Places to see in and around Bihar
The pilgrim and the archeological center of Bodhgaya boast of several places worth seeing in and around it. Besides the Mahabodhi temple the Archeological Museum of Bodhgaya is another place of tourist interest. The winter months from October to February sees several institutes conducting meditation courses in places in and around Bodhgaya. The seminars, meetings, discourses and the conventions aim at providing tranquility to the minds of the people. Bodhgaya hosts the Buddhist festivals with great fervor.
13 km north of Bodhgaya is the Hindu pilgrim center of Gaya. Gaya is situated on the west bank of the river Falgu. The holy land of Gaya has is believed to have been blessed by Lord Vishnu with the power to absolve the sin of the sinners, who come here for pilgrimage.
While in Gaya you must visit the Vishnupad temple. The Vishnupad temple reveals the Hindu shikhara style of architecture. The Vishnupad temple was built by Rani Ahilya Bai of Indore way back in the 18th century. In fact Gaya is the place to be in and participate in the rituals of the various Hindu festivals. In Gaya the Archaeological Museum has several exhibits that are worth seeing. The One thousand stone steps in Gaya lead to the Brahmajuni Hill, the perfect place to see the whole of Gaya.
Make your holidays at Bodhgaya more enjoyable by seeing these nearby places. These places not only enhance tourism potential in Bodhgaya but also are worth seeing holiday spots themselves.