Patna is a capital city of the state of Bihar in India, situated on the southern bank of river Ganges. It has been a cultural center for the people from all walks of life for years. Patna offers excursions to nearby worth seeing places notable as Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism such as Baddhgaya, Vaishali , Rajgir, Nalanda and Pawapuri. It is also significant pilgrimage center for Sikhs as the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Sing was born here. Some of the main attractions of Patna are Kumrahar, Patna Sahib, Sher Shah Suri Mosque, Golghar and Patna Museum. Enjoy day trips from Patna.
Day Trip to Nalanda and Rajgir
Nalanda is world renowned as the ancient seat of learning, founded in 5th Century AD. The ruins of the ancient university lies here in the Nalanda University Ruins Archaeological Complex. It came into fame between 5th to 12th Century. Buddha visited this place several times during his lifetime. Visit Nalanda University Ruins Archaeological Complex, Nalanda Archaeological Museum, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall.
Day Trip to Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya is one of the most significant and sacred Buddhist centers in the world. It was here under the holy Banyan tree (the Bodhi tree) where Budha had attained enlightenment and became Budha from Sidhartha. Lord Buddha Images and a large Dharma Chakra, 'Wheel of Law'. Sakya sect and Nyingma sect too have their representation in Bodhgaya.
Day Trip to Vaishali
Vaishali is a small town but it has a great tourism potential due to its association with the Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira. According to the past history when Patliputra was the capital of Mauryas and Guptas , Vaishali flourished as the potential center for trade and commerce. It is also believed that Vaishali had witnessed the first democratic republic government with elected representatives in the world during 6th Century B.C.