Muchalinda Lake

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    Location: Location: Bodh Gaya, Bihar 824231

    Visit duration: Minimum two (2) hours.

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    Muchalinda Lake is located at Bodhgaya. city under the district of Gaya in Bihar, India. Bodhgaya is a city of history. Muchalinda Lake is situated near Mahabodhi Temple. 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 toppest 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. Muchalinda Lake is one of them. It is one of the holiest sites for Buddhists.


    Muchalinda Lake beautiful place viewYou can see the most popular Buddha statue here. You can see Buddha sitting up a snake. The view of the lake is too majestic. You can see green and green beside the lake. You can enjoy Muchalinda Lake with your friends, family, or group



    There is a lot of history behind this place. This lake is connected with Lord Buddha. Another popular name for Muchalinda Lake is Lotus Pond. You can see a statue where Lord Buddha is sitting up a snake. It is the main attraction of the place. Buddha came here to meditate.  While meditating, a strong storm started. To save Lord Buddha from that whirlwind, Muchalinda, who was the king of snakes, made a horoscope and placed Buddha on top of it, freeing him from the wind and helping him not to lose his meditation.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Muchalinda Lake place view

    There are many fishes in the pond. The water of the pond is so clear and sacred. Moreover, if you come here you can see the most beautiful and popular place in Bodhgaya; Muchalinda Lake

    Opening Hours

    Muchalinda Lake is open for visitors every day of the week. It opens in the morning at 5:00 AM and closes at 9:00 PM. It remains open kore the public holidays also.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee needed to enter the Muchalinda lake. It is free of cost.

    Near Restaurants

    Near Hotels

    How to Reach

    By air: You can reach Muchalinda Lake 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 Muchalinda Lake by air.

    By train: 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 place 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, and 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 Muchalinda Lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry water bottles and some snacks on this trip


    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 Muchalinda Lake. If you need any help you can contact them.

    Location: Rina, Shankar Mandal Rd, Maranpur, Bodh Gaya, Bihar 824231, India

    Que-02: Is photography allowed inside Muchalinda Lake?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed here. But you have to pay some charge for it. If you want to take your single camera inside you have to pay INR 20 or if you want to take a video camera inside the Muchalinda Lake you have to pay INR 300 it.

    Que-03: Are parking facilities available in Muchalinda Lake?

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

    Que-04: Best time to visit Muchalinda Lake:

    Ans: Muchalinda Lake can be visited at any time throughout the year. But the best time to visit Muchalinda Lake is between October to March. During this time the weather in 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 Muchalinda Lake during 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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