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Buddha Temple @ Bodh Gaya (Bihar)


Giant Boddha @ Bodh Gaya (Bihar)

Buddha Temple:

The Mahabodhi temple is a UNESCO world heritage site and lots of securities are in place. It is a must-visit place and one of the best tourist destinations in Bihar. Tourists from across the globe visit here throughout the year. The place is very clean and calm located on the bank of the Falgu river. 

This is one of the four important places related to Lord Buddha as he attained enlightenment here below the Bodhi Tree (Tree of awakening). The tree is just next to Mahabodhi temple and considered that if the leaf of the tree falls on any individual, his/her wish will get fulfilled.  

Temple visiting Timing:  05 AM to 09.00 PM  - Everyday. 

Best time to visit: All time. During the summer it's very hot.

Entry Fees:  There is no entry fee for general darshan but you have to pay Rs. 100 for Camera and Rs. 300 for the Video camera. The mobile phone is not allowed and you have to submit it at the counter. 

Temple Address:
Bodh Gaya, Bihar,  India

Special occasion:
During Budh Purnima, lots of tourists from India and foreign countries visit there. 

Places to visit near Bodh Gaya:
  • Mahabodhi Temple
  • Giant Buddha
  • Dungeshwari
  • Royal Bhutan Monastery
  • Muchalinda Lake
  • Metta Buddharam temple
  • Vishnupad temple
  • Mangala Gowri temple
  • Rajgir
Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near the temple. Local authorities collect a minimal fee for parking.

How to reach  Bodh Gaya: 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is Gaya Jn which is 15 km from Bodh Gaya. This railway station is on the route between Kolkatta to Delhi and lots of trains are available from different Indian cities. Regular autos and taxis are available from the railway station to the city.
Buses: The nearest bus station is in Gaya which is 15 km from Bodh Gaya. Regular buses are available from different cities like Patna, Ranchi, Varanashi, Kolkatta, etc. One can also choose a tour package from Patna, Ranchi, Varanashi, and other different cities
Airport: The nearest airport is Gaya International airport which is 10 km from Bodh Gaya. The airport is well connected with different cities in India. 
Private Taxis: Availability of private taxis, Autos are very good. 

Distance from Major Cities
  • Patna:  109 km     
  • Ranchi: 216 km
  • Varanashi: 247 km
  • Rajgir: 72 km 
  • Kolkatta: 471 km
  • Gaya: 15 km

There are lots of hotels and lodges available around the temple for different price ranges. One can stay in Gaya as well.  

Food & Restaurant:
As this is a very famous tourist place in Bihar, lots of Indian and continental restaurants are available around the temple. Both South Indian, North Indian, and continental foods are available. 

Few Photos:

Bodh Gaya (Bihar)

Bodh Gaya (Bihar)

Bodh Gaya (Bihar)

Bodh Gaya (Bihar)

Bodh Gaya (Bihar)

Visit Date: 02 May 2018