Bodh Gaya: The Land of Enlightenment
Around 2500 years back, a young ascetic, Siddhartha set his foot in Bodh Gaya in search of true knowledge, looking for enlightenment. After meditating under a peepal tree for a long time, Siddharth Gautam attained enlightenment and became Bodhi Sattva or the Enlightened one. Marking this holy place, Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya holds a special importance among the Buddhists. The descendant of the Mahabodhi tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment is located within the campus of this temple. Being an important center for Buddhism, this place has monasteries built by many other Asian countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan, Japan, etc. Several courses on Buddhism are taught in these monasteries. Located just 110 kilometres from the capital city of Patna, this is a perfect place to meditate and attain tranquil and peace, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
How do you reach
Jayprakash International Airport in Patna is just 8 kms away from the City Centre. TravelBaits ensures your journey is smooth and the experience is hassle-free.
In case you prefer travelling by train, Patna Junction(Railway Station) is well connected to all metropolitan cities by rail network.
Places for Sightseeing
- The Mahabodhi Temple
- Muchalinda Lake
- Great Buddha Statue
- Walking/ e-rikshaw tour of the surrounding monasteries.
- If time permits, visit Vishnupad temple in Gaya
Trip Duration: Full Day
Map for the Tour
- Pickup & Drop from Airport/Hotel (Starting Point: Patna)
- Driver and Fuel Charges
- Parking Charges
- Entry fees at monuments, museums, Parks, etc.
- e-rickshaw charges
- Anything that is not mentioned under inclusions