A Typical Night View of Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya.
Mahabodhi Mahavihara is the most sacred place of Buddhist Pilgrimage in the world.
The gold painted statue of Buddha in the sanctum shrine of the Temple is made of Black stone built by the Pala kings of Bengal. The Buddha is seen seated in the Bhumisparsa Mudra or the Earth touching posture.
The Mahabodhi Mahavihara has now been declared a World Heritage Property by the UNESCO on the 27th June 2002.
How to Reach :
Nearest Airport is Gaya International Airport and Mahabodhi Temple is 10.6 Kilometers away from the Airport. It takes 10 min (10.6 km) via NH22 and Domuhan-Bodhgaya Rd
Gaya Junnction on Grand Chord Section of East Central Railway is the nearest railway station. It takes 20 Kilometers in 20 minutes to travel from Gaya Junction Railway Station to Maha Bodhi Temple.
Gaya Bus Stand, Shastri Nagar Jail Press Road No-03 East, Gaya, Bihar 823001 is the nearest Bus Stand. It takes 31 min via NH22 and Gaya - Bodhgaya Road kilometers to cover a distance of 15.8 Kilometers
Tourists can stay in Hotels at Gaya and Bodhgaya both, in Monasteries, in Dharmshalas