As the ancient city of India, Patna is the political capital of the state of Bihar as well as the largest city in the state. The ancient name of Patna was Pataliputra. Rich in historical, religious, and natural beauty, this city is a very sacred place for Sikhs. It was in Patna itself that Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last Guru of the Sikhs, was born. Every year lakhs of Sikh devotees and tourists from across the country and abroad come here to pay homage.
If you are looking for a place full of natural beauty from Patna as well as want to visit historical and religious sites, then Rajgir is the best option for you. Situated just 100 km from Patna, Rajgir is world-famous for religious places of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist religions. The journey from Patna to Rajgir is called a religious journey. Most of the tourists come from Patna to Rajgir in large numbers to visit the religious places of Buddhism. To visit, it would be easy to book a Patna to Rajgir taxi service.
Apart from religious places, ‘Brihad Malmas Mela’ is organized every three years in Rajgir. Malamas means’ According to the lunar census, there are often thirteen months instead of twelve in the third or fourth year. This thirteenth month is called Malamas. Malamas is also known as Adhik Maas or Purushottam Maas. This fair stay for a month-long. It is said that all the gods and goddesses reside on the earth during Malamas. Therefore, this Brihad Malmas Mela is very important. In this fair, saints and devotees from every corner of the country come to worship. In this fair, you will find all kinds of shops, swings, and entertainment facilities.
Rajgir Tourist Places to Explore the Glory of Bihar
Rajgir is a very beautiful and ancient city located in the Nalanda district of Bihar state. This city is mentioned in Rigveda, Atharvaveda, Taittiriya Upanishad, Vayu Purana, Mahabharata, Valmiki Ramayana, etc. Surrounded by five hills, Rajgir is known as the international tourist destination of the country. Rajgir is famous all over the world for its religious places as well as it has become more famous because of the country’s second glass skywalk bridge is being built here. It is almost ready. This bridge is 200 feet high, 85 feet long, and 6 feet wide. This glass skywalk bridge can have 36 to 40 tourists at a time. From the point of view of security, this glass bridge is very strong. The total glass thickness in this glass bridge is 45 mm. Which is very strong and transparent. The fun of walking on this bridge is something else.
By walking on this bridge you will feel that you are diving into the sky. With this glass bridge, you can see the beautiful hills of Rajgir. Through this bridge, you can admire the beautiful foothills of Mount Veebhar Giri. For nature lovers, this place is no less than a paradise. This bridge has been constructed on the basis of a glass bridge in the ‘Hangzhou’ province of China.
To promote tourism, apart from the Glass Bridge, Nature Safari and Zoo Safari are also being constructed on 500 acres here. Under the adventure spot, you will also be able to enjoy Zip Line, Archery, Cycling, Trekking Path, Mud and Tree Cottage, Wooden Hut, Medicinal Park.
There are the top places to visit in Rajgir: –
1-Vishwa Shanti Stupa –
Rajgir surrounded by Panch hills Ratnagiri, Vipulachal, Vaibharagiri, Sonagiri, Udayagiri is a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhist monks. Of these five hills, the World Peace Stupa is located on Ratnagiri. If you want to see these beautiful hills of Rajgir, then the best season for you will be winter. Although the hills remain depressed during the winter season. But there is more fear of slippery during the rainy season, so the winter season will be good. To go to this stupa you will have the option of both a ladder and a ropeway. To go through the ropeway, you have to pay around 80 rupees.
This is the place where Mahatma Mercury preached peace to the whole world. This place is a center of attraction for tourists and Buddhist monks. Every year, a number of thousands of Buddhist monks come here to pay homage to the country and abroad. While going to Shanti Stupa, you will find the Gridhakoot mountain, this place is also a sacred place for the people of Buddhism.
2- Pandu Pokhar-
Full of entertainment and adventure, Pandu Pokhar is one of the beautiful tourist spots of Rajgir. It can enjoy people of all ages in a park. There is a small pond in this park which has a huge statue of Maharaj Pandu. You can also enjoy boating in this pond. This park is the most favorite place for tourists.
3- Lal Mandir –
Lal Mandir is a beautiful temple famous for art lovers. It is a Jain temple but this temple has been constructed in Rajasthani style. Built-in Rajasthani style, this temple is a unique piece of architecture. In this temple, the idol of Lord Mahavir Swami in the white varna Padmasana is located. A huge Dharamshala has also been constructed in this temple to accommodate travelers and devotees. This temple is called Lal Mandir because the walls of the temple are red in color.
4- Digambar Jain Temple-
This temple, popularly known as Dharamshala Temple, is a suitable place for Jain religious people to stay. Digambar Jain Temple is a sacred pilgrimage center for Jain religions due to its location in Siddhakshetra. All the comfortable rooms are available in this temple. This beautiful and holy temple was built by Seth Hazarimal Kishori Lal. If seen from the point of view of tourism, it is an important place. Due to this temple being situated on a high hill, steps have been made to go here. If you do not want to go the stairs then you can go with the help of Doli. I have given you information a little bit, but going here and experiencing this temple will be very happy and exciting for you.
5 – Swarna Bhandar –
The very ancient tourist place of the city, ‘Swarna Bhandar’ is the center of attraction among tourists. Spreading its natural beauty, this cave tells the glorious history of that period. Many stories are attached to this cave. It is said that this cave was a repository of the gold treasures of Jarasandha. The plan was written in conch script to reach this treasure. It is said that the rooms of this cave have precious stones with diamonds and jewels.
6- Brahma Kund –
Situated just 100 km from Patna, the capital of Bihar, this Brahmakund in Rajgir is a sacred place for the people of Hinduism. This hot water is collected in 22 Kundo through Vaibharagiri mountain. The temperature of the water of this pool is 45 ° C. Since this Brahmakund is historical and religious, many stories are attached to it. It is believed that by taking bath in this pool, diseases related to skin diseases are eliminated. On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, crowds of devotees rush to take a bath in this pool.
7- Lakshmi Narayan Temple-
Apart from Buddhism and Jainism, Rajgir is a sacred place for people of the Hindu religion. There are many ancient and historical religious places of people of the Hindu religion here. One of which is ‘Lakshmi Narayan Temple’ This temple belongs to God Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi.