Patna, also known as Patliputra, is one of ancient cities of India. It is situated on the banks of holy Ganga. It has confluence of the Son and the Gandak as well. It has many historical places in its periphery such as Vaishali (the birthplace of democracy), Nalanda (one of the ancient centers of learning), Bodhgaya (center of Lord Buddha's enlightenment), Rajgir (Work place of Lord Mahabir), and Taregana (workplace of a famous mathematician Aryabhatta) among many.
Patna junction is served by direct trains from all parts of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kanpur, Guwahati, Puri, and Vasco-de-Gamma among many others.
Its airport has direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore with good connectivity to other cities of India.