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Rajgir is near the site of Gridhakuta (Vulture's Peak), where the Buddha stayed and gave teachings on the Mahayana (the second turning of the wheel), and Venuvana, the first Buddhist monastery. The area around Rajgir is also known for its hot springs, which are open to the public.
There are several train and buses are available from Patna, Capital of Bihar State. Patna is well connected by air and rail.
The main attaction of Rajgir is Buddhist Temple on the Mountain. Walk there is enjoyable; there's also a rope-way.
Other attraction include hot springs.
1. Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa) built and maintained by Japan is a stupa on Gridhakuta mountain dedicated to world peace and Lord Buddha. The stupa is reachable by a ropeway or a long flight of hundreds of steps.
2. Venuvan : The garden where Lord Buddha used to take rest
3. Jarasandha hall : Said to be the hall of Magadh's king Jarasandh who is mentioned in Mahabharata. Actually it was a hall where a Buddhist sangama took place.
4. Bimbisara Jail : The jail where the Magadh King Bimbisara was imprisoned by his son Ajatshatru
5. Hot water springs
6. Maniara Mutth : Ruins of the an abode of a Snake worshipping cult has been found
7. Son Bhandar : Ruins of what is said to be the treasury of the Magadha Kingdom
Take a deep bath is hot spring (Kund).