Bodh Gaya: The Land of Enlightenment
The Mahabodhi tour takes you through the UNESCO World heritage site of the Mahabodhi temple and the surrounding monasteries. When in Bodh, Gaya with family or alone, it is the best way to explore the city in a private vehicle. Let us look at the story of the historical and spiritual significance of the place.
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, Patna or Gaya Airport, Gaya are the two airports that are well connected to the major metropolitans cities of India. Darbhanga Airport, Darbhanga is another Airport in Bihar.
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
- Thai Monastery
- Royal Bhutan Monastery
- Cambodian Monastery
- Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple
Map for the Tour
- Pickup & Drop from Hotel in Bodh Gaya (Starting Point: Bodh Gaya)
- Driver and Fuel Charges
- Parking Charges
- Entry fees at monuments, museums, Parks, etc.
- e-rickshaw charges. (Please note that car may not be allowed at some places near the monument.)
- Guide charges. (Please note that we provide certified guides at an extra cost on demand)
- Anything that is not mentioned under inclusions