Tourist Places in Gaya

Places to Visit in Gaya

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Gaya is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Gaya is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Gaya are February, October, November, December. There are 24 tourist places in Gaya, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Gaya can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Gaya for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Gaya Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Gaya, browse through photos & pictures, explore Gaya using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Gaya, which are great places to visit, are Gaya Pind Daan, Shrine of Hazrat Makhdoom Syed Shah Durwesh Ashraf, Vishnupad Temple, Mahabodhi Temple. Gaya can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Mahabodhi Temple, Gaya
  • Type: Temple
Mahabodhi Temple, Gaya
Rank 1
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6.2/ 7 1
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Mahabodhi Temple dates back to 7th century and is one of the highlights of the religious township. Constructed around the original Bodhi Tree, the history of this temple dates back to 2,500 years. During 11th century, when Muslims invaded the destination, the ancient temple... Read More »
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Vishnupad Temple, Gaya
  • Type: Temple
Vishnupad Temple, Gaya
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 24
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4.8/ 7 1
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Vishnupad Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is one of the major highlights of the destination. Built in Shikhara style, the temple was reconstructed by Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore in 1787. According to beliefs and religious texts, it is believed that the footprints present... Read More »
"Not worth it"Jan 21, 2014 "Management needs to be improved."Oct 10, 2013
  • Type: Religious Place
Gaya Pind Daan, Gaya
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5/ 7 1
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Gaya Pind Daan is a ritual performed by Hindus to free the spirits of their deceased ones, thus liberating them from the bondage of the materialistic world. Hindus across the country throng to Gaya to perform Pind Daan during Pitra Paksha, the day dedicated to ancestors,... Read More »
"For Pind Daan"Jan 21, 2014
Shrine of Hazrat Makhdoom Syed Shah Durwesh Ashraf, Gaya
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Ranked 4 of 24
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6.5/ 7 1
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Shrine of Hazrat Makhdoom Syed Shah Durwesh Ashraf is located at a distance of 10 km from the main city. Popularly known as Bitho Sharif, this shrine is based on Gaya-Patna route. Hazrat Makhdoom Syed Shah Durwesh Ashraf, the great Sufi saint of Chishtia-Ashrafi order... Read More »
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  • Type: Mosque
Jama Masjid, Gaya
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 24
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Jama Masjid, located in the heart of Gaya, is the largest mosque in state of Bihar. Dating back around 200 years, this mosque is famous for Shabina and Tabligh. Shabina is the special worship, which is done on 27th night of Ramadan. Read More »
Bodhi Tree, Gaya
  • Type: Religious Place
Bodhi Tree, Gaya
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Bodhi Tree, believed to be the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, is one of the chief revered locations in Bodh Gaya. Located south of the Mahabodhi Temple, the existing tree is of fifth generation of original Bodhi Tree. Around 80 ft in height, the tree is... Read More »
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  • Type: Statue
Great Buddha Statue, Gaya
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 24
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Great Buddha Statue, standing erect at an elevation of 80 ft, is among the several religious and spiritual monuments, which is associated with the life of Lord Buddha. This statue was installed by the XIV Dalai Lama in1989 and is among the tallest Buddha statues in the... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
Chinese Temple, Gaya
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 24
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Chinese Temple, located in the vicinity of the Bodhi temple, is a beautiful Buddha temple erected by Chinese Buddhist monks. Decorated with Chinese designs, the exteriors of this temple reflect the Chinese architecture. The Buddha statue instated at this temple dates back to... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
Barabar Caves, Gaya
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 24
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Barabar Caves, known for the architectural beauty, are located at a distance of 25 km from Gaya. Developed in the second century BC, these caves were carved during the first phase of development of Buddhism. The caves made out of rocks are deep and are finely cut. According to... Read More »
  • Type: Religious Place
Ajapala Nigrodha Tree, Gaya
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 24
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Ajapala Nigrodha Tree, located in the front of the beautiful Mahabodhi Temple, is one of the main attractions for the tourists as well as for Buddhist followers. The entrance for this tree is from the eastern gate. According to a belief, it is said that this tree was... Read More »
  • Type: Monastery
Royal Bhutan Monastery, Gaya
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 24
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Royal Bhutan Monastery, depicting the life of Lord Buddha, is one of the monasteries located in the Buddhist town of Bodh Gaya. Constructed by the King of Bhutan, this monastery allures millions of Buddhism followers from all across the globe. This monastery was built as a... Read More »
  • Type: Religious Place
Animesh Lochana Chaitya, Gaya
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 24
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Animesh Lochana Chaitya, another important tourist attraction, is also associated with the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. This is the same place where Lord Buddha spent seven days looking at the Bodhi Tree, during the second week of his enlightenment. It is believed... Read More »
Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, Gaya
  • Type: Temple
Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, Gaya
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 24
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Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, located at a distance of 15 km from the heart of the city, is one of the most famous temples of Bodh Gaya. Carved with Buddhist preaching, the temple reflects Japanese architecture and is beautifully carved out of wood. Constructed in... Read More »
  • Type: Monastery
Thai Monastery, Gaya
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 24
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Thai Monastery, known for unique appearance and beautiful surroundings, is one of the most visited monasteries in Bodh Gaya. The temple is adorned with curved and sloping roofs, which has been covered entirely with golden tiles. In addition, the monastery also houses... Read More »
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  • Type: Religious Place
Cankamana, Gaya
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 24
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Cankamana is among one of the articles, which was purified by the pious presence of Lord Buddha. It is one of the pathways which was utilised in the third week of enlightenment by Lord Buddha for the purpose of meditation. This pathway is located towards the northern fringe of... Read More »
  • Type: Religious Place
Surya Kund, Gaya
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 24
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Surya Kund, located on the west side of the Vishnupad temple, is  one of the most prominent tourist attractions of Gaya. It is a pond and according to a popular belief, it is said that a holy dip in this pond sets a person free from all the sins committed. The... Read More »
  • Type: Lake
Muchalinda Lake, Gaya
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 24
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Muchalinda Lake, associated with mythological tales, is one of the most famous sightseeing locations in Bodh Gaya. This lake is situated on the right of the main temple and also features a sculpture of hood protecting Lord Buddha, placed right at the centre of lake. The deity... Read More »
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  • Type: Religious Place
Rajayatna Tree, Gaya
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 24
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Rajayatna Tree, located to the south-east of Bodhi Temple, is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Bodh Gaya. Situated in the midst of Bodhi Temple complex, it is a sacred tree, which is associated with Lord Buddha. The place where tree is situated is demarcated... Read More »
  • Type: Religious Place
Akshayabat, Gaya
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 24
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Akshayabat, located at a distance of 12 km from Gaya, is situated in Bodh Gaya. It is a tree under which Gautam Siddhartha meditated in search of eternal truth. This tree is situated inside the temple complex. Read More »
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Tibetan Monastery, Gaya
  • Type: Monastery
Tibetan Monastery, Gaya
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 24
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Tibetan Monastery, regularly visited by Dalai Lama, is the oldest, largest and the most revered monastery. The maintenance and facilities offered at this monastery, all are taken care of by Dalai Lama. This monastery also houses a colourful Tibetan temple along with special... Read More »
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