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Introduction

The life of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is associated with the small town of Bodhgaya. It is one of the four holiest cities of Buddhist faith. The Mahabodhi temple is the main attraction of this town and is located 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.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 113 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-27.0 C-46.0 C Winter-4.2 C-28.0C
Language English, Hindi, Bhojpuri
STD Code 0631
Rainfall 186 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March.

Bodhgaya MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- The nearest airport is at Patna, 198 kms away
  2. Rail:- Gaya is the nearest railhead at 13 kms.
  3. 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.

Places to Visit

Bodhi Tree Archaeological Museum Mahabodhi Temple Tibetian Monestry

Excursion

Mahakala Caves Gaya Nalanda Rajgir
Palamau Tiger Reserve      

Accommodation

Hotel Sujata