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 Nov 7, 2013
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 standards the town is pretty expensive- the hotels especially.. But still, it's worth it. Be it the ropeway journey to the Jain temples on the hill in the evening, or Bimbisara's prison (where he was imprisoned by his son Ajatshatru), or be it the chariot marks (from Mahabharata era), or the Hanuman Kund (hot spring), and the cave paintings, this place is a perfect short winter destination..
Food is not up to the mark though, in all places, you have to be very choosy..
Don't miss the Pawan Puri temple on the way to Nalanda or Bodh Gaya, if you are travelling by road.
Travelling by road will be best for tourists from West Bengal, though trains are available from Howrah.
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Shouvik chowdhury
  • Shouvik chowdhury
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  • 13 Reviews

"beautiful short tour"

  • Posted Jun 10, 2013
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 veerayatan museum, park,natural hot spring, charming ropeway to vishwa shanti stupa surronding 7 hills grand trip

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: small but good town.various food available. famous 'khaja'of silao,rajgir. no specific shopping. many hotels available for stay

Activities & things to do: Rajgir,the old rajgriha once capital of maghad. well linked to gautam buddha,king asoka,mahabharata. lovely hills,greenery, ropeway, old maniyar math,mysterious swarn bhander cave,pippali cave.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: connected by train to delhi,patna,varanasi,kolkata. better to go by bus/car form bakhtiyarpur/patna. stay at least 2days. local sight seeing by horse pulled tanga. may visit nearby pawapuri,kakolat falls,gaya/bodhgaya
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Vijay kumar Singh
  • Vijay kumar Singh
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews

"Rajgir Tour"

  • Posted Mar 27, 2013
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 & things to do: not much activity.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: it is about 100km from patna.
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Sudip Bose
  • Sudip Bose
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review

"Weekend in Buddhist Culture"

  • Posted Mar 2, 2013
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. Buy mast Khaja -sweet

Activities & things to do: To bath in hot spring water & visit all the local spot by Tonga.( Horse car )

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Hired car from Patna/Baktiarpur Railway station. 2/2.30 hrs journey.
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Ajit Roy
  • Ajit Roy
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"great"

  • Posted Feb 26, 2013
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 sight seeing is pleasant

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: nothing unusual
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Kalyan Chakraborty
  • Kalyan Chakraborty
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful Rajgir"

  • Posted Feb 1, 2013
For short trip it was amazing. Beautiful place to see with lots of historical monuments and places. like ropeway, shanti stupas, nalanda, panipauri

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good

Activities & things to do: Only sight seeing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From howrah by train either from baktiapur or through gaya
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Manish Kumar
  • Manish Kumar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Trip to rajgir"

  • Posted Jan 30, 2013
Guys rajgir is a gud place i personally feel dat u r going to enjoy it....

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Omg dnt ask abt the foods its very costly and the quality of food we didnt had such a worst experience in the past they were charging a huge money bt providing a low quality food..

Activities & things to do: U must take a bath in hot spring i

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Its easy to travel in rajgir bus facilities are excellent
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Chandra nand Jha
  • Chandra nand Jha
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  • Lives in Patna
  • 3 Reviews

"Over all place is excellent"

  • Posted Dec 6, 2012
Ropway and shanti stoop is wander full where you can enjoy with your family and friends

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No good restaurant other than the hotels where you reside. Like indo hokee and rajgir residency and tathagat

Activities & things to do: You can have the bath at rajgir kund where all time round the year hot water flow and that too without any energy

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By air to patna and then by bus or taxi or directly by train
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Partha Bose
  • Partha Bose
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome"

  • Posted Feb 1, 2012
Rajgir is fantastic place with natural hilly beauty.small hills,temples & hill side beauty is pleasant. Nalanda is also attractive historical place.One can get there for 2 or 3 days. From there we also went to Bodhgaya. This place is also very good for many buddhist temples & monaestry staying there & watching all monasteries is better than a single day trip, because generaly cabs or autos don't take to all temples. The main Bodhi at Mahabodhi temple is very beautiful.Taking Nalanda Travels cabs is comfortable than self arrangement og buses or tangas for Nalanda & pawapuri trip.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is not good at outside hotels, sight seeing by tanga may be uncomfortable for aged people. Nalanda travel package is reasonably good
for Nalanda , pawapuri & local sight seeing.

Activities & things to do: Winter season is good but may remain foggy.Climbing to rocks & hills must be done because natural beauty is very attractive .

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Bakhtiyarpur junction one can get buses, taxis, trains. Train's frequency is not good. Bus can take to Biharsarif & from there change of bus may be needed. upto 5pm conveyance is available.
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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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