Bodh Gaya Tourism

Take after the strides of Lord Buddha and arrive at Bodhgaya. Here is the spot where Prince Siddhartha accomplished illumination and got to be Buddha. Here is the spot where one of the significant religions in today's reality owes its starting point.

Very little is left today. Remained underneath the Bodhi Tree where Lord Buddha got illuminated. Keep in mind the incredible teacher.

Bodh Gaya Tourism

In today's reality torn with strife and brutality, perhaps we require him considerably more.

In the event that you are searching for an otherworldly upliftment, maybe you ought to go to Bodhgaya, the Buddhist journey focus.

The residential area of Bodhgaya in Central Bihar became a big deal in the sixth century with Buddha's edification or Nirvana under a Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya.

Best time to visit
Since it is located in the state of Bihar, Bodhgaya has a typical tropical climate. For foreigners hailing from western nations, summer can be the most taxing time to visit this religious destination. The temperature is quite high and dry winds can make situation even more taxing for tourists. Ideally, winter is the right time to visit the Buddhist center. The months from October to March are suitable. If monsoon is not much of a problem you can also visit Bodhgaya during August or September when the temperature will be on lower side, compared to the summer months.

How to Reach Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya is perhaps the most important spiritual tourist destination for Buddhists.

By Air

Although Bodhgaya has no airport of its own, there is an airport in Gaya, which is 17 kms away from Bodhgaya.Most airlines from the important cities of India touch Patna, which is 135 kms from Bodhgaya.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is also Gaya.Trains from all major cities of India stop at Gaya.Indian Railways has introduced a new train, Buddha Parikrama that caters to Buddhist spiritual tour by linking all the places associated with Buddha and Buddhism.

By Road

Bodhgaya is the main bus stop and is located near Sujata Bridge on the Falgu River on the northeastern edge of the town. The nearest transport hub is Gaya, a major point on historical Grand Trunk Road There are regular direct bus services from Gaya, Patna, Nalanda, Rajgir, Varanasi. Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation run buses from Patna- Bodhgaya route twice a day.

Distance to Gaya
  • From delhi - 1030 KM
  • From patna - 97 KM
  • From chennai - 2009 KM
  • From varanasi - 250 KM
  • From mumbai - 1817 KM
  • From hyderabad - 1441 KM
Gaya Distance Chart

Places to See in Bodhgaya

Mahabodhi temple
Category : Religious
In the 3rd century, the great Mauryan ruler King Ashoka built a small shrine at the spot where Buddha had got enlightenment. Subsequent rulers left their mark on this shrine, which finally took the shape of the famous Mahabodhi temple.

This magnificent temple stands to the east to the Bodhi Tree. The architecture of the temple is symbolic as it is designed to proclaim to the world the pious efforts of the Buddha to solve human misery and to attain transcendental peace through wisdom, good conduct and disciplined life.
Mahabodhi temple
In the main sanctum inside the temple, there is a colossal image of the Buddha in sitting posture touching the earth by his right hand. Buddha is believed to have attained supreme enlightenment in this posture.

There are a large number of stupas of all sizes in the courtyard of the temple. Built in the past 2500 years, most of them are elegant.
Lord Buddha
The temple has ancient railings as old as the first century BC. Animesh Lochan Chaitya is important as the place where Buddha is believed to have spent one week looking toward the great Bodhi tree where he eventually received enlightenment. Under the Bodhi Tree one can find the Vajrasana, a stone platform on which Buddha is believed to have sat in meditation.

Prestshila Hills
Category : Nature
Gaya is a place known to the Hindus as one of the 'Dhamas' or the most sacred places for pilgrimage and is guarded on one side by the Prestshila Hills, Gaya. On the side opposite to the Prestshila Hills, Gaya lies the Ramshila hills.

The Prestshila Hills, Gaya in Bihar is a legendary place in Bihar. It is said that there used to be a demon called Gaya who was very much shocked at the distress caused by death. He expressed his sorrow to Lord Vishnu.
Prestshila Hills
Lord Vishnu was very happy to see that a demon had such a kind heart and gave him a boon by virtue of which he could forgive the sinners.

Prestshila Hills, Gaya of Bihar is situated at a distance of 100 kilometers to the south of Patna. The age old town of Gaya is of tremendous importance to the Hindus as well as the Buddhists.

Prestshila Hills, Gaya in Bihar lies in the close vicinity of the Phalgu river. The peculiarity of this river is that the water cannot be seen from outside. It always remains under a thick layer of silt and sand. People who go to Gaya dig holes in the river to take out its water.

Bodhi Tree
In Buddhism, bodhi means the awakening experience attained by Gautama Buddha and his followers and refers to the unique consciousness of a fully liberated being.
Bodhi Tree
Bodhi is sometimes described as complete and perfect sanity, or awareness of the true nature of the universe.

Shopping in Bodhgaya
Shopping in Bodhgaya is not the highpoint of your visit to Bodhgaya, which is a spiritual city. However the small town of Bodhgaya has many shops, which display decorative items, associated with Buddhism.
Shopping in Bodhgaya
Also available are a wide choice of statues of Buddha made of metals and sandalwood.

Food of Bodh Gaya
You can find both non vegetarian and vegetarian food options in Bodhgaya and over the years, tourism industry has focused on availability of diverse cuisine. However, you will not find lots of posh restaurants or fast food chains as is the case with many Indian travel destinations.
Food of Bodh Gaya
If you are not allergic to roadside foods, give the makeshift tented eateries in the place a try. The hotels have attached restaurants that will delight foodies though. The caffeine buffs can find good quality coffee at Kalchakra Maidan. There are a few good quality Tibetan and Thai cuisine serving restaurants in the place as well. The prices are not very steep as it is.

Hotels in Bodhgaya

3 Star Hotels

  • Hotel Siddhartha International
    Address : 11, Station Road
    City : Bodhgaya
    State : Bihar
    Pin Code : 823002
    Phone No. : 0631-2223352, 2436243, 2436252
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 52
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 3500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel Bodhgaya
    Address : District Gaya
    City : Bodhgaya
    State : Bihar
    Pin Code : 824231
    Phone No. : 0631-2200700-789, 8002211280
    Fax No. : 0631-2200788
    Email ID : lotus_bodhgaya@sify.com
    Website : www.lotusnikkohotels.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 58
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 15000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 6000
Tourist Map of Bodhgaya
 
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