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Bodh Gaya - Buddhist temples place

Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya, located on the western bank of the Phalgu River in southern Bihar, was originally known as Uruwela, Sambodhi, and Vajrasana. Among all the popular tourist destinations in Bihar, the town of Bodh Gaya is well-known for being the home of the hallowed Bodhi tree, beneath which Gautama Buddha received enlightenment.

Best time to visit: Oct-Mar
Things to do: Explore the Pilgrim Sites, Go Souvenir Shopping, Admire the Scenic Views, Wander the Place

How to Reach Bodh Gaya

  • Flight - Gaya has the closest domestic airport. Nonetheless, a lot of visitors prefer to fly into Patna, which is about 110 km from Bodh Gaya. Daily flights from important cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, etc. land at the airport in Patna.
  • Road - If you enjoy long drives, you can take a private bus or a luxury taxi from Patna to the sacred Buddhist site. Nonetheless, connecting routes from adjacent states and areas are also accessible.
  • Rail - The nearest railway station is at Gaya, just 17kms away from the sacred place.

How to Get Around

  • Auto - Third-wheelers are easily accessible and pocket-friendly.
  • Taxi - Book a cab or hitchhike a taxi- travel at your own convenience.
  • Local Buses - There are local buses available for you to wander around.
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Traditional Food

The main sweets here are Enursa, Tilkut, Khaja, Lai and Kesariya peda. Other Bihari dishes like Sattu ka roti, Litti-chokha, Pua, Marua ka roti, Chana Bhuja, Aaloo Kachalu etc. are also easily available here.

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