The nostalgia of ancient times and the sanctity of divine presence are what govern the city of Gaya. The sacred waters of the river Phalgu flowing by, and the rocky hills surrounding it endow the city with the gift of natural beauty
Every step you take helps you unfold new aspects of this historic city. Its age-old structures, its religious edifices, even the seemingly mundane streets, all have a story to tell. One of the holiest cities in India, the communal harmony of this genial city will surprise you. From Hinduism and Jainism to Buddhism and Islam, each faith meets with equal devotion and reverence in Gaya. Once here, the charm of this beautiful city is undeniable.Situated at a distance of 100 km from Patna, Gaya is one of the largest cities in the state of Bihar. Among the oldest cities of India, Gaya is known for its religious significance to the Hindu and Buddhist faiths. It is believed that by praying for your ancestors at Gaya, you can gain deliverance for them from the circle of life and death, known as ‘Moksha’. Gaya is also the place where Lord Buddha attained his enlightenment. The historic tales of this city, along with its unassuming beauty are enough to enthrall any traveler.Religion and spirituality dominate the essence of Gaya. The many ceremonial rituals performed here are both inspiring and captivating. The sacred ritual of Pind Daan is worth attending. Gaya is also adorned with a number of places of worship belonging to different religions. Explore the multi-faceted spirituality of this city by visiting these sacred shrines of different Gods. Like the Gods, nature has also bestowed numerous gifts on the city. The banks of the river Phalgu add a scenic value to the city. The mountains surrounding Gaya are a delight for nature lovers as they offer several picturesque views worth exploring. The delectable sweets to be found in the local sweet shops are a treat for your taste buds. Munch on the mouth-watering delicacies of Tilkut, Kesaria Pedha, Ansara and Lai that can be found at tiny stalls lining the narrow city streets. The serene atmosphere and spiritual environs also make Gaya a suitable destination for a mystic destination where you can meditate and explore your spirituality.As a relatively less developed city, finding traveling options in Gaya can be difficult. You can hire a private vehicle from the local car rentals. City buses and auto-rickshaws are the preferred modes of transport among the locals and provide an economical alternative. Taxis are a more convenient, though somewhat expensive way of traveling within the city.Beware of touts at popular pilgrimage sites who may try to lure you into buying expensive and unauthentic religious souvenirs.Gaya is known to experience frequent power cuts and so it is important to ensure accommodation at a place with power backup facilities.Traveling alone at night may not be safe, especially for women. You are advised to stay indoors after 10 pm
Gaya is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights.
Airports: Gaya Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Gaya from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Gaya Junction