The Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport is named after Jay Prakash Narayan, the country’s prominent political leader of the 20th century. It is located at 5 kilometers southwest of Patna, the capital of Bihar. The Patna airport is the 18th busiest airport in India and was built in 1973. In the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, the passenger growth in the airport saw a rise of 50.8 %. The number of flights from this airport has increased from 10 in 2012-13 to 35 in 2017. The airport is at an elevation of 170 ft. above the sea level and covers an area of 254 acres. Various expansions and constructions for the airport are being planned by the government for accommodating more number of passengers.
There are many places of historical, spiritual, and cultural significance in Patna. These are a few of the places worth visiting: Hanuman Mandir, Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Buddha Smriti Park, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna Museum, Golghar, Gandhi Maidan, Eco Park, Pavapuri Jain Temple, Jalmandir Temple, Sri krishna Science Centre, Patna Planetarium, Gandhi Sanghralaya, Maner Sharif, Jalan Museum, Kali Mandir, Martyr’s Memorial, Funtasia Island, Khuda Baksh Oriental Library, St Luke’s Church, Hungama World, and Gurudwara Handi Sahib.
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