Set in the vast and fertile Indo-Gangetic plains of Bihar is the Maksudpur Garh. On the grounds of the Garh are scattered buildings and temples of the mughal, late-mughal and colonial period, and some remains of ancient hindu stone sculpture.
Being at the centre of what was once the Magadh Empire, the region around Maksudpur is rich in Buddhist, Jain and Hindu history. The Bodhi Tree and Mahabodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya, the Vishnupad Temple of Andar Gaya, and the rock-cut Barabar Caves are all short drives away.
Rajgir, the first capital of the kingdom of Magadh, and the ancient University of Nalanda lie to the east of Maksudpur, and to the west, a little further away is the Tomb of Sher Shah Suri at Sasaram and the hill fort of Rohtasgarh on the river Son.