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Patna is the capital of Bihar, and the second largest metropolis in eastern India. The ancient name of Patna was 'Pataliputra' and it was the capital of the Maurya and Gupta empires. The ancient city of Patliputra, with a glorious period of history spanning a thousand years (500BC-400AD), saw the rise and fall of India's first major kingdoms. The city speaks of a glorious past and stands as a lively and an upcoming metropolis. Legend has it that a sanctified Ganga had watched with reverence as a sacred Buddha blessed this place to be a realm of great Kings and their Empires. Belonging to the blue family of cities with a royal heritage, it is the land where the greatest emperors of India walked, and where the greatest saints chose to preach. Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru was born here. At present, it has become one of the fastest growing cities of India. With real estate booming at a fast pace, shopping malls, theaters, new businesses, and food joints it carries all ingredients for a lively city life, and a tourist friendly environment. More significantly, it is a gateway t...

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Patna
Patna is the capital of Bihar, and the second largest metropolis in eastern India. The ancient name of Patna was 'Pataliputra' and it was the capital of the Maurya and Gupta empires. The ancient city of Patliputra, with a glorious period of history spanning a thousand years (500BC-400AD), saw the rise and fall of India's first major kingdoms. The city speaks of a glorious past and stands as a lively and an upcoming metropolis. Legend has it that a sanctified Ganga had watched with reverence as a sacred Buddha blessed this place to be a realm of great Kings and their Empires. Belonging to the blue family of cities with a royal heritage, it is the land where the greatest emperors of India walked, and where the greatest saints chose to preach. Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru was born here. At present, it has become one of the fastest growing cities of India. With real estate booming at a fast pace, shopping malls, theaters, new businesses, and food joints it carries all ingredients for a lively city life, and a tourist friendly environment. More significantly, it is a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrim centres of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya, Keshariya and Pawapuri.Lying along the banks of the Ganges River, Patna is surrounded by important religious centers for the Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. This city has been home to two great religions, Buddhism and Jainism, and myriad dynasties from ancient to modern times.

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Air: The flights of Indian Airlines, Sahara India, Air Deccan and Jet Airways connect Patna with Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Lucknow, Ranchi and many other major cities.
Rail: Patna is connected by rail to Bombay, Calcutta, Guwahati, Ranchi, and Varanasi.
Road: Patna is wellconnected via roads with the rest of Bihar. There are also regular inter - state bus services.By road Patna to Nalanda-95 km, Rajgir-110 km, Pawapuri-90 km, Gaya-120 km, Bodhgaya-135 km, Raxaul-210 km, Ranchi-335 km, Muzzafarpur-78 km, Sasaram- 152 km, Vaishali-56 km, Calcutta-653 km, Delhi-997 km. Bus : Regular direct bus services connect Patna to Calcutta, Rajgir, Nalanda, Pawapuri, Vaishali, Gaya-Bodhgaya, Ranchi, Raxaul, Muzzafarpur, Sasaram.


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Sonepur Mela
One of the most astonishing cattle fairs to be held in Asia in terms of its size and scale. The sleepy little town of Sonepur  (22 km form Patna) is thrown into frenzy on Kartik Purnima , a fortnight after Diwali , as people from all over the world congragate to participate in this huge festival and is enjoyed by all.


Chatth Puja
The festivities accompanying the celebreation of freshly harvested paddy and its offerings made to the Sun God have to be seen to be believed. Joy and colour mark the Chhath festivities as thanks are offered to the lord of Crops and the creator of the seasons. Devotional songs to the Sun God and fasting all day long make the Chhath Festival a day of thanks giving. Devotees walk barefoot in the penance to the venue of the celebrations. Lighted earthen lamps are floated down the river at evening time.


Kite Festival
This festival is celebrated on the 14th of January and on this occasion the sky is filled with multi-coloured kites of different patterns and dimensions. All age groups fly kites and take on bids to cut each others kite string.


Pitrapaksha Mela
Held in Gaya in the month of September, the Pitrapaksha Mela attracts people from all over the country. Every person prays god that he be blessed with a son who would offer him pinda daan (lymph of rice) at Gaya. The ‘Pindaadan’ offered here by the relatives of the dead is a must for the ‘moksha’ of the soul.


Diwali Festival
Diwali another common festival of lights is celebrated with the same enthusiasm as the rest of the country. There are versions of origin of this festival; the most popular is of Lord Rama s return coronation to Ayodhya after his 14 year exile.


Ram Navami

Birth of Lord Ram is celebrated on this day.This is very popular in Northern India. During the eight days preceding Ram Navami, ramayana is read or chanted.



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