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About Gaya

Gaya is a city located in Gaya district of Bihar which is worldwide reckoned as an important religious site for Hindus. The city has great religious and traditional significance with its highly valued historical facts. Located on the banks of River Falgu, this city is a sacred place for the followers of Jain, Buddhism and Hindu religions. With religious and cultural values, it is believed that Pind Dan salvation to the souls of ancestors is an important ritual which must be done by a Hindu at least once in a lifetime.

Attractions for tourists in Gaya

Vishnupad Temple
Vishnupad temple was built in Shikhara pattern art work by the ruler of Indore named Ahilya Bai Holker in the 18th century. This temple is a most revered place for the disciples of Lord Vishnu. The temple is adorned with statues of different god and goddesses which are beautifully carved and sculptured. Millions of pilgrims visit temple to see the fascinating sculpturing and architectural art work.

Surya Kund
Located at the western part of revered Vishnupad temple, Surya Kund is a main spot of tourists’ attraction in Gaya. It is a conviction that one can get rid of his sins if dips in this holy kund due to which during festive time in March-April and September-October, millions of devotees arrive here. On Chhath puja, people perform worship of God Sun and take a dip in this sacred Surya Kund.

Phalgu River Ghats
There are currently 11 ghats along the bank of Phalgu River which are reckoned as sanctified places for the Hindus. These ghats are considered ideal for performing traditional activities, rituals, bathing and inherited rites.

Pretshila Hill
Pretshila Hill is one of the most sacred sites for Hindus that is situated at North-West position of Gaya. This place is used in Hindu religion for offering Pindas to ancestors. Visitors also get a chance to visit temple of Pretaraja which is situated at the summit of this hill. With higher religious and traditional values, this site is a major attraction for tourists of India and foreign countries.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is located in the center point of Gaya which was constructed around 200 years ago. This mosque is the most sacred place for Muslims in Bihar and it is been toured by millions of tourists every year. The Jama Mosque is a worldwide popular for Tabligh and Shabina. Shabina is a special worship procedure performed on 27th night of Ramadan.

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Kusum
28 Jun 2018 07:53 PM
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Shreepad Naik
23 Nov 2018 03:11 PM
one of the best place to hangout specially vishnupad temple and buddhist monestry
Rama Peddakotla
30 Mar 2022 06:27 PM
dasarath manzhi- i almost forgot about the mountain man. my guide reminded me to stp by. what can i say. my coming to banaras improved me in small ways and big ways. peple who are younger than me, or older, taught me impacted me and made me a better traveller. tips- hydrate, hydrate. wear comfortable footwear and at least bring two pairs. you may misplace them at temples.
Benjamin Ray
28 Jun 2018 07:51 PM
Sunil Sharma was absolutely fantastic. He took care of us, and really gave us an insider's look into Bodh Gaya. I recommend his services to anyone who wants to feel more than just a tourist.

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