Rajgir Tourism

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Supriyo

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Awssome experience about Rajgir

Rajgir is a wonderful historical place. As well as taking a short break from daily routine life. There are many historical sites to be seen which cannot be finished in a short visit. For example the famous Nalanda university which is spreaded over a few kilometres. If one is in a haste to finish the visit it is of no meaning. Because to know the ancient history & the then life can't be completed in a hour or two.

Therefore one should take enough time to complete journey. There are also other places of interest of equal historical importance which one should not miss while visiting to Rajgir. Apart from Rajgir, Bodhgaya is also an important place well known for Buddhist pagoda & Buddhism where lord Buddha achieved Nirvana. People should not miss the temple where lord Buddha had stayed Viswa shaniti stupa is equally famous which must be seen. The Hot spring in Rajgir is very interesting. A bath in hot spring will give relief from physical exertion & also impart mental peace Local inhabitants are cooperative & honest. We had a wonderful time in Rajgir & adjacent areas. As a proud Indian I will always advice my neighbour to go to Rajgir at least one to gain a beautiful & pleasure experience.

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Manoj Prabhakar

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A very good place for weekend!

Rajgir has much importance as historical, pilgrimage and environmental also. As historical it was the capital of Magadh, which is related to Jarasanda, Bhima and Krishna. As environmental it has very good climate. Here kund of warm water is also a point of attraction.
  • A very good place for weekend!
  • A very good place for weekend!
  • A very good place for weekend!
  • A very good place for weekend!
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Ajatshatru Fort

Rajgir Overview

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.