Tourist Places in Gaya

Places to Visit in Gaya

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Gaya Average Rating - 5.5/7 1 based on 727 Ratings

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. The best season or months to visit places in Gaya are February, October, November, December. There are 31 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 Jama Masjid, Bodhi Tree, Barabar Hills, Gaya Pind Daan, Shrine of Hazrat Makhdoom Syed Shah Durwesh Ashraf. Gaya can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Gaya Tourist Places



  • Type: Temple
Vishnupad Temple, Gaya
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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 »
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  • Type: Religious Place
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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 »
"A nice visit"Dec 9, 2015 "Enlightenment"Nov 28, 2015
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  • Type: Religious Place
Gaya Pind Daan, Gaya
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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, which... Read More »
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Shrine of Hazrat Makhdoom Syed Shah Durwesh Ashraf, Gaya
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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 »
  • Type: Hill
Barabar Hills, Gaya
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  • Type: Mosque
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Jama Masjid, Gaya
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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 »
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  • Type: Historic Place
Gaya, Gaya
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  • Type: Cave
Sudama Cave, Gaya
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  • Type: Hill
Pretshila Hill, Gaya
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  • Type: Cave
Lomas Rishi Cave, Gaya
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  • Type: River
Phalgu River Ghats, Gaya
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  • Type: Temple
Mangla Gauri Temple, Gaya
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  • Type: Temple
Narmada Mata Temple, Gaya
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  • Type: Mountain
Nagkut Mountain, Gaya
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  • Type: Statue
Great Buddha Statue, Gaya
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 that... Read More »

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