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Bodhgaya is categorised as Heritage / Pilgrimage

Mahabodhi Temple Bodhgaya (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Daijokyo Buddhist Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Bodhgaya is a Buddhist Pilgrimage destination
  • Under the Mahabodhi Tree here Buddha attained enlightment and therefore most significant for the followers of Buddhism.
  • There are number of temples built by many countries that are visited alongwith the Mahabodhi Tree
  • Bodhgaya is visited as a part of Buddhist circuit alongwith Rajgir, Nalanda and Vaishali.
  • Buddhist Heritage Destinations In India"Under the Mahabodhi Tree here Buddha attained enlightment and therefore most significant for the followers of Buddhism. There are number of temples built by many countries that are visited alongwith the Mahabodhi Tree. Bodhgaya is visited as a part of Buddhist circuit alongwith Rajgir / Nalanda and Vaishali. "
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Bodhgaya
  • Nearest Railway Station - Gaya (14 kms), Rajgir (70 kms), Nalanda (76 kms)
  • Bodhgaya is an Ex-Allahabad / Ex-Kolkata / Ex-Lucknow Getaway

Bodhgaya has 5 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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4 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Bodhgaya

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)3

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List of Holidays for Bodhgaya


  • Ex-Patna Buddhist heritage Break (3 Nights)


  • Buddhist Circuit Itinerary (8 Nights)
  • Buddhist Circuit Itinerary with Delhi Stopover (8 Nights)
  • North and Central India Heritage Itinerary with Buddhist circuit extension (10 Nights)

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Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Gaya Airport and Gaya/BodhgayaRs. 1233
Pickup/Drop between Patna Airport and BodhgayaRs. 6161

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Gaya Railway Station and BodhgayaRs. 1233

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Destination Ideas

  • Bodhgaya Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites for Buddhism and life of Gautama Buddha. Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is renowned for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have achieved Enlightenment,
    Heritage Site, Monastery
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Buddhist Monastery
    Several Buddhist temples and monasteries have been built by the people of Bhutan, China, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam in a wide area around the Mahabodhi Temple. These buildings reflect the architectural style, exterior and interior decoration of their respective countries. The statue of Buddha in the Chinese temple is 200 years old and was brought from China. Japans Nippon temple is shaped like a pagoda.
    Buddhist Monastery
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Brahmayoni hill is where Buddha preached the Fire Sermon (Adittapariyaya Sutta) and enlightened thousand former fire-worshipping ascetics,
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Nalanda was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar. Rajgir (7 kms) was monsoon retreat of Buddha for over a decade. Attraction of the region is the ropeway at Nalanda that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda),Makhdoom Kund and monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.
    Rides, Monastery
    Ropeway, Buddhist Monastery
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ghats and temples line the banks of the sacred Falgu River is sacred to Hindus from point of view of a ritual called pinda daan. There are many temples around the river that are visited by Pilgrims. There are many temples such as Vishnupad Temple (marked by a footprint of Vishnu), Mangla Gauri Temple (Shakti Peetha), Prapitaamaheshwara Temple (11th century Lord Shiva temple) and Dakshinaarka Sun Temple (13th century Temple) that are located around the river and are well visited by pilgrims
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Sun Temple, Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha, Lord Vishnu

Destinations within reach from Bodhgaya

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  • Nalanda ( 76 Km )

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  • Kolkata ( 474 Km )

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  • Lucknow ( 563 Km )

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Airport in Bodhgaya
  • Bodhgaya Airport ( GAY ) , Bodhgaya
Nearest Railway Stations in Bodhgaya
  • Gaya Junction ( GAYA ), Gaya-14 Kms
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