Hill Stations In Bihar: 5 Top Bihar Hill Station List

Hill Stations In Bihar: 10 Top Bihar Hill Stations List That You Must Visit

Bihar – the land of multilingual people and religion is a great way to discover the amalgamation of three distinct regions Magadh, Mithila, and Bhojpur. In ancient times Bihar was considered to be a pivot of power, learning, and culture. India’s first empire, the Mauryan Empire, was established in the region of Magadh which adhered to the religion of Buddhism. Bihar is not just a state with a high population but also a land of serene landscapes. So, here is a list of 5 hill stations in Bihar that you must visit.

5 Amazing Hill Stations In & Near Bihar – 2019 List

Hill Stations in Bihar Region Distance from City
Brahmajuni Hill Near Gaya 13 Kms
Ramshila Hill Near Gaya 10 Kms
Pretshila Hill Near Laxman Sahay 8 Kms
Pragbodhi Hill Near Gurpa 12 Kms
Gurpa Peak Near Gaya 11 Kms

Hill Stations Bihar: Complete Guide for Best Hill station In & Near Bihar 

1. Brahmajuni Hill – Historic Hill Station in Bihar

A locale of historic temples, Brahmajuni Hill will entice you with its astounding views of the lush green meadows and the Vishnupad Temple. Located in the Gaya district of Bihar, the Brahmajuni Hill is situated 1 Km south-west of Vishnupad Temple. Witness some historic caves at the Brahmajuni hills where you can explore the alluring carvings engraved on the stone walls.

Brahmajuni Hill - Historic Hill Station in Bihar

Why Visit: According to a legend, this is the place where Buddha delivered his fire sermon to 1000 priests who were his followers and wanted to achieve enlightenment. The Vishnupad temple is said to have been built over the footprints of Lord Vishnu which makes it a top tourist spot in Bihar. You will have to climb a 1000 stone steps to reach the top of the hill where you can relish gazing at the magnificent city of Gaya.

Distance from the City: 4 Km from the city

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Take a 16-minute ride from the town of Gaya which is 4 Km away from the Brahmajuni Hill. You can book a local taxi with BSTDC with an average cost of Rs.600 for half day and Rs.900 for a full day.

If you are travelling by car then there are three shortest routes that you can take from Gaya, namely, Church Road and Gaya-Bodhgaya Road, GB road and Gaya-Bodhgaya Road.

By Flight: Take a flight to the Bodhgaya Airport in the town of Gaya to reach the Brahmajuni Hill.

Flights that operate to Gaya:

  • Air India

Fares for the flights to Gaya: Rs.2800/- (One-way average fare)

By Train: A train to the Gaya Junction which is almost 13 km away from the city of Gaya is the nearest railway station to the Brahmajuni Hill.

Things To Do In Brahmajuni Hill

  • Seek blessings of Lord Vishnu at the Vishnupad Temple
  • Visit the two narrow caves of Brahmayoni and Matruyoni which are dedicated to the Astabhujadevi and other goddesses

Check out the best places to visit in Patna to make your trip even more exciting.

Best Hotels in Brahmajuni Hill

Maha Bodhi Hotel | Oaks Bodhgaya | The Royal Residency | Indo Hokke Hotel


2. Ramshila Hill – Sacred Hill Station in Bihar

Situated 5 Kms from the Vishnupad temples in Gaya, the Ramshila Hills serve as the most sacred hills in the city of Gaya. An ancient temple situated atop the hill is a marvel that was built in 1014 AD. It has gone through a lot of restorations and repairs later on. A pavilion built in front of the temple is a place where the devotees offer Pindas to the ancestors at the time of Pitripaksha.

Ramshila Hill - Sacred Hill Station in Bihar

Why Visit: Atop the hill, sits the Ramesvara Temple where Lord Ram offered “Pinda” on the hill. Many Hindu devotees flock to the Ramshila hill at the time of pitripaksha where they offer their Pindas to their ancestors.

Distance from the City: 4.4 Km from the city

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Ramshila Hill is well connected with Gaya, you can take the fastest route via NH22. While you can also take the Patna-Gaya Road or the Rangbahadur Road. The distance of Ramshila Hill from Gaya is 4.4 Km, so you can book a local cab or rent a car which will cost you around Rs.600 for half and Rs.900 for a complete day.

By Flight: The nearest airport to Ramshila Hill is the Bodhgaya Airport so, you can book your flights from your nearest airport to Gaya to visit the Ramshila Hill.

Flights that operate to Gaya:

  • Air India

Fares for the flights to Gaya: Rs.2800/- (One-way average fare)

By Train: The nearest railway station is the Gaya Junction which is located 13 Km away from the city centre.

Things To Do In Ramshila Hill

  • The main tourist attraction on the hill is the Patalesvara or Ramesvara Temple where it is said that Lord Rama offered “Pinda”
  • You can also visit a temple on the hill dedicated to Lord Rama, Sita and Hanuman

While travelling to the Rashila Hill, you can also explore the best places to visit in Gaya.

Best Hotels in Ramshila Hill

Hotel Hill Heights | Hotel Heritage Inn | Hotel Buddha


3. Pretshila Hill – Archaic Hill Station in Bihar

The Pretshila Hill is located 10 Kms from the Ramshila Hill where you can gaze at the beautiful Brahma Kund and the city of Gaya. A historic temple of Ahilya Bai on the hill boasts of magnificent architectural styles which you shouldn’t miss.

Pretshila Hill - Archaic Hill Station in Bihar

Why Visit: Pilgrims from across India flock to the Brahma Kund to take a dip and offer Pind Dan (A ritual performed by people to satisfy the departed souls of their ancestors). The hill will also offer you an amazing view of the green meadows and the city of Gaya.

Distance from the City: 8.7 Km from the city

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: You can book a local taxi or bus and take a 24-minute ride from Gaya to Pretshila Hill to visit the beautiful Hill. The average price of the local cab/taxi is Rs.600 for half day and Rs.900 for a full day.

By Flight: Bodhgaya Airport located in the town of Gaya is the nearest airport to visit the Pretshila Hill.

Flights that operate to Gaya:

  • Air India

Fares for the flights to Gaya: Rs.2800/- (One-way average fare)

By Train: Gaya Junction is the nearest railway station to the Pretshila Hill

Things To Do In Pretshila Hill

  • Take a dip in the Brahma Kund Lake and offer Pind Dan to let the souls of your ancestors’ rest in peace
  • Visit the Ahilya Bai Temple and seek blessings of the goddess
  • You can also visit the nearby hills of Brahmajuni and Ramshila

Best Hotels in Pretshila Hill

Maya Heritage | Hotel City Surya | Hotel Gaya Regency


4. Pragbodhi – Sacred Hill Station in Bihar

Pragbodhi is a sacred place which is also known as Dhungeswara. Located near the close proximity of Kiriyama Village, Pragbodhi is the most visited place in Bihar.  It is said to be a place where Lord Buddha stayed before attaining enlightenment.

Pragbodhi - Sacred Hill Station in Bihar

Why Visit: This is the place where you can find numerous ancient stupas perched atop the hill. The city of Gaya looks stunning when viewed from Pragbodhi.

Distance from the City: 18 Km from the city

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Located nearby Gaya, you can take a taxi or a cab to Pragbodhi. The trip will not take you more than 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach the hill station. You can also rent a car which will cost you an average fare of Rs.600 for half a day and Rs.900 for a full day.

By Flight: If you are travelling via flight, you can book a flight to Bodhgaya Airport which is the nearest airport to Pragbodhi.

Flights that operate to Gaya:

  • Air India

Fares for the flights to Gaya: Rs.2800/- (One-way average fare)

By Train: Gaya Junction is the nearest railway station to Pragbodhi and you can take a local auto or taxi to reach Pragbodhi

Things To Do In Pretshila Hill

  • Visit the Pragbodhi caves which are bound to make you feel rejuvenated with the serene environment and historic architecture
  • Take a walk to the ancient monasteries run by the Tibetan Monks
  • You can also take a short trip to the peak on a motorbike that will offer you some amazing views

Best Hotels in Pretshila Hill

Hotel Seven Inn | Hotel RK Palace | Hotel Taj Darbar


5. Gurpa Peak – Beautiful Hill Station in Bihar

The Gurpa Peak is situated near a village named Gurpa which is considered to be a sacred mountain peak and is an ideal place to meditate. You can find some historic shrines of Hindu and Buddhist relics at the Gurpa Peak. The place has a lot of historic importance as it is said that Maha Kassapa, the successor of Lord Buddha meditated at the hill.

Gurpa Peak - Beautiful Hill Station in Bihar

Why Visit: It is said that when Maha Kassapa was approaching the end of his life, he climbed the summit of the peak and struck the towering rocks coming in the way. It created a path for him where he meditated and the rocks behind him closed the path. It is believed that Maha Kassapa is still awaiting the arrival of the future Buddha. The place has now been developed into a pilgrimage site where you can go and meditate.

Distance from the City: 48.4 Km from the city

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Book a local cab, taxi or bus and reach the Gurpa Peak located 48 Km from the city of Gaya. The average cost of booking a rental car is Rs.600 for half day and Rs.900 for a full day.

By Flight: The closest airport to Gurpa Peak is the Bodhgaya Airport so, taking a flight from your nearest airport will take you to the sacred land of Gurpa.

Flights that operate to Gaya:

  • Air India

Fares for the flights to Gaya: Rs.2800/- (One-way average fare)

By Train: Gaya Junction is the nearest railway station to Gurpa Peak, after which you can take a local taxi or bus to Gurpa Peak

Things To Do In Gurpa Peak

  • A climb to the Gurpa Peak witness the ancient Buddha and Hindu shrines at the summit
  • Visit the Buddhist caves and take a look at the carvings
  • Meditate at the Summit and calm your minds

Best Hotels in Gurpa Peak

Hotel Darbar International | Hotel Viraat Inn | Oaks Bodhgaya


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