Rajgir is an ancient city in the northeast Indian state of Bihar. Surrounded by hills, it is known for its holy sites. Remains of the Cyclopean Wall, which encircled the city centuries ago, still stand in the center. Close by, Venu Vana park was once home to a monastery built for Buddha. The shield-shaped Japanese Temple contains a huge Buddha statue. Nearby there are hot springs believed to have medicinal properties. To the west, Veerayatan Jain Museum displays intricate dioramas representing the lives of the religion’s Tirthankaras (spiritual teachers). Farther south, Buddha is thought to have meditated in Saptaparni Cave, and folk stories claim that the rock-hewn chambers of Son Bhandar Caves hold hidden treasure. To the southeast, Bimbisar Jail is an archaeological site marking the spot where King Bimbisara, who ruled during Buddha’s lifetime, was incarcerated by his own son. Close by, a chairlift travels steeply uphill to the white marble Vishwa Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist monument overlooking the city.
Ajatshatru Fort 

Ajatshatru Fort was built by the Magadha King, Ajatshatru during the 6th century during Gautama Buddha’s time. 
Vishwa Shanti Stupa 

Vishwa Shanti Stupa also called as World Peace Pagoda is a popular Buddhist pilgrim site. It is a white beauty, showing the four phases of Buddha’s life through four golden statues of Lord Buddha. 
Bimbisara Jail

Bimbisara's jail is where King Bimbisara was imprisoned, in Rajgir. The captive king chose this site for his incarceration, for, from this spot, he could see Lord Buddha climbing up to his mountain retreat atop the Griddhakuta hill. There is a clear view of the Japanese Pagoda. The stupa of peace was built on the top of the hill.
Cyclopean Walls 

Cyclopean walls are 40 km long walls encircling old Rajgir. It is made of raw stones and was built during the Mauryan period for marking the capital of Rajgir. Even though the wall is no more in its glorious form, yet it still attracts tourists.
Venu Vana 

Venu Vana is the Bamboo Forest, gifted by the Magadha King Bimbisara to Lord Buddha about 2500 years ago and it is said to be one of Buddha’s favorite places during his stay there. 
Hot Springs 

Hot springs are in abundance in Rajgir. All of them are considered to be sacred places for Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The Hot Springs are also known for its medicinal values. 
Nalanda Museum

Nalanda Museum is another important attraction of Rajgir city. The museum comprises rare items of archaeological and sculpture finds.
Griddhakuta Hill

Griddhakuta Hill, also known as the hill of vultures, is the most renowned sightseeing attraction in Rajgir.
Venu Vana Vihara

The new Venu Vana Vihara is situated on the western side of the older Venu Vana. This new Vihara was built by Japanese Saint Fuji Guruji in honor of the first Buddhist Monastery of the world.
Maniyar Math

The Maniyar Math is situated in the middle of the valley of Rajgir, near the main road. This structure has been created in the shape of a stupa and has been provided shelter through a conical corrugated iron shade.
Best Time To Visit Rajgir

The climate of Rajgir like the other parts of the Gangetic plains is extreme. The summer months from April to July are hot and humid here and the average temperature can reach approximately 45°C and the relative humidity can go up to around 80 percent. Winters are cold with the average night temperature at around 10°C. Normally, the average temperature stays around 20°C. Monsoon touches this region in July/August and continues till September.

Contact Us

24, Ashok Vihar Colony, Picnic Spot Road, Lucknow - 226022, Uttar Pradesh, India.