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Mahabodhi Temple


The Mahabodhi Temple literally meaning is"Great Awakening Temple", a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, It is the Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is in Gaya district is about 96 km from Patna, Bihar state, India.


Construction - In approximately 250 BCE, Buddhist Emperor Asoka visited Bodh Gaya in order to establish a monastery and shrine on the holy site, which has today disappeared. At this place Buddha attained Enlightenment so Gaya city is known as the land of Enlightenment.

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Type of Place

  • Historical
  • Temple

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Gaya Airport

Important Information

  • Address: Bodhgaya, Bihar 824231 Built by: Ashoka Opened: 260 BC


  • The site carries a descendant of the Bodhi Tree under which Buddha gained enlightenment well over two thousand years.

Things to Buy

  • Handicraft,Idol,Statue Of Buddha,

Things to Eat

  • You can eat Thai and Chinese food in Bodhgaya area

Things to enjoy

  • At this historical site, there is a fish pond in which visitors feed fisses.