Top things to do in Patna

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 Mughlai in Patna

Karim's

This stylish new outlet – operated by the hallowed kebab house of the same name in New Delhi – has recently begun treating Patna to its legendary menu featuring tikka rolls, chargrilled mutton burra kebab, slow-cook…
Top Choice North Indian in Patna

Pind Balluchi

For Patna's best food and views, head to this revolving restaurant with ever-shifting vistas over Gandhi Maidan, Golghar and the Ganges beyond. The kebabs are excellent (try the murgh malai kebab), and there is a fu…
Top Choice Historic Building in Patna

Golghar

This massive, bulbous granary was built by the British army in 1786 and was being restored at the time of writing. The idea behind its construction was to avoid a repeat of the terrible 1770 famine – look for the ol…
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…
Museum in Patna

Bihar Museum

This impressive museum, one of the largest in south Asia, has three history galleries, plus displays on contemporary art and ethnic groups of Bihar. It has poached some of the finer pieces of the Patna Museum, inclu…
Indian in Patna

Bellpepper Restaurant

Intimate and contemporary, this small restaurant inside Hotel Windsor is particularly popular for its tandoori dishes. The murg tikka lababdar (boneless tandoori chicken basted with garlic, ginger, green chillies, a…
Indian in Patna

Tandoor Hut

This streetside grill serves delicious kebabs and other tandoor offerings, as well as huge biryanis and curries. Eat on-site, take a pack back to your hotel, or call them and ask for a delivery. The chicken malai an…
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…
Fast Food in Patna

Bollywood Treats

This fast-food place dishes out South Indian snacks, Chinese stir-fries, decent pizza and tempting brownies to Patna’s blossoming middle class. There is a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream kiosk, and a corner for cold coffee…