पहाड़ियों और जंगलों से घिरा राजगीर एक ऐतिहासिक और धार्मिक जगह है। यह हिन्दु, बौद्ध और जैन तीनों धर्मों के लिए पवित्र स्थान है। महावीर स्वामी ने ज्ञान प्राप्ति के बाद अपना पहला प्रवचन राजगीर में ही दिया था। महात्मा बुद्ध ने यहां काफी समय बिताया। पहली बौद्ध संगीति राजगीर में ही आयोजित की गई थी। राजगीर जरासंध की राजधानी थी और पांडवों के साथ यहीं जरासंध का युद्ध हुआ था। यहां का मलमास मेला प्रसिद्ध है। राजगीर पटना से 100 किलोमीटर दूर है।
Rajgir just 15 kms from Nalanda is located the complex of temples and monasteries. The place is called Rajgir. It is one of the most important tourist places in India. Being located in a valley, Rajgir is a very scenic place. The small hill grit town is covered with lush green forest which add to the beauty of the place. Rajgir was the capital of the Magadh Mahajanpad (State) when Patliputra was not formed. In those days it was called Rajgrih. Rajgir or Rajgrih means the home of Royalty. This place has been associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Buddha not only spent many years in Rajgir but also delivered sermons here and proselytized emperor Bimbisar at the Griddhakoota hill. The Jivekarmavan monastery was the favorite residence for Buddha. Even Bimbisar gave Venuvan Vihar to Buddha for his residence. It is said that it was at Rajgir that physician treated Buddha, Jivak after he was injured by his cousin Devdatta.The teachings of Buddha was penned down at Rajgir and it was also the venue for the first Buddhist Council. Today Rajgir has come up as one of the most important pilgrimage for the Buddhist.Rajgir also has some very beautiful Hindu and Jain temples which attracts Hindus and Jains also to the place.