A Weekend Getaway From Patna To Darbhanga
Are you wondering where to head to from the city of Darbhanga this weekend? Well, we have a perfect melange of past and present for you today. A city that is not only renowned for being a cultural hub, but is also a potential weekend runaway from a mundane work routine. Come, let’s explore the roots…
Known as the cultural capital of the state, Darbhanga is one of the top five significant cities of Bihar. Centuries old folk art, dance forms and, classical music of the region has made it popular among the travel enthusiasts. For weekend escapades you may choose from two of the most renowned locations. The first one is Nepal which is just 50 kilometres away and is a great country experience. However, if you want to enjoy spiritual and historical contentment, you must visit the capital city of Patna which is our second destination.
To reach the same, you can either opt for Patna to Darbhanga taxi services which are quite economical or else, board trains like Bagmati Express, Nagpur Exam Special and Intercity Express which ply regularly between the two junctions. The whole journey will take about 6 to 9 hours depending upon the train timings.
Patna is nestled by the southern side of the holy river Ganges. One of the reasons why it is a popular weekend getaway for people from around the world is because of its rich heritage. Famous tourist spots such as Mahavir Mandir, Maner Sharif, Patna Museum, Golghar and Agam Kuan are the favourite among avid travellers. The reflection of the dominance of the Mughal, Mauryan, Gupta and British Empire can be widely seen in the architectural marvels of the city.
Though most of the city observes a Hindu dominance, Patna is very much known for its Sikh and Buddhist religious spots.
Some of them are Buddha Smriti Park, Takht Shri Patna Sahib, Handi Sahib, Vaishali, Kangan Ghat Sahib among others. If legends are to be believed, Lord Buddha too passed Patliputra (aka Patna) during his last days on Earth. It’s a fact that many perceive Patna to be a great educational hub, which it is, but apart from that, it is also a great place to live. From planetariums to water parks, museums to gardens, zoos to temples; Patna has it all. At a distance of around 90 km from Patna lies an ancient treasure of learning system called Nalanda University surrounded by many Buddhist monasteries. Muslims would love to visit the Khuda Baksh Library and the oldest mosque in the capital, the Begu Hajjam’s Mosque.
If you are heading to spend a short weekend towards the city from a metropolitan in the near future, it is advisable to make a flight booking beforehand. This is because a train journey is comparatively longer and time consuming. If you find driving easier, take the National Highway number 30 that passes through the city.
So, don’t spend your weekends just by reading historic stories in one corner, rather get ready to explore and brush your knowledge in Patna. Bon Voyage!