About Patna Buddhist Pilgrimage in Patna Bihar India


General Information About Patna Bihar

Country India
State Bihar
Location Capital of Bihar, 592 Kms from Kolkata, 1094 Kms from Delhi
Best time to visit October to March
Tourist places to visit Khuda Baksh Library , Gol Ghar, Patna Museum
Significance Ancient capital from Magadh Empire to date
Nearby Tourist Places Bodhgaya , Gaya, Rajgir,Nalanda, Vaishali , Kesaria ,Lauria Nandangarh , Varanasi, Kushinagar etc.
Festivals to visit You can visit Buddha Purnima in Bodhgaya from Patna

The city has seen several changes in its name, such as Pataligram during the rule of King Ajatashatru of the Haryanka Empire, and Pataliputra during the reign of the Maurya Dynasty. Patna is the capital of Bihar, located in the northern part of India. Since it is located in a tropical region, Patna experiences intense summers, although the winters are rather pleasant for outdoor travel and vacationing. The languages spoken here include Bhojpuri, Urdu, Hindi, and English.

The best time to visit Patna

Between the months of October and March

Weather and Climate of Patna

Patna experiences summer winter and monsoon. Winter and summer are pleasant for tourists while monsoon causes awkward situation in heavy downpour. Winter months from October to January are especially pleasant for people from temperate countries.

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How to Reach Patna

Patna is accessible by bus, trains and flights from different parts of India. City has Patna International Airport and Patna Junction Railway Station which is well connected to other parts of India. Many Superfast Trains of India like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Sampark Kranti are good to reach here.

Tourist Attractions of Patna

Tourist Attractions of Patna are Gol Ghar , Khuda Bakhsh Library, Buddha Smriti (Memorial) Park, Bodhi Tree , Kumrahar, Patna Museum , Mahatma Gandhi Setu and much more.

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Nearby Tourist Attractions Patna

Patna is called Gateway to Buddhismas it connects major Buddhist Tourist Attractions in India like Bodhgaya, Lumbini , Kushinagar , Vaishali , Sarnath, Rajgir, Nalanda , Kesaria, Nandangarh and many other most of which fall in Bihar State of India.

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Buddhism in Patna

Emperor Ashoka made several architectural contributions to Patna to commemorate its status as a centre for learning with respect to the Buddhist faith. Gautama Buddha passed through Patna in the last year of his life, stopping here for a brief period of time. There happened to be some officials of the King of Magadha present at the time of his arrival, and they extended to the Buddha the invitation of a meal the following afternoon. As the Buddha left, it was announced that whichever city gate he left by would thenceforth be known as Gotamadvara (“Gautama Gate”) and the spot where he crossed the RiverGanges to continue on his journey was also renamed Gotamatittha (Gautama Ford).

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Local Sightseeing in Patna

Local Sightseeing in Patna is Patna Museum, Kumrahar, Buddha Smriti Park which has saplings of holy Bodhi Trees which have been received from Mahameghavana Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and BodhGaya, India. Gol Ghar and Khuda Baksh Library are other places to visit for intellectuals.

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