Category Archives: Landmarks

Station Road flyover is proved to be a boon for Patnaites

Station Road flyover is proved to be a boon for Patnaites reducing congestion and travel time drastically.

Connecting Mithapur road overbridge with the Chiraiyatand flyover, this 854-m.flyover was built by Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam limited (BRPNNL) at the cost of Rs 167.85 crore using segmental bridge technology.

Station Road flyover is magnificent and unique as it overlook a Temple – Mahavir Mandir, mosque –Jama Masjid and Buddha Smriti Park.

Inaugurated on 26th December 2017 by Chief Minister NItish Kumar, Station Road flyover is marked as a significant landmark in the urban landscape of Patna which affords a great view of the city.


Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park|Patna Zoo : ‘Lungs of Patna’

Patna Zoo

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Bailey Road, Raj Bhavan, Rajbansi Nagar,
Patna, Bihar 800001
Email :
Phone : +91-612-2217455


Time Table of Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park

March to October – 5.00 AM to 6.00 PM
November to February – 6.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Monday Closed

Which day Patna zoo closed?
Zoo remains closed on every Monday.

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park or Patna Zoo is a must-see attraction for the visitors who get very delightful experience of luxuriant flora & Fauna of the jungle.

Spreading over 153 acres of land area the park is classified as one of the 16 largest Zoos in the country.

Established first as a Botanical Garden in the year 1969, the park has been developed as a Biological Garden only since 1973.

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park is home to more than 800 animals representing over 70 species including Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Hippo, Crocodile, Himalayan Bear, Lion-tailed Macaque, Leopard Cat, Hog Deer, Zebra, Emu and White Peacock including some endangered ones.

An aquarium and snake house is another attraction of the park. The aquarium has about 35 species of fish. The snake house has 32 snakes representing 5 species.

The flora consists of more than 300 species of trees, herbs and shrubs in the Botanical part of the park.

Patna Zoo is among one of the most distinguished zoos in the world which is widely acclaimed for its successful breeding programme of endangered species/animals particularly the one-horned Rhinos.

The success story of rhino-breeding put the Patna zoo on global map for rhino breeding. Today, Patna zoo has the second largest rhino population among all the biological parks in the world, next only to San Diego zoo, California.

The annual number of its visitor makes up approximately 750000.
Zoo is a venue for both fun and learning and is quite popular among the children.

A toy train encircling all around the zoo is very popular especially among children.

Taking a boat ride in the beautiful lake in the park is also an excellent recreation and fun.

SGB Park is also a popular rendezvous with walkers, joggers and picnickers and remains the first choice for New Year revellers.

Ticket Prices for Patna Zoo

Single Ticket Child Rs. 10.00
Single Ticket Adult Rs. 30.00
Group Ticket (For Minimum 25 Students.) Student Rs. 5.00


International Convention Center is going to be the Global Face of modern Patna

International convention center is going to be the Global Face of modern Patna.

International convention center Patna a large and magnificent, state-of-the-art convention center will be the most significant landmark of modern Patna.

The foundation stone of the centre was laid by Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar on February 8, 2014 and the work is still under progress.

The convention centre would be developed across 70,000 Sqm to the north of historical Gandhi Maidan adjacent to river Ganga, with an estimated cost of Rs 490 crore.

The main convention hall would have a seating capacity for 5,000 people.

Sri Krishna Science Center

Sri Krishna Science Center is a must see attraction in Patna where learning science is fun. Located near south western corner of the Gandhi Maidan. Sri Krishna Science Centre is very popular among all visitors especially children and youngsters.

Established in the year 1978, Shrikrishna Science Centre  was named after the first Chief Minister of Bihar Dr. Shrikrishna Singh.

A constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Sri Krishna Science Centre is the country’s first regional level science centre.

Sri Krishna Science Centre was established with a view to develop scientific attitude and temper and to create, inculcate and sustain a general awareness amongst the people.

Interactive self-learning experiences in an enjoyable manner.

Opening Hours

The Centre remains open for visitors from 10-30am to 6-00pm every day, except on ‘Holi’ and Diwali’.
Ticket counter closes at 5-30pm.

Entry Fees

Centre Entry Ticket

  •   General Visitors – Rs.25.00 per head,
  • 25 or more Visitors in a group – Rs.15.00 per head
  • *Students in Groups – Rs.10.00 per head,
  • *Govt. School Students in Group – Rs.5.00 per head

Taramandal Show Ticket

  • General Visitors & Students in a group – Rs 10.00 per head,
  • *Govt. School Students in Group – Rs.5.00 per head

Science Show Ticket

  • General Visitors & Students in a group – Rs 10.00 per head,
  • *Govt. School Students in Group – Rs.5.00 per head

3D Science Show Ticket

  • General Visitor – Rs 20.00 per head,
  • 25 or more Visitors in a group – Rs.15.00 per head
  • *School Group – Rs. 10.00 per head
  • *Govt. School Students in Group – Rs.5.00 per head

Space and Astronomy Centre

  • General Visitors – Rs.25.00 per head,
  •  25 or more Visitors in a group – Rs.20.00 per head
  • *Students in Groups – Rs.15.00 per head,
  • *Govt. School Students in Group – Rs.10.00 per head

(*bring a letter from the Head of the Institute is mandatory)

Entry is free for

  • Police and Military personnel in uniform
  • Physically handicapped
  • Children below 3 years


Buddha Smriti Park is located in the heart of the city near the Patna railway junction. The Buddha Smriti Park is very magnificent and impressive landmark dedicated to Lord Buddha.

This state-of-the-art Buddhist religious structure includes a 200-foot-high central Stupa -’Patliputra Karuna’, Meditation Centre, Museum, and a distinctive Buddhist theme park – Park of Memories. The Park built by Bihar government to commemorate the 2550th anniversary of ‘mahanirvana’ (salvation) of Lord Buddha was inaugurated on 27th May 2010 by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.


Golghar (Round House) is located to the west of  famous Gandhi maidan in the city near river Ganga .This massive beehive shaped structure is in fact a huge granary built by Captain John Garstin in 1786.

After the catastrophic famine of 1770 in Bengal Province which killed approximately 15 million people in modern West Bengal, Bihar, parts of Jharkhand, Orissa and Bangla Desh.

Warren Hastings, the then Governor General of India ordered to build this massive round Granary to cater the need of British Army with a storage capacity of 14000 tones.Captain John Garstin of East India Company was the Architect of the GolGhar.

Looking like a huge Stupa-a type of Buddhist architecture, this massive concrete structure is 29 meter high on a platform of 125 meter and the walls are 3.6 meter thick at the base tapering towards the top without any pillar.

A pair of spiral- staircases, each having 145 steps meet at the top, from where one can have a spectacular bird’s eye view of the city and the river Ganga flowing nearby.

Golghar has also earned the name of “Garstin’s Folly” because of a design fault. The doors were designed to open inside, making it impossible to open, once the granary was full.

Primarily built as a granary, this massive structure is now one of the most significant landmarks of the city.


Shaheed Smarak

The Martyrs’ Memorial or Shaheed Smarak is located near the eastern gate of the Legislative Assembly of Bihar. This memorial is a life-size statue commemorating seven young freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country.

The Quit India Movement was the culmination of the Indian freedom struggle that marked a new high in terms of the participation of the masses.
During this movement on 11 August 1942 seven brave young freedom fighters sacrifice their lives while attempting to hoist the national flag on the eastern gate of the Patna secretariat.
The Martyrs’ memorial or Shaheed Smark is a humble tribute to those seven brave young men who got martyrdom during freedom struggle.
The Martyrs’ memorial is also noted for its splendid sculptural work. Noted sculptor Devi Prasad Roychoudhry sculpted this bronze statue which was cast in Italy.
List engraved names on Martyrs’ Memorial
Umakant Prasad Sinha – Ram Mohan Roy Seminary, class IX
Ramanand Singh – Ram Mohan Roy Seminary, class IX
Satish Prasad Jha– Patna Collegiate School, class X
Jagatpati Kumar – Bihar National College, 2nd year
Devipada Choudhry – Miller High English School, class IX
Rajendra Singh – Patna High English School, matric class
Ramgovind Singh – Punpun High English School, matric class IX 


Looking for a unique and memorable experience? Visit Indira Gandhi planetarium in the city. Since its inception in the year 1993 Indira Gandhi Planetarium or simply Patna planetarium has been one of the most enthralling destinations for the visitors in the city.

Equipped with the ‘state-of-the-art’ technology, Indira Gandhi Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in the Asian continent attracting a large number of visitors. The annual number of its visitors makes up approximately 1 million people.
The planetarium has a dome of 16 meters with a capacity of 270 seats.

The projection of sky teeming with stars, exploring celestial mysteries, taking a tour of the universe – all these gives a spectacular mesmerizing experience to the audience.

The planetarium runs regular shows on various subjects of astronomy which are constantly updated with the latest events in astronomy and space science. Overall a very entertaining and educational experience. Indira Gandhi planetarium is located in the Indira Gandhi science complex on Bailey road near Income tax roundabout in the heart of Patna.
It was Shree Satyandra Narayan Sinha the former chief minister of Bihar who first conceived the idea of Indira Gandhi planetarium in the city in 1989. It took a concrete form in 1993 when Sri Laloo Prasad Yadav the then chief minister of Bihar inaugurated it on March 21, 1993.


Located in the eastern part of the city on the Kankarbagh road, Kumhrar is the site where archaeological remains of ancient Patliputra were excavated.
The archaeological findings ascribed to 600B.C. – 600A.D. belonging to four continuous periods.

The most important archaeological find is the remains of a hypostyle 80-pillared hall of Mauryan period. This 80-pillared hall at Kumhrar was discovered during excavations conducted by Archaeological Survey of India in the years 1912-15 under D. B. Spooner with the funds donated by Sir Ratan Tata. In this excavation traces of 72 pillars were found. Eight more pillars of the hall and four additional one belonging to the entrance or porch were exposed during further excavation in 1951-55 by K. P. Jayaswal research institute, Patna. Since then it is popularly referred as the ‘assembly hall of 80-pillars’. All the pillars were made of black spotted buff sandstone monoliths with a lustrous shine typical of the Mauryan period.

Regarding the nature of the hall, it has been variously assigned as the palace of King Asoka, audience hall, a pleasure hall or the conference hall for the third Buddhist council held at Patliputra in 250 B.C. during the reign of Mauryan emperor Asoka.

Arogya Vihara:
Besides 80-pillared assembly hall, the discovery of a monastery-cum-sanitarium or Arogya Vihara identified by a terracotta seal with the legend reading ‘Sri-Arogya-Vihare Bhikshusanghasya’ is an important find.


About 32 kms west of Patna, Maner Sharif in Patna district is the most important and oldest center of Sufism in Bihar. Bihar has been one of the earliest places in the Indian sub-continent where mystic Sufis had settled.

The most important of all the Sufi order of Bihar, however, was the Firdausia Silsila- a subsection of Suharwardia order of Sufism. One of its most celebrated saints was Hazrat Sharfuddin Ahmad who was born in Maner in 1262 A.D. and died in Bihar Sharif in 1377 A.D. Tombs of several well known Sufis saints are located in Maner Sharif. Hazrat Makhdoom Yahya Maneri was a famous Indian Sufi saint of 13th century. His tomb lies in courtyard of a mosque here. The sacred shrine is locally known as ‘Bari Dargah’. Like several other shrines of Sufi saints, shrine of Hazrat Makhdoom Yahya Maneri is revered both by Muslims as well as Hindus. This shrine has remained as a place of pilgrimage for a long time. Mausoleum of Makhdoom Shah Daulat, a disciple of Hazrat Makhdoom Yahya Maneri, is known as ‘Choti Dargah’. Makhdoom Shah Daulat, a contemporary of Mughal emperor Akbar died in 1608. His mausoleum was built by Ibrahim Khan Kankar, Governor of Bihar in 1616. This mausoleum is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture. Mughal emperor Babar and Sikandar Lodi were among the notable visitors to Maner. Maner is also famous for ‘Laddoos’ a popular sweet delicacy in every household of India.