Welcome to Danapur, a satellite town and one of the 6 sub-divisions (Tehsil) in Patna district of Bihar state in India. With a population of 182,241 at the 2011 India Census, Danapur is part of the Patna Metropolitan Region. This charming town is situated on the bank of the River Ganges and is a shelter and hatchery for the migrating Siberian cranes, locally called Janhgil. These beautiful birds visit every year during the monsoon season for breeding before migrating away before the start of the winter season.
One of the oldest ghats, Flagstaff Ghat on the Ganges at Dinapur, Patna, 1859, is a must-visit, along with Gurdwara Handi Sahib, a gurdwara of Guru Tegh Bahadur, a pilgrimage place for Sikhs. Naulakha temple and various historical buildings of British rule are also places of interest.
Danapur also has political significance as it is part of Danapur Assembly constituency under the Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency, with the Danapur sub-division (Tehsil) being headed by an IAS or State Civil Service Officer of the rank of Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM).
The city has a total area of 11.63 km2 and is divided into 40 wards, with the Nagar Parishad Danapur Nizamat (Municipal Council) established in 1889 to look after municipal works in the area. The Danapur Tehsil is divided into 4 Blocks, each headed by a Block Development Officer (BDO), and the list of villages in Danapur-cum-Khagaul Block (under Danapur Tehsil) showcases the rural charm of the town.
As of the census of 2011, the population of Danapur was 182,241, with 97,129 men and 85,112 women residing in the city. Out of which 25,092 (13.77%) had children under the age of 6. There were 13,398 boys while 11,694 are girls. The overall literacy rate is 78.4%, with the male literacy rate being 84.54% and the female literacy rate being 71.39%. Though the sex ratio of 882 per 1000 males was lower than the national average of 944, Danapur is still a welcoming town that is a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the rich culture and history of India.
If you’re planning a trip to India, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Danapur and all that this charming town has to offer. From breathtaking landscapes to delicious local cuisine and a rich history, Danapur is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list.