Varanasi – Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Bodh Gaya Considered one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it's dominated by the ancient brick Mahabodhi Temple Complex, built to mark the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment beneath a sacred Bodhi Tree. The Mahabodhi Temple is located at the place of Lord Buddha's enlightenment. The temple has a 50m (170 ft) tower. The present temple was restored around 1880. In the inner sanctuary there is a huge Buddha. In the center of the temple, there is also a Siva-linga that was installed about 860. This temple is also sacred to the Hindus because Lord Buddha is the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.


  • Mahabodhi Temple

    Located in Sarnath, "Mahabodhi Temple" is the place where Buddha delivered his first preaching after becoming enlightened. This place is actually a site of a deer park.

  • Bodhi Tree

    From a sapling taken from Sri Maha Bodhi tree of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, the Bodhi Tree of is planted at Sarnath in Varanasi. The complex of it was widened for meditation.

  • Archaeological Society of India Museum

    Established in the year of 1956, The Archaeological Museum portrays the life during Buddha period. It is a wonderful collection of various Hindu & Buddhist statuary & relics.

  • Great Buddha Statue

    25-meter massive statue of the Great Buddha stands as a pious symbol of Bodhgaya. By the holiness of XIV Dalai Lama, this statue was unveiled on 18th November 1989.

  • Vishnupad Mandir

    Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Vishnupad Mandir is one of the major highlights of Bodhgaya with the belief that the footprints of Lord Vishnu present inside the temple.

  • Dungeshwari Cave

    Dungeshwari Cave, also known as Mahakal Caves is the place where it is believed that Lord Buddha before continuing his journey to Bodhgaya meditated here in the 3 caves.