Loosely translated as “Abode of Royalty", Rajgir is a quaint town situated near the ancient ruins of the great university of Nalanda, and is a melting pot of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist cultures. Notable for its pilgrim spots, caves and hot water springs, it has become a major tourist attraction for those who seek equanimity, balance and well-being. Taking a taxi from Patna to Rajgir is a safe and effective way to travel hassle-free and conveniently.
It is believed that the hot water springs and pools of Rajgir have healing and medicinal properties. This attracts people from far and wide who flock to these medicinal lakes to cure long-standing ailments and enjoy the healing properties while soaking in Nature’s blessings around them.
Notable tourist attractions include the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, the Pippala Cave, where the great Buddhist monk and Lord Buddha’s chief disciple Mahakashyapa once lived, Venuvana, which is a rich, lush bamboo grove where Lord Buddha gave sermons, and the Laxmi Narayan temple, a must-visit for Hindu pilgrims.
In recent years, Bihar has been overlooked as a tourist destination, but it is a treasure trove of enriching experiences waiting to be discovered and imbibed.