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Rajgir

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Rajgir is a city in Bihar, India, located about 15 km from the ruins of Nalanda University, and 45 km from Patna, the capital of the state.

Understand

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.

Get in

There are several train and buses are available from Patna, Capital of Bihar State. Patna is well connected by air and rail.

Get around

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.

See

Do

Take a deep bath is hot spring (Kund).

Buy

Eat

Sleep

  • Sarada Group of Hotels, Near Rajgir police station (opposite Ramakrishna Math), (06112) 255005, [1]. Rs.600-1000.

Get out

  • Bodhgaya - often requires a change of bus in Bihar Sharif
  • Kakolat is a good waterfall.




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