25 centuries ago, a light was kindled here when Prince
Sidhartha attained supreme enlightenment renouncing a kingdom and the
luxuries of royal existence. in 531 B.C. It was here that Sakya prince
first saw "light" under the Bodhi tree. The prince became "Buddha",
the enlightened one.
The tree that stands today, is said to have grown from the original Bodhi Tree. Bodh Gaya , is the greatest pilgrim centre for Buddhists of the world. Number of Monasteries constructed by Burmese, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Bhutanese in their native architectural styles provide great attraction to tourists.
The place is located 12 Kms from Gaya Railway Station, an important junction on Grand Chord line of Eastern Railways. With the nearest Airport at Patna the holy place is approx. 106 Kms by Road from Patna, the capital of Bihar.