Patna is one of the oldest cities in India. During the reign of Chandragupta Maurya, Patna was also known as Pataliputra. Now the capital of Bihar, Patna is famous for its ancient monuments and ruins of culture centers of ancient India, like the Nalanda University and Vaishali and Bodhgaya that are just a short journey away from Patna.
The city lies on the banks of the river Ganga, one of the holiest symbols of Hinduism. The city is worth a visit if only for the sake of its ancient cultural glory. The Khuda Baksh Library has documents and manuscripts dating back to the medieval era. Scholars of Arabic, Persian and Moorish history can be seen poring over the books in the library. The Golghar, dating back to 1786, is a beehive shaped granary constructed to ward off famines.
The hotels in Patna are the best places to stay in on your Patna tour. From choice meals, to elegant accommodation and world-class business and recreation facilities, the Patna hotels have it all. In addition, you will be treated with a warm hospitality that is a tradition at the hotels in India. The Hotel Chanakya and Hotel Samrat International are popular owing to their proximity to the major tourist attractions of Patna. Similarly, the Maurya Patna and Pataliputra Ashok offer a stay that is unmatched in luxury, comfort and style.