October to March is ideal for a visit according to the weather conditions, but tourists flock here throughout the year. Post-October, a lot of monks, flock from Dharamshala to Bodh Gaya and the city is coloured with maroon robes. Dalai Lama himself spends some time here during December and January. Visitors also flock here in the month of Vaisakh (April-May) to celebrate the Buddha Purnima, the auspicious day when Siddhartha had attained enlightenment. Read More
Can you suggest an itinerary for Bodh gaya?
A visit to Bodhgaya is all about faith and religion. While the small town has got a lot of temples and places of worship, we have put down the few popular ones in the itinerary for you.
Day 1: You can start your trip by visiting the famous Thai Monastery followed by the world heritage site of Mahabodhi Temple, which is the root of an entire religion. Inside the temple is also located the holy shrine of Cankamana which have the imprints of Buddhaâ€™s footprints on stone lotus leaves. Post this, you can go witness the renowned Bodhi Tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. End the day by going to Vishnu Temple famed for having the footprints of Lord Vishnu.
Day 2: Begin the next day by going to Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple. Dedicate the next few hours to awe at the glorious magnificent statue of Buddha. There are plenty of guides available in the vicinity to answer your queries. Spend a quiet evening next to Muchalinda Lake.
In case, you are planning to stay another day and are in the mood for a rough trek, you can visit Dungeswari Hills. You can also choose from a number of temples to pay homage to- Chinese temple, Mangla Gauri temple, Sujatha temple etc.
How much does a Bodh gaya trip cost ?
The starting price for a Bodh gaya package is INR 7251
What is the ideal duration to visit Bodh gaya ?
Ideal Duatation for Bodh gaya is 1-3 days
What are the best places to visit in Bodh gaya?
The top things to do in Bodh gaya are Mahabodhi Temple, Great Buddha Statue, Tibetan Refugee Market, Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, Thai Monastery, Mahabodhi Temple Complex Book store. You can see all the places to visit in Bodh gaya here
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