People from 11 countries chanted “Buddham Sharanam Gachchami” and walked through a 13 kilo meter long forest trail which Lord Gautama Buddha had once walked to reach Rajgir from Bodh Gaya around 2,543 years ago. This is the first-ever Buddha Heritage Walk introduced by the Bihar Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC). More than 500 people were participated in this Heritage Walk in a very peaceful manner.
According to the History, after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, Buddha decided to move to Rajgir and he used this route to reach there.
The State Tourism Department is planning to hold many such Buddhist Heritage Walks for pilgrims and tourists alike.