The capital of Ancient India for approximately a millennium, Patna (ancient name Patliputra) is one of the Most Important historical cities in the World. Much before any of the great Indian cities came into being, Patna, as the capital of some of the greatest empires the world has ever seen i.e., Mauryas and Guptas, was the abode of great learning. As the greatest political centre of its time, which introduced Buddhism to the World, nourished ancient international learning centres like Nalanda and Vikramshila and united almost the entire India in one thread more than two millenniums ago, the city was gradually lost into oblivion of history.
Capital of the modern state of Bihar in the Indian union, the most important city on the banks of the holi river Ganges has again risen to lead a resurgent Bihar to help it regain its old glory. On the occasion of a century of making of the state of Bihar, the glorious city invites the World to participate in Patna Marathon.
Come, be a part of History and the Historical City…. Run for the Development of Bihar.
Some facts about Patna
- Patna 21st fastest growing city in world.
- The second best place to start a business in world per World Bank Report.
- Patna IT office records third highest growth of I-T collection in 2010-11.
- Almost 58% of Biharis are below the age of 25, the highest proportion in India.
- The traffic growth rate at Patna airport is highest in the country.
- The Mahatma Gandhi bridge over Ganga is the world’s longest river bridge.
- The best quality basmati rice has historically been known as Patna Rice.
- The planetarium, zoo and museum are among the best in the country.
- The only major city to lend its name to a painting tradition, ‘Patna Kalam’.
- Capital of India in the Golden Days of India.
- Birth Place of Guru Gobind Singh ( last Guru of Sikhism).
- Patna houses one of the five Sikh Takhats -Takhat Patna Sahib.
- Pilgrimages like Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri nearby.
- A casket on display at the Buddha Smriti Park, contain the remains of the Buddha.
- Patna is surrounded on three sides by rivers Ganga, Sone, and Punpun.