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Visit Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum

The preachings and teachings of Buddhism have crossed all boundaries and and attracted the attention of millions of people from different walks of life and of all age groups. From the architectural masterpieces to the holy sermons, the essence of Buddhism is rich in every aspect. In India, the city of Gaya carries with it a rich legacy of Buddhist pilgrimage centre and its various museums showcase the cultural heritage and glorious past of Buddhist communities.  

The preachings and teachings of Buddhism have crossed all boundaries and and attracted the attention of millions of people from different walks of life and of all age groups. From the architectural masterpieces to the holy sermons, the essence of Buddhism is rich in every aspect. In India, the city of Gaya carries with it a rich legacy of Buddhist pilgrimage centre and its various museums showcase the cultural heritage and glorious past of Buddhist communities.

Archeological Museum, Bodhgaya is a place of utmost religious knowledge and Buddhist artistic skills. It was established in the year 1956 near Mahabodhi Temple in order to restore the rich Buddhist artworks and spread their brilliance to different parts of the world. An exquisite collection of Lord Buddha images, miniature pots, coping stones, terracotta stuff, stone sculptures and Buddhist and Hindu relics are displayed across the museum. Interestingly, apart from Buddhist artworks, the museum also displays a collection of rare Mughal era coins along with antique relics and monuments of Mauryan and Gupta Empires.

Remember that:

  • the museum is located just next to Mahabodhi Temple,
  • it remains closed on Fridays,
  • it remains open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and
  • nominal entry free is charged for adults.


A fantastic collection of treasured artifacts and engravings opens doors to understand Gaya's specialty and historical importance, which is bestowed upon it since its inception.
 

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  • Attractions

    Mahabodhi temple and Bodhi tree
  • Altitude

    None
  • STD Code

    0631
  • Best Season

    October to March
  • State/Code

    Bodh Gaya/824231
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi and Bhojpuri
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