Patna: The Famous Mangal Talab of Patna City would be renovated within 3 months making it one of the hotspots of Hangout Places in Patna. Originally shaped like a Cashewnut, the Pond would be fully renovated by June 2013 at a cost of Rs 1 Crores, which is entirely borne by Bihar State Road Development Corporation.
About 80 Trees on the periphery of the Talab would provide shades to the travelers while a Floating Fountain in the Center would keep them mesmerised.
The Periphery would also have 80 Stone Slabs to be decorated with Flowers. A Rock Garden is also being developed on the South East Corner of the Pond. The Entire Rock Garden would be carpeted with Velvet Grass and would have numerous stone architectures amid Flowers and Tress. The Rock Garden is being designed by Sheikh Rahmatullah of Kolkata.
Three Jetties are being constructed to Facilitate the Boating in the Lake. While Boating Facility was available since Junce 2010, it was very difficult to handle the crowd in absense of a Jetty.
The Entrance on the Eastern Side of Talab would have a 18ft high Pigeon Shaped Architecture. A Hedge Garden is also being developed on the West of Mangal Talab.
Mangal Talab is also popular for the annual six day festival of Urs which takes place here inviting thousands of people from different countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The Famous Patna Sahib Mahotsav is also held every yeat near Mangal Talab.
Mangal Talab was first constructed in 1876 by a local zamindar for irrigation/water supply. One interesting thing which happened during its digging was they found timbers or wooden planks inside the trench which was dug . Those wooden planks were identified later to be city walls of mauryan empire of chandragupta.around these area there was supposed to be the city entrance and the walls were in parallelogram shape running from west to east.