Patna has the nascent culture of multiplexes and movies. The city has many cinema halls, where one can enjoy the latest Bollywood, Bhojpuri and Hollywood movies. McKinsey has projected a Rs.30000 crore revenue for the Entertainment industry in India. Entertainment in the city ofPatna , has the same pattern of growth like any other city. The growth sector is Patna is led by the string of mutliplexes, showcasing all the latest flicks and which also attracts people from the nearby states as well. The rise in entertainment hubs are also seen as the growth parameters of the state. Once a sleepy town, Patna is slowly opening up to the night-life culture.
Being the capital city of Bihar and an important trade & commerce centre the city is today bustling with life at all hours. Earlier the eating joints & restaurants used to close down maximum by 10 pm but nowadays due to growing public demand for a vibrant nightlife one can find many places open till late night. An improved law and order situation, urbanization and new modern facilities are prompting both local and tourists alike to flock to these places.
Amusement Parks in Patna
Patna has an International Park which
has the state of the art facility and is located in close proximity near
to the Railway station. Shaheed Veer Kunwar Singh Azadi Park, as it is
called , offers world class quality social infrastructure, for the
citizens of Patna. It would be a prime location especially for the
youth who seek places to hangout and for fun. This is spread across 21
acres and consists of two parts, which are connected by a sky tunnel of
glass up above and by subways at lower levels. The park will have such
modern amenities including Parking lot, ticket counter, open air
restaurant , kiosk and a food court. The other options of entertainment
are the 4D Theater, Petting Zone, Water Body, Museum , Musical
Fountain, Open Air Theater, Children’s Play Zone and Watch Tower. Funtasia Island is another dream destination where you can visit to have fun in the company of your near and dear ones.
Shopping in the Patna
city of Patna , has many places for the passionate shopper. Patna, has a
rich collection of stone pottery and hand painted wall hangings,
miniatures in paper and leaves, appliqué work on fabric, wooden and
leather items. Madhubani paintings, which is one of the most famous
handicrafts of Patna, illustrates mythological figures like local
deities and Hindu Gods and Goddesses. These can be available as interior
decoration items and souvenirs. Patna Qalams are also a type of
paintings, which portrays the lives of the ordinary people and their
culture and profession and customs. Maurya Lok Complex, Hathua Market,
Patna Market are some of the markets which should be visited, for
varieties of such artifacts and also comparing the prices. The shopping outlets of Khadi Gramudyog and Bihar Handloom &
Handicrafts Emporium are some more important places to visit. Another
center, worth mentioning in the City, is the P & M Mall, designed
and positioned, to be the finest destination for entertainment and
retail. This is an example of the opportunities for the untapped retail
market of Patna. Another is the City Center Mall, to be operational by
June 2015. It will be near the Patna Museum and will provide quality
entertainment and a multiplex and shopping.
Nightlife in Patna
Patna is an important pilgrimage spot for Sikh, Buddhist and Jain communities as well has many historical monuments and museums which attract hundreds of tourists from all over the world every year to this city. Thus the foreigners and other tourists yearn for an active & happening night-life. There are various clubs wher you can visit late night to enjoy the party time with your near and dear ones. The Co-ordination Club and the Country Club International are some of the popular clubs of Patna which offer late night parties dinners & cultural events where the club members can go and enjoy.
Popular Bars & Restaurants in Patna
One can also shake a leg, enjoy delicious snacks or relax with a drink at a couple of bars operating in the city. These happening places with well-stocked bars, chic ambience and comfortable seating arrangements are frequented by youngsters & foreigners alike.Oasis Restaurant and Bar, Liquid The Lounge, K-lounge, Night Hunters and Purple Lounge are some of the hot destination for party time and get together after a long time hectic schedule.
Other Hangouts in Patna City
Local people can often be seen at bus stands and railway stations of the city till late at night in small groups having tea and snacks & discussing local & political issues. Students also have their favourite hang-out places at malls, eating joints and Maurya Lok Complex which is equivalent to CP in Delhi where they gather & enjoy. People also enjoy late night shows at various Multiplexes & Cinema halls present in the city.Theater lovers can go to Patna’s oldest theatre - Kalidas Rangalaya, to watch plays which are staged throughout the week; A state-run organization – BSNA also organizes cultural programmes at the Bhartiya Nritya Kala Mandir auditorium.