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.
Jehanabad, a city and district headquarters in Bihar was once a part of the Gaya district. This city has a well connected roadway and railway system. National Highway 110 and 83 runs through this city. Sone River passes near this region. Some of the famous tourist attractions near this area are Patna, Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Bihar Sharif, Agam Kuan and Golghar.
Places to Stay
There are a few luxury hotels in Jehanabad. However, if you are looking for budget hotels, go to Gaya, which is 42 km away. Some of these hotels are Hotel Darbar International (Tariff – Rs.763), Hotel Pankaj Gaya (Tariff – Rs.820) and Hotel Ajatsatru (Tariff – Rs.475).
The languages spoken by the people of Jehanabad are Hindi, Maithili and Urdu.
The most celebrated festivals in Jehanabad are Makar Sankranti in January, Chatth Puja in March, Mahavir Jayanti in April, Buddha Jayanti in May and Madhushravani in August.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in this region. A few of these places are Suppi (18 km), Bawan Bigha Pokhra (18 km) and Keori (39 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Patna which is 60 km away from Jehanabad.
Jehanabad Railway Station is 9 km away from the main city center and connects the city to all major railway stations.
There are state-run and private buses that connect the city to nearby towns and states. Private bus operators such as Diamond Motors run comfortable buses daily from Jamshedpur to Jehanabad. Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket booking facility is the best way to book your online tickets.