Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya

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    Location: MXVP+XX8, Bodh Gaya, Bihar 824231, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hours

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    Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum is an archeology museum in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, located in close proximity to the Mahabodhi Temple complex. Established in 1956 by the Archaeological Survey of India, it displays various sculptures, artifacts, and antiquities related to Buddhism and Hinduism from the 2nd century BC. to the 11th century, including some Mauryan, Gupta, and Mughal period objects and coins.


    View the Archaeological Museum BodhgayaIn an indoor gallery, visitors can see all the Das Avatara or incarnations of Lord Vishnu. There are giant idols of Lord Buddha in the Abhaya mudra position and a Varaha avatar in the museum. Objects from the Maurya and Gupta periods and coins from the Mughal period are also on display. Except for a few curious travelers, the site is visited in large numbers by historians and archaeologists.


    Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum, set near the famed Mahabodhi Temple, was started in 1956. The museum houses some beautiful and rare antique collections as well as terracotta items, sculptures from the first century, and idols of Hindu gods manufactured from silver, bronze, and gold, among others. in a very gallery inside, guests will see all the Das Avatara or incarnations of Lord Vishnu. There are huge idols of Lord Buddha in Abhaya mudra position and Varaha avatar shown in the museum. conjointly on display here are objects of happiness from the Mauryan and Gupta periods and coins from the Mughal era. excluding some curious travelers, the place is frequented by historians and archaeologists in giant numbers.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Enjoy the Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya placeThe museum has two galleries and an open courtyard and two terraces with various antiques. The first gallery shows the sculptures depicting the crowned Buddha in Bhumis par Samudra, Maitreya, a standing image of Manjusri, Buddha images in a different posture, a standing Yakshi figure, a balustraded pillar depicting Surya, a tablet depicting represents Buddha Sahasra and much more. Sculptures associated with Buddhist and Brahmani beliefs are the main attractions in the second gallery, including a panel of Spata Matrika, and Das Avatara of Lord Vishnu. Coins from the Mughal period, as well as relics and monuments from the Maurya and Gupta periods, are also on display for tourists.

    Opening Hours

    10 AM – 5 PM, Closed on Fridays

    Entry & Others Fees

    Rs.10 for a Person

    How to Reach

    By air: The closest airport to Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya is Gaya International Airport which is 10 km away from Gaya city. It is an International Airport. So, you can get both domestic and international flights from here. If you really want a comfortable journey you can go to Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya by air.

    By Rail: Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya can be visited by train also. Gaya has its own railway station named Gaya Railway Station. It is located near to the city and this station is well connected to the other major cities of Bihar. If you want a peaceful journey, you can try it.

    By Road: This place is also visited via road. The roads of the city are so well. In Gaya, you can find various kinds of local transport services as well as buses, taxis, or cabs. In Gaya city, bus services are so good and the people of the city use bus services for travel within the city. You can also hire private transport like a taxi or cab and easily reach your destination Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya. The roads of Gaya are well connected to the other major cities around Gaya city.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take the most important things of yours in a small bag Pak.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place is totally safe to visit. This is a hassle-free place.

    But for your needs, there is a location of the local police station near Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya. If you need any help, you can contact them.

    Location: Bhanumati Rd, Chand Chauri, Gaya, Bihar 823001, India

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed inside Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya. You can take your still camera or video camera inside the temple and it is free of cost. You don’t have to pay for photography inside Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya. 

    Que-03: Is a parking zone available in Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya?

    Ans: No, there is no parking zone available in Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya. You have to park your vehicles at the hotel where you are staying, or you can hire any parking area from somewhere.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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