Bodhgaya Tours - Bodhgaya Tours India
Everything that you want to know about the life and living of the legendary Gautam Buddha, you will know by a visit to Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya Tours will let you know all about the founder of Buddhism. A visit to this part of the world will tell you the true meaning of tranquility and serenity. Bodhgaya is a situated at the central part of Indian state, Bihar. A trip to this place will take you to a part of the great Ganges plains. This little place is one of the four holiest cities of Buddhist faith.
Bodhgaya has been popular since time immemorial. History has it that this region came into prominences in 6th century BC, when prince Siddharth, who is also known as Gautam, abdicated all material possession and acquired enlightenment under a Bodhi (Bo) tree at this very same place. Later he came to be known as Gautam Buddha. His main aim was to spread peace in the world. What he preached is today known as Buddhism.
Our Bodhgaya Tour India will take you to some of the most amazing places in the world. A trip to this place will give you the most harmonious vacation ever. If you want to get rid of the hotchpotch of the busy life and want to feel free from the worldly tension, a tour to Bodhgaya is what you need. Few places that you need to visit are given below.
Best Season to Visit : October-March
Sightseeing at Bodhgaya -
Mahabodhi Temple : This temple is located near the Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha was enlightened about 2500 years back. This is the most important pilgrim place in the region. The amazing architecture with a high square platform, the beautiful ancient statue of Lord Buddha, an ancient Shivalinga, everything about the Mahabodhi Temple id surely bewildering. You will be amazed to view the 179 feet high temple.
Bodhi Tree: A visit to this place will surely mesmerize you. Bodhgaya Tour without visiting this tree would just be incomplete. The Bodhi Tree is said to be the descendant of the actual tree under which Lord Buddha sat and meditated before attaining Nirvana, the supreme knowledge. The interesting fact is that the tree rises up to a height of 80 feet and is believed to be over 120 years old. You can also view the diamond throne (red sandstone slab) which is situated nearby.
Dharma Chakra: A visit to this place will take you to the Tibetan Monastery. This Dharma Chakra or the wheel of law is located at a short distance from the Mahabodhi temple.
Parasnath Hill: These are a series of ancient rock cut Buddhist caves. These are located about 40 km from Bodhgaya. A visit to this place will let you marvel at the beautifully decorated temples.
Air :Patna is the nearest airport, situated just 105 km from Bodhgaya.
Rail :The nearest and most convenient railhead is Gaya. It is situated 16 km from Bodhgaya.
Road :Bodhgaya is connected to other cities in Bihar through well built roads.
STD/ISD Codes -
if dialing from India to Bodhgaya: 0631(number)
if dialing from outside India to Bodhgaya: + 91631(number)
Shopping in Bodhgaya -
The best buys of Bodhgaya are small decorative items associated with
Buddhism like statues of Buddha made of various metals, sandalwood beads
etc. Bodhgaya is a small town where such items are easily available in most
of the shops.