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.
Located on the south of the Burhi Gandak River is Muzaffarpur- a prominent town of north Bihar. As per historical sources, the town has been named after Muzaffar Khan, who is credited to have founded the city in the eighteenth century. The town has also been nicknamed as the ‘Litchi City’ for the excellent variety of the fruit which it produces. Hajipur, Sonepur, and Vaishali are the cities nearby Muzaffarpur.
Places to Stay
Muzaffarpur has decent accommodation options. Some of the hotels in Muzaffarpur are Jyoti Hotel, Chandralok Hotel, and Hotel Minakshi among others. The tariff for all these hotels can be obtained in person.
The official language of Muzaffarpur is Hindi. Urdu and Maithili are the other languages which are also spoken in this region.
Holi in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Muzaffarpur are Kanti (13 km), Motipur (28 km), and Lalganj (38 km) among numerous others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Muzaffarpur is the Patna Airport, which is 72 km away.
Muzaffarpur has a railway station of its own with trains connecting to nearby places.
Muzaffarpur has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Patna and Ranchi among others. There are several local and private bus operators that ply on this route. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.