Patna is the Capital of the Bihar State, it is one of the oldest cities in the world. Patna may be a short form of Patliputra, one of the most ancient names of this city. The city has been known by various names during its more than two millennia long existence - Pataligram, Patliputra, Kusumpur, Pushpapura, Azimabad and the now a days Patna. Patna was the capital of several great dynasties such as the Nandas, Mauryas, Sungas and even the Guptas.
Patna is a well-known educational and medical hub. Patna University is first in the state. India's most richly endowed libraries are also housed here. It has a very rich culture and heritage. Patna is dotted with several attractions that include, among others, Gol Ghar, Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb, Kumhrar, Mahatama Gandhi Setu, and Patna Museum that beckon the visitors to visit the place time and again.