Bimbisara Jail is the place where King Bimbisara was imprisoned by his son Ajatshatru, during his last days of life. This place was chosen by the king himself for his incarceration, as from here he could see Lord Buddha going up the Griddhakuta Hill for meditation. Bimbisara's Jail is situated on the southern side of Maniyar Math, on the main road. Located near the eastern gate of the ancient Rajgir city, this is a ruin of a large square stone structure. It is located at a distance of 26 kms from Bihar Sharif.
In the middle of the valley is the ruin of a circular structure with turrets at each corner. From this point the Gridhakuta hill top which was Lord Buddhaâs favourite meditation place is clearly visible. This jail also provides a panoramic view of the Japanese Peace Pagoda popularly known as the "Vishwa Shanti Stupa", on the hill.
Bimbisara Jail can be visited during day timings.