Patna is capital of Bihar. Rajgir (70 kms from Bodhgaya) was monsoon retreat of Buddha for over a decade.
At Vaishali nearby, a major attraction here is the ropeway that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda) and monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills. Remains of the Nalanda University is 12 kms from here.
Rajgir has a few hotels catering to Pilgrims from world over.
Recommended stay-1 night Season-Winter is best weatherwise, otherwise visited all round the year