The temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Million of pilgrims visit the temple to pay their respects and Mahavir Mandir is the second most-visited temple in North India.
This temple came to notice in 1947, when a large number of Hindu refugees fled to Patna after the partition. The idol of Sankat Mochan holds a special place in the hearts of devotees. There are swarms of people who visit the temple on the pious occasion of Ram Navami.
Golghar is an innovative attempt at redefining grain storage. It was constructed in wake of the colossal famine of 1786 and is a 29-metre-tall granary.
Apart from its very idiosyncratic architectural nature, Golghar boasts of offering a panoramic view of the entire city in the backdrop of the Ganges. The view is breathtaking in every sense of the word.
Darbhanga House is also referred to as Nav Lakha building. It was built by Maharaja Sir Kameshwar Singh of Darbhanga. The building along the banks of Ganges is known to house a Kali Mandir, a revered place of worship of Goddess Durga.
Patan Devi Mandir is one of the most revered temples in Patna. The temple is considered to be the abode of Goddess Durga. The Bari Patan Devi Temple faces north towards the Ganges river. The statues of the temple are carved out of black stone.
All patrons are allowed to visit the temple irrespective of caste and Tuesdays are special days for worship. Choti Patan Devi Mandir is situated in the Chowk area of Patna city.
Fondly called Jadu Ghar by locals, Patna museum is a state museum. Some of the most prized displays at the museum are the relics of Gautam Buddha, fossils of a 200-million-year-old tree and the celebrated statue of Didarganj Yakshi. The museum is surely a learning experience by itself and explains the glorious past of Patna.
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib or the Gurudwara at Patna was built in remembrance of the tenth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. This gurdwara is most certainly the root of Sikhism in the eastern part of India.
It houses many of the personal belongings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, such as his gold-plated cradle (called Pangura). The shrine of Sikhism is also an architectural delight. It has elegant white domes and breathtakingly designed staircases, interwoven with fine latticework, which can be truly rewarding to an onlooker.
Gandhi Maidan is a major landmark of the city’s map. It was previously known as Patna Lawns. Gandhi Maidan is a centrally located ground in Patna. It enjoys great political and commercial eminence and major hubs can be located around it.
Qila House is also known as Jalan House. The place is a privately owned residential house. The Quila House has been home to five generations of the Jalan family since 1919 and is known for the collection of objets d’art and antique. The collection is a personal collection and accomplishment of Radha Krishna Jalan. The Jalan family is warm and welcomes visitors by appointment or by invitation.
Gurdwara Gobind Ghat is located on the banks of the river Ganga and is in the vicinity of Takht Sri Patna Sahib. The places is also known as Kangan Ghat, where Guru Gobind Singh had thrown his gold bangle as a young child.
The place is celebrated for the folklores pertaining to the childhood of Guru Gobind Singh. It is believed that he used to play with his playmates on the bank of the Ganges.
Kumhrar, site of ruins of the ancient celebrated city of Pataliputra, lies 5 km from Patna railway station. Not much of the grandeur and glory remains to be witnessed, except for the remains of a huge Mauryan hall. Parks and museums have preserved the ruins of a few more constructions found in Kumhrar.
Sher Shah Suri Masjid is a mosque and is also known as Shershahi, The mosque is a fine example of the Afghan style of architecture. It was built by Sher Shah Suri 1540–1545 to commemorate his supremacy.
There exists a tomb inside the complex of the mosque which is sheltered by an octagonal stone slab. The star appeal of the Sher Shah Suri Masjid is its central dome which is surrounded by four small domes. The uniqueness of the domes lies in the fact that no matter from which angle or direction they are viewed, there appear to be only three domes.
It is a historical Sikh shrine situated at Ghai Ghat Mohalla in Patna. It is about 4 kilometres from Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib. Gurdwara Pahila Bara is oldest gurdwara is this region. A new building comprising a spacious square hall with the sanctum in the middle was constructed during 1980.
Gurdwara Ghai Ghat also known as Gurdwara Pahila Bara is dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev, who stayed here during his visit as this was Bhagat Jaitamal's house. Jaitamal was one of guru's most ardent followers and later converted his house into a dharamsala. Bhagat Jaitamal's house was sanctified first by Guru Nanak and later by Guru Tegh Bahadur.
Agam Kuan meaning the unfathomable well has immense historical substance. It is associated with the rule of Mauryan King Ashoka and is one the oldest archaeological sites in Patna.
Many legends are attached to the site and while some regard it as a torture chamber, some refer to it as the well where King Ashoka threw his brothers in order to attain the throne. Near this site is the temple of Shitala Devi, which is known for remedial cures for smallpox and chickenpox.
Bulandi Bagh is one of the major excavation sites from which many terracotta artefacts, coins and the like have been excavated throwing new light on the life and times of the Mauryan Empire.