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BODH GAYA

Lord Buddha got the knowledge under the Peepal tree along the river Niranjana in Bodh Gaya. It is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The place of his Enlightment (present time Mahabodhi Temple)- it is one of the most sought after Buddhist in india as well Asia.  After leaving home, Siddhartha went to rajgriha, the capital of Magadh. There he sought knowledge from two Brahmins named Alar ad Udrak. But he could not found mental peace. Then he left the forest of Urvela. And After 6 years, one day he seated himself beneath a pipal tree in bodh gaya. He got knowledge after strict penance and was called Buddha. This tree called bodhi tree. The Mahabodhi temple the key attraction of the place. The unesco gave it the status of a world heritage site. Apart from temple, Bodhi tree is also most attract devotees. It is set on the banks of river Niranjana.

Rajgir

This the place of the subduing of nalagiri, the angry elephant, through friendliness. Rajgiri was major city of india. Lord Buddha spent several months meditating and preaching at Gridhrakuta (Hill of Vultures). He also deliverd sermons to king Bimbisara of Magadh and many others. On one of the hills is the Satparni cave, where the First Buddhist Council was held.

Nalanda

Nalanda was great centre of Buddhism. A large number of Buddhist students came Nalanda University from many countries. Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir visited many times here. Nalanda is also supposed to the birth place of one Sariputra, who is the chief followers of Lord Buddha. Nalanda university is again developing by Bihar government.

Vaishali

Here budhha receiving an offering of honey from monkey. It was the capital of the Vajjian Republic of ancient India. Lord Buddha preached here his last sermon in 483 BC. The Second Buddhist Council was conved here by King Kalashok. It contains one of the best-preserved of the Pillars of Ashoka, topped by a single Ashiatic lion.Vaishali is birth place of Lord Mahavira is also sacred to jains.

How to go Bodh Gaya by bus, train, flight and taxi:

By flight :

Gaya is nearest airport. It is 17 km from Bodh Gaya. It is well connected with other major cities of India. Now it is going to become international airport soon.

Jaiprakash Narayan international Airport, Patna is second nearest airport to Bodh Gaya. It is approximately 135 km away from Bodh Gaya. Patna airport is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and other major cities via Indian Airlines.

By bus

Bihar state tourism corporation runs bus services from Patna to Bodh Gaya twice daily. Bus services are also available from Varanasi, Nalanda, Rajgir and Kathmandu.

By train

Gaya Junction is nearest railway station. It is 13 km away from Bodh Gaya. Gaya junction is well connected to major India cities. After it, you can reach the holy town Bodh Gaya by any local taxi or auto from there.

Patna is second nearest station of Bodh gaya. It is 110 km away from Bodh Gaya. Patna is a good connectivity and most of the Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chennai, Varanasi, Chandigarh, Delhi, Ludhiana are well connected with Patna.

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