Posted by : Sandeep April 20, 2012
Perched on the bank of holi river of Ganga, the city of Patna is known for its historic and cultural significance. Patna, is the capital place of Bihar state and known as Pataliputra in ancient times. Owing to its proximity to several major places of tourists and religious significance, Patna witnesses a large number of tourists and pilgrims flocking there from all over the globe. The city of Patna itself houses many places of interest worth visiting.
Patna Museum: Established in 1917, Patna Museum is one of the very few grand museums of India. It offers the most genuine scientific vision to the evolution of the history. This repository of glorious history of Bihar serves to be a cultural pride of the state. The museum boasts of having the collection of relic casket of Lord Buddha. This casket was found during excavation of a Stupa of sixth century at Vaishali. It contained the sacred ashes of Lord Buddha and other articles. The museum also displays the several stone and bronze sculptures. Deedarganj Yakshi, the beautifully carved statue of a female, is another prized collection of Patna Museum.
Golghar: Golghar is a historic structure built in the year 1786 by Captain John Garstin. Built in beehive like shape, Golghar is a huge granary. This massive structure is about 29 m high and was built for storing grains for the British army. Golghar has spiral stairway around it which offer the beautiful views of Patna city.
Quila House: Quila House, otherwise known as Jalan House, is famous museum in Patna. Built in 1954 by late Diwan Bahadur Radha Krishna Jalan, Jalan House is home to a rich collection of art objects. It also displays the rich collection of Chinese paintings, Jade collections and many works of art.
Apart from these the city of Patna also houses many other places of attractions worth visiting. Patna Planetarium, Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib, Kumhrar and Hanuman Mandir are some of them.