Gaya Experience: There is vast difference between Gaya and BodhGaya. The Hotel is at Gaya. Very near to Gaya railway station. This is the main advantage for those who reaches Gaya by train. Gaya is not very clean. But BodhGaya is well maintained, neat & clean.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The only attraction of Gaya & BodhGaya are religious.
Activities & things to do: BodyGaya has many places of religious interest. But Gaya is a place that every Hindu must visit to do Puja for their ancestors. It has only one.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Everybody should be very cautious of touts at GAYA.
Gaya Experience: Buddha vihar is a actual holy place, beautiful work ship place, long garden, pond candle room, is very beautiful.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sattu is famous food in Bihar , Gaya is a religious place, Vishnu Padh temple is place for PINDDAN. all Indians should come hare and worship and do pind dan ceremony for deceased parents, main market Chowk Bazar is very big market in Gaya hare are many retail and wholesale shops.
Activities & things to do: I went to Gaya for only tourism purpose, I saw markets, temples, Budha vihar, Vishnu padh temple, agarbatti making process, I enjoyed Sattu ,cold Sattu jal jeera drink,cold sattu sweet drink,ect.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Delhi so many Rajdhani express, supar fast trains, Air services are available.
I went in Chambal express train gwalior to gaya via Jhansi,Lalitpur,Allahabad,Mugal sarai,Gaya.
Delhi we enjoyed the travel,s o many big railway stations in this route, but via Gwalior we had all food items,and sufficiant water, because there are small railway stations in this route, Allahabad and Mugal sarai is big stations on this route.
Gaya Experience: Gaya is very spritual place with the belessing of Lord Vishnu. Hindu people come here pay the last rites to their ancestor for their Mokshe or You can say for peace and freedom of the soul of their ancestor. So, that it is called as Moksha-Dham. There are also lots of temple you can visit. There is a Shakti-Peeth named Mangla-Gauri. People of Gaya have a great in this temple. You can also enjoy the river Falgu. Most of the time there is no water in this river but if you will dig it only one hand deep you get pure and sweet water. You can also play with sand of this river.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Gaya is famous of its sweets like Tilkut, Lai and Anarasa. You can purchase these sweets in Ramna Market. Station Road and Tikari Road.
Activities & things to do: This is an ancient city so you can know about the history of old city of India.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Gaya is situated almost 100 KM south form Patna(The Capital of Bihar). You can reach from Delhi by train it will take minimium 12 hours. You can also take a flight for Patna to reach Gaya. Because there is no any facility of Domestic Airport. There is only one International Airport is nearby Gaya is situated in Bodh-Gaya. In Gaya there are lots of Auto-rikshaw and rikshaw are availave for local tourism. You can also book four wheelers from many tourist agencies.
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