Day trip to Nalanda Rajgir
PATNA – NALANDA
Pick up from the hotel and drive towards Nalanda. It is around 95 km away from Patna City takes almost 03 hours to reach. Enjoy a day trip to Nalanda Rajgir.
Sightseeing of Nalanda starts
Nalanda is world renowned as the ancient seat of learning, founded in 5th Century AD. The ruins of the ancient university lies here in the Nalanda University Ruins Archaeological Complex. It came into fame between 5th to 12th Century. Buddha visited this place several times during his lifetime. Visit Nalanda University Ruins Archaeological Complex, Nalanda Archaeological Museum, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall. You can also visit Biharsharif located nearby where Urs is celebrated at Dargah of Malik Ibrahim Baya.
Lunch at any good restaurants.
NALANDA – RAJGIR
Drive towards Rajgir.
Drive towards Rajgir, located just 15 km from here. Rajgir is the city of Nalanda district in the state of Bihar, India. It was the first capital of Magadh Empire. Rajgir has been notable as Buddhist site as this was one of the favorite places of Gautam Buddha. There are number of Hot Springs. The hill town of Rajgir, surrounded by seven hills is in the midst of lush green forest. There are many more tourist attractions to visit such as the Bimbisar’s Jail, the Ajatshatru’s Fort, and the Jarasandh’s Akhara.
If time permits, one can visit Pawapuri which is at a distance of 25 km from Nalanda. It is a significant pilgrimage center for Jainism because Lord Mahavira preached his last sermon took Mahaparinirvana. He was cremated here. Jal Mandir and Samosharan are worth seeing temples made of white marble.
RETURN TO PATNA
Drive back to Patna.
Arrives Patna. Upon arrival, drop at hotel.