Bodhgaya is an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination of India, and its 80-foot-tall Buddha statue is a highlight. It took about seven years and 120,000 masons to complete the construction of the Great Buddha statue. The foundation stone was laid in 1982 beside the Mahabodhi Temple of Bodhgaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 14th Dalai Lama attended the unveiling ceremony in 1989 and blessed the site. The lord is sitting in a meditation pose upon a lotus.
This statue is made of sandstone blocks and red granite. Undoubtedly, this is one of the largest statues of India, standing as a symbol of peace and spirituality of Buddhism.
You can visit to see the statue between 7:00 A.M and 12 P.M, and 02:00 P.M and 06:00 PM (05:00 P.M in winters).