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Introduction

Gaya is a city in Bihar, India, and it is also the headquarters of Gaya District. Located 100 kilometers south of Patna, the ancient town of Gaya is of enormous significance to Hindus and Buddhists as well. Situated at the bank of Phalgu River, it is said that it is here that the Lord Buddha advocated the essence of life and the Lord Vishnu preached the reality of death. Gaya is home to a number of sacred shrines, the Vishnupad Temple being the most notable. To its south is Bodh Gaya, the site of the great enlightenment. The temples found in and around the city host hundreds of thousand of pilgrims annually.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 113 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-28.0C,Max.-45.0 C Winter,Min.-4.0C,Max.-28.0C
Language English, Hindi, Bhojpuri
STD Code 0631
Rainfall 186 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March.

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How to get there

  1. Air :- The nearest airport is at Patna, 198 kms away
  2. Rail:- Gaya is well connected to the rest of India by railways.
  3. Road:-Gaya is well connected to the rest of India by roadways.

Places to Visit

Vishnu Pada Temple Gaya Archaeological Museum Brahmajuni Hill Barabar Caves

Excursion

Bothgaya Durgeshwari Temple Mahabodhi Temple Nalanda

Accommodation

Hotel Sujata Lotus Nikko Hotel The Royal Residency