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

  Giriyak hill
District - Nalanda
Landmark – City Rajgir, Sailagiri Range
Circuit – Buddhist

About / Importance - It is the name of the hilltop where an important remains of a stupa is situated The base pedestals measure about 10’ high and the cylindrical brick stupa on it is about 28’ in diameter and the height 21’. There is an ancient stone path about 20’ wide that leads to the peak till the stupa.

View & Feel - The Cylindrical Stupa has beautiful motifs on its sides. The layer of plaster is also visible at different places on the stupa, sometimes almost thicker than an inch. So it can be assumed that this stupa was once decorated with stucco images and was an important destination for the followers of Buddism. There is a lake on the hill a little beyond the stupa and the view of the green valley below with the azure Ghorakatora Lake spread at the valley below is absolutely a breathtaking spectacle from the hill top.