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"Buddhism, Jainism and serenity"

Rajgir Tourism

Rajgir is town where the air that surrounds its beautiful sceneries carries hints of spirituality and vibrant hues of history with links with both Buddhism and Jainism.

Set in a green valley and surrounded by rocky hills, Rajgir is a spiritual town with natural serenity amongst the dense forests, mysterious caves and springs. Rajgir houses many religious destinations which are majorly dedicated to either Buddhism or Jainism. Both lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir have said to spent time here giving it huge spiritual and religious importance. One can visit various ruins, temples and sites here and also spend some time indulging in its refreshing calmness.

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Rajgir has been mentioned in ancient Buddhist and Jain scriptures and also in the travelogues of Buddhist travellers Huen Tsang and Fa Hian who visited India during the Mauryan and Gupta times. Rajgir has been closely related to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and has played host to Lord Buddha and Mahavira, thus, has many archaeological sites related to Buddhism and Jainism.

Restaurants and Local Food in Rajgir

Rajgir's cuisine is pretty similar to typical North Indian cuisine, however there are a few places here which serve Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese cuisines. Bihari cuisine is also equally popular and easily available in the area. You might not find sparkling fine dining restaurants here but small eating joints near the tourist attractions and the railway station serve delicious food and susutain a modest variety.
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Suggested Itinerary for Rajgir

Day 1- Arrive at Rajgir, check-in and rest. Then visit Huen Tsang Memorial Hall, Nalanda Archaeological Museum and ruins.
Day 2- Visit Venu Vana Kalandakanivapa, Rajgir Hot Springs, Griddhakuta Peak and Sariputra Stupa.
Day 3- Visit the Bimbisar Jail, Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Jivaka's Mango Garden, Ghora Katora Lake and Ashok Stupa Peak.

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Rajgir, Bihar
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A TURF OF BUDDHIST BURMISE TEMPLE ON THE WAY TO RAJGIR

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FAQs on Rajgir

What is famous about Rajgir?

Famous for historic sites and monuments of religious importance.

What is not so good about Rajgir?

Difficult to reach as the nearest airport is around 100 km away.

Who should visit Rajgir?

Rajgir is a great place fro Buddhist, Jain and Hindu pilgrims.

What is the best time to visit Rajgir?

October to March is the best time to visit Rajgir as the weather is very pleasant here. Among the festivals here, Rajgir Mahotsav is the most important one and it is celebrated each year in the month of October and is accompanied by classical performances of Indian music and dance.
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What is the local food in Rajgir?

Rajgir's cuisine is pretty similar to typical North Indian cuisine, however there are a few places here which serve Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese cuisines. Bihari cuisine is also equally popular and easily available in the area. You might not find sparkling fine dining restaurants here but small eating joints near the tourist attractions and the railway station serve delicious food and susutain a modest variety.
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What is the best way to reach Rajgir?

Patna (100 km) is the closest airport to Rajgir with connecting flights to other cities. The nearest railway station is in Rajgir which is well connected to Patna, Kolkata and New Delhi. Rajgir is well connected by road as well with frequent buses plying to and from Patna, Bodh Gaya and other nearby towns.
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What are the things to do in Rajgir?

The top things to do in Rajgir are Venuvana, Japanese Stupa, Vulture's Peak or Griddhakuta, Rajgir Ropeway, Makhdum Kund, Bimbisara's Jail. You can see all the places to visit in Rajgir here

What are the places near Rajgir?

The top places near to Rajgir are Nalanda which is 11 km from Rajgir, Bodh gaya which is located 57 km from Rajgir, Patna which is located 70 km from Rajgir, Varanasi which is located 248 km from Rajgir, Vaishali which is located 113 km from Rajgir

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Q. Give name and of hotels for a couple below 800 Also inform if bengali veg food is available

Holidify

3 years ago
Hotel Samrat, Mahalaxmi Hotel, Sharda Hotel, Rajgir Hotel and Hotel Vandana. There are several restaurants in Rajgir serving veg food so you won't face a problem in finding Bengali food.

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Devyani Chandra

3 years ago
- Rajgir is a small place, so just 2 days are enough to cover this destination.
- Nalanda is just 15 km from Rajgir, so a trip to Nalanda for a day is also recommended.
- Winters might be a bit (Read More) chilly here, so carry appropriate clothing.
- Carry mosquito repellants and use bottled water.

Asif Uzzaman

3 years ago
Apart from the famous Brahm kund and Makdum Kund, Rajgir holds one of the many Shanti Stupas of the Buddhist faith spread across India. Located at the top the mountain, it can be climbed either on fo (Read More)ot through the stairways cut into the stone all the way up or through ropeway. I personally suggest you do it on foot. It's more exciting this way.

Asif Uzzaman

on Swarna Bhandar 3 years ago
How many languages can you read? If you can read the particular hymn written in an so-far-undeciphered script above gate of Swarn Bhandar, all its treasure is yours! so is the belief. Not a very pict (Read More)uresque place, but you can have your share of fun seeing people trying to pull out coins from the cracks in the wall, inserted by others previously.
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