Gaya is believed to be named after the demon Gayasur who after practising severe penance had received a boon from Lord Vishnu after which his body became pious. Gaya finds mention in the Hindu epic Ramayana and Mahabharat. It is a major pilgrimage site for Hindus for performing Pinddaan of their ancestors. Hindus from all over the world come to Vishnupad temple for performing Pinddaan. Mangla Gauri is another famous pilgrimage site for the Hindus as it is one of the eighteen Shaktipeeths of Goddess Sati. Bodh Gaya, the centre for Buddha’s enlightenment is located just 15 km away from Gaya.

How do you reach

Airport: Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport, Patna,  Gaya International Airport, Gaya and Darbhanga Airport, Darbhanga have several flights connecting the place with major cities

Railway Station: Patna Junction is connected to major metropolian cities by well-developed train network.


  • Vishnupad Temple
  • Mangla Gauri Temple
  • Rubber Dam
  • Falgu River bank
  • Gaya Museum
  • Barabar Caves
Trip Duration: Full Day

Map for the Tour

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