Rajgir Tourism
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Rajgir Tourism

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  • 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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Sanjay Patra

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  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  48 readers

"An awesome place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A must visit place of Bihar, even though it was my 2nd visit but last time I could not see much. The kunds have so hot water that, for a second you won't believe it, it is wonderful. I love this place. It is combination with all regions, natural beauty & natural horrible.
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Emma Kumari

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"Very nice place for tourists" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is the palace of Buddha. A lot of thing is present here. Such as hot kund, japanese temple, venu van etc. And also big mountain is also present here. I visited this place 2 times. This is the very natural place. I love this types of place. So everyone have to visit here.
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Animesh Kumar

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"A great ancient destination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
There are a lot of great places within few kilometers. Nalanda khandar is a must visit place and it's being reconstructed. Then there are sonbhandar, parks, kind of hot water with some surprises. But the fun begins at the open lift which goes at the top of buddha mountain. It was scary but funny. You will see many monkeys enroute and nice valleys which will take you too past days.
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Rahul Sharma

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  • Rahul Sharma
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"A place with good attractions"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The place has good attractions. There are many temples built by the buddhist monks as rajgir is near to gaya. And is a place of the Lord Buddha which is very good. You can also go to the gardens as there are some gardens which are well cared. And shops which will attract you for buying some products. About local food and shopping the price for food is high as compared to the town.
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Sarvesh Kumar

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  • Lives in Patna
  • 3 Reviews
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"Good place to visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Visiting to Rajgir, bihar, India was one of my best destination I have ever visited. Specially the weather at the time of December was very much beautiful. It attracts the history lover there is lot of thing to know and its interesting. It also attracts buddhist. In Rajgir, I have seen forest and Shanti Stupa, which is considered very important for Buddhism.
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Nikita Kumari

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  • 4 Reviews
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"Attractive place for history lovers"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2015
Rajgir is one of the best place to visit but in winter. It attracts the history lover. There is lot of thing to know and its interesting. It also attracts Buddhism. Lot of people visiting here from China
and lastly in little money you can enjoy much.
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Anurag Prabhakar

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  • 11 Reviews
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"Fabulous weather in the month of december"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2014
Visiting Rajgir was one of my best experience I have ever had. Specially the weather in the month of december was the much beautiful. The main place to visit in rajgir is the vishwa shanti stupa at peak of the mountain. The hot water stream present in the city is also a place that people must visit. The city itself is beautiful.
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Raaz Rezler

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"Very good place for travellers."

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2014
Last month I have visited Rajgir which is located in Nalanda district of Bihar state. In Rajgir I have seen forest and Shanti Stup, which is considered very important for Buddhism. This is an important place of tourism of Bihar. I have also visited the different Kundas. There was seven different Kundas, I have bath in all the Kundas. The water of last Kunda was too hot. There I have also saw a lot of monkeys. This place is religious and wildlife is also incredible there.
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Jitendra Singh

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  • Lives in Rajgir
  • 4 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  4826 readers

"God place for couples"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 25, 2014
This is best experience of my life, because I visit this place with my love. This is best for natural seen & mountain climate. This place is peaceful. I visit this place on Nov-13. It was a good time for visit, because lot of green scenario teamed up with the mountain climate. Over all I enjoy this place with my love.
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Anshuman Choubey

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  •  1542 readers

"A religious place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 24, 2014
Rajgir is a nice place for a religious visit with sightseeing. Hot water spring is main attraction. There are many places nearby to visit. One can visit Nalanda and pawapuri. This place is also focused with Buddhist visitors. Good hotels are available here.
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