Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya
As a destination of enlightenment, it draws millions of tourists from around the globe, who experience a sense of meditative serenity upon arrival. The majestic brick temple, originally constructed by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC and later restored by the British in the late 1880s, stands as a testament to architectural brilliance and remains one of Bihar's most renowned temples.
The 180-foot multilayered pyramidal shikhara adorned with arch motifs and sculptures depicting the life of Lord Buddha evokes a profound sense of calmness. Within the main tower, along with four replica towers, a shrine houses a yellow sandstone statue of Lord Buddha.
In addition to the main temple, the famous Bodhi tree is present, where individuals engage in hours of meditation to attune themselves with nature. A mere 115 kilometers from the capital city of Patna, visiting Bodhgaya is a must to discover inner peace and tranquility.