Dangers & Annoyances

Traffic in Patna is unruly. Be especially careful while crossing roads – one-way streets may well have traffic coming in the other direction, and traffic signals hardly have any effect on traffic flow.

Street crime in Patna can (and does) exist. Don't walk the streets alone at night, and be wary of pickpockets and bag snatchers in busy places such as railway stations and bus stations.


Axis Bank Exchanges currency and has ATMs.

State Bank of India Exchanges currency and travellers cheques. Has ATMs.


Post Office Find ordinary and express postal facilities in this handsome red-and-white colonial-era building.

Travel Agencies

Thomas Cook Helpful for booking airline tickets and car rental. Also exchanges currency for a commission.