The modern city of Patna is situated on the southern bank of river Ganges. Patna was founded in 490 BCE by the king of Magadha. Ancient Patna, known as Pataliputra, was the capital of the Magadha Empire under the Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Shunga, Gupta and Pala empires. Pataliputra was a seat of learning and fine arts. Patliputra was home to many astrologers and scholars.
In this heritage walk, we shall visit the great Darbhanga House. The Darbhanga House is a palace constructed by the Darbhanga king in the city of Patna. The palace has now been donated by the royal family to the Patna University. The university hosts post graduate courses in the premises of the Darbhanga House. A sense of history runs through the walls of this great piece of architecture, earlier known as the Navlakha Palace. The Kaali temple inside the premises goes back to the times of the king, as he himself used to worship the Goddess in the temple.
This guided tour is free.