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Nalanda
Washington
Day 5
09:00 am
18h 40m
Estimate time
02:40 am
Plane
12,722 km
Day 6
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Your trip to Patna, Rajgir, and Nalanda will immerse you in the rich history and culture of Bihar. Here are some tips to make your trip smooth and enjoyable:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit these places is from October to March as the weather is pleasantly cool and suitable for sightseeing.

Route and Accessibility:
Frequent flights connect Patna to major cities of India. From there, Rajgir is about 110 km and Nalanda 95 km. You can hire a taxi or travel by public transport to reach these places.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
These destinations are at low altitude, so there are no specific requirements for acclimatization. Still, do take care of yourself and stay hydrated.

Accommodation and Booking:
Both budget and luxury hotels are available in these locations. It's advisable to book accommodation in advance, as these places see a lot of tourists, particularly during the winter months.

Clothing and Essentials:
Winter can get a bit chilly, so do carry warm clothes. As there is a lot to explore, carry comfortable footwear, sun hats, and sunblock.

Health and Safety:
Carry a first aid kit, avoid eating street food if you have a sensitive stomach, and always drink only bottled water.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Dress modestly when visiting temples and other religious sites in these locations. Respect local traditions and avoid photography where it’s not allowed.

Remember, Nalanda and Rajgir boast a rich Buddhist heritage through their temple structures and university ruins, and Patna, the modern city, beautifully juxtaposes the ancient with the contemporary. Have a fantastic trip!