Where to Stay

Nearest Airport: Bodhgaya/ 7 Kms/Patna/90km
Nearest Railway Station: Gaya/17Kms

Name: Siddharth Vihar, Bodhgaya, Gaya-824 231.
Types of Rooms: AC Room, Non-AC Rooms
Facilities: Restaurant, CTV, Conference Hall, Coach/Car Parking, Tourist Information Office, Transport, Tours and Travel Counter.
Telephone: 0631-2200445, 2200127
Name: Buddha Vihar, Bodhgaya, Gaya-824 231.
Types of Rooms: Dormitory Beds
Facilities: Restaurant, Coach/Car Parking.
Telephone: 0631-2200445, 2200127

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   Sujata Garh
District - Gaya
City / Area - Bodhgaya
Circuit – Buddhist


About / Importance
This ancient stupa is believed to be the place where Gautama Siddhartha meditated following severe penance of fasting before he attained enlightenment. The legend goes as that a village lady, Sujata, offered a bowl of rice pudding when she saw meditating Gautama severely emaciated. Gautama accepted the offer and realised the futility of the self deprivation. After this incident He went to meditate under the Bodhi tree and was enlightened and became the Buddha.

View & Feel
The fairly large ancient stupa lies in serenity at the middle of cultivating land. There is a peepal tree growing at the top of this stupa to remind the visitor the connection between the Buddha and the holy tree.