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Weekend Getaway – Patna

Lifestyle March 2019 Travel Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway – Patna

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Bodhgaya

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Bodhgaya, Bihar

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bodhgaya is one of the most important pilgrimage places for Buddhists. Popular for the Mahabodhi tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, it’s a perfect destination for a quick escape over the weekend from the hustle and bustle of daily metro life. Mahabodhi Temple, Vishnupad Temple, The Great Buddha Statue, Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum and Wat Thai Buddhagaya are some of the places worth a visit here.

Distance from Patna: 110km
Weather: Warm and temperate
Best time to visit: October to March

Darbhanga

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Darbhanga

Bihar’s cultural capital, Darbhanga, boasts a rich folk art, musical and literary history. Prominent tourist spots include Darbhanga Fort, Chandradhari Museum and Maharaja Laxmiswar Singh Museum, Shyama Kali temple and Kankali temple.

Distance from Patna: 150km
Weather: Warm and temperate
Best time to visit: October to March

Nalanda

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Nalanda

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nalanda was a huge Buddhist monastery, called a Mahavihara, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha. It was also an important centre of learning in Asia from 5th Century CE to 1200 CE. Enjoy Pala art at Nalanda Archaeological Museum; be fascinated with the excavated site of ancient Nalanda University. Jal Mandir is another popular tourist spot here.

Distance from Patna: 74km
Weather: Hot summers and cool, pleasant winters
Best time to visit: October to March

Rajgir

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Rajgir

Nestled among hills, Rajgir was the capital of the Magadha Empire. Associated with both Buddhism and Jainism, the place exudes spiritual serenity in its lush green surroundings. Ghora Katora Lake, Saptaparni cave, Rajgir Hills, Rajgir Hot Springs, Venu Van, Swarn Bhandar and Pant Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the places you can visit while you are here.

Distance from Patna: 104km
Weather: Warm and temperate
Best time to visit: October to February

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