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About Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya is a small village town in the Gaya district of Bihar. One of the most sacred pilgrimages of Buddhist religion, Bodhgaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment in 534 BC under the Bodhi Tree. Followers of Buddhist religion come to pay this holy place a visit from all over the world. It was after 250 years of Buddha obtaining enlightenment here, that the prominent follower of Buddhism, King Asoka, visited this place and got the Mahabodhi Temple here.

Tourism in Bodhgaya is centred around the Buddhist faith with all other tourist attractions also dedicated to Lord Buddha. The government of Bihar has developed facilities for tourists to conveniently access this place from all corners and revel in the beauty of this holy land. The authorities have also successfully worked to restore the former glory of the Mahabodhi Temple. Bodhgaya is a home to many other Buddhist temples or monasteries from many other nations with a Buddhist tradition (Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Tibet).

Area :

249 km2

Main Languages : Bhojpuri, Hindi and English.
Population :

As per the census 2011, Bodhgaya has a total population of 30,883 with males constituting 54% and females 46%.

Temperature : Summer - Max : 41C. Min : 23C.
Winter - Max : 34C. Min : 10C.

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