Bodh Gaya Tour is a Buddhist pilgrim site next to the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in the Gaya district of the Indian state of Bihar. It is one of the most sacred tourist spots of the world. It is at Bodh Gaya that Siddhartha; the Sakya Prince of Kapilavastu attained Supreme Knowledge and became enlightened to become the great Gautam Buddha. Bodh Gaya is the birth place of Buddhism and later it spread out far off places across India and even outside its borders. The ambience of the place is very serene and is worth visiting.
Bodh Gaya Tour offers several insights into the life of Gautam Buddha. The well known tourist spots associated with Buddha and Buddhism are the Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree, Vajrasana, Mahabodhi Stupa, Animesh Lochan Chaitya, 80- feet Buddha Statue, Chankramana, Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum, Ratnagarh, Dungeshwari Hill (Prag Bodhi), Lotus Tank, etc.Other tourist spots include the Thai Monastery, Royal Bhutanese Monastery, Japanese Temple, Archaeological Museum, Tergar Monastery, Gendhen Phelgyeling Monastery, Karma Dhargye Chokhorling Monastery, Phowa Center, Barabar caves, Taiwanese Temple and many more. Bodh Gaya Tour provides opportunities for excursions as well at heritage sites like Rajgir, Nalanda, Gaya which is a sacred Hindu pilgrim site, etc.
How to reach Bodh Gaya tour by road: There are numerous deluxe busses provided on a regular basis by the Bihar State Transport Development Corporation(BSTDC) that connect Bodh Gayato Patna, Kolkata, Ranchi, Nalanda, Rajgir, etc. One can also avail a car directly from Patna to reach Bodh Gaya. How to reach Bodh Gaya tour by train: The Gaya Railway Station at a distance of 16 km is the nearest one. The station is well connected to other railway stations like Nalanda, Rajgir, Patna, Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi and many more. Taxis and auto rickshaws are available to ferry tourists to their destination. How to reach Bodh Gaya tour by flight: The closest airport to Bodh Gaya is the Gaya Airport at a distance of 14 km. Flights are available from Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, Delhi, etc on a regular basis. Although the Gaya Airport is a domestic one but there are multiple flights connecting it to the Netaji Subhas International Airport at Kolkata. One can easily hire a cab from the airport to reach the tourist spot.
Bodh Gaya Tour has flourished also due to the development of several hotels, lodges, guest houses and monasteries for the accommodation of the tourists. The place reveals several unknown and interesting facts about Buddhism and is visited by Buddhist pilgrims from far off countries like Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, etc. The favorable time to visit Bodh Gaya is the winter season during the months of October to March when the climate is favorable and temperatures are on the lower side when compared to the summer months. Bodh Gaya is one of the destinations that a tourist must at least visit once and sure is to go back with a desire to visit again. It is an important pilgrim heritage in India and people from abroad also visit this place in order to find solace.