Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Patna

Patna Museum

Housed in a majestic colonial-era building, this museum contains a splendid collection of Mauryan and Gupta stone sculptures, some beautiful bronze Buddhist statuary, and a gallery of early-19th-century landscape pa…
Top Choice Historic Building in Patna

Golghar

For a dome with a view, climb this massive, bulbous granary, built by the British army in 1786 and renovated in 2016. The idea behind its construction was to avoid a repeat of the terrible 1770 famine – look for the…
Museum in Patna

Bihar Museum

This impressive new museum, one of the largest in south Asia, was only partially opened at time of research but when finished it will boast three impressive history galleries, plus displays on contemporary art and e…
Park in Patna

Buddha Smriti Park

This peaceful 9-hectare park, inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in 2010, is notable for its massive sandblasted charcoal stupa (₹50), which houses a unique, bulletproof relic chamber, and sapling plantings from both the…
Historic Site in Patna

Ruins of Pataliputra

You'll have to rely heavily on your imagination to envisage what was once one of the greatest cities in the ancient world, ruled by kings Ajatasatru (491–459 BC), Chandragupta (321–297 BC) and Ashoka (274–237 BC). T…
Museum in Patna

Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library

This tiny, but fascinating library-cum-museum, founded in 1900, contains a renowned collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts, Mughal and Rajput paintings, and even the Quran inscribed in a book just 25mm wide. A…
Sikh Temple in Patna

Har Mandir Takht

Behind a grand gate and sheltered from the mayhem of Patna’s Chowk area lies this important Sikh shrine. Its miniature marble domes, sweeping staircases and fine latticework mark the spot where Guru Gobind Singh, la…
Museum in Patna

Gandhi Museum

This mildly interesting museum contains a pictorial history of Mahatma Gandhi’s life, plus some of his meagre belongings. On your way in, look for the glass-boxed statues of Gandhi and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Ta…