Gaya: Top 10 Beautiful Temples That You Should Not Miss!

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Gopika VC

The Mahabodhi Temple, which is a UNESCO Heritage site, is the most well-known place to visit in Gaya. The site is an old one that has been rebuilt in Bodh Gaya. 

Mahabodhi Temple

The Sujata Stupa was built in the second century BCE, according to archaeological evidence. It is in the Bakraur village on the other side of the Phalgu river.

Sujata Stupa

The place that most people go to in Gaya is the big Buddha statue. The XIV Dalai Lama built the statue of Lord Buddha in 1989. It is the tallest in India.

Great Buddha Statue

People think that the Dungeshwari Caves, also known as the Mahakala Caves, have a lot of energy because they have a special connection to Lord Buddha. This brings them there to find peace.

Dungeshwari Cave Temple

The Vishnupad Temple is a place where Lord Vishnu is worshipped. In 1787, Queen Ahilyabai built the holy place.

Vishnupad Temple

Bodhgaya, which is about 16 km from Gaya, is where the Royal Bhutan Monastery is. In honour of Lord Buddha, the King of Bhutan had this monastery built.

Bodhgaya Monasteries 

The most interesting place here is the Lord Yama temple at Pretshila. Ahilya Bai, the queen of Indore, built it on top of the hills in 1787.

Pretshila Temple

People believe that if you take a holy dip in Surya Kund, you will be forgiven for all your sins. It is one of Gaya's most popular and interesting tourist spots.

Surya Kund

The temple is south of Gaya on Brahmayoni Hill, which is the highest hill in the city and is thought to represent God Brahma's feminine energy.

Brahmayoni Hill Temple

On top of the Mangalagauri hill, facing east, the temple was built in the 15th century. There are steps and a road that you can drive on to get to the temple.

Mangla Gauri Mandir