upon completion, the complex will be the largest in Bihar-Jharkhand area. The trademark white and red shades grace the exterior, while inside there are idols of Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Radha Banke Bihari and Sri Ram Durbar.

35. Agam Kuan

6 km
from city center
35 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Agam Kuan is an archaeological site related to numerous myths and legends over the years. The most popular association is with Mauryan king Ashoka. The well is mentioned as the ¥hell on earth' in many accounts, which was probably once a part of Ashoka's infamous Hell chambers used for torture before embracing Buddhism. People now treat the well with veneration and throw in flowers and coins to get their prayers and wishes heard.

36. Eco Park, Patna

3 km
from city center
36 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Patna Eco Park is a large, green area built to provide the visitors a natural place to unwind. There are more than 3000 varieties of flora, a children's park, boating rides, pathways for jogging and cycling, food court, themed natural decorations and occasional display of sculptures. Amidst the busy city, this is a place where the air feels fresh and the green soothes the eyes for a while.

37. Begu Hajjam's Mosque

8 km
from city center
37 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Begu Hajjam Mosque is among the oldest mosques in Patna city. Originally dating back to the 16th century, the mosque is not named after its creator Muazzam Nazir Khan, but its renovator Begu Hajjam. The architecture reflects Gaur style, as it was built under the rule of Alauddin Shah, the ruler of Gaur. There is spirituality within the walls of the mosque and beautiful carvings on them.

38. Hardinge Park

3,081 km
from city center
38 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Hardinge Park or officially known as Shaheed Veer Kunwar Singh Azadi Park is an urban park in the city of Patna built in 1916. One of the oldest in the country, the park was dedicated to the British Viceroy Charles Hardinge.

39. Kumhrar Park

5 km
from city center
39 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Situated in Kankarbagh in Patna, Kumhrar Park is vast stretch of green land provide fresh air and ample greenery to the neighbourhood. Besides, the park also houses a museum with relics from ancient history.

40. Shaheed Pir Ali Park

1 km
from city center
40 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

Shaheed Pir Ali Park is situated in the Gandhi Maidan in Patna and is dedicated to the freedom fighter Pir Ali who was caught and hanged. Best suited for age groups, the park remains especially crowded during early mornings and evenings with the joggers.

41. S K Puri Children's Park

3 km
from city center
41 out of 41
places to visit in Patna

S K Puri Children's Park is situated in Boring Road in Patna and is essentially a children's' park with umpteen swings and slides for the kids. Besides it also has a jogging track which is used foro early morning and evening walks.

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