The site of the enlightenment of the Buddha, Bodhgaya has today become the essential place of Budhhist pilgrimage, drawing people from all corners of the globe. The chirping of the birds and soft chants of Buddham Sharanam Gachchami will soothe your spirit as you walk on this hallowed land.
Situated by the banks of Neranjana river in Gaya district under Bihar state, Bodhgaya is said to be a pilgrimage spot and is connected with the famous Bodhgaya Temple. Formerly, the place was known as Uruwela where king Ashoka built the temple.
Nuns, monks, and laypersons of varied ethnic groups meditate in the famous Mahabodhi Temple. The Temple is now one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, as declared in the year 2002. With remnants of the sacred Bodhi tree along with monasteries, temples and natural greenery, the place is thronged by tourists all round the year.