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Bodh Gaya

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago. Its main temple and Bodhi tree represent the primary attractions of Bodh Gaya, with their historical, spiritual, and artistic importance; today, these World Heritage Sites bring in thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year. More temples, monasteries, and monuments dot the landscape, built by Buddhists from different nations in their own national styles. Use our India trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to Bodh Gaya and other destinations.
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Popular things to do in Bodh Gaya

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World heritage site
Mahabodhi Temple
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Duration: 4 hours
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Landmark
Bodhi Tree
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Thai Monastery
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Duration: 2 hours
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Monument
Great Buddha Statue
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Bodh Gaya

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Religious Site
Royal Bhutan Monastery
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Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple
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Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Root Institute
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Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Chinese Temple
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bodh Gaya

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Religious Site
Vishnupad Temple Gaya
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Pind Daan Gaya Gaya
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Tibetan Monastery Gaya
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Mangla Gauri Temple Gaya
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bodh Gaya

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History Museum
Archaeological Society of India Museum
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Burmese Vihara Monastary
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Animesh Lochana Chaitya Shrine
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Daijokyo Buddhist Temple
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Bodh Gaya

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Water Body
Muchalinda Lake
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Mountain
Dungeswari Hills
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Bodh Gaya

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Specialty Museum
Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum
2.9
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Bodh Gaya

Visitors to Bodh Gaya have a wealth of accommodation options to choose from, because of its dual status as a tourist attraction and a place of pilgrimage. Close to the main temple and park, a number of guesthouses provide comfortable rooms for good rates, as do different monasteries offering lodgings for a donation. Some more upmarket options, including hotels with fancy restaurants and themed rooms, tend to lie to the west, where the town opens up a little.
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