Bodh Gaya tour packages are mostly opted by the Buddhist pilgrims, especially from Buddhist
countries in the world like Sri Lanka, Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand etc. Bodh
Gaya is one of the four greatest places of Buddhist pilgrimage to which the devout Buddhists
from all over the world congregate. A large chunk of world population following Buddhism
remains motivated with the quiet force of profound teachings of Lord Buddha. It was in Bodh
Gaya that Gautam the Buddha attained enlightenment sitting under the Bodhi tree (a peepal
tree). The Bodhi tree which is still there is said to be the direct descendant of the original tree.
The Bodhi tree (ficus religiosa) is an existing sacred tree to which offerings are made. The religious
significance of it can be understood by the fact that, even in the sculptures of the Bharhut, Sanchi,
Mathura and Amravati stupas (erected between 175 BC and 225 AD), the Bodhi tree is shown
surrounded by a two- or three-storied gallery for worship. The Mahabodhi Temple, called in ancient
times as Bodhimanda-vihar in the then prevalent Pali language, is the prime place of
importance here. Bodh Gaya tours, many a times, happen to be a part of longer duration
Buddhist tour packages comprising several historical and religious places like Sarnath /
Varanasi, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Rajgir, Nalanda etc. Visiting temples and monasteries in Bodh
Gaya instills a tourist / pilgrim with serene and spiritual feelings.