Bodhgaya, a highly valued place, is situated 16 kms from Gaya and 105 kms
from Patna. It is an amicable and peaceful place for all the Buddhists. It
denotes the place, where Prince Buddha attained enlightenment and became
popular as Lord Buddha all over the world. This place has a plethora of
religious centres. Even today, the magic of Buddha is spread all over the
Bodhgaya. There is a wide choice in statues of Buddha made of metals and
sandalwood in Bodhgaya tiny markets. Travellers seeking peace of mind and
spiritual upliftment must visit Bodhgaya for sure. Tilkuta (a sweet) made in
Bodhgaya is favourite among all tourists.
Quick Facts Location : Bihar State, Northeastern India Capital : Patna Area : 173,877 Sq.km Language : Hindi, Maithili, English Trip Highlights : Bodhi tree, Mahabodhi temple and Vajrasana Ideal Time to visit : November - February STD code : 0631 Festivals : Anuual Kalchakra (Wheel of time) festival in January Climate : Summer (Max- 47 ºC) & Winter (Max - 20 ºC) Best Time : November to February
Bodhgaya Air/Rail/Road Links
Bihar has two air ports at Patna connected to Delhi,
Mumbai, Lucknow, Calcutta and Katmandu. Indian Airlines and Sahara
Airways have irect flight to Patna from Delhi.
Railway Station :
Gaya Railway Station is connected to all the major
railway stations like Patna and Muzzafarpur.
Bus Station :
There is a good network of roads connecting to all
major parts of the state with Patna. National highways like
2,31,28,23,30 and 33 connect state from all over the India.
Attractions In Bodhgaya Bodhi Tree
is the famous tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment. Planted in
19th century, this tree is situated behind the main temple and is said to be
the descendant of the original tree.
Located at the site of Buddhas enlightenment, this pyramid shaped
holy structure was erected by King Ashoka. It is the most remarkable temple
in Bodhgaya. The marvellous statue of Buddha is made of black stone and is
very delicately carved out.
meaning the 'diamond throne', the Vajrasna is a stone platform which depicts
the place where Buddha is believed to have sit under the Bodhi Tree. The
great Buddha achieved enlightenment on the seat of stability and purified
These are total seven caves which depict the life of Buddha. Out of these
seven caves four are in the Barabar Hills. These are beautiful rock cut
caves which are situated approximately 41 kms from Bodhgaya.
Statues of Buddha made of various metals and sandal beads can be bought. It
has many small shops displaying decorative items associated with Buddhism.
For extensive shopping you can halt at Delhi or Patna.
Famous Hotels in Bodhgaya
Spend your holidays in a beautiful and religious city of Bodhgaya. This
city provides you with some of the best hotel accommodations that you can
think for. Enjoy your pilgrimage trip and learn the diverse cultural and
religion of Bodhgaya while living in some of the finest hotels in India.