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Rajgir is a city in Bihar, located about 15 km from the ruins of Nalanda University.


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.


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).




  • 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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