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Bodh Gaya tour Packages

Positioned on the banks of the Neranajana River, Bodh Gaya is a small village in Bihar. Previously known as Uruwela, the destination is touted as one one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India.
The first thing to attract tourists to Bodh Gaya is the mythology of Lord Gautam Buddha and his enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree. When Prince Siddhartha from Nepal, attained his enlightenment, he became Lord Gautam Buddha for many Buddhists across the whole world. This site is actually a temple town for ardent Buddhists the way Mecca is to religious Muslims. After that, it has become the best pilgrimage site and religious place with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex.

Bodh Gaya captivates vacationers from all across the world with its attractions such as the Tibetan Refugee Market, Tergar Monastery, Burmese Monastery, Metta Buddharam Temple, etc. So, to enjoy the best of this holy destination, you must opt for a Bodh Gaya tourism package. Boasting a perfect combination of cultural and religious integration, Bodh Gaya welcomes vacationers of all age groups. So, if you are looking for an ultimate soul detoxification, don’t forget to opt for Bodhgaya tour packages that are inclusive of numerous perks you can enjoy throughout your trip.

Places To Visit With Bodh Gaya Tour Packages

There are numerous spots you can visit in Bodh Gaya and witness the best of this destination. Here are some that you can add to your Bodh Gaya itinerary:

1. Mahabodhi Temple

What’s Special: This is the spot where Buddha attained enlightenment

Nearby Attractions: Bodhi Tree, Jaiprakash Udyan, Chinese Temple, Thai Monastery, Royal Bhutan MonasteryArchaeological Society of India Museum

Timings: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm

Distance From City: 550.0 m

Transportation Options: Bus, cab, taxi

Mahabodhi Temple is a rebuilt and restored site that catches vacationers’ attention because of its architecture and scenic pleasure. It’s called “Great Awakening Temple”, and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This is a temple where Gautam Buddha attained his enlightenment.

2. Great Buddha Statue

What’s Special: The 19.5 m high statue of seated Buddha in meditation pose

Nearby Attractions: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Muchalinda Sarovar, Chinese Temple, Thai Monastery, Royal Bhutan Monastery

Timings: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Distance From City: 1.2 km

Transportation Options: Bus, cab, taxi

Great Buddha Statue is one of the popular Buddhist pilgrim spots that is primarily known for its intriguing architecture. In 1989, XIV Dalai Lama facilitated the construction of the tallest Lord Buddha statue in India that measures 19.5 m in height. The whole statue is carved from red granite and sandstone materials.

3. Tibetan Refugee Market

What’s Special: Local handmade items

Nearby Attractions: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Muchalinda Sarovar, Chinese Temple, Thai Monastery, Royal Bhutan Monastery, Great Buddha Statue

Timings: 8:30 am to 8:30 pm

Distance From City: 1 kmm

Transportation Options: Bus, cab, taxi

Located in the northern side of the temple, the Tibetan market is a big draw for visitors who are looking for woollen clothes and other textile material. In addition to different types of textiles, a wide range of souvenirs are also available at some of the shops here.

Tibetan Refugee Market lies is at a walking distance from the Great Buddha Statue. With seasonal Bodh Gaya tourism packages, travelers get a chance of exploring intricate things to buy here. Some of the items that you can buy for yourself and your loved ones are tribal jewelry, souvenirs, art and crafts, winter clothes, etc.

4. Bodhi Tree

What’s Special: Sacred spot

Nearby Attractions: Tibetan Refugee Market, Muchalinda Sarovar, Chinese Temple, Thai Monastery, Royal Bhutan Monastery

Timings: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm

Distance From City: 600 metres

Transportation Options: Cab, bus, taxi

Located inside the Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree is a sacred fig tree captivating the attention of travellers. It is a must-visit for travelers who wants to find the holy origin of Lord Buddha’s significance in Buddhist’s lives. Here, under this tree, it’s believed that Lord Buddha used to meditate for days at a stretch.

5. Thai Monastery

What’s Special:

Nearby Attractions: Tibetan Refugee Market, Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Muchalinda Sarovar, Chinese Temple, Royal Bhutan Monastery, Great Buddha Statue

Timings: Open throughout the day

Distance From City: NA

Transportation Options: Bus, cab, taxi

Thai Monastery is one of the best places where you can find ultimate solace and serenity. It’s beautifully carved with a curved roof made with gold tiles and pointed corners. It resides two Buddha statues, one of them is 25 m high. Under the best Bodhgaya tour packages, make sure to include this monastery.

Best Time To Visit

The peak season of pilgrimage at Bodh Gaya is from September to January. You can visit this town using the Bodhgaya tour itinerary from November to February for avoiding the seasonal rush in September.

Bodhgaya in Winter (October to February)

The weather remains quite pleasant during the winter in Bodhgaya. The Pilgrimage time starts in September and continues until January. The most prominent attraction here at this time is the great Kalachakra Festival. The temperature is about 28°C during the day and drops down to 4°C at night.

Bodhgaya in Summer (March to June)

The heat is sweltering in Bodhgaya during the summers. The temperature hovers between 30°C to 47°C. This is also the time for Buddha Jayanti and pilgrims from all over the world visit Bodhgaya to celebrate the birth of Lord Buddha.

Bodhgaya in Monsoon (July to September)

Bodhgaya receives heavy rainfall during Monsoons. The humidity is also high at this time. However, visiting Bodhgaya during this time will mean less crowds and cheap accommodation.

How To Reach?

There are multiple ways to reach this religious town, Bodh Gaya under the Bodh Gaya tourism packages.

By Road

Bihar State Tourism Corporation buses run from Patna to Bodh Gaya twice per day. While a straight main road is well-traveled and explored from Gaya city to this town. You can also find regular bus services from Kathmandu (Nepal), Rajgir, Nalanda, Varanasi (UP), etc.

By Air

Gaya’s airport is the nearest one to this town. It’s 17 km away from Bodh Gaya. But is has well-connected domestic flights from Kolkata. Also, it has daily flights to and from Thailand through Thai Airways airline.

Patna’s airport is 135 km away from Bodh Gaya but it is better connected with major cities in the country such as Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Ranchi, Mumbai, and Lucknow. For reasonable flight rates, consult Bodh Gaya travel packages.

By Rail

Gaya Junction station is 13 km away from Bodh Gaya. This railway station is thoroughly maintained for connection with different Indian cities. After reaching this Junction, you can hail a taxi or a bus to reach Bodh Gaya.

The second railway station is available in Patna, which is 110 km far. It is well connected with Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, and other major cities.

2 Bodh gaya Tour Packages

Best Bodh gaya Tour Packages
Bodh gaya Tour Packages Duration Price* Inclusions Details
Varanasi Bodhgaya Tour Package 3 Nights / 4 Days ₹16500/- Meal, Transfer, Sightseeing, Hotels View Details
Varanasi Bodhgaya Rajgir Patna Kushinagar Tour Package 5 Nights / 6 Days ₹24500/- Meal, Transfer, Sightseeing, Hotels View Details
2 tour packages in Bodh gaya
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Varanasi Bodhgaya Tour Package 2 Nights Varanasi | 1 Night Bodhgaya

4 Days & 3 Nights

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16500/- Per Person on twin sharing
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Varanasi Bodhgaya Rajgir Patna Kushinagar Tour Package 2 Nights Varanasi | 1 Night Bodhgaya | 1 Night Patna ( Enroute Rajgir)|1 Night Kushinagar

6 Days & 5 Nights

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