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Nalanda and Rajgir The Holy Budha City Day Tour from Patna

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Trip Overview

Explore Nalanda to uncover the ancient ruins of one of the world's earliest universities, offering a glimpse into the rich history of education in India. Visit Rajgir to experience its serene surroundings, including the Shanti Stupa and hot springs, steeped in spiritual and historical significance, creating a memorable cultural journey.


  • Visit places like the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Japanese Stupa), Vulture's Peak, Bimbisara's Jail, Cyclopean Walls, and Nalanda University Ruins.
  • No haggling over the fares and waiting in long lines to avail a comfortable vehicle.
  • Service of an experienced driver and a well-maintained car.

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Nalanda and Rajgir The Holy Budha City Day Tour from Patna Overview

Rajgir is an ancient city where ceramics have been found dating back to 1000 BC. This was the first ever capital of the Magadha kingdom. This city was also favoured by Lord Mahavir and Gautam Buddha, and thus a notable presence can be seen in Jainism and Buddhism. Rajgir was the capital of the Magadha kingdom until the 5th century BC. This city was then called Rajgriha and also developed as a major health and winter resort due to its hot water springs, which are believed to have medicinal properties. The temperature in Rajgir ranges from 44 centigrade to 20 centigrade.


Nalanda and Rajgir The Holy Budha City Day Tour from Patna Suggested Itinerary

  • Touring Nalanda and Rajgir from Patna can be a fulfilling experience, offering insight into the rich history and cultural heritage of Bihar. Here's a suggested itinerary for a day trip:
  • Start your day early in the morning from Patna to make the most of your trip. Nalanda, which is approximately 90 kilometers away from Patna. It takes around 2–3 hours by road.
  • Visit Nalanda University Ruins: Nalanda was once a renowned center of learning and one of the earliest universities in the world. Explore the archaeological ruins of Nalanda University, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about its significance in ancient India's educational landscape.
  • After exploring Nalanda, you can have lunch at nearby restaurants or eateries. There are several options available for serving local cuisine.
  • After lunch, head towards Rajgir, which is approximately 15 kilometers from Nalanda and takes around 30 minutes to reach.
  • Upon reaching Rajgir, start your exploration with a ropeway ride to the top of Ratnagiri Hill to visit the Shanti Stupa. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills and landscapes.
  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa, also known as the World Peace Pagoda, is a symbol of peace and harmony. Spend some time here, soaking up the tranquil atmosphere and admiring the architecture.
  • After visiting the Shanti Stupa, you can explore other attractions in Rajgir, such as the 
    1. Ajatshatru Fort: Delve into history at Ajatshatru Fort, an ancient stronghold offering panoramic views of Rajgir. Learn about its significance in ancient Magadha and its role in shaping the region's political landscape.

    2. Venu Vana: Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Venu Vana, a serene bamboo grove where Lord Buddha once resided. Experience moments of reflection and spirituality amidst lush greenery and peaceful surroundings.

    3. Hot Springs: Rejuvenate your senses at Rajgir's rejuvenating hot springs, believed to have medicinal properties. Relax and unwind in the therapeutic waters, known for their healing benefits and soothing effects on the body and mind.

  • After exploring Nalanda and Rajgir, you can start your journey back to Patna in the evening. Enjoy the scenic drive back to the city.
  • This itinerary provides a glimpse into the historical and cultural significance of Nalanda and Rajgir. Adjustments can be made based on your preferences and the time available. Additionally, it's advisable to check the opening hours of attractions beforehand and plan accordingly.

Please Note

This is not a guided tour.
Its a suggestive itinerary, you can add or skip any of the places.

Basic Details

Start Point
Patna Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Patna Hotel/Residence
Start time
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Trip Code


  • All transportation using an air-conditioned cab.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Patna city limits.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Driver daily allowance.
  • 300 kilometres of usage (can be extended with extra charges).
  • Tour as per the itinerary (you may add or remove some attractions in the region).


  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any toll and parking charges (To be paid as per actual).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals for the guests.
  • Night charges if the vehicle is used between 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.

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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • The booking price is applicable if the pick-up and drop-off is the same location.
  • Pick up and drop off location can be different but an extra charge will apply. To be paid to the driver directly.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a limit of 300 kilometres. 
  • After 300 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 12 per km (additional kilometre).
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 15 per km (additional kilometre).
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested by you during the booking in "Special Request" section, the team will try their best to fulfil the request but the same cannot be promised for sure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that


Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or a specified pick-up point within city limits. Please enter the full pick-up address at the checkout page.
  • The contact person details and phone number are shared in the booking voucher sent to you via email after booking.
  • The driver and cab details are shared 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour starting time.
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