Patna sees itself as an ancient city, nourished by the holy Ganges River in the state of Bihar, India. The city is not only the state capital but also the city of religious, historical, educational and spiritual importance. Once the city of Patna was known by the names Pataliputra and Azimabad. Apart from the newly constructed buildings performing different functions, are the olden monuments, temples, and museums to visit. The Ancient city of Patna was known as Pataliputra during the Maurya period and was the capital of the Magadha Empire. Today Patna is the capital and largest city of Bihar state and situated on the southern bank of the Ganges river and home to many tourist attractions along with pilgrim centers of Buddhist, Hindu, Sikhs, Islam, and Jain. Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya, and Pawapuri are nearby tourist attractions of Patna city other tourist attraction in Ancient city of Patna includes Kumhrar,Kargil Chowk War memorial,Shitla Mata Temple,Sher Shah Suri Masjid,Biscomaun Bhawan,Gurdwara Gobind Ghat,Chiriyatand Flyover,Bhootnath Road TV Tower and Mahatma Gandhi Setu.