Welcome to Rajgir


Rajgir is littered with historic sites, so bank on spending a couple of days here, including a side trip to Nalanda. It's a lovely part of Bihar; greener and more rural than other places in the region, and relatively hassle-free.

Rajgir Mahotsava is the town’s major cultural festival, featuring three days of classical Indian music, folk music and dance at the end of November, or sometimes December.


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$1185 Private & Custom Tours

Footsteps of Buddha Tour

Day 01: Arrival Varanasi  On arrival transfer to hotel check in hotel. Later an English speaking guide will take you for Aarti Ceremony at Holy River Ganges. Stay overnight at Varanasi Hotel The Amaya / Rivatas by Ideal. Meal: B+D Day 02: Varanasi –Sarnath-VaranasiMorning boat ride at Holy river Ganges, back to hotel have your breakfast. An English speaking guide will take you Sarnath: which is one of the four places of  Buddhist pilgrimage to which his devout followers should visit, if they wanted to visit a place for that reason. It was also the site of the Buddha's Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, which was his first teaching after attaining enlightenment.Afternoon back to city and visit : Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas TempleStay overnight at Varanasi Hotel.Meal: B+D Day 03: Varanasi-Bodhgaya ( 250 KMS/ 05 Hrs drive)Morning after breakfast you will check out from the hotel. Later driven to Bodhgaya in which after arrival check in at hotel, an English guide will escort you for Bodhgaya sightseeing: Royal Bhutan Monastery, Great Budhha Statue, Daijokyo Buddhist Temple Stay overnight at Bodhgaya Hotel Sujata / Hotel Lotus Nikko Meal: B+D Day 04 – Bodhgaya Morning after breakfast an English speaking local guide will escort you for main attractions of Bodhgaya: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Animesh Lochna, Muchalinda Lake  and Sujata Village Stay overnight at Bodhgaya Hotel Sujata / Hotel Lotus NikkoMeal: B+D Day 05 - Bodhgaya / Rajgir / NalandaMorning after breakfast you will check out and drive for Rajgir to visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa and some other sights later continue drive for Patna. On the way visit Nalanda University which is known as one of the oldest university in the world. Arrive Patna and check in at hotel and relax.Stay overnight at Hotel Rajgir Indo / Hotel Hokke. Meal: B+D Day 06 - Rajgir- Kushinagar After breakfast check out and drive to Kushinagar. Later you will have the chance to visit the Maha-Pari Nirvana temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Stay overnight at Kushinagar Lotus Nikko Hotel.Meal: B+D Day 07 - Kushinagar / Lumbini Morning after breakfast you will check out and drive to Lumbini. (Here you have to cross India Border and entry in Nepal, Nepal visa is

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Day Trip To Nalanda And Rajgir From Bodhgaya With Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel in Gaya and driven to Nalanda, which is a 2-hour drive away.Nalanda is one of the world’s oldest living cities. It flourished as an international university under the patronage of Emperors Ashoka and Harshavardhana, who built temples and monasteries here. Nalanda was the first residential university of the world. It attracted scholars from all over the Buddhist world and at its peak had around 2 000 teachers and 10 000 monks staying here. The monasteries here are built on the Kushan style of architecture. There is a large courtyard that is surrounded by cells where the monks lived. Nalanda was destroyed by Muslim invaders in the 12th century. The three libraries here were burnt down. It is said that they had such a large collection of books and manuscripts that the fire burnt for six months. Spend some time walking through the ruins of this ancient seat of learning.Next take lunch at a local restaurant (beverage excluded).After lunch visit Rajgir, that is 10 miles from Nalanda. Rajgir was the capital of the ancient state of Magadh. Lord Buddha spent many years in Rajgir and delivered some of his famous sermons here. This town is important for the Jain community, too, as Lord Mahavira is also said to have stayed in Rajgir. The travelogues of ancient Buddhist travelers Huen Tsang and Fa Hian also mention Rajgir. Vulture peak - Lord Buddha’s favorite retreat and Ajatshatru Fort are two important sites to visit in Rajgir.At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Gaya and dropped off at your hotel.

$83 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip To Nalanda And Rajgir From Bodhgaya

You will be picked up from your hotel in Gaya and driven to Nalanda, which is a 2-hour drive away.Nalanda is one of the world’s oldest living cities. It flourished as an international university under the patronage of Emperors Ashoka and Harshavardhana, who built temples and monasteries here. Nalanda was the first residential university of the world. It attracted scholars from all over the Buddhist world and at its peak had around 2 000 teachers and 10 000 monks staying here. The monasteries here are built on the Kushan style of architecture. There is a large courtyard that is surrounded by cells where the monks lived. Nalanda was destroyed by Muslim invaders in the 12th century. The three libraries here were burnt down. It is said that they had such a large collection of books and manuscripts that the fire burnt for six months. Spend some time walking through the ruins of this ancient seat of learning.Next take lunch at a local restaurant (own expense).After lunch visit Rajgir, that is 10 miles from Nalanda. Rajgir was the capital of the ancient state of Magadh. Lord Buddha spent many years in Rajgir and delivered some of his famous sermons here. This town is important for the Jain community, too, as Lord Mahavira is also said to have stayed in Rajgir. The travelogues of ancient Buddhist travelers Huen Tsang and Fa Hian also mention Rajgir. Vulture peak - Lord Buddha’s favorite retreat and Ajatshatru Fort are two important sites to visit in Rajgir.At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Gaya and dropped off at your hotel.

$307 Private & Custom Tours

Trip to Bodhgaya - The Holy Place of Enlightenment, with Nalanda-Rajgir

Mahabodhi Temple - depicting the various phases of Buddha's journey towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum - houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Jagannath Temple close by has a four armed statue of Shiva in black stone.   Visit Rajgir which is one of the most important site. Rajgir has its own very scenic beauty surrounded by five holy hills, the picturesque little town of Rajgir is important for Buddhists as well as Jains.   Nalanda is one of the world's oldest living cities. The Buddhist University of Nalanda, once the most prestigious center of learning in Asia, was built here.   Enjoy the company of our knowledgeable Local Tour Guide, who will brief you about the important sites.     What you can expect – Itinerary is given below for your reference   Day 1: Bodhgaya On time, pick-up from Bodhgaya Airport and meet our Tour Escort, check in at hotel.   Day 2: Bodhgaya Proceed for city tour of Bodhgaya Mahabodhi Temple - depicting the various phases of Buddha's journey towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum - houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D.       Day 3: Bodhgaya - proceed for excursion of Rajgir & Nalanda After breakfast at Hotel, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Nalanda & Rajgir.   Nalanda is the antiquated seat of taking in, the remains of the University uncover that it was the primary International University of the world, where more than 2,000 instructors and 1,000 understudies from everywhere throughout the Buddhist world lived and considered. The exhumed vestiges are astounding, with sanctuaries, cloisters and address lobbies symmetrically spread over a vast region.   Rajgir – It is another imperative spot of journey for Buddhists and also Jains. Antiquated Rajgirha, truly the house Kings, was the principal capital of Magadha. Vulture Peak, Ajatsatru Fort, Griddhakuta, are the imperative spots to visit in Rajgir.   Evening on time, drop back to Bodhgaya Hotel.   Day 4: Depart Bodhgaya On time, transfer to Gaya Airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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Excursion tour of Rajgir & Nalanda from Bodhgaya

Visit Rajgir which is one of the most important tourist places in India. Lord Buddha spent many years in Rajgir and also delivered sermons here. The historic sites of Rajgir is associated with Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism attract pilgrims from all over world.   Nalanda is located in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. It is well known as the ancient center of learning which has the remains of the great Nalanda University and several monasteries and temples.   Enjoy the company of our knowledgeable Local Tour Guide.     What you can expect – Itinerary is given below for your reference Morning on time pick-up from Bodhgaya Hotel and meet our Tour Escort, to proceed for the excursion tour of Rajgir & Nalanda (Approx. 100 Kms / 2 Hrs drive – one way).     Nalanda is the antiquated seat of taking in, the remains of the University uncover that it was the primary International University of the world, where more than 2,000 instructors and 1,000 understudies from everywhere throughout the Buddhist world lived and considered. The exhumed vestiges are astounding, with sanctuaries, cloisters and address lobbies symmetrically spread over a vast region.   Rajgir – It is another imperative spot of journey for Buddhists and also Jains. Antiquated Rajgirha, truly the house Kings, was the principal capital of Magadha. Vulture Peak, Ajatsatru Fort, Griddhakuta, are the imperative spots to visit in Rajgir.   Later on time drive back to Bodhgaya & drop back to Bodhgaya Hotel.