Where to Stay

Nearest Airport: Patna/110Kms
Nearest Railway Station: Rajgir/1Km
Name: Gautam Vihar, Nalanda-803 152.
Types of Rooms: AC Room, Deluxe Room, Dormitory Beds.
Facilities: Restaurant, CTV, Conference Hall, Coach/Car Parking, Laundry
Telephone: 06112-255273

  Bimbisara Jail
District - Nalanda
City - Rajgir
Circuit – Archaeological and Buddhist and General

About / Importance – Located near the eastern gate of the ancient Rajgir city, this is a ruin of a large square stone structure. Popularly believed to be the jail where king Bimbisara was imprisoned by his son Ajatshatru. From this point the Gridhkut hill top which was the Buddha’s favourite meditation place is clearly visible. The legend goes as king Bimbisara’s only wish was to be able to watch this peak during his last days, even while he was imprisoned. Thus the place acquired the name of the legendary prison.