Attractions of Patna in the state of Bihar
The cultural heritage of Bihar is reflected in its many ancient monuments. Gandhi Ghat is one of the most popular ghats on the banks of the Ganges river.
Patna is the largest town and capital of Bihar state. It is located on the south bank of the river river Ganga.
It has however a few ancient sacred places as also places of tourist interest.
The cultural heritage of Bihar is reflected in its many ancient monuments. Kumhrar and Agam Kuan are the sites of the ruins of the Ashokan Pataliputra. Didarganj Yakshi remains as an example of Mauryan art.
Takht Sri Patna Sahib is one of the Five Takhts of Sikhism and consecrates the birthplace of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Gobind Singh. There are five other Gurdwaras in Patna which are related to different Sikh Gurus; these are Gurdwara Pahila Bara, Gurdwara Gobind Ghat, Gurdwara Guru ka Bagh, Gurdwara Bal Leela and Gurdwara Handi Sahib.
Padri Ki Haveli, High Court, Golghar and Secretariat Building are examples of British architecture.
Newly built Buddha Smriti Park near Patna Junction is also becoming a major tourist attraction.
Gandhi Ghat is one of the most popular ghats on the banks of the river Ganges.
It is popular as the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed here. The highlight of the place is however, the magnanimous Ganga Aarti that is attended by thousands of devotees as well as tourists. The aarti is performed at dusk, with 51 lamps by a group of priests who are dressed in saffron robes.
A building in the shape of a beehive, Golghar originally served the purpose of a storehouse. It was built in 1786 by Captain John Garstin and provides a panoramic view of the entire city along with the River Ganga.
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