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Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Patna

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Locally known as Taramandal, Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi Planetarium is one of the largest planetarium in India and mots visited tourist site by domestic as well foreign tourists. The planetarium was conceptualized in 1989 by Bihar CM Shree Satyendra Narain Sinha and was inaugurated by Shree Laloo Prasad, the then Chief Minister of Bihar, on March 21, 1993. Daily films shows are arranged related to astronomy and related subjects. Various seminars and exhibitions are also held in this complex.

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Mahavir Mandir, Patna

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Located opposite to Patna junction, Mahavir Mandir is one of the most famous temples of Lord Hanumanji in India. Daily Thousands of devotees come for worship and blessings of Hanumanji. The exact date of the temple is not known and it is believed that it was built by Swami Balanand, an ascetic of Ramanandi sect in around 1730 A.D.. The main temple has got two shrine s of Hanumanji one for the protection of good people and another for the elimination of the wicked persons.

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Patan Devi Mandir, Patna

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Patan Devi Mandir is one important pilgrimage of Bihar and one of the 51 Siddha Shakti Pithas in India. It is said that the right thigh of the corpse of Sati had fallen here. Badi Patan Devi temple is the main temple in Maharajganj area and Choti Patan Devi temple is located in nearby Chowk area. The main temple has black stone shrines of Goddess Kali, Goddess Laxmi, Goddess Saraswati and God Bhairav. Choti Patan Devi temple is also important religious place and has historical importance.

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Pathar Ki Masjid, Patna

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Located on the banks of river Ganga near Harmandir Takht, Pathar Ki Masjid is oldest mosque of Patna. The mosque was constructed by Parvez Shah, son of Mughal emperor , Jahangir in 1621 AD using stone only. It has small central dome with four minaret on four sides. It is popular among the local Islamic community and major landmark of the city.

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Patna Museum (Jadu Ghar), Patna

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Patna Museum built during 1917 by the efforts of Sir Edward Gait, Lieutenant Governor of Bihar and Orissa. The magnificent building locally known as Jadu Ghar has the architecture in mix of Moghul and Rajput style. Rich collection of the museum includes sculptures of the Mauryan and Gupta periods, Buddhist sculptures, art objects, paintings, instruments, textiles, paintings etc. displayed over 12 galleries. The important collection of the museum includes 3rd century sculpture of Didarganj Yakshi, First World War cannon and the sacred ashes (relics) of Gautama Buddha.

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Sri Krishna Science Centre, Patna

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Sri Krishna Science Centre is the great learning centre with fun of science experiments. Named after the first Chief Minister of Bihar Dr. Sri Krishna Singh, it was established in the year 1978.

Located on the ground floor, Fun Science gallery has many scientific demonstrations which attracts visitors of all age.

Mirrors & Images Gallery is on the first floor and has interactive exhibits.

3D Show is for 20 minutes duration on science related subjects and marks good experience.

Evolution gallery is on the story of origin and evolution universe, solar system, earth, its life-forms. Jurassic park exhibits fascinating life size dinosaurs with audio information.

Science Park exhibits experimental objects based on scientific principles.

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Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Patna

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Takht Sri Harmandir Ji, Patna Sahib Gurudwara is birth place of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. This sacred place was also visited by the first Guru Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji and the ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. Gurudwara built by built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the north-eastern part of Patna on the bank of holy river Ganga.

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