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Weekend Gateways Near Jehanabad

Jehanabad is fortunate enough to be located in proximity of some really good weekend destinations. Some of these weekend destinations mainly include famous cities that today have become international pilgrimage centers and where one can attain immense peace and tranquility. Besides, capital and cosmopolitan city of Patna also falls in the list of favorable weekend destinations from Jehanabad. So, choices for weekend destinations from Jehanabad are indeed very diverse and unique. Here is some brief information on all the famous weekend destinations from Jehanabad.

Rajgir near Jehanabad

Rajgir is a perfect weekend destination for anyone who is trying to seek peace and tranquility. This is mainly thanks to the world famous Vishwa Shanti Stupa, which is one of the 80 pagodas located all across the world. This is the place where one can learn Buddhist meditation techniques, through which one can imbibe immense solace and tranquility in one’s own inner world. And beyond this pagoda, there is another important sacred Buddhist place called ‘Vulture's Peak’, where every day thousands of Buddhist monks head for meditation practices. This is the same peak where Gautama Buddha had meditated for many years and hence this mountain peak has acquired such a huge importance amongst Buddhist followers. Besides, Rajgir is also home to many beautiful Hindu temples and Jain temples.

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While Rajgir is surely abode of spirituality and religious devotion, but there is surely more to this place. Its scenically surrounding rich vegetation and flora will literally make you feel that you’re in lap of nature. In addition, here you can enjoy shopping, enjoy cuisine in some fine restaurants and visit few local gardens. Rajgir is one weekend destination where one can ooze in spirituality, relive its unbelievably rich history and most importantly forget all your stress and problems.

Where to Stay in Rajgir ?

In case if you’re indeed planning to spend weekend time in Rajgir, then you should surely try your best to book rooms in any one of these hotels. These are amongst the most sought after hotels of Rajgir.

Tathagat Vihar
BSTDC (Bihar State Tourism Department) run hotel, AC-Deluxe-Economy rooms, restaurant
Address : Near Kund Area
Phone: 06112 – 255176.

Ajatshatru Vihar
BSTDC run hotel,
Facilities: Restaurant, CTV, Conference Hall, Coach/Car Parking,
Telephone: 06112-255027.

Gautam Vihar
BSTDC run hotel,
Facilities: Restaurant, CTV, Conference Hall, Coach/Car Parking,
Telephone: 06112-255273.

The Rajgir Residency
Rajgir District, Nalanda,
Telephone no: 06112- 255404,
Mobile no: 8002026666,
Faculties: 64 deluxe rooms – completely furnished.

Indo Hokke Hotel
Address : Near Veerayatan, Rajgir
Facilities: 3 star hotel, 44 deluxe rooms, in-house restaurants and bars.
Phone : 06112-255231.

How to Reach Rajgir ?

The approximate road distance between Rajgir and Jehanabad is approximately 70 kms, which can be covered in minimum 2 hours. Although there are not many direct buses between these two destinations, but rental car arranged via private travel agents is certainly good option. As for train is concerned, then there is only one direct train direct from Jehanabad to Rajgir, which runs 7 days a week.

15110/Budhpurnima Express
Departure from Jehanabad: 01:46 A.M
Arrival at Rajgir Station: 05:05 A.M.

Gaya near Jehanabad

Gaya is the most sacred place for Buddhist devotees. After all, it was at Gaya that Buddha had achieved nirvana and Buddhism as a religion was eventually born. Today that exact place where Buddhism was born has been converted into a grand temple, known as Mahabodhi Temple. And that sacred Bodhi tree is obviously present in the grand Mahabodhi temple. Today everyday millions of Buddhist and non Buddhist devotees from across the world come to Gaya to take darshan of this sacred tree.

Weekgateways near Jehanabad

And besides Mahabodhi Temple, there is also a unique Buddhist monastery in Gaya known as Royal Bhutan Monastery. Well this monastery is surely another sacred place for Buddhism, but what is really so unique about it that it has been designed in complete Bhutense style. So much so that you’ll feel that you are not in india but in Bhutan. Besides, the monastery is absolutely beautiful and surrounded lush greenery.

What are other worthwhile things to do in Gaya?

While Buddhist spiritualism surely remains the focal point of Gaya, but there are also other worthwhile things to do in Gaya. You can enjoy some really good shopping here. Besides, option for food and cuisine is also not that bad at this place. Here there are restaurants that serve regional as well as international cuisine. All in all, Gaya must be in your list of must visit weekend destinations. It is one of the few places in the world where spirituality has found a perfect abode. And you will feel this power of spirituality the moment you step your foot on sacred land of Gaya.

Where to Stay in Gaya ?

Following hotels of Gaya are amongst sought after hotels among visiting tourists.

Siddharth Vihar
Run by BSTDC
Facilities: Restaurant, CTV, Conference Hall, Coach/Car Parking, Tourist Information Office, Transport, Tours and Travel Counter.
Telephone: 0631-2200445, 2200127.

Buddha Vihar

Run by BSTDC
Facilities: Restaurant, Coach/Car Parking.
Telephone: 0631-2200445, 2200127.

Hotel Gharana Gaya
(2 star luxury hotel)
South Church Road ,Near Gandhi
Maidan , Gaya-823001 (Bihar)
Land Line : 0091-631-2225512
Mobile No: 0091-9430072305.

Hotel Shashi International
Near Bhutan Temple, Bodhgaya-824231 Gaya, Bihar
Tel : +91-631-2200459, 3201650 , 2200316
Mobile : +91- 9430201308, 8809618633
Fax : +91-631-2200483
Email : info@hotelshashi.com ; hotelshashi@gmail.com ; bodhgaya@shashitours.com

Hotel Pankaj
Tekari Road
Opposite Punjab National Bank
Gaya- 823001 (Bihar) India
T : 0091-631-2222152
M: +91 9504662033
M: +91 9835252081

How to Reach Gaya?

From Jehanabad travelling via train is the best option to reach Gaya. There are weekly 21 trains from Jehanabad to Gaya. Out of which nearly 9 to trains run on daily basis. The train journey constitutes barely of two hours.

Patna near Jehanabad

Now taking you out of enlightenment and spirituality zone, we take you into Bihar’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant city – Patna. Probably the only city in entire Bihar where religious affiliation and modernity go hand-in-hand. And hence this historical city, known as Patliputra in its hey days, must be surely in your weekend destinations list. Below is a list of what all tourist destinations the capital city of Patna has to offer for you.
Weekgateways near Jehanabad
  • Mahavir Mandir – Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, this is one of the most celebrated temples of Bihar state. It is located in the very heart of Patna city.
  • Takhat Sri Harmandar Sahib – It is one of the five Takhts of Sikhism. It is the birthplace of tenth guru of the Sikh religion. This is unarguably one of the holiest places for Sikh devotees.
  • Secretariat Building and High Court building – Both located in the very heart of Patna city. They are fine example of British Gothic architecture.
  • Gandhi Maiden – Political nerve center of Patna. All the big political rallies of Bihar are held here. A must visit place.
  • Funtasia Waterpark – First and only water park of Bihar. If you’re visiting with your kids and family, then this place is absolute must visit.
  • Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Garden - one of the most beautiful gardens of Bihar.

Shopping in Patna

Patna has quite a few good shopping malls which are home to hordes of national as well as international brands. Besides, they also offer the best of multi cuisine restaurants and arrays of recreation under one roof itself. The names are as follows: P&M Mall, The Mall and City Centre Patna.
And in case if you want to relish traditional way of shopping, then you can head to Boring road market, Hathua market, Patna market, Maurya Lok complex.

Where to Stay in Patna ?

Here are the names of some of the most sought after hotels of Patna .

Kautilya Vihar
BSDTC run hotel
Types of Rooms: AC Room, Economy, Non-AC Deluxe, Dormitory
Facilities: Restaurant, CTV, Bar, AC Conference Hall, Coach/Car Parking, Transport.
Phone: 0612-2225411, 2210219, 2210242

Hotel Sarvodaya (2 star luxurious hotel)
Add:- Om Nanda,Rajendra Path, Patna 800001
Tel:- 0612 2322411/12/13, 0612 3200119
Mob:- 9334192818,9334103678
Fax:- +91-612-2322414

Hotel Patliputra Ashok
Address: Beerchand Patel Path, Veerchand Patel Road Area, Patna, Bihar 800001
Phone: 0612 250 5270

How to Reach Patna?

Again, the best way to reach Patna from Jehanabad is via train. Train journey constitutes of barely one and half hours and there is no dearth of trains whatsoever. There are 21 weekly trains for Jehanabad to Patna. Out of which 9 to 10 trains run on daily basis.

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