Griddhakuta Peak, Rajgir Overview
Also known as Vulture Peak, the Griddhakuta Peak is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. It is also among the important places to see in Bihar where Lord Buddha is said to have preached for several years.

Furthermore, it also offers stunning 360-degree views of the entire region, and is a great place to indulge in hiking and nature trails. The peak gets its name as the Vulture Peak owing to its shape that resembles a perched eagle, and has also been mentioned in the Pali Buddhist scriptures. The best time to visit the Griddhakuta Peak is between October to March, during the cool winter season in the region. 

Location: The Griddhakuta Peak is located on a small hill outside of Rajgir, almost 95 kilometres from Patna.

Historical Facts:
-Lord Buddha is believed to have lived on the hill for many years while he was preaching the Lotus, Heart and Prajnaparamita Sutras
-It is considered to be the second most holy place of Buddhism after the Maha Bodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya in Bihar

-The peak is one of the most favourable spots for indulging in hiking, picnics as well as pilgrimage for both locals and Buddhists
-The Griddhakuta Peak is situated at an elevation of 400 metres above the sea level
-The peak also offers views of the ruins of the ancient stupas located nearby
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