Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya

B odhgaya is a small town. This is 15 km from Gaya (Gaya district) and 125 km from Bihar’s capital Patna . this temple is also 251 km from Varanasi ( sarnath ). Bodh Gaya is the place where Gautam Buddha had attained the knowledge. Gautam buddha got knowledge by doing penance under the Bodhi tree. After getting knowledge, Gautam Buddha  later called Lord Buddha. Since then, this place is very important for Buddhists and Buddha’s followers. Mahabodhi Temple and Bodh Gaya were declared the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002 and therefore antitra is creating stories on Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR.

History of Bodh Gaya

According to historians, Gautam Buddha (Rajkumar Siddhartha), after reaching the banks of the river Phalgu in search of the knowledge of the nearly 500 BCE.  Gautam Buddha spent day doing penance for three days and nights under Bodhi tree and received knowledge. He spent 7 weeks in meditating at different places and getting knowledge, he began to be called “Buddha” from “Gautam Buddha”. he leave the bodh gaya and  reach Sarnath for promoting the religion. 

After some time, those who followed Buddha began to go to the place where Buddha had acquired knowledge. on the day of full moon in Vaishakha and later this place was called “Bodhgaya”. According to people, Buddha’s statue in Mahabodhi temple is related to Lord Buddha. This place is one of the most important pilgrimages for Buddhists because of Buddha, Mahabodhi Temple and the statue of Buddha Buddha. At this place, people who come to pray to Buddha and keep praying in different monasteries.  This place begins to be known from the 18th century and this place became known as Sambodhi, Vaasarsana and therefore antitra is creating stories on Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR.

Historical Place in Bodh Gaya

#1.Mahabodhi Temple

Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR
mahabodhi temple1

Temple is one of the World Heritage Sites and it is situated in a village named Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is 15 kms away from the Gaya district of Bihar state. The Mahabodhi mandir is that place, where Lord Buddha attained the knowledge. This place is one of the four places associated with Buddha. This  is the most important and holy place for buddha followers.

The Mahabodhi temple is spread over 4.8 hectares in Bodhgaya and is 55 meters long. In this temple you get a very peaceful atmosphere and peace. Due to peace, you will find many monks pray here. The actual age of this temple has not yet been determined. This place is also known because of the advent of the great emperor Ashoka, because during Ashoka’s tour of Bodh Gaya, a small temple was built from a tree branch. Therefore antitra is creating stories on Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR.

#2.Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree

Bodhi tree is situated behind the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, 15 km away from the district of Bihar, India. In Buddhism, this tree has been given the most prominent and respected place, because the Buddha under the tree had attained the knowledge of austerity. Peoples observe and pray Buddha at this place sight. This tree is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This place is especially attractive to religious people, history lovers and tourist. Therefore antitra included it in Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR stories.

#3.The Great Buddha Statue

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the Great Buddha Statue

This idol of Lord Buddha was established in 1989 by the XIV Dalai Lama. It is the largest statue of God Buddha in India. This statue has been shown with great kamal flowers while meditating on the Buddha. This statue is made of sandstone and red granite and therefore antitra is creating stories on Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR.

#4. Thai Monastery

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Thai Monastery

The Thai monastery is known for its beauty and carving because this monastery is made of gold tiles and its roof is curved. This monastery shows the culture of Thailand very well in India and therefore antitra is creating stories on Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR.

#5. Muchalinda Lake

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Muchalinda Lake

Lake Muchlinda is situated next to the Mahabodhi Temple located in Bodhgaya. It is one of the popular places of Bodh Gaya. According to the people, Lord Buddha was preserved by this storm by Snake King “Muchlinda” at this place and therefore antitra is creating stories on Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR.

#6.Cankamana

Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR
Cankamana

Kankamana is a Very holly place, situated along Mahabodhi temple where Lord Buddha’s feet can be seen on the black stone lotus structure.

#7.Royal Bhutan monastery

Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR
Royal Bhutan monastery

Royal Bhutan monastery is dedicated to the Buddha. This monastery was created by the King of Bhutan according to his name. Inside the monastery, the very beautiful mud carving on the wall remains and therefore antitra included it  in Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR stories.

#8.Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple

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Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple

This temple is an excellent example of Japanese architecture and Buddhist culture. Temple was created in 1972 with the help of international Buddhist communities. This is made from wood and inside the temple beautifully describes the events of Gautam Buddha’s life. Therefore antitra is creating stories on Top Tourist Places In Bodh gaya, Gaya, BIHAR.

How To Reach

Rail = Gaya Junction is the most nearest “Railway Station” from Bodh Gaya.

Road = Bodh Gaya is well connected to Road Network and is 23 K.M far from Grand Trunk Road 19 ( Delhi Kolkata highway ).

Flights =   “Gaya Airport” is the most nearest airport from Bodh Gaya, from where you get connecting flights to Delhi and Mumbai, through You can come easily and can easily go to your home after travelling.

Places To Stay In Bodh Gaya 

There are so many hotels and guest houses in Bodh Gaya, but I am telling you some hotel names based on their customer feedback which is as follows…..

  • Bodhgaya Regency Hotel 
  • Tokyo Vihar hotel
  • Sujata Bodhgaya hotel
  • Hotel R. K. Palace Bodhgaya 
  • The Royal Residency
  • Tathagat Bodhgaya hotel
  • Hotel Niranjana Exclusive
  •  Lumbini International
  • Darbar International hotel

Places To Eat In Bodh Gaya

There are lots of place in bodh gaya according to me which is as following.

  • Swagat Restaurant located near Mahabodhi Temple on domuhan Bodh Gaya Road.
  • Rose Apple CafeLocated on Japanese Temple Road At 2nd floor, Araya complex, Bodh Gaya.
  • Tirupati South Cafe Located on Japanese Temple Road in Bodh Gaya.
  • Taj Darbar Restaurant
  • Amarpali Restaurant 
  • Food House Indian restaurant
  • Gautam Lassi Corner 

Entry Fee

Along with this temple no fee is taken from any of the sights of Bodh Gaya.

Mahabodhi Temple Opening Timings

All days of the week 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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