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Gaya is categorised as Pilgrimage / Business and Transit

Brahmayoni hill
Vishnupad Temple (Photo Courtesy: Keymaker31)

Reasons to Visit
  • Gaya is a major pilgrimage centre in Bihar having number of significant temples.
  • Prapitaamaheshwara Temple (11th century Lord Shiva temple) visited for giving offerings to ancestors.
  • Mangla Gauri Temple at Gaya is dedicated to Shakti, and is one of the 51 Shaktipeetha Temples.
  • Vishnupaada Temple is the most sacred site of offerings for the ancestors and has Vishnu's footprint stamped on a rock called Dharmasila.
  • Dakshinaarka Sun Temple is Gaya was built in the 13th century by South Indian emperor Prataparudra of Warangal.
  • There are a number of Buddhist heritage sites around Gaya
  • Shaktipeetha Temples in East India"Gaya (100 kms from Patna) is a major pilgrimage centre in Bihar having number of significant temples. Mangla Gauri Temple at Gaya is one of the 51 Shakti Peetha and visited as part of Gaya Pilgrimage."
  • Airports and Access Points for Bihar and Jharkhand"Gaya (Airport and Railway Station) is access point to visit Hindu pilgrim town of Gaya and Buddhist pilgrim town of Bodhgaya (12 kms)"
Access Information

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Airport Pickup or Drop

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

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day visit Gaya to Rajgir and Nalanda and backRs. 4313

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Gaya Railway Station and BodhgayaRs. 1233
Pickup/Drop between Gaya Railway Station and Rajgir via Bodhgaya visitRs. 4313

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Destination Ideas

  • Gaya Pilgrimage

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  • 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
    Brahmayoni hill is where Buddha preached the Fire Sermon (Adittapariyaya Sutta) and enlightened thousand former fire-worshipping ascetics,
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    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

Destinations within reach from Gaya

  • Rajgir ( 63 Km )

    An important pilgrimage center for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, Rajgir is visited by pilgrims from more

  • Nalanda ( 69 Km )

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  • Patna ( 102 Km )

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  • Ranchi ( 225 Km )

    Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand. It enjoys cool climate and various attractions of historical more

  • Deoghar ( 233 Km )

    Deoghar also known as Baidyanath Dham is an important Hindu pilgrimage. It is one of the twelve more

  • Burdwan ( 378 Km )

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  • Kolkata ( 480 Km )

    Kolkata is capital city of West Bengal. Kolkata is typically visited as a transit destination for more

  • Lucknow ( 569 Km )

    Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is popularly called the city of Nawabs and Kababs. The city more

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