Rajapur Mainpura in Patna is the colony lying with one of its corner at the Rajapur Pul which is at the junction of Bansghat road or Danapur- Gandhi Maidan road and boring canal road. On one side it it has Ganga as its boundary and the other sides are surrounded by Nehru nagar, Kurji, Gosain Tola and a part by Anandpuri.


Mainpura in Patna is mainly a village from the side of Nehru nagar till Rajapur Pul. It is very densely populated and parts of it can be termed as slum. Narrow lanes where one can only walk and stinking air characterizes Mainpura. Mahant Hanuman Saran College and High school are present in Mainpura. Mahavir Vatsalay Hospital to is located in Mainpura.


Rajapur in Patna is the area along side the Bansghat Road. Along the road the commercial hub is also spread. One can find all types of shops and offices on this road. With Ganga now flowing further away from the earlier coastline, a new land mass has been created in Rajapur. With Proposed Ganga expressway the area has come in limelight especially for apartments with a view of Ganga. One of the oldest high rise apartment of Patna,GangaTowers, lies in Rajapur only. It is unplanned and congested. Hopefully the state government plans a new developed Rajapur along the Ganges. The real estate industry in Patna is hopeful for the development in this area comparable to modern standards. 


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Kankarbagh or Kankarbagh Colony is a neighborhood and residential area in Patna. Once touted as Asia's largest colony, is now one of the largest colonies of Asia and population wise it is Asia second largest colony. Residents have all kinds of facilities in this colony. Well developed drainage system, local markets where everything is easily available, medical facilities, 24x7 availability of doctors. In fact there is Doctor’s Colony in Kankarbagh.


Kankarbagh colony, or garden of kankar (stone chips) is spread in an area of around 900 acres. This colony is divided sector wise and there are parks for small children to play. There is sports complex also in this colony, known as Patliputra Sports Complex. This colony is laced with all facilities for the people living here. Schools are there for the better education of children.


Established back in 1960s, it used to be largest colony of Asia. As it spans such a huge area, there are numerous big and small colonies in it. It stretches roughly from Panch Shiv Mandir in west to Kumhrar in East.


Kankarbagh displays an urban blend of residential colonies. It has a diverse selection of restaurants from Punjabi restaurants to South Indian, road side stall to cafés and Pizza outlets. Several new restaurants and cafes have developed in Kankarbagh. Shopping is one of the favorite recreational activities of the locals. Numerous shopping complexes and retail markets exists in Kankarbagh. Two shopping cum multiplex malls are also in under-construction. Kankarbagh Sabzi Mandi near auto stand is the largest wholesale fruit, vegetable and fish market in Kankarbagh. Other popular vegetable markets include Rajendra Nagar Sabzi mandi, Gandhi Nagar Sabzi mandi and Bhootnath Rd Sabzi mandi. There are almost 30 to 35 parks in Kankarbagh in which Kumhrar Park,Shivaji Park and Lohia Park are the most popular.


SBI, UBI, HDFC, ICICI, BOI, PNB, Axis Bank, Central Bank of India, Allahabad Bank, Standard Chartered, Canara Bank etc are some of the major banks located here. The major landmarks at Kankarbagh are Panch Shiv Mandir in west and TV Tower in Bhootnath Roadetc. It has almost all facilities that one requires while living the city life. Since, this colony took a concrete shape; people from different places have come and settled here.


Kankarbagh is well connected to main areas of Patnaby mini buses. Auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw are available at most times. Patna Junction is a Kilometer away from Kankarbagh main road. Patna Airport is located about 7.5 Kms from the Kankarbagh More.