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Bodhi Tree, India

From series “The Surviving Artifacts of Buddhist Civilization”
A lot of amazing Buddhist sites can be seen in India. A legendary Bodhi tree is among them. This is not just a natural attraction, but a unique historical object, which is associated with many incredible legends and historical facts. It’s believed that Buddha was born under this tree. Later he attained enlightenment there.

Bodhi Tree, India It is obvious that the tree that has grown 2 500 years ago in Nepal, hasn’t been preserved to our days. The sight that travelers can admire today in the Indian town of Bodh Gaya is a direct descendant of prehistoric Bodhi tree. The tree in Nepal, under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, did not survive. A new tree of its seed was grown in Sri Lanka, in the city of Anuradhapura. At this time, the head of state was the king Asoka. He guarded the tree and treated it as the most important religious shrine.

When the King Pushyamitra came to power, he ordered to destroy many buildings by its predecessor, as well as to cut down the sacred tree. After the death of the king of Sri Lanka, a new tree was planted; it managed to survive for more than 800 years. In the 6th century, the tree died. A new one was immediately planted on its place. It lasted until 1876, when it fell down during a hurricane. The Bodhi Tree that travelers can see today in the city of Bodh Gaya, is the germ of that same mother tree located at Anuradhapura. It looks very impressive. Magnificent Buddha statues and other amazing religious artifacts are set around it. Next - Mahaparinirvana and Parinirvana Stupa Temple

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'State Bank ATM' located in 0.12 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Car Rental In Bodhgaya' is located in 0.16 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Petrol Pump' in 2.87 km
Supermarket: '7 Eleven, Super Market' in 0.15 km
Parking: 'Birla Dharamshala Road' in 0.2 km
Apotheek: 'Kishore Medical Store' in 8 km
Police station: 'Bodhgaya Police Station' in 0.52 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Swagat Restaurant' in 0.04 km
Railway station: 'Bandhua Station' in 9 km
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Best hotels near Bodhi Tree

Hotel Vishal International

Located in 0 km from Bodhi Tree
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Rooms: 15
The air-conditioned rooms are elegantly designed and equipped with desk, wardrobe and cable TV. En suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and … More: photo, rates and booking
Taj Darbar

Located in 1 km from Bodhi Tree
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Rooms: 65
A host of modern amenities include luggage storage, car rental and laundry/dry-cleaning facilities. The property also offers valet parking, a safety … More: photo, rates and booking
Sambodhi Retreat

Located in 2 km from Bodhi Tree
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Rooms: 60
The Mahabodhi Temple and the 80 feet Statue are 3 km from the property. The Gaya Airport is 8 km, the Gaya Bus Station is 10 km and the Gaya Railway … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Viraat Inn

Located in 11 km from Bodhi Tree
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Rooms: 14
Cooled with either air conditioning or a fan, rooms feature satellite TV, a wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. Hotel Viraat houses meeting/banquet … More: photo, rates and booking

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