About Bodhgaya Tour Package
Bodhgaya or Bodh Gaya is a city in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous for being the place of Buddha's attainment of Enlightenment.Bodhgaya is one of the spiritual places in India where the historical Buddha became enlightened some 2500 years ago. Presently, it is a holy place for the Buddhists as well as for the Hindus. Here, under the Bodhi Tree, Gautama has gained supreme knowledge to become Budhha, the 'Enlighted One'.
Historically, it was known as the Bodhimanda (ground round the Bodhi-tree), and there was a large monastic settlement there. The main monastery of Bodhgaya used to be called the Bodhimanda-vihara (Pali). Now it is called the Mahabodhi Temple.
For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. In 2002, Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With the popularity of Buddhism culture to various parts of the world, Bodh gaya is famed as a Buddhist shrine spread far and wide. One can visit thousands of Buddhist pilgrims ranging from China, Myanmar, Tibet, Thailand, Japan and other countries.
It is the holiest place for the Buddhist and an incredible part of India's Buddhist where one will find Buddha sprawling temple, known as Mahabodhi Temple, a perfect idol of Buddha. It is spotted with high spire and the walls have carved or painted portraying various incidents from the life of the Buddha. Another thing in this city is quite most popular that is a museum which has bronze, gold and stone idols of Buddha.
How to Reach Bodh Gaya
How to reach Bodh Gaya by Air
Gaya airport is located at a distance of about 7 km from the main city. Tourists can get direct and indirect flights to various destinations from this airport. This airport has recently been converted into an international terminus with flights available for Colombo and Singapore. You can hire taxis and buses to reach the airport easily. You can get flights to various places such as Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Ranchi, Lucknow and many more places.
Nearest Airport : Gaya Airport, Gaya
How to reach Bodh Gaya by Rail
Gaya Railway station is located at a distance of 17 km from the city. Trains to Kolkata, Varanasi, Delhi, Patna, Puri and many more cities are easily available. Trains are frequent and offer comfort in reaching different destinations.
How to reach Bodh Gaya by Road
Regular buses are easily available from the bus stand of the city. Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) operates bus services to various destinations. You can get direct buses to Rajgir (62km), Varanasi (284km), Patna (102km) and Nalanda (69km). Chartered buses and taxis are also available for tourist’s convenience.