Rajgir is a well-known city located in the Indian state of Bihar. Its name means the royal house. This city is said to be founded 1000 years ago. The soil of Rajgir holds many compelling stories of the past. All the tales are related to the times of Buddha, Mauryan Empire and Mahabharata. They are also depicted through the paintings. Rajgir is flocked by the hundreds of tourists.
The city of Rajgir is elevated at 240 feet above the sea level and sprawls over vast acres of land. The hillocks of Vaibhara, Ratna, Saila, Sona, Udaya, Chhatha, and Vipula shroud this city. Such geography of Rajgir defines its climate as a tropical-temperate. During the summers, the median mercury level shoots up to 40°C whereas drops below 17°C during the winter season. The city of Rajgir receives an annual average rainfall of 2500 mm.
Rajgir is a residence to the different holy sites. The most-visited places are Saptaparni Buddhist Caves, the pious hill of Vaibhar, Jarasandha Wrestling Arena, Brahmakunda, and Peace Pagoda.