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Weekend Getaways from Patna

17 Jan 2024 02:09 PM
Weekend Getaways from Patna

 

Patna, which was once known as Pataliputra, is the capital city of the state of Bihar. It has a rich historical background as it was the capital of the Magadha Empire. It was home to Chanakya and Kalidasa. Situated on the banks of river Ganga. It has a great cultural background and is also popular for its educational centers. The name of the city is always taken with pride with the name of Samrat Ashok.
 

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1. Gaya

Gaya
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This is the second largest city of Bihar and a prime pilgrimage center for Hindus and Buddhists. People visit this city to do ‘Pind Daan,’ which is a ritual that Hindus perform for their departed souls. There are several temples which you can visit in the city.


Time: Ideally, the best time to visit weather-wise is between November and February.
Distance from Patna: 97.7 km via NH22 and Patna - Gaya Rd
 

2. Muzaffarpur

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Muzaffarpur is a significant educational and commercial center. This city has a rich historical background and has many historical places, temples, and monuments which attract tourists.


Time: The best time to visit Muzaffarpur is from December through February.
Distance from Patna: 72 Km
 

3. Nalanda

Nalanda
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Nalanda houses one of the oldest and greatest universities in the world. It is also a pilgrimage site with a rich historical and cultural background. It also has some great examples of architecture and many other tourist spots.


Time: From October to March can be considered the best time to visit. 
Distance from Patna: 74 Km

4. Darbhanga

Darbhanga
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Regarded as the cultural capital of the state, Darbhanga has a lot to offer. Tourists can visit Darbhanga Fort, Shyama Kali Temple, Chandradhari Museum on their visit to this city.


Time: Best time to visit Darbhanga is from October to March
Distance from Patna: 150 km
 

5. Rajgir

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Rajgir, the place of royalty, was the ancient capital city of the Magadha situated in the state of Bihar, India. Bhaktipur joins Rajgir to Patna by various means of transport. Rajgir is mainly situated in a valley and its charm has been a tourist magnet.

 
Time: Oct to Mar is the best time to visit
Distance from Patna: 93.4 Km
 

6. Buxar

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Buxar is district of Bihar also gateway of Bihar. Just two-hour journey from Mugalsarai, Buxar is a religious place. It is associated with the story of Ramayana. Situated on the banks of river Ganga, it is said that Rama went Janakpur from here. 


Time to visit: Best time to visit Buxar is from Feb to Dec
Distance from Patna: 127.2 km via NH922 and Arrah-Buxar Rd/Sasaram - Patna Rd
 

7. Some of the other places of a visit from Patna are as follows

Some of the other places of a visit from Patna are as follows
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1. Mahavir Mandir


Time to visit: Throughout of the year
Distance from Patna: 2.3 km via Chiraiyatand Main Rd and Patna - Parsa - Siwan Hwy


2. Golghar


Time to visit: Throughout the year
Distance from Patna: 4.5 km via Budh Marg


3. Patna Museum


Time to visit: November to March
Distance from Patna: 3.4 km via Mithapur Bus Stand Rd/Patna - Aurangabad Rd


4. Gandhi Museum


Time to visit: All through the year
Distance from Patna: 3.6 km via Chiraiyatand Main Rd


5. Takht Sri


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 12.0 km  via NH 31ax


6. Pati Sonapur


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 992.0 km via NH20 and NH16


7. Maner


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 39.1 km via NH922


8. Pawapuri


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 93.2 km via NH 31 and NH20


9. Cyclopean Wall


Time to visit: Every season is appropriate for visiting it
Distance from Patna: 108.7 km via NH 31 and NH20


10 . Saptaparni Cave


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 2 Km from Rajgir, Bihar


11. Griddhakuta Peak


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 108.3 km via NH 31 and NH20


12. Karuna Stupa


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 2.7 km via Mithapur Bus Stand Rd/Patna - Aurangabad Rd


13. Siwan


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 136.8 km via Dumra - Jalalpur - Madarpur - Bhagwanpur Rd and Patna - Parsa - Siwan Hwy


14. Cankamana


Time to visit: October till March
Distance from Patna: 144 km


15. Bodh Gaya


Time to visit: Between June and September
Distance from Patna: 110.4 km via NH22


16. Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary


Time to visit: From October until the end of March
Distance from Patna: 144.1 km via NH322


17. The Great Buddha Statue


Time to visit: Between October and March
Distance from Patna: 112.0 km via NH22


18. Muchalinda Lake


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Patna: 111.7 km via NH22


19. Sasaram


Time to visit: February, October, November, and December
Distance from Patna: 148.2 km via NH139 and Chandi - Nasriganj Rd
 

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