The capiatl city of Bihar, Patna is home to few Buddhist attractions and is a base to visit a number of other Buddhist sites around.
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Patna, Bihar

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Spread across the fertile land along the banks of river Ganges, Patna is the capital city of Bihar. The history and heritage of this city is splendid. As early as in the 6th century, Ajatshatru, the Magadha king, first built a small fort in Pataligram on the bank of the Ganga. Since then, the place recorded continuous history. So much so, that today, it is counted amongst those few old capital city in the world that have an unbroken history. Also, during the history, Patna came to be known by different names - Kusumpura, Pushpapura, Patliputra, Azeemabad.

For tourists interested in Buddhism, Patna makes for a good base to start of a trip. Moreover, the city was also visited by the Buddha who knew it as Patiligama. On a number of occasion, He also passed through this city. This included His last sojourn to Kusinara where He gave a talk 'that went far into the night'. Later, Ashoka, who had a great contribution in spreading Buddhism, made Patna the venue for the third Buddhist Council. The city has quiet a few attractions today that interest Buddhist tourists immensely.

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By Air - The Patna Airport is connected by Sahara India and Indian Airlines flights to destinations like Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi, Lucknow, Ranchi.

By Rail - Rails connect Patna to all the major cities of India like Mumbai, Calcutta, Guwahati, Ranchi, Varanasi and Delhi.

By Road - Patna, being the capital city, is well connected by all weather motorable roads to the rest of the state and even outside. Buses, to, run to and from various destinations like Calcutta, Rajgir, Nalanda, Pawapuri, Vaishali, Gaya-Bodhgaya, Ranchi, Raxaul, Muzzafarpur, Sasaram.

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