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Patna Travel Guide, India


Patna is said to be one of those cities which have oldest signs of humans amongst all the cities of this world. Since the beginning till today Patna has been constantly inhabited by various settlements. Patna is also the capital of Bihar (a state in East India) and one of the important political hubs for India.

Patna is situated on the bank of River Ganga. Gandak, Son, and Ghagra are merge into River Ganga and it is this combination of rivers which passes by the capital of Bihar. Patna has a population of around 1800000 inhabitants and is around 25 kilometers in length. The width of Patna is around 10 kilometers.

Patna is an important city for various religions as the pilgrim centers for Hindus, Buddhist, and Jain are located nearby Patna itself. Some of these centers are Nalanda, Rajgriha (also known as Rajgir), Vaishali, Pawapuri, and Bodhgaya. Sikhs also constantly visit Patna as the last human guru for Sikhs was born in Patna itself. His name was Guru Gobind Singh.

Patna excels in almost every field like education, administration, and houses many historical remains of India. In terms of education, Patna is the center where most of the students from Bihar travel so as to prepare for higher studies and competitive exams. As Patna is capital of Bihar so it is also the hub of all administrative offices for the government. A major center for trade in Patna is Patna City which is an area that is walled from all the sides.

There are many theories that relate to Patna receiving its name from history but the most famous of them is the one that says that the name of Patna is derived from Patan. A famous Hindu Goddess named Patan Devi was the source of the name of Patna in those historical days.

Patna is one of the major business hubs for east India and it excels mostly in agricultural field when it comes to economy of the city. Sugarcane, Grain, Patna rice, and sesame are some of the products which are found in most of the Patna. Being the capital, Patna is one of the most talked about cities for the state of Bihar and also for the entire country.

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