Chhoti Dargah information
Worth visiting 30km west of Patna is Chhoti Dargah , an architecturally elegant three-storey mausoleum fronted by a large tank. The venerable Muslim saint Makhdum Shah Daulat was buried here in 1619 under a canopied tomb. As it is auspicious to be buried close to a saint, several cloth-covered graves in front of the mausoleum keep the saint company. The large body of water is a favourite swimming playground for local children and its steps provide a good laundry site.