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.
Supaul, a historical town and well known as a fishing town, is also renowned for its dam constructed on River Kosi. This area in Bihar lies close to the border of Nepal and Saharsa. The East-West Highway passes through this district. Nearby cities are Kothia, Bagahi, Birpur, Triveniganj, Nirmali, Kishanpur and Shyamnagar. It is 251 km from its capital city, Patna.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels in Birpur area (70 Km) from Supaul. They are Sankatha Guest House and Shri Sai Kripa Guest House (Tariff – Rs.750), Old Yogi Lodge (Tariff – Rs.600), and Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs.950).
The locals here speak in Hindi, Urdu, Angika, and Maithili.
The important festivals celebrated in Supaul are Makar Sankranit in January, Chatth Puja held in March, Madhushravani in August, and Sama Chakeva in November.
Places of Interest
The areas around Supaul are well known for tourism. There are many temples here. Tara Sthan and Surya Mandir at Mahishi are some of the popular ones. Another well known area is Nauhatta.
How to Get There
Muzaffarpur Airport 185 Km from here is the nearest.
There is a railway station situated in Supaul which is 2 Km from the town center. This rail route connects Supaul to other major states.
Supaul is well connected through a network of roads to nearby cities by state-owned and private buses. Avail of bus booking offer when you book your tickets through TicketGoose’s mobile apps.