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“where serenityand spirutality merges” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rajgir

Ranked #24 of 231 things to do in Bihar
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Patna, India
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“where serenityand spirutality merges”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

One of very popular tourist destination in Bihar,especially among the Buddhist,Janis and Hindus.The place is said to be surrounded by 7 hills,but i found more than 25 of lush green hills.the peace pagoda made by Japan govt sits at the top of hills,whose way is through most adventurous rope ways.the cliff has a serene and cool atmosphere.Lord Buddha use to be there every day for some 14 yrs.
the city is dotted by many monasteries of japan and china.its Hindu era history dates back to Mahabharata era .there are many excavated sites which are well-preserved showing history as old as 4000 years
some peaks are occupied by jain temples,which can only be seen if you climb some 500 stairs
last but not the least,RAJGIR HOT WATER SPRINGS,said to have medicated properties is a must visit

Visited February 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Simply Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Visited July 2012.
Lovely weather light Rain created a superb atmosphere the low rain clouds gave it kind of a misty hill station look.
Comfortable weather.
A photographers Delight as once gets opportunity to shoot from heights and also at close quarters.
Added Attraction: Rope way a fun ride costing Rs 40/- for a round trip.
Yeah the rain, cloud etc as mentioned created a lovely atmosphere and increased the scenic beauty about 100 times the usual.
Beautiful and well maintained Shanti Stupa and the Buddhist temple on the top of the hill is also lovely place to be by oneself specially at the Buddhist temple.
Though there is no restriction for people to click snaps in the Stupa.
Photography is Prohibited at The Buddhist Temple.
Once you get down from the hill top one can visit the Dam at about 6 Km distance.
On way back one can spend few moments at Bimbisara's jail, a small ruined structure.
Sone bhandar is a lovely place to explore and click snaps ideal time at least half an hour for Sonebhandar.
Keep Half an hour for Maniyar Math which falls on the route to Sonebhandar and Jarashand ka Akhara.
Walk to Jarashand Akhada is mostly restricted and advised to take a vehicle vital point to be noted one is people are to visit it only during early hours of the day late afternoon or evening are not advisable to security reason.
Venu Van and Veerayatan are lovely to visit too.
Veerayatan is very well maintained. Japenese temple is also located very near to Venu van and Veerayatan.
Other nearby attractions Hot Springs, BrahmakundThough not very well maintained. The 1st one with entry charges or Rs 25/- Rupees twenty five is worth venturing into. Great for photography too.

Tanga popularly or locally known as Tuk tuk though charge Rs130/- Per head they require a minimum of at least 4-5 persons These are idea mode of transportation Though one will require to bargain and pre be clear on the number of tourist spots to be covered so be prepared with your personal list of places to visit and make it clear that you will visit those so that there is no issue later on.

Important fact while hiring a tuk tuk is IT shold be taken when one wants to cover the Ropeway and / Dam these two points are the furthest rest all are at a reasonable walking distance specially for the young.
An ideal gate away for the weekend.

Visited July 2012
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“A must see.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is my second visit, it brings back all I had learnt in the Buddhist scriptures,the cable cars are old, should be modernised, the Japanese Peace Stupa is a beautiful place, a trip that has to be made when ur able as there is a lot of walking, should be done during the cold season.Well worth, visiting. There are a lot of other interseting places to visit in the surrounding area connected to Buddhism & history.

Visited February 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“Scenic Beauty with serene environment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

Visited Rajgir on 5th May, 2012. Although summers may not be advisable to visit the place as it was very hot during the day. We went first to the World peace stupa, which is at the top of Ratnagiri Hill, 2000m above MSL. The ropeway connecting the top was scary, as it was an open one. I havent seen a ropeway anywhere else. But the view was amazing. Both ways it costs only Rs. 40/head. At the top, there is the shanti stupa & a Budhist Temple. From the top, one can view the whole town & the scenery below. The famous spot where Lord Krishna killed Raja Jarasandha is also located nearby. There are chariot marks all over the place & it felt good to be in that place. there is also a dam & lake nearby. But its not advisable to go there in the evening. The dam, they said, closes at 2 pm. We also visited the Sonebhandar, a place near the hill which has a long cave. the story behind the door which couldnt be opened by anyone till date was interesting. The other place nearby worth viisting is sulphur spring. Overall it was a good trip. With the road conditions and safety improving drastically in Bihar, one can surely plan a visit.

Visited May 2012
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