From my experience, I would say this is the place to be developed in Bihar as the alternate urban centre which will ease out the load on Patna.
Highlights of Rajgir - Beautiful weather being surrounded by seven hills, the Buddhist temples, Jain temples, ancient ruins dating from Mahabharat times, the hot springs.
Here is a photo trip of the chief attraction - The Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Aakashiya Rajju Path (आकाशीय रज्जु पथ ) - The ropeway leading to the Vishwa Shanti stupa. The ride was fun with the chair cars swaying along as it climbs the hill to the stupa.
|The Vishwa Shanti Stupa|
|Another view of the Stupa|
|The Japanese Temple|
|Gardens in Venu Vana - a modern day monastery|
The Jal Mandir, Pawapuri- A jain temple located in the middle of a beautiful pond. The entire pond is covered with Lotuses
It was great to find so many interesting & fascinating places near my home place. There were quite a few other places which couldn't be visited due to time constraints. Hope to visit again.
So till next time in the TravelNotes.