Bodhgaya is a place in Bihar of India where Prince Siddhartha, attained enlightenment under Bodhi tree & became Buddha,the place is one of the four sacred place of India.

Most important places of pilgrimage in Buddhism are located in northern part of India and southern part of Nepal. These places connected to his life are now important places of pilgrimage of Buddhist people. Buddhists and Hindu devoteescomeshere on various festivals and celebrate.

Buddha spent time here and done dwelling with his 5 main disciples at Nairanjana river. The Buddha jayanti festival, which is the biggest festival celebrated here is celebrated in the month of May.

Location and Historical Background of Bodhgaya:

Bodhgaya is located at a distance of 105 km from Patna in the state of Bihar. Buddhists of all over the world have built structures here in Bodhgaya.

Famous visiting places having religious importance at Bodhgaya :

  1. Bodhi Tree
  2. Mahabodhi Temple
  3. Chankaramana
  4. Vajrasana
  5. Ratnagar
  6. Arimeshlochana

How to reach at Bodhgaya :

By Air :

Nearest airport is situated 17 km away from Bodhgaya, airlines from most of the important cities comes to the Patna which is 135 km away from Gaya.

By Train :

The nearest railway station is at Gaya.Trains from all major cities of India reach here at Gaya.

By Road :

The nearest transportation hub is Gaya, a major place on historical Grand Trunk Road there are regular direct bus services from Gaya, Patna, Nalanda, Rajgir and Varanasi.

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