Bodhgaya: The City of Enlightenment

Bodhgaya is a religious site, a place of pilgrimage and a place of historical significance. This also known as the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment and the place where the doctrine of Buddhism originated.

Great Buddha Statue, Bodh Gaya| Img by: Andrew Moore via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 2.0


Even though it is said that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment around 500 BC there was no structures built at Bodhgaya until 250 BCE. The first shrine and monastery were established by King Asoka and many other shrines were built later on including the Mahabodhi temple.

The Location and getting there

The Bodhgaya consists of a large number of temples and the spiritual Mahabodhi complex. The complex is located in the Gaya district of the state of Bihar in India. You can visit by selecting a well-orchestrated tour package from a recognized travel agency. you can also make use of various transportation facilities arranged by the government to visit this historic site.

Temples in Bodhgaya

The Mahabodhi complex being a Buddhist pilgrimage site is home to many monuments and monasteries that have been built by people of Bhutan, Japan, China, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Tibet.
If traveling isn’t your thing, you can make visiting here easier by planning your stay on one of the Hotels in Bodhgaya. You can find hotels like the Oaks Bodhgaya and many other wonderful resorts here.




Bodhgaya is the birthplace of Buddhism, a pilgrimage site and a place of historical significance. Being the home of the Great Mahabodhi Tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment; the Bodhgaya is a tranquil and a holistic place for those who seek redemption and peace of mind. This is also a protected UNESCO world heritage site.




Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

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