Exploring the Ancient City of Patna

City of Patna

If you are looking for a destination which is riddled in age old culture and encapsulated in mesmerising wonders then Patna is the place to be. Patna has old components along with a blend of new age culture and the air of pristine history. Being biggest town in Bihar, the interesting history of Patna dates back to 3000 years. During the ancient ages, the city was broadly termed as Pataliputra and has served as the capital of Magadha kingdom. You might need to take a long getaway to appreciate the substance of Patna, which was one amongst the most punctual grounds occupied. If you love to explore the golden past of this ancient city, then book your tickets on the Siwan to Patna train to travel and have a great time out with friends. Here are some of the places you must visit in Patna.

Kumrahar stands in confirmation of the social perfection for old Pataliputra. Located at a distance of 5 kms from Patna, Kumrahar provides you with an insightful knowledge into the rich history of Patna. The site now contains archeological stays of Mauryan royal residence. Unearthing’s directed at Kumrahar somewhere around 1912 and 1915 conveyed to light Mauryan pillared corridor. Further unearthing’s have uncovered more columns and now the site is alluded to as ‘Eighty Pillared Hall’. You could see old decorations, copper coins, earthenware dots, stone dabs, toy trucks, utensils and some more. The collectibles and photos at the site give you knowledge into the social abundance of the old time frame.

Golghar is a fine example of the compositional wonder of the area. Chief John Garstin constructed Golghar in the year 1786 to use as a silo to store grain when starvation hit the city. The engineering bears similarity of the Stupa style. With 125 meters width and 3.6 meters thick, the storage facility has ventures to lead you to the top. The perspective from the top is stupendous as should be obvious the magnificent Ganges spouting underneath. Golghar likewise claimed the title for being the tallest working building in Patna region around then. Despite the fact that constructed to store grains, Golghar was never used to the greatest limit. Inferable from oversight while planning and developing, Golghar could be opened just from inside and thus if completely filled, opening the entryways would not be conceivable.

Patna Museum:
Patna Museum
Located at downtown area’s, Patna Museum is certain to make your brain go to the old times. It was built in the year 1917 and it is the most seasoned gallery in the city. Impacts of Mughal and Rajput style of engineering are apparent in the development of the historical centre. Despite the fact that the gallery has more than 45000 relics, inferable from space limitation, a minor rate of the belonging are in plain view. The great accumulations of the exhibition hall incorporate Jain pictures, Buddhist models, works of art having a place with British Empire and Chinese craftsmanship. Initially World War gun are in plain view here. The most popular gathering is the life-size statue of Fly Whisk-Bearer, which goes back to third century BC.

Agam Kuan:
Agam Kuan
Alluded to as ‘impossible well’, Agam Kuan is viewed as the most antiquated and essential archeological site in Patna. Constructed amid the time of Ashoka, the Mauryan lord, Agam Kuan has numerous legends connected with it. With a profundity of 105 ft and border of more than 20 feet, the well was developed by Ashoka to torment individuals. It is likewise trusted that it was the place head Ashoka had his 99 brothers suffocated to catch the position of royalty. However another legend goes that a Jain Monk by the name of Sudarshana was witnessed gliding on a lotus at first glance after he was tossed in the well by ruler Chand. Agam Kuan now claims the tag of being promising with boundless forces.

These places will give you the insight into the traditions and culture of the city. If you love to explore India’s cultural heritage then book your tickets on the Siwan to Patna train and travel to have a first-hand encounter with the history.



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Parmeshwar Dass, works with Namaste India Trip Pvt Ltd. An avid travel enthusiast by nature, he brings his characteristic zeal and sincerity to all projects he involves himself in. His videography and photography reflect his urge to help fellow travelers who embrace the pleasures and perils of journeys just for the sense of adventure and newness they bring to our otherwise monotonous lives.