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Bodh Gaya

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Bodh Gaya

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Bodh Gaya is sacred buddhist village in the state of Bihar, North India


As the site of the Buddha Shakyamuni's enlightenment, Bodh Gaya is the most revered of all Buddhist sacred sites. The main complex houses the famous Mahabodhi temple/stupa and a descendant of the original Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment.

Get in

  • By air: The nearest airport is at Patna (112kms).
  • By rail: The nearest Railway station is Gaya (16kms).
  • By road: There is main road connecting Bodhgaya and Gaya.

The Bihar State Tourist Development Coporation runs daily deluxe bus services to and from Bodh Gaya. Tel: 0612-225411






  • Wear clothing that expresses respect for the sacred nature of the site.
  • Go bare foot within the main temple/stupa complex.
  • Circumambulate the stupa and other sacred objects in a clock-wise direction.
  • Preserve the peace and tranquillity.
  • Do not climb onto statues or other sacred objects.

External links

Official Tourist Information Site