Rajgir (Bihar)

Situated in a valley surrounded by rocky hills, Rajgiri is an important pilgrimage center for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. Lord Buddha and Mahavira spent years here. Important attractions are the Lakshmi narayan Temple, Ajathasathru's fort, Bimbisara's jail, Vulture's peak, Pippala cave, Karnada tank, Burmese Temple, Japanese Shanthi Stupa on the top of the Ratnagiri Hill and the hot water springs. Airport: Patna (107 km) Railhead: Bhaktiyarpur.