Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and is the second most populous city of Eastern India. It is the administrative, industrial and educational centre of the state. The city is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges. It also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak and Punpun. Patna is also an important pilgrim center for Jain, Sikh Buddhists and Hindus pilgrims.
Places to Stay
Patna has many good budget hotels. Some of them are Hotel Fortune Inn (Tariff - Rs.1500), Hotel Windsor (Tariff - Rs.1400), Hotel President (Tariff - Rs.1100), and Hotel Linkway (Tariff - Rs.1400).
The official language in Patna is Hindi. Other widely spoken dialects and languages include Angika, Bhojpuri and Maithili.
All major festivals of India are celebrated in India. Some of the festivals unique to Patna are Sonepur Mela (November), Kite Festival (January) and Pitrapaksha Mela (September).
Places to Visit
Places to see in and around Patna include Vaishali (61 kms), Rajgir (90 kms), Nalanda (70 kms), and Pawapuri (83 kms), Gandhi Maidan (6 kms) and Kumhrar and Agam Kuan (7 kms).
How to Get There
Patna has an airport called the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport. It is classified as a restricted international airport.
Patna is a major railway hub and has six major stations: Patna Junction, Rajendranagar Terminal, Gulzarbagh Station, Danapur Station, Patliputra Station and Patna Sahib Station.
Luxury bus service between Patna and several neighboring cities is provided by the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation and the Bihar State Road Transport Corporation. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Patna include Vaishali Travels, Gaurav Luxury Bihar State Transport Corporation and Sri Krishna Rath. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.
Darbhanga is a small city in the Darbhanga district of Bihar. It is the oldest and a historic city of Bihar. Darhanga’s history goes back to the golden Era of Ramayana and Mahabharat. Few believe that Darbhanga in Bengali means ‘Gateway to Bengal’, Dar or Dwar meaning ‘Gate’ and Bhanga or Banga meaning ‘Bengal’, and other’s believe that Darbhanga means broken gates , Bhanga can also mean ‘broken’ in Bihari. Darbhanga is also known for its rich folk art, musical forms, and its unique traditions.
Places to Stay
Darbhanga city has various staying options. Few of them are Hotel Rama Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Ira Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Arvind (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Beena Mansion (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Hotel AP Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1400).
The official language of Darbhanga is Maithili. The other languages spoken here are Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Nepali, and English.
The important festivals of Darbhanga are- Chatth Puja, Makar Sankranti, Dussehra, Ramnavmi, and Diwali.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Darbhanga. Some of these places are Darbhanga Fort, Shyama Kali Temple, Holy Rosary Church, Makhdoom Baba’s Mazar, Harari Pond, and Chandradharu Museum.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Darbhanga is the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport in Patna (112 km).
The nearest station to Darbhanga city is Darbhanga Junction (2 km).
There are daily bus services to Ranchi, Patna, Madhubani, Muzafarpur, and Hajaipur. Some of the best bus operators that offer a good travel experience for passengers include Gaurav Luxury and Prithvi Travels. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.