District - Nalanda
How to Reach - Ropeway ride or stairway
Circuit – Buddhist and General
About / Importance – The magnificent white marble and concrete stupa dome rises about 125’ high that was built in 1969 at the top of the Ratnagiri hill to commemorate the Buddha. There are four golden Buddha statues around the dome. The sombre sound of the enormous gong emitting from the temple behind fills the entire space with an aura of sanctity. The Buddha’s favourite meditation peak Gridhkuta is the adjacent peak which can be reached by climbing down a well maintained stairway from this peak.
View & Feel - The 7.5 minute ropeway ride to the top is quite a thrilling experience.
The sprawling forest on the hill and the valley flow past below the uphill ride. The tiny white speck that is visible from the base of the hill emerges as an enormous white monument with an expansive open space with ample sitting arrangements surrounding the stupa.
Ropeway closing day – Thursday