Giant Buddha

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    Location: Great Buddha Campus Road, Great Buddha Rd, Bodh Gaya, Bihar 824231, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour.

    Phone number not available

    The Giant Buddha is popularly known as the Great Buddha. It is located in Bodh Gaya district under the district of Gaya in the state of Bihar, India. There is a lot of history behind this place. We know that Gautam Buddha is also known as Bodhi. It was here that Buddha attained enlightenment from Pali Bodhi. The name of the tree under which he used to acquire knowledge was the Bodhi tree. This city is the top tourist destination in Bihar. Many people come from home and abroad to visit the historical places located in Bodh Gaya city. Bodh Gaya is a very devolved city. Mahabodhi Temple is one of the most ancient, historical, and popular temples in Bihar as well as India. It is one of the holiest sites for Buddhists. Giant Buddha is situated near the Mahabodhi Temple. Here you can see the biggest statue of Buddha which is 80 feet.


    It is one of the attractions of the town. You can find various reasons to visit The Giant Buddha. This sculpture is a very large specimen. Here you can see India’s biggest Buddha structure. You will be astonished when you will see the 80 feet tall big Budda. People from different places come to visit this place, to see the statue. It is quite amazing. If you are a history lover, it is worth seeing for you.


    Tibetan monks are celebrating a ceremony beneath the bodhi tree, under which the buddha became enlightened.

    There is a lot of history behind this place. It is the holiest and most sacred place for Buddhists. 

    The statue is 80 feet tall. You can see the statue of Buddha in a meditation pose. The artist of the statue is V. Ganapati Sthapati. This statue of Buddha is mainly made of sandstone. 16300 paintings of Buddha can be seen on the inner walls of the statue. There is also a staircase leading from the ground to the chest of the statue. But it is not usable. The work of making the statue started in the year 1982 and the statue was lunch to the people on 18 November 1989.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Group of Buddhist monks walking on the alley from the huge statue of Buddha.

    The whole view of this place is good. Besides this place is neat and clean. The environment is also good. Inside this place, you can see 80 feet tall buddha. There is no shortage of craftsmanship in the statue.  Also, the beauty around the place is great. Bodh Gaya is always a tourist hotspot. Here you can visit many places like the Giant Buddha. Here you can find the most historical Mahabodhi Temple. Bodh Gaya is famous for Its history and architecture. If you want to see the wonder of this city, let’s visit Bodh Gaya. Don’t miss this beauty. 

    Opening Hours

    The Giant Buddha is open for the visitors at 7:00 AM in the morning and closes at 12:00 PM and it’s again open at 2:00 PM in the noon and closes at 5:30 PM.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee needed to enter The Giant Buddha. It is free of cost. You don’t have to pay any extra charge to enter there.

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    How to Reach

    By Air: You can reach The Giant Buddha by air. The closest airport to Bodh Gaya city is Gaya International Airport which is just 11 km away from Bodh Gaya. 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 The Giant Buddha by air.

    By Rail: This place can be visited by train also. The closest railway station from Bodh Gaya city is Gaya Junction. It is 13 km away from Bodh Gaya city. If you want a peaceful journey you can try it.

    By Road: This city is also visited via road. The roads of the city are so well. In Bodh Gaya, you can find various kinds of local transport services as well as buses, taxis,s or cabs. In Bodh 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 The Giant Buddha.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry a small bag Where you can carry all your essential things of yours.


    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 Mahabodhi Temple. If you need any help you can contact them.
    • Location: Unnamed Road, Bodh Gaya, Bihar 824231, India
    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed inside The Giant Buddha. It is free of cost. You can take your camera or video camera inside The Giant Buddha. You don’t have to pay any charge for that.

    Que-03: Is a parking zone available in The Giant Buddha?

    Ans: No, there are no parking facilities here. You have to park your vehicles in the hotel where you are staying and you can book any parking area from any hotel. 

    Que-04:Best time to visit The Giant Buddha:

    Ans: The Giant Buddha is located in Bodh Gaya city and Bodh Gaya can be visited at any time throughout the year. But the best time to visit Bodh Gaya city is between October to March. Between this time the watcher of the city remains favorable. On hot days, Bihar has very hot weather. Temperatures of 48 degrees Celsius are very common here. But between October and March, the weather is somewhat favorable  So if you go to Bodh Gaya during this time, you will be able to enjoy your journey in a very beautiful way.

    g this time, you will be able to enjoy your journey in a very beautiful way.

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

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