Rajgir Tourism

Known to be the land of multiple religions, Rajgir is known for its plethora of temples, monasteries and other religious places and also for its scenic beauty. This historic city is believed to be about 3000 years old and its association with Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira has made it one of the most sought after pilgrimage centres in the country. Apart from religious, archaeological and historical importance, this city also has a number of hot water springs having medicinal values, making it an important health resort.

Rajgir Tourism

Helplines and Important Contact Numbers

Tourist spots in RajgirRajgir is known for its attractive tourist places and celebration of various festivals with pomp and grandeur. An ideal time to visit Rajgir is during the months of October to May, in the winter season, when the climate is cool and pleasant and the conditions are favourable for sightseeing. If you visit in October, you also get to witness the grand Rajgir Mahotsav organised by the tourism department.

Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation
(A Govt.of Bihar Undertaking)
Address: Bir Chand Patel Path,
Patna, PIN-800 001.
Bihar. India.
Phone: +91-612-2225411,
Fax: +91-612-2506218.
Email: bihartourism.bstdc@gmail.com
Web Site: http://bstdc.bih.nic.in/

Places of Interest in and around Rajgir

Rajgir is known for its tranquil atmosphere and divine ambience, with numerous temples, monasteries and ancient relics dotting the city. From hot springs having medicinal values to the 26 Jain temples on the hillock, there are numerous options for sightseeing in Rajgir. This city thus attracts pilgrims, history lovers, nature lovers, research scholars and visitors from far and wide.

Tourist spots in Rajgir

Vishwa Shanti Stupa – A marvellous marble peace pagoda built atop a hill and can be reached via aerial ropeway.

Venuvan – A charming garden presented by king Bimbisara to Lord Buddha.

Jarasandh ka Akhara – Place where war had taken place between Bhima and Jarasandh.

Hot Springs – The sacred waters of the hot water springs at 45o C are considered to have curative properties.

Saptaparni caves – Place where the first Buddhist Council was held after the Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha.

Cyclopean Wall – A 2500 year old stone wall, that depicts the architectural brilliance of that era.

Veerayatan – A Jain museum with a Jain temple, an eye hospital, an orthopaedic centre, social reformation centre and an art gallery.

Chariot Route Marks – They are believed to be inscriptions, burnt into the rocks, by the speed and power of Lord Krishna’s chariot during the Mahabharata.

Swarna Bhandar – Believed to be the store of gold of king Jarasandh.

Bimbisara Jail – The place where king Bimbisara was imprisoned by his own son Ajatashatru.

Jain Temples – 26 Jain Temples on Rajgir hill that can be reached by trekking.

Apart from these, there are many other places including Gridhakuta, Pippala caves, Sonbhandar Caves, Ajatshatru Fort, Jivakameavan Gardens and others that are not to be missed in Rajgir. Tourists visiting Rajgir may also look forward to visiting Nalanda, Pawapuri, Kundalpur and other places near Rajgir.

How to reach Rajgir?

Since Rajgir does not have its own airport, the Gaya International Airport in Gaya and the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in Patna are the nearest airports to Rajgir. On reaching there, you can easily avail the services of private vehicles to reach Rajgir. Apart from Rajgir Railway Station, tourists who wish to reach Rajgir from any part of the country have the option of choosing among Bihar Sharif railway station, Bakhtiyarpur railway station and Gaya railway station near Rajgir. Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) run buses, private cabs, luxury coaches are available connecting Rajgir to other prominent cities.

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Where to stay in Rajgir?

Rajgir offers to its tourists a variety of accommodation options. From budget hotels to hotels of international standards, you get to choose the appropriate one depending upon your budget as well as needs. Visitors can also opt to stay in one of the three tourist bungalows maintained by the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation, that are equipped with all the modern amenities and ensure that the guests have a memorable and comfortable stay.

Hotels in Rajgir

The Rajgir Residency
Address: Rajgir, Bihar - 803116
Phone No. : 06112-255404
Fax: 06112-255405
Email ID : booking@residencygrouphotels.com
Website : www.residencygrouphotels.com

Tathagat Vihar Hotel

Address: near Kund area, Rajgir H O, Rajgir - 803116
Phone No: +(91)-6112-255176, +(91)-6112-255176

Gautam Vihar
Address: Rajgir, Bihar
Phone No: +91-6112-255273

Ajatshatru Vihar
Address: Rajgir, Bihar
Phone No: +91-6112-255027

Indo Hokke Hotel
Address : Near Veerayatan, Rajgir, Bihar
Phone : 06112-255231

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Shopping in Rajgir

Rajgir being a tourist destination, there are many roadside shops and stalls selling handicraft items near prominent tourist spots. You can buy a variety of handicrafts, especially woodwork like key chains, pen stands, statues, lamps and other decorative articles from the roadside shops. Souvenirs and gift items symbolizing the Bihari traditions and art forms are quite popular among the tourists visiting Rajgir. Stone sculptures and bowls can be purchased at attractive prices from shops near the kund area and aerial ropeway in Rajgir.

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