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The history of Rajgir began with the Mauryan Empire, of which it was the first capital, and remained so all the way till the 5th century. The name itself loosely translates to ‘the house of the king’. There is however, mention of the site in the Mahabharata, which states that the king Jarasandha ruled over it, and that it was at the time called Girivraja.

Rajgir is located in the Nalanda district of Bihar, India. Located in a tropical region, Rajgir experiences hot and humid summers, where the temperature may go up to 45 degree Celsius. The winters are pleasant, and hence the best time to visit Rajgir would e between October and February.

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