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About Bodhgaya
Giant Buddha, Bodhgaya Tour & TravelBodhgaya is a magnificent tourist destination as well as an important pilgrim points for the Buddhists. It earns much of its claim to fame from the fact that Buddha attained enlightenment here. For the Buddhists, it is an important religious site and every year is visited by a large number of devotees. The main attraction of this town is Mahabodhi temple, which is positioned near the spot where Lord Buddha attained spiritual enlightenment. Bodhgaya is not only an important Buddhist pilgrim center, but it is also an important center for the study of Buddhism. Hence, Bodhgaya is one of the most inescapable tourist destinations and occupies an important place for the Buddhists.


The Mahabodhi temple is the major attraction of the Bodhgaya. Travelers can watch the throne of diamond inside the temple that is one of the major attractions of the Mahabodhi temple. The Bodhi tree that is regarded as the holy tree by the Buddhists is also one of the prime attractions in the Mahabodhi temple. The Mahabodhi temple has its rich past that tells emperor Ashoka established the Mahabodhi temple.

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is at Patna, 198 kms away

Rail: Gaya is the nearest railhead at 13 kms.

Road: The main bus stand in Bodhgaya is behind the Mahabodhi Temple and there are regular buses to Patna, Nalanda, Rajgir and Varanasi. Auto rickshaws move between Gaya and Bodhgaya also.

Shopping: While at Bodhgaya you can shop for the Hindu and Buddist terracotta handicrafts, beads items, semi precious stones, jewelry items, stone and bronze sculptures of Gods and Goddesses. Bihar's most famous indigenous artwork is the Madhubani paintings that the tourists never miss on his visit to this place.

Festivals: Buddha Jayanti is the major festival celebrated on a full moon day in April/May as Buddha's birth anniversary as well as enlightenment. People celebrated this festival with great interest and enthuiasm every year. Another festival Nyingma Monlam Chenmo is held in January-February for about three weeks, this festival is celebrated for world peace often attended by the Dalai Lama as well.