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Weather

Temperature: maximum 40 °C, minimum 20 °C. Winter: maximum 28 °C, minimum 6 °C
Rainfall: 1,860 mm (mid-June to mid-September)
Best season: October to March

Travel

  • Air: Patna (107 km) represents the nearest airport.
  • Rail: Rajgir connects with Patna by rail.
  • Road: Roads connect Rajgir to Patna, Gaya, Delhi and Calcutta.
The Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation organizes trips to Rajgir, and Nalanda from its headquarter (i.e., Tourist Bhawan, Beer Chand Patel Path Patna 800001. Tel: 0612-225411, FAX: 0612-236218). Seats on Air Conditioned and Non-Air Conditioned cars, mini deluxe coaches, and deluxe coaches may be hired.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Rajgir had a population of 33,691. Males constitute 53 percent of the population and females 47 percent. Rajgir has an average literacy rate of 52 percent, lower than the national average of 59.5 percent: male literacy 61 percent, and female literacy 41 percent. 19 percent of the population have been reported under six years of age.

Picture Gallery

  • Buddhist monks meditating on Vulture's Peak

  • Pipphali Cava

  • Venuvana Monastery

  • Bamboo Grove in Venuvana

  • Buddha-image at Venuvana, Rajir, Bihar, India.

Notes

  1. ↑ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajgir

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