About Patna (PAT)
A city with great historical importance, Patna was founded in the 5th century BC, and is located on the southern bank of the holy Ganges River, and also straddles the rivers of Kosi, Sone, and Gandak. The city enjoys a subtropical climate the whole year round, and also experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoons. The city has been the capital of many empires, such as the Magadha, the Mauryan, the Gupta, as well as the Pala Empire. The city attracts thousands of visitors each year, on business and leisure, many of whom prefer air travel to the city, as most airlines offer budget tickets for their daily flights to Patna.
Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is located in what was earlier known as the Awadh region. Lucknow is set on the great Gangetic plain, which ensures that the city experiences extreme climate, with cool winters and blistering summer months. However, Lucknow, being popular as an economic hub and an admired tourist destination, draws travellers by the thousands each year. The Gomti River which runs through the city, splitting it into two, adds to its laid back characteristic. With air tickets getting cheaper, air travel is the most convenient way to travel to Lucknow. Various airlines operate regular flights to Lucknow from major cities of the country.