Why You Should Visit Patna
Patna is an Indian city with a rich history stretching back thousands of years, while modern developments in recent years make it a vibrant city offering much more than just history. You will need at least a few days to take in all of the main historical attractions in Patna like the Kumhrar ruins and the Vaishali Stupa, while there are also a number of excellent museums in the city such as the Patna Museum which must be visited. Be sure to take a walk through the city with its busy marketplaces and vibrant restaurants to get a feel of local life, while there are plenty of local specialties to sample like litti chokha treats.
Arriving in Patna
Patna Airport, known in full as Jay Prakash Narayan Airport, is located around 7 km from the center of Patna and offers a wide range of domestic flights across India. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Patna will not find any nonstop flights available, but the airport has extensive connections across India so you can conveniently make the journey with only a single stopover.
Patna Airport is a fairly small airport offering little by way of amenities and facilities, but everything you would need can be found including places to eat, drink and shop. In addition to this, plans are underway to construct a brand-new terminal building at the airport which will bring it up to modern standards. When you have arrived at the airport, you can find taxis just outside of the terminal to travel directly to your destination.
Where to Stay
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Patna Travel Information
As a UAE national traveling to India, you can apply online for an e-visa which is used in the country for up to 60 days. In Patna the weather gets very hot during the summer from April to June with average highs of around 37 degrees, while there is a rainy season beginning in June and continuing until September. Although it stays warm all year round, you might need to bring something warm for the evenings if you visit between December to February. The local time zone in Patna is one hour and 30 minutes ahead of the UAE, while the currency you will need is the Indian rupee.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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