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Gaya : Located 100 kilometers away from the capital city of Patna and about 14 km. from Bodh Gaya. Historically, Gaya was a part of the ancient Magadh Empire. The city is located on the bank of Falgu River and is considered among one of the most sacred cities for Hindus. Three hills Mangala – Gauri, Shringa – Sthan, Ram-Shila and Brahmayoni surround it from three sides and make it a safe and beautiful site. Gaya is an ancient place and has great heritage and history. Various modes of transportation connect Gaya with other major cities of Bihar along with rest of India.

 

Barabar Caves : These are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, mostly dating from the Maurya Empire (322-185 BCE), some with Ashokan inscriptions, located in the Bela Ganj Block of Gaya district, Bihar, India, 24 km. north of Gaya. These caves are situated in the twin hills of Barabar (four caves) and Nagarjuni (three caves) – caves of the 1.6 km. distant Nagarjuni Hill sometimes are singled out as Nagarjuni Caves. These rock-cut chambers date back to the 3rd century BC, Maurya period, of Ashoka (273-232 BCE) and his son Dasaratha Maurya. Though Buddhists themselves, they allowed various Jain sects to flourish under a policy of religious tolerance.

 

Rajgir : A city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar, the city of Rajgir was the first capital of the kingdom of Magadha, a state that would eventually evolve into the Maurya Empire. Its date of origin is uknown, although ceramics dating to about 1000 BC have been found in the city This area also notable in Buddhism, as one of the favourite places for Lord Gautama Buddha and the well-known “Atanatiya” conference was held at Vulture’s Peak Mountain.

 

Nalanda : Founded in the 5th century AD, Nalanda is famous as the ancient seat of learning. The ruins of the world’s most ancient university lie here which is 62 km. from Bodhgaya and 90 km. south of Patna. Though Lord Buddha visited Nalanda several times during his lifetime, this famous center of Buddhist learning shot to fame much later, during 5th-12th centuries.

 

Vaishali : Vaishali was one of the earliest republics in the world (6th century BC). It was here that Lord Buddha preached his last sermon. Vaishali, birthplace of Lord Mahavira, is also sacred to Jains.

 

 

Patna : Patna once called Patliputra the capital of Bihar, is among the world’s oldest capital cities with unbroken history of many centuries as imperial metropolis of the Mauryas and Guptas imperial dynasties.

 

Kushinagar : This district of the eastern Uttar Pradesh, is known for its cultural heritage all over the world. It is one of the four holiest places for the Buddhists. At Kushinagar, the Great Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism, delivered his last sermon.

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