In an attempt to boost tourism, Bihar has built an interesting 200ft glass bridge in the Rajgir, Nalanda district. The bridge will be inaugurated on New Year Day and will allow visitors exotic views of Rajgir’s vicinity.
The bridge in Bihar is 85 ft long and 6 ft wide; built in line with China’s Hangzhou glass bridge.
The Rajgir area in the Nalanda district, for the unaware, is one of the prime tourist hotspots in Bihar for its ancient historical significance. The district is home to the world-renowned, Nalanda University, which is a UNESCO site.
The Nalanda University was a prime location to garner knowledge on Mahayana Buddhism as well as the texts of the eighteen (Hinayana) sects of Buddhism during the 5th Century and after. Other subjects like Vedas, logic, Sanskrit grammar, medicine, and Samkhya were also taught to students from all over the world at Nalanda University.
Besides the glass bridge, the Bihar government is also investing in the erection of attractions like jungle safari, ropeway, historical Budh Marg and more in the Nalanda district.
In addition to these activities, tourists in the region can also experience adventure sports like air cycling. A butterfly park and Ayurveda spots will also come up in Rajgir in the near future.
Meanwhile, this is not the first glass bridge to make its presence felt in India. The first skywalk in India was made in Sikkim’s Pelling (Picture above), which stands 7200 ft above sea level.