Rajgir Tour Packages offers you a trip to Rajgir, one of the important places for the Buddhist pilgrims. It is located in a scenic valley covered with green forests in the state of Bihar in India. This place was the capital of the kingdom of Magadha in the olden days. The name Rajgir means royal house or house of king. It is mentioned as Girivraja in the Mahabharata and describes the story of Jarasandha and his battle with the Pandavas. It is also mentioned in the Jain and Buddhist scriptures. The place is sacred for the Jains and the Buddhist as it is associated with Mahavira and Lord Buddha. Visit this famous historic place with Rajgir Tour Packages. It is said that Lord Buddha spent many months in meditation here and preached at Griddhkuta. He gave some famous sermons here which made King Bimbisara and many others convert their religion to Buddhism. This place is also associated with King Bimnisara and Ajatashatru. Book the Rajgir Tour Packages to visit Rajgir.
Rajgir is now a small hill town with lush green forest in the surroundings and has many temples and monasteries. It is about 15 kilometers from Nalanda and is a beautiful health resort. Let Rajgir Tour Packages take you on a journey to this important tourist destination in Bihar. It is an important pilgrimage centre for the Buddhists as Gautam Buddha spent 12 years of his life here. It is famous for the rock cut caves, Buddhist ruins, forts, tombs and temples. Rajgir was known by many other names like Kusagrapura, Rajgriha, Vasumati, Girivraja and Barhdrathpura.
According to legends, this place was founded by Vasu, the son of Bramha and so was known as Vasumati. Visit this place of intellectual and religious activity with Rajgir Tour Packages. There are some tourist attractions in this small place which attracts Jains, Buddhists and Hindus. The Saptkarni Caves on Vaibhava hill is where the first Buddhist Council was held. These caves are also the source of the hot sulphur springs. These springs are known to have curative properties.
Other site one can visit with Rajgir Tour Packages is the Saptadhara which is at the foot of Vaisbhava hills. People bathe at the place where water comes out from Saptdhara and the source of the water is behind the Saptkarni caves. Brahmakund is one of the hottest hot water springs. Lord Buddha had set the second Wheel of Law in motion on the Griddhakuta. A stupa called Shanti Stupa was made here by Buddha Sangh.
Ajatshatru's fort was made in the 6th century and the jail where Bimbisara was imprisoned was located here. Visit the fort with Rajgir Tour Packages. Swarna Gufa is the place where people believe a treasure of gold is still hidden. One can be a part of the Rajgir Mahotsav which is held every year in October. Art performances, music, dances are organized during this time. Other festivals are Malamasa Mela and Makar Sankranti Mela . Be a part of these festivals by booking the Rajgir Tour Packages.
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