On reaching Gaya, transfer to hotel in Bodhgaya for overnight stay. Bodhgaya as the world knows is the holiest of all Buddhist pilgrimage centres in India. It was here that Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha under the revered Bodhi tree. After some time to relax, visit the Mahabodhi Temple where the second generation offshoot of Bodhi Tree can be seen and venerated with great reverence.
The Great Mahabodhi Temple was built by Ashoka the Great in 3rd Century BC. The present brick structured temple was built during 5th to 6th century period. Also, the temple complex is a world heritage site, adding on to the prominence of the site. A devotee can walk through the landmark attractions of Bodhgaya including the sites where lord contemplated during the enlightenment phase like Chankramana, Muchalinda Lake, Animesh Lochan Chaitya, etc and even visit the monasteries in the city. Or even can gaze at the spiritual mightiness of the Lord Buddha through 80 ft high statue. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.