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Why travel Rajgir?

Rajgir just 15 kms from Nalanda is located the complex of temples and monasteries. Rajgir means the Abode of Gods or Home of Royalty or Royal Mountain etc. Being located in a valley, Rajgir is a very scenic place. The small hill grit town is covered with lush green forest which add to the beauty of the place. This place has been associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Buddha not only spent many years in Rajgir but also delivered sermons here and proselytized emperor Bimbisar at the Gridhakuta hill.

Today Rajgir has come up as one of the most important pilgrimage for the Buddhist. Rajgir also has some very beautiful Hindu and Jain temples which attracts Hindus and Jains also to the place. Not only as a place for worship, Rajgir has come up as health and winter resort with its warm water ponds. The added attraction of Rajgir is the Ropeway which takes you uphill to the Shanti Stupa and Monasteries built by the Japanese Devotees on top of the Ratnagiri hills.

"Capital of Magadh"

A City in Bihar, India

Interest Measure for Rajgir

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Rajgir from sea level:  504 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  25.0112853°N, 85.4153145°E
Ecosystem:  Valley , Plain  

Food, Culture and Language at Rajgir

Food Type Available:  Indian 
Regional Language:  Bhojpuri
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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  • NoteThis area is also notable in Jainism and Buddhism as one of the favorite places for Lord Mahavira and Gautama Buddha and the well known "Atanatiya" conference was held at Vulture's Peak mountain.

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016