I was on a week long trip to Patna & Rajgir/Nalanda & Bodh Gaya during November 2013.
|Jivaka Amravana Vihara - Jivaka was a renowned physician in the court of Bimbisara and Ajathasatru during the 6th-5th century BC. He presented his extensive mango grove to Gautama Buddha and constructed a monastery for the community. These structures have been identified as the remains of the Amravana Vihara & monastery|
|Chariot wheel marks and shell inscriptions probably belonging to the 4th or 5th century AD. According to legend the chariot wheel marks belong to the Mahabharata period.|
|Bimbisara Jail - This structure has been been identified as a jail of the 5th century BC where King Bimbisara was kept in confinement by his son Ajatasatru|
|Son Bhandar Caves - These caves were excavated during the 4th century AD by the great Sage Vairadeva for Jaina sages.|
|Maniyar Math - This may be identified with the Manimala Caitya mentioned in the Pali texts or the shrine of Mani Naga mentioned in the Mahabharata. only the ruins remain now.|
|Hot Water Springs: The Saptparni cave is the source of the Rajgir Hot Water Springs
that have curative properties (likely due to the sulfur) and are sacred
to the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Here, hot water from seven different
springs (together called Saptarshi, or seven sages) merge. Separate bathing places have been organized for men and women and the
water comes through spouts from Saptdhara, the seven streams. The
hottest of the springs is the Brahmakund with a temperature of 45 degree Centigrade.|
Here you can see devotees bathing. I had hot water baths in the Sapthadhara and then again a dip in the Brahmakund.