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Rajgir is categorised as Pilgrimage

Shanti Stupa (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Venuvan (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Sonbhandar Caves (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Maniyar Math (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Rajgir Hot Spring (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Shanti Stupa (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Rajgir is a picturesque and serene place, visited by pilgrims from all over the globe.
  • An important pilgrimage center for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains
  • Rajgir is also known as Panchpahari with shrines on five hills.
  • It has also gained recognition as a health resort thanks to the famous hot springs.
  • Rajgir is also access point to visit Shanti Stupa, situated atop a hill, accessible via a Cable car ride
  • Buddhist Heritage Destinations In India"Rajgir is located near Nalanda which is renowned erstwhile center of Buddhist learning came in prominence during 5th to 12th century. Shanti Stupa at Rajgir is main attraction of the area."
Access Information

Rajgir has 2 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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4 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Rajgir

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)3

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List of Holidays for Rajgir


  • Ex-Patna Buddhist heritage Break (3 Nights)


  • Buddhist Circuit Itinerary (8 Nights)
  • Buddhist Circuit Itinerary with Delhi Stopover (8 Nights)
  • North and Central India Heritage Itinerary with Buddhist circuit extension (10 Nights)

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Rajgir has 3 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Patna Airport and RajgirRs. 4313

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day visit Gaya to Rajgir and Nalanda and backRs. 4313

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Gaya Railway Station and Rajgir via Bodhgaya visitRs. 4313

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Destination Ideas

  • Rajgir Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Rajgir is home to many Hot water springs which are believed to have medicinal properties/ The Saptparni cave source of Rajgir Hot Water Springs are sacred to the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains
    Natural Wonders
    Sulphur Springs
    Maniyar Math is a well on which a small Jain Temple is built. It is visited alongwith other monuments in Rajgir.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    One of most sacred sites of Rajgir. This used to be favorite resort of Buddha during his stay at Rajgir.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Sonbhandar Caves is a set of two caves in Rajgir. Caves were escavated in third - fourth century by Jain sages.
    Heritage Site
    Nalanda was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar. Rajgir (7 kms) was monsoon retreat of Buddha for over a decade. Attraction of the region is the ropeway at Nalanda that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda),Makhdoom Kund and monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.
    Rides, Monastery
    Ropeway, Buddhist Monastery
    The Nalanda Museum contains a number of manuscripts and shows many items that have been excavated. It is Indias first Multimedia Museum, which recreates the history of Nalanda using a 3D animation film. Besides this there are four more sections in the Multimedia Museum: Geographical Perspective, Historical Perspective, Hall of Nalanda and Revival of Nalanda.
    Heritage Museum
    This is the main escavation site of Nalanda depicting Buddhist heritage of the area. The excavated ruins extend over an area of about 150,000 square metres.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Pawapuri is a Jain Pilgrimage site located at 38 kms from Rajgir and 101 kms from Patna. Around 500 BC, Lord Mahavira, the last of the 24 Tirthankaras achieved Moksha or Nirvana. He was cremated at Pawapuri.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites for Buddhism and life of Gautama Buddha. Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is renowned for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have achieved Enlightenment,
    Heritage Site, Monastery
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Buddhist Monastery

Destinations within reach from Rajgir

  • Nalanda ( 11 Km )

    Nalanda, the renowned erstwhile center of Buddhist learning and now a destination of Buddhist more

  • Gaya ( 63 Km )

    Gaya (100 kms from Patna) is a major pilgrimage centre in Bihar having number of significant more

  • Patna ( 93 Km )

    Patna is the state capital of state of Bihar. Bihar has been home of religious leaders like more

  • Deoghar ( 181 Km )

    Deoghar also known as Baidyanath Dham is an important Hindu pilgrimage. It is one of the twelve more

  • Ranchi ( 240 Km )

    Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand. It enjoys cool climate and various attractions of historical more

  • Durgapur ( 338 Km )

    Durgapur is an industrial township at 160 km from Kolkata and home to the largest industrial unit more

  • Burdwan ( 403 Km )

    Burdwan or Bardhman is a city in West Bengal renowned for its heritage, history and an important more

  • Kolkata ( 505 Km )

    Kolkata is capital city of West Bengal. Kolkata is typically visited as a transit destination for more

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Nearest Airport in Rajgir
  • Bodhgaya Airport ( GAY ) , Bodhgaya-70 Kms
Railway Stations in Rajgir
  • Rajgir ( RGD ), Rajgir
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