Patna is the capital of state of Bihar. Buddha visited this place on his last journey to Kushinagar. Third Buddhist Council was held at Patna under the patronage of Emperor Ashoka.
The Buddha knew Patna as Pataligama. King Ashoka made Patna as his capital and called it Patliputra. Patna is the latest name of the city. The Buddha passed through this city several times. On tour of Patna, you must visit the Patna Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Buddhist art. It mostly belong to the, i.e., from the 8th to 12th centuries AD. The most exceptional statues are of Avalokitesvara and Maitreya. The remains of Pataliputra at Kumhrar along with a few large pillars and the foundations of a Buddhist Monastery known as Anand must also be visited..
You can go on tour of the historic sites of Nalanda, Rajgir, Pawapuri, Maner, Gaya, Bodhgaya and Vaishali from Patna.
How to Reach
Patna is well connected by air, rail and road network with all the major cities of India.
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