Rajgir is a wonderful destination in Bihar that is equally important for the followers of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. It was the ancient capital of Magadha and hotspot of political and religious activities of ancient India. Rajgir is part of Buddhist circuit in India and evenly significant for the followers of Jainism as Mahavir has spent here 14 years while meditating. The place also features several attractions that show its connection with Hindu religion. So, Rajgir holiday packages are popular among all kinds of tourists and they get to explore several things on their Rajgir visit.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Gymnasium of Jarasandh:
Jarasandh was an important character of Mahabharat and his gym is at Rajgir. Though historically it can't be proved yet but the local belief has been accepted by all.
It is a major attraction at Rajgir. There is a fort built by Ajatshatru, who ruled Magadha and also built one Stupa.
Situated at an altitude of 400 meters, Shanti Stupa is a beautiful and serene place to visit in Rajgir. It is built with marble and adorned by four sculptures of Lord Buddha from four side-corners. This Stupa can be reach through a ropeway.
The Cyclopean wall is a Pre-Maurayan structure, which is built with stones. It is a key tourist attraction of the place.
This is a beautiful monastery & an artificial forest that was donated to Lord Buddha by Bimbisar – one of his disciples. It is a serene place and must visit attraction of the town.
It is the place where son of Bimbisar, Ajatshatru imprisoned his father. King Bimbisar chose this place for his imprisonment so that he could see Lord Buddha daily from here.
In and around Rajgir hill, you can across 26 temples that can be reached by trekking through the mountain.
Chariot Route Marks:
The strange rock cut in the form of two parallel grooves deep into rock for around 30 feet are worth visiting. As per the local beliefs, the cut is the path of Lord Krishna's chariot.
These are hot springs that are not manmade but natural. You can take always find hot water in this place during any season.