Flights to Gaya
Gaya in Bihar is a well known pilgrim destination for both Hindus and Buddhist. This historical and mythological city is located on the banks of Phalgu River. A city with religious significance, Gaya is visited by many Hindu families to pay homage to their ancestors and deceased family members. Bodhgaya, which is located close to the city, is also renowned holy place for devotees of Buddhism. Being as famous tourist and pilgrim destination, the city is well connected by many airlines in India and around the world. The city is also well linked through railways and roadways to the rest of the country.
Situated around 100 km south of Patna, Gaya is the 2nd biggest city in the state. Its name is derived from “Gayasur”, a mythological demon, meaning “Gaya the demon”. Surrounded by tiny rocky hills, the holy city of Gaya features a blend of natural environs, aged buildings and narrow lanes. The interesting heritages, religious and historical sites placed in the city makes it a great destination for history buffs, pilgrims and tourists inclined to archeological ruins.
An esteemed pilgrim spot, Gaya is very well connected by rails, air, and roads in India. Gaya Airport also operates regular flights to international cities like Thailand, Japan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Gaya is also known for its fairs which are celebrated with pomp and glory. The fair of animals is among the most famous fairs, and is organized twice a year on the banks of Phalgu River. The city experiences hot summers, heavy monsoons and cold winters, and it can be best visited between October and March.
The city is sprinkled with places of religious and historical importance. Vishnupad Temple is the one of the main religious sites in the city, visited by many pilgrims. Located on the banks Phalgu River, the temple is believed to have the footprints of Lord Vishnu. Pretshilla Hills and Brahmayoni Hills are also among the main tourist places where you can enjoy an amazing view of the entire city. For history buffs, the Museum of Archeological is a great spot. Situated close to Gaya is Bodh Gaya, a famous pilgrim circuit of Buddhists and is a must visit place. Some of the main attractions to be visited in Bodh Gaya include Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Garh and Dungeshwari Temple.
Eating & Shopping
The city offers lots of budget as well as mid range hotels and eating places. While visiting Gaya, you should not miss to relish local delicacies like Enursa, Tilkut and Lai. You can easily get these in various shops located on Tekari Road and Ramna Road. And, to shop in Gaya, you can head to GB Road, which is the main shopping area in the city.
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