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. Located 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 tourists flock to Rajgir from Patna in large numbers to visit Buddhist shrines. To travel, booking will be easy Patna to Rajgir Taxi Service.
Apart from religious sites, ‘Brihad Malmas Mela’ is held 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 Adik Maas or Purushottam Maas. This fair lasts for a month. It is said that all the gods and goddesses live on 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 discover the glory of Bihar
Rajgir is a very beautiful and ancient city located in the Nalanda district of Bihar state. The city finds mention in the 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 worldwide for its religious sites as well as it is famous as the second glass skywalk bridge in the country. It is almost ready. The bridge is 200 feet high, 85 feet long and 6 feet wide. This glass skywalk bridge can accommodate 36 to 40 tourists at a time. From the safety point of view, 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 Vibar Giri. For nature lovers, this place is nothing less than a paradise. The bridge has been constructed on the basis of a glass bridge in ‘Hangzhou’ province of China.
In addition to the glass bridge to promote tourism, a 500-acre nature safari and zoo safari are also being constructed 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. To travel here, hire Patna taxi service for local and nearby travel Simplicity.
Top places to visit in Rajgir are: –
1-World Peace Stupa –
Rajgir surrounded by Panch hills Ratnagiri, Vipulachal, Vaibharagiri, Sonagiri, Udayagiri is a holy pilgrimage site for Buddhist monks. Out of these five hills, the Vishwa Shanti Stupa is situated on Ratnagiri. If you want to see these beautiful hills of Rajgir, winter will be the best season for you. Although the hills remain depressed during the winter season. But the fear of slippery is more during the rainy season, so the winter season will be good. To get 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. Thousands of Buddhist monks come here every year to pay homage at home and abroad. While visiting Shanti Stupa, you will find Gridhakoot mountain, this place is also a sacred place for the people of Buddhism.
2- Pandu Pokhar-
Rich in entertainment and adventure, Pandu Pokhar is one of the beautiful tourist destinations of Rajgir. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages in a park. The park has a small pond 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 which is famous for art lovers. It is a Jain temple but this temple is constructed in Rajasthani style. Built Rajasthani style, it is a unique specimen of temple architecture. In this temple, the idol of Lord Vishnu is situated in white or else Padmasana. 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, known as Dharamshala Temple, is a suitable place for the people of Jainism to stay. Digambar Jain Temple is a sacred pilgrimage center of Jainism, being located in Siddhakshetra. All comfortable rooms are available in this temple. This beautiful and sacred temple was built by Seth Hazarimal Kishori Lal. It is an important place if viewed from the point of view of tourism. Due to this temple being situated on a high hill, there are stairs to go here. If you do not want to go down the stairs then you can go with the help of doli. I have given you a little information, but going here and experiencing this temple will be very happy and exciting for you.
5 – Gold reserves –
The very ancient tourist destination of the city, ‘Swarna Bhandar’ is a 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 gold treasures of Jarasandha. The plan was written in conch script to reach this treasure. The rooms of this cave are said to have precious stones with diamonds and jewels.
6- Brahma Kund –
Situated just 100 km from Patna, the capital of Bihar, this Brahmakund of Rajgir is a sacred place for the people of Hinduism. This hot water is collected through the Vaibharagiri mountain in 22 Kundo. The temperature of the water of this pool is 45 ° C because 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 gather to take a bath in this kund.
7- Lakshmi Narayan Temple-
Apart from Buddhism and Jainism, Rajgir is a sacred place for people of Hinduism. There are many ancient and historical religious sites of people of Hinduism here. One of which is ‘Lakshmi Narayan Temple’ This temple is of Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi.