Rajgir Tourism
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Rajgir Tourism

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Kingshuk Mazumder
  • Kingshuk Mazumder
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 8 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"Relaxing at Rajgir"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
This was my second visit to Rajgir, the other being in 2008 October.. The speciality of this place is the serenity, and secluded environment that it offers to tourist (not all places in the town though). I must say, however, that by it's own....... More
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Shouvik chowdhury
  • Shouvik chowdhury
  • Forester
  • 23 photos
  • 13 Reviews

"beautiful short tour"

  • Posted 10 months ago
Beautiful,calm,one of my favourite place. Nature & history lying together ancient nalanda ruins & museum reminds of golden past. gridhakut hill of buddha's meditation site. bimbisar jail,ajatshatru fort,swarna bhander cave of asoka's era. jain....... More
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Vijay kumar Singh
  • Vijay kumar Singh
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews

"Rajgir Tour"

  • Posted 1 year ago
it was a good tour. the rope-way to shanti stoop is very good.other destination like ghora katora lake is in process of development. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food was alright. sight movement was done by my own car. Activities &....... More
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Sudip Bose
  • Sudip Bose
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review

"Weekend in Buddhist Culture"

  • Posted 1 year ago
A good healthy place for weekend. And also economical tour with homely atmosphere and rural culture of our country Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Veg & non veg food are available in some restaurants. Shantistup in the top of the hill........ More
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Ajit Roy
  • Ajit Roy
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"great"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Historical reverence, the pleasant stay coupled with the accommodation, stay at the hotel, good facilities to move around, less interference from the hawkers. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good Activities & things to do: Not much, but....... More
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Rajgir Info

  • State: Bihar
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
The town of Rajgir is situated about 15 km from Nalanda in the state of Bihar. The town gained prominence as a tourist spot owing to the number of temples and monasteries it houses. Geographically, Rajgir is located within a valley and is surrounded by lush green forests.

Rajgir was the capital of the Magadh Mahajanpad (State) when Patliputra was not formed. In those days it was called Rajgrih. Rajgir or Rajgrih means ‘the home of Royalty’. This place has been associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Buddha spent many years in Rajgir. The Jivekarmavan monastery was the preferred residence of the Buddha. Even Bimbisar gave Venuvan Vihar to Buddha for his residence.

It is said that it was at Rajgir that physicians treated Buddha after his injury at the hands of his cousin Devdatta. The teachings of Buddha were penned in Rajgir and it was also the venue for the first Buddhist Council. This is why Rajgir is a place of tremendous importance among Buddhists.

There are also some beautiful Hindu and Jain temples in the town of Rajgir. Owing to the warm water ponds prevalent in this area, numerous people come here for health reasons as well.  These ponds are said to contain some medicinal properties which help in curing many skin diseases.

The Saptparni cave is the source of the Rajgir Hot Water Springs that are known to have curative properties and are sacred to the Hindus and Buddhists. Another attraction of the region is the ropeway that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (one of the 80 Peace Pagodas in the world) and the monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.

The Venu Vana is an artificial forest, where one can enjoy eternal peace and meditate. Other tourist attractions are Bimbisar's Jail, Ajatshatru's Fort and Jarasandh's Akhara.

The city of Patna, capital of Bihar, is the access point for travelling to Rajgir. The Patna Airport is the nearest airport from where one can connect by train to Rajgir. There are buses and taxis also available from Patna to Rajgir.

The temperature in the summer season, from April to June, ranges from a maximum of 40° Celsius to a minimum of 20° Celsius. In winters, it ranges from 28° Celsius to 6° Celsius. The rainy season is from mid-June to September. October and March are relatively pleasant and dry months and are the best times to visit Rajgir.
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