Known from the historic times as Patliputra, and the present day capital city of Bihar, Patna houses a unique museum, which is a “Must Visit” location in Patna. The Patna museum is built with a blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles, is home for artefacts dating back to Magadha Empire. The relics reminding the vibrant history Mauryas and Gupthas must be the most favorite section for the history buffs and researchers.
Things To Do in Patna Museum:
Explore the unique collections at Patna Museum, made of different materials. Highlights of the Patna Museum are the cannon used during the First World War and a 200 million years old fossil tree, considered to be the world’s oldest fossil tree. Patna Museum boasts diversified artifacts, exhibiting the relics related to Buddhism, Jainism and Chinese art forms.
How To Reach Patna Musuem:
Patna Museum is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. Another popular landmark near this museum is the Indira Gandhi Planetarium.
Best Time To Visit:
Winter season will be ideal to visit Bihar, though the museum and the nearby tourist attractions are year round destinations.
Patna Museum can be visited between 10.30 AM and 5.00 PM except on Mondays and on all Public Holidays.
The archaeological museum is located very close to the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya. The prime attractions of this museum are the artefacts related to Buddhism. Stone sculptures, images and other relics make this a great place to visit.
Things to do in Gaya Museum:
Explore the two galleries exhibiting the artistic collections. Marvel the huge idols of Lord Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism and statue of Lord Vishnu in one of His incarnations called Varaha Avatar.
How to Reach Gaya Museum:
Gaya Museum is a very prominent location as it is very close to the renowned Mahabodhi temple frequented by devotees and tourists.
Best Time to visit:
Gaya Museum is a year round destination.