Bodh Gaya-Bihar

Mahabodhi Temple
Mahabodhi Temple
Tourist from Vietnam
Tourist from Vietnam
Group from Vietnam Praying
Group from Vietnam Praying
Lord Buddha Statue
Lord Buddha Statue
Students from Sikkim
Students from Sikkim
Temple Courtyard
Temple Courtyard
Female meditating
Female meditating
Monk praying
Monk praying
Monk from Bhutan
Monk from Bhutan
Anni
Anni
Lama from Tibet
Lama from Tibet
Random
Random
Lord Buddha 80 ft Statue
Lord Buddha 80 ft Statue
Posing outside Bodhi Tree
Posing outside Bodhi Tree
Bhante Rahul
Bhante Rahul
Karma Pa Pooja
Karma Pa Pooja
Bodhi tree
Bodhi tree
Karma Pa Pooja -Children praying
Karma Pa Pooja -Children praying

Bodh Gaya -2 days

 

Whether you're a Buddhist or not, the main thing to do in Bodh Gaya is to just absorb the vibe of the place where the Buddha attained awakening: the vapour trail of that energy is still in the air!

 

Trip 

 

  • Leave Calcutta by Train SDAH Ajmer Express at 23.05 and reach Gaya junction by 06.15.

  • Take the bus to main Bodh Gaya city which is 16 km from Gaya junction

  • Stay in the Buddhist Monastery or MahaBodhi society at a walking distance from Mahabodhi temple.

 

Places to Explore:

Day 1

  • Bodhi Tree - it is believed that this tree is a direct descendant of the one under which the Buddha Sakyamuni attained enlightenment, inside the Mahabodhi complex.

  • Mahabodhi Stupa

  • 80-foot Buddha Statue

 

Food Exploring :

  • Cafe Om. Excellent pastries, great food too. This is the place where everybody meets everybody.

  • Be Happy Cafe (In front of the Vietnamese temple.The cafe specializes in thin crust pizzas, Italian pastas, sandwiches in thick bread, freshly made cakes, homemade granola for breakfast and a variety of coffees.

 

Day 2

 

  • Royal Bhutanese & Thai Monastery

  • Japanese temple 

  • Barabar caves, the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, mostly dating from the Mauryan period (322–185 BCE), and some with Ashokan inscriptions, located in the Jehanabad District, 24 km north of Gaya.

  • Taiwanese Temple (World Chonghwa Buddhist Sangha). 

Food Exploring :

  • Hari Om Cafe. Great and peaceful place.

  • The Olive- Excellent pasta dishes.

 

Leave: Gaya junction by Train-ANVT HWH EXP at 22.25 and reach Howrah by 06.00 am.

 

Trip Ends

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