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As known to all, Bihar is an important place for Buddhism religion as it was the place where the journey of Buddha began to enlighten. There are many traces of the journey and footsteps just like Bodhgaya. Bodh Gaya is a pilgrimage place for Buddhists and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The magnificent Mahabodhi temples are worth stopping at.

The entire Gaya district has a great religious preference and Bodh Gaya lies in the Gaya district itself which is also a pilgrimage site for Buddhists mainly. It is known to be the place where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree which is now its name.

Places to visit in Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple

Also known with a name called “Great Awakening Temple” and it’s a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, it is marked as the place signifies the religious history. It is believed that Buddha was the 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. A sacred Bodhi Tree is placed to the left of the temple where Lord Gautam Buddha used to mediate.

Great Buddha Statue

It’s a tall statue of Lord Buddha and was inaugurated by the XIV Dalai Lama in 1989, one can explore the meditating Buddha resting on a giant lotus, built up using the intricately carved sandstone and red granite.

Bodhi Tree

Sited around 100 km. towards the South of Patna in the North Indian state of Bihar and the most famous holy places in Buddhism. The Bodhi Tree is a famous destination and most frequently visiting destination by the tourists. The aura of tree attracts sages, mediators, and yogis since the time of Buddha.

Thai Monastery

Famous for its cured roof enclosed with attractive tiles of gold, the Thai Monastery is home to a bronze statue of Buddha and a new founded 25 m high statue in the garden.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

  • Mohammad Restaurant – taste the fine array of food including breakfast and espresso coffee.
  • Be Happy Café – enjoy the aromatic espressos, Italian cuisines like salads, pasta, freshly baked pizza.
  • Hari Om International Café – Eat the banana pancakes.
  • Nirvana, The Veg Café – enjoy the mouth-watering dosas, as well as pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and noodles.

Events and festivals in & around Bodh Gaya

Sonpur Mela

Sonpur Mela also known as the Harihar Kshetra Mela is one of the biggest cattle fairs in India. The fair is a huge attraction for people to buy or sell elephants, horses, dogs, birds etc. Read More...

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is the thanksgiving festival of Bihar where people offer their gratitude to the Sun God. People on this day gather at the banks of River Ganga and take a dip in the holy waters to further pray to God and perform rituals over there. Read more…

Pitrapaksha Mela

Pitrapaksha is a holy event which is of much value to the people of Bihar and beyond as well. Pitrapaksha which is commonly known as ‘Pind Daan’ is a holy Hindu rite which is done in order to offer salvation to the souls which are departed. Read more…

Best time to visit Bodh Gaya

November to February is the best time to visit Bodh Gaya as the weather remains agreeable.

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Source: Incredible India

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