MERUKA INDIA TOURISM SERVICE
india-tourism.net
 

English Esponal French Italian Dutch German Spanish Russian Japanese
  
 
India At Glance India Attractions>> Buddhatourism India Tours
India Travel Guide
 - Geography
 - History
 - Weather
 - Communication
 - Fairs And Festivals
 - Shopping
 - Music And Dance
 - Traditions And Customs
 - Art
 - Cuisine
 
India Attractions
 - Ayurveda Tourism
 - Yoga Tourism
 - Pilgrimage Tourism
 - Wildlife Tourism
 - Buddha Tourism
 - Beaches Tourism
 - Hill Stations Tourism
 - Adventure Tourism
 
North India
 - Delhi
 - Haryana
 - Himachal Pradesh
 - Jammu & Kashmir
 - Punjab
 - Rajasthan
 - Uttaranchal
 - Uttar Pradesh
 
West India
 - Daman & Diu
 - Gujarat
 - Goa
 - Madhya Pradesh
 - Maharashtra
 
South India
 - Andhra Pradesh
 - Lakshadweep
 - Karnataka
 - Kerala
 - Tamil Nadu
 
East India
 - Andaman & Nicobar
 - Arunachal Pradesh
 - Assam
 - Bihar
 - Chhattisgarh
 - Jharkhand
 - Manipur
 - Meghalaya
 - Mizoram
 - Nagaland
 - Orissa
 - Sikkim
 - Tripura
 - West Bengal
 
   

States & Cities

 
 

 

Bodhgaya
 
Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unrivaled, ultimate Enlightenment. This place is one of the holiest places among the 5 Buddhist circuits. Bodhgaya cause consciousness and apprehension of nature of impermanence. The city is also known as Bodh Gaya, located on a rocky bluff, in North East region of India in Bihar State. Bodhgaya’s ancient name was Uruvela, during Buddha era. Today Bodhgaya is growing city with a population of around 40,000 residents. The major tourist attraction of Bodhgaya is Bodhi Treeand Mahabodhi Temple; there are also Japanese, Tibetan Bhutanese and other shrines, temples and monasteries around both the spots. The ornately carved Mahabodhi Temple is the major tourist attraction, which has also been declared UNESCO Word Heritage Site in 2002. It preserves a huge Golden Buddha with an ancient railing, dating back to 100 BC.

BodhgayaBodhgaya is also important religious place for the Hindus, ever year ‘Pitrapaksha Mela,’ fair (dedicated to ancestors’ dead souls) is held here. Accordingly to the methodical saying, that Lord Vishnu who is believed to have granted the power of cleansing one’s sins in this holy place. Once a demon named Gaya who somehow gained such a power, even God felt threatened by him; while demon was dying he demanded that the area covered by his huge dead body should be one of the holist place in the universe. And this land was named after demon Gaya, later become Bodhgaya.

However, Hindus have religious bound to visit Gaya after the demise of their parents for definite rites, for Pindan, to solace of the departed souls and ensures spiritual peace for them. This is fundamental belief of the ever pilgrim to invoke the witness of God, so that by offering prescribed rites for happiness and peace to free himself from the debt of his dead ancestors. These rituals are performed round the year; however most of Hindu followers visit during the annual fair in month of September every year. Even Lord Buddha when he was prince performed his first Pindan rituals for his dead ancestors at this place.

The major and most popular festivals is held every full moon of May each year, the festivals is called Buddha Jayani, the birth day of Lord Buddha. Buddha Mahotsava is one of the major annual fair, a three days celebration with full of spiritual and culture values. There is also Nyingma Monlam Chenmo and Kagyu Monlam Chenmo prayer for peace of the world, celebrated during January and February month every year.

Numbers of tourists especially from Asian countries flock to Bodhgaya to earn merit by visiting of holy sites where Prince Gautam attained the title of Lord Buddha. Through out the year, day and night specially during the pilgrimage and festivals season, the monks clad in colorful attire are found here meditating, studying Dharma lesson, marking offers to various statues and sputa’s on the site and circumambulating (walking around) scared Mahabodhi temple.

Best time to visit: November to February, the Buddha Birthday fair held in Month of May.

Places of Interest
Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Animesh Lochana Chaitya Temple, Ratnachankrama, The Bodh Gaya Museum, Chankramana, Ratnagarh, Tibetan Monastery, housing the Maitreya Buddha (future Buddha). Also Chinese Temple Burmese Temple, and Monastery, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, Thai Temple and Monastery.

Excursion:

Sun Temple: 32 kms: Temple of Sun Goa, splendid architecture similar of the Konark temple in Orissa.

Pretshila Hill: 12 kms. This place is just below there is Bramha Kund (pond) for religious holy dip for Pind Dan. On the top of the hill there is temple made in 1787 built by Queen of Indore.

Vishnupad Temple: 12 kms: There is a Vishnu Temple on the bank of river Falgu. Built in 1787 Queen Ahilya Bai built the Vishnu temple on the banks of river Falgu.

Barabar Caves: 41 kms: It is an important archaeological site. The caves built in 3rd century,   carved out from solid rocks bear details of the life of the Buddha.

Other Excursions: Dungeshwari: 12 kms, Muchalinda Lake 3 kms, Gaya: 12 kms, Rajgir: 80 kms, Nalanda: 96 kms 96 kms, Pawapuri: 114 kms.

Reach:
By Air:Nearest Airport is Gaya 12 kms. Well connected by air to Kolkata, other optional airport is Patna 187 well connected with all major towns of India.
By Rail:Nearest Railways Stations is Gaya well connected with Patna, Varanasi, Kolkata, Puri, and New Delhi.
By Road:Gaya: 17 kms, Rajgir 78 kms, Nalanda102 kms, Patna 135 kms, Varanasi 255 kms, Kolkata 497 kms.


How to plan your tours:

WE are India based travel agency, we are specialized to prepare and design the tour plans according to the tourists requirement, we are offering various tours, Buddha tour is one quite popular among the tourist specially from South Korea and Japan, we provide the Buddhist destinations tours in North India and Nepal, Buddhist pilgrimage and religious tours packages for Nepal and North India. We provide the well designed tour itineraries and plan to explore heritage and culture of India with Buddha tour at Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim and Bihar as well as in Nepal. We cater to international tourists inbound travelers. We can also combined the Buddha tour with Taj Mahal and other best tourist places of North India, Taj Mahal and Buddha tour is best combination to cover the historical and monuments tours of North India. To know more about the tour itineraries, please visit: http://www.india-tourism.net/itineraries.htm to justify our credibility and reputation, kindly   visit :http://www.india-tourism.net/testimonials.htm

 
   
   
 
Rajasthan Tours
 - India Golden Triangle Tours
 - Exotic Rajasthan Tours
 - Rajasthan Village Tours
 - Rajasthan - North India Tours
 - Rajasthan - Kerala Tours
 - Rajasthan South India Tours
 
North India Tours
 - Himachal Nature Tours
 - Leh and Ladakh Tours
 - Uttaranchal Tours
 - North India Kerala Tours
 - North India-Nepal Tours
 
East India Tours
 - Sikkim India Tours
 - Exotic Sun Temple Tours
 - Seven Sisters India Tours
 - Konark West Bengal Tours
 
Grand India Tours
 - Incredible India Tours
 - South North India Tours
 - North and West India Tours
 
West India Tours
 - Maharashtra Tours
 - Gujarat India Tours
 - Best of West India Tours
 
South India-Kerala Tours
 - Kerala Backwaters Tours
 - Kerala Karnataka Tours
 - Karnataka Tours
 - Tamil Nadu Tours
 - South India Tours
 
Special Interest Tours
 - Yoga and Ayurveda Tours
 - India Wildlife Tours
 - Buddhist Circuit Tours
 - India Island and Beaches Tours
 
India Luxury Trains
 - Palace on Wheels
 - Heritage On Wheels
 - Deccan Odyssey
 - Fairy Queen
 - Golden Chariot
 
Travel Tools
 - Currency Calculator
 - Distance Calculator
 - Phone Codes
 - Maps
 - Indian Embassies
 - Visa Information
 - Traveler's Guide
 
  <Top>    
  Mail your queries at: sales@india-tourism.net    

Enquire Now