Rajgir is a small town that is situated about 15 km from Nalanda in the state of Bihar. The town has lots of popularity as a tourist spot having number of temples and monasteries. Organically, Rajgir is placed within a valley and is encircled by lush green forests.
Rajgir was the eminent capital of the Magadh Mahajanpad (State) when Patliputra was not formed that time. Moreover, this place has been related with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Here, Buddha spent lots of years in Rajgir. The Jivekarmavan monastery was the preferred house of the Buddha.
It is said that it was at Rajgir that physicians checked Buddha after his injury at the hands of his cousin Devdatta. It was also considered as the venue for the first Buddhist Council however, Rajgir become a special place of tremendous importance among Buddhists.
There are several beautiful Hindu and Jain temples in the town of Rajgir owing warm water ponds prevalent in this area. These ponds are referred a best treatment of skin problems which help you in curing many skin diseases however, a large number of people come here for health reasons.
There is a Saptparni cave which is the source of the Rajgir Hot Water known a sacred place to the Hindus and Buddhists. There are some other two attractions of the place are the Vishwa Shanti Stupa and the monasteries which were built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.
Besides it, The Venu Vana is an artificial forest which is famous for eternal peace and meditates. Bimbisar's Jail, Ajatshatru's Fort and Jarasandh's Akhara are other tourist attractions in this region.