Bodhgaya is the sacred place where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment. Bodhgaya Tour Packages takes you on a trip to this holy place which is of major importance to the Buddhists. It is located in the state of Bihar in India and is a famous place. Earlier this place was referred to as Bodimanda which means ground round the Bodhi Tree. Many Buddhists come here and visit this place as a part of the four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Lord Buddha. The other three places are Lumbini, Sarnath and Kushinagar. Book Bodhgaya Tour Packages to visit the place where Lord Buddha's quest was fulfilled. His years of search for the truth were fulfilled under the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya and he attained supreme knowledge here. This tree still stands in the temple premises now. There are places of interest for the tourist here which can be seen with Bodhgaya Tour Packages.
The Bodhi Tree is an important site to visit here. This is the tree where Lord Buddha gained enlightenment many years ago. Be sure to see this historic tree at the side of Mahabodhi Stupa with the Bodhgaya Tour Packages. Buddha continued to meditate under this tree even after he attained enlightenment. This tree has been destroyed before and planted again with the sapling from the original tree. This tree is important and plays an important role in the Buddhist traditions. The Bodhi Tree depicts peace and is an inspiration for many. Visit the Bodhi Tree by booking Bodhgaya Tour Packages.
The Mahabodhi Temple is near the Bodhi tree and another important place to see in Bodhgaya. It is 170 feet tall and has chatras on the top which symbolizes sovereignty. There is a huge image of Buddha in a sitting position made of black stone. The Buddha is touching earth with his right hand and this is the posture in which Buddha gained enlightenment. Take the Bodhgaya Tour Packages to visit this famous temple where there are a number of stupas in the temple courtyard.
Other site to see in Bodhgaya with Bodhgaya Tour Packages is the Vajrasana. This is the known as the seat of stability and the stone platform is kept where Buddha meditated under the Bodhi Tree facing east. The ancient railings which surround the temples are date back to the first century. The Chankaramana is the holy spot of Lord Buddha's meditative perambulation during the third week after enlightenment. It is said that lotus' came out from wherever Lord Buddha set his feet.
One can go to Animeshlochana by taking the Bodhgaya Tour Packages. This is the place where Buddha spent a week looking at the Mahabodhi Tree without blinking his eyes. Lord Buddha spent a week in Ratnagar where five colors came out of his body. Visit the Lotus Tank, a holy place where Gautam Buddha spent some time. With Bodhgaya Tour Packages one can go to the places around Bodhgaya like Gaya, Barabar Cave, Karan Chaupa Cave, Sudama Cave, Visva Zopri Cave and the monasteries.
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