Rajgir is the town located in the Nalanda district of Bihar. On your North Indian tour, this is a must see tourist place to visit for all the tourists looking out to relinquish our ancient culture of Buddhism. The place is located 15km from Nalanda and a tourist visiting Nalanda does not miss on this place. Rajgir was the capital of the Magadh dynasty before they changed it to Pataliputra. Hence, the city gets its name Rajgir as it means the house of royals. It is also known as Rajgrih. The place is known to be extensively associated with Gautama Buddha and Buddhism. Rajgir also hosts many Buddhist influences throughout the city. The peak where the Buddhist monks meditate is called the vulture's peak located at Rajgir.Tourist opportunity / Tourist places in Rajgir
The main attraction for tourists in this town is the temples and monasteries. Tourists looking for a piece of history as well as peace and tranquility can come here. As Rajgir is located in a valley, it is also considered as one of the most important tourist spots for scenic beauty. The town is also surrounded by healthy forest cover.
There are various tourist spots which one can visit in town. Jarrshand-ka-Akhara is one of the places which have huge mythological importance to the Hindus. It is one of the battlefields of the great epic Mahabharata. The Ajatshatru fort was built by and named after the Magadh rules Ajatshatru in the 6th Century B.C. This fort signifies royal presence and architectural knowledge of our ancestors.
Another part of history is the Shanti Stupa which represents peace. This Stupa is made of marble and the four corners have four statues of Lord Buddha. These statues in marble make a magnificent sight. Bimbisara jail is another tourist attraction in the town of Rajgir. This jail was where Ajatshatru imprisoned his father. Bimbisara wished to be imprisoned with the sight of the Shanti Stupa located on a hill which Buddha could climb. He lived for the sight of Buddha.
Rajgir has one of the most mysterious rock caves known as the Son Bandar caves. The highlight of this is the two rock cut caves located near to each other. They are located towards the Vaibhar hill. There are many descriptions and discussions done about this rock cut caves and one of the must visit tourists attraction at Rajgir.
On your visit to Rajgir, all the major attractions should be first visited. Choosing the all inclusive travel packages at Erco travels, we take care of your entire trip so that you can enjoy your trip without any worries. Rajgir has many tasty local delicacies which can be tried to get a feel of our ancient delicacies.
The city of Rajgir is located 98 km away from the major city of Patna which has an airport. You can arrive at Patna airport for your visit to Rajgir. There are also rails connected between Patna and Rajgir if you visiting the place by rail. At Erco travels, we arrange for your city tour to completely enjoy the city.