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Bodhgaya Pilgrimage Tours
Bodhgaya History :
Bodhgaya is most famous for the Bodhgaya Temple. This temple is dedicated to Gautam Buddha and is an important Buddhist pilgrimage. Bodhgaya Pilgrimage tours site is a UNESCO world heritage site today. It is believed that it was here in Bodhgaya under Bodhi Tree; Gautam Buddha attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha. Bodhgaya History tells us, Maurya Emperor Ashoka is known to have contributed tremendously towards the spread of Buddhist religion. According to the Bodhgaya History monasteries built by Ashoka for the Buddhist monks and the pillars associated with the Buddha's life have helped many pilgrims and tourists to know more about the religion. The Mahabodhi temple and the Bodhi Tree from the original sapling say volumes about the Buddhist preaching’s and are most sacred amongst people who come for Bodhgaya Pilgrimage Tour.
Bodhgaya History and Bodhgaya Temple make this place the most important of the four Buddhist pilgrimages related to Gautam Buddha.
Bodhgaya Pilgrimage Tours And Bodhgaya Temple Trust :
The Bodhgaya temple takes care of the day to day functioning of the shrine. Their major focus is to spread Buddha's enlightenment and knowledge. They have started a bus service to the shrine called “ Pilgrimage to the Footsteps of Buddha”
The Mahabodhi Temple or Bodhgaya Temple is located in the east to the Bodhi Tree. Bodhgaya Temple is an architectural marvel with a 48 square feet basement which rises in the form of a slender Pyramid. The height of the temple is 170 feet. The dome or Chatras are breathtakingly beautiful and symbolize sovereignty of religion.
The main sanctum located inside the temple has an image of Buddha in sitting posture. The sitting posture of Buddha which depicts the stage of enlightenment gives the whole atmosphere a spiritual and serene feel. The time for Bodhgaya Pilgrimage tours is between 5 AM to 9 PM.
How To Reach :
Air : The nearest airport for Bodhgaya Pilgrimage tours is Gaya , 7 Kilometers from Bodhgaya and has good connectivity to most Indian cities.
Rail : The nearest railway station according to the Bodhgaya Map is Gaya which is 17kilometers from Bodhgaya.
Road : Bodhgaya is well connected by road to various nearby cities like Gaya, Nalanda, and Patna etc. Various Bodhgaya Tourism buses and taxis can also be hired.
Must Visit Per Bodhgaya Tourism :
Bodhgaya Tourism suggests that October to March is the best time to visit Bodhgaya for Bodhgaya Pilgrimage Tour or sightseeing. The Weather is hot in summers and pleasant during winters. A look at Bodhgaya Map would show various other attractions nearby. Destinations must visit on the Bodhgaya Map while on Bodhgaya Pilgrimage Tour are :
Bodhi Tree : which is where Buddha was enlightened. The Bodhi Tree standing tall today is believed to be from the original sapling.
Ratnagarh : is a beautiful place and a must visit as per Bodhgaya Tourism.
Buddha Statue : 80 feet statue of Buddha is breathtaking
Lotus Tank, Monasteries etc. are well maintained by Bodhgaya Tourism.
Sun Temple located around 32 kilometers from Bodhgaya is a temple dedicated to Sun God. ‘Chhat’ festival celebrated in the month of October-November is celebrated here with great pomp and show.
Barabar Caves are yet another marvel on the Bodhgaya Map and on the endless list of sites by Bodhgaya Tourism. These caves are carved out of solid rock and provide important details of the life of Buddha.
Bodhgaya Hotels :
There are various Hotels in Bodhgaya :
Bodhgaya Tourism Office Is :
Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation
Beer Chand Patel Path
Phone : 222622, 225411,226721
Fax : 0612-236218