Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. It’s an important religious centre for the Buddhists as this was the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The holy Bodhi Tree is the site where Siddhartha gained Enlightenment and became Gautam Buddha. The famous Mahabodhi Temple was established in the reign of Ashoka the Great in about approximately 250 BCE. It’s one of the earliest Buddhist temples. Currently, the Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya comprises the 50 m tall Mahabodhi Temple, the Vajrasana, sacred Bodhi Tree and other six sacred sites of Buddha’s enlightenment, surrounded by numerous ancient Votive stupas. Owing to all these factors, Bodh Gaya is considered to be the holiest pilgrimage spot for the Buddhists.
How to reach
The holy town of Gaya is located in Bihar.
Nearest airport: Gaya Airport in the city is connected with regular flights to Delhi.
Nearest railway station: Gaya Railway Station is connected with frequent daily trains from all over India.